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All of us know about Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and even totally free streaming options like Pluto TV. But did you know there's an app specifically dedicated to letting you stream tons of your local library's video catalog? You may not be heading the library for movies these days (if your library is even open), but Kanopy is the perfect solution to either the physical media or COVID-closure dilemma, and you might be surprised by what you can find there. Independent films, obscure documentaries, and long-lost oddities await you, along with a slew of classic movies rarely available on traditional streaming services.
To help fight stay-at-home boredom, Sling TV has just launched a new "Stay in & Sling" promotion. It's a derpy name, but it means you can binge watch a bunch of streaming shows from your computer or Android device, which would usually cost you money, but right now, it's free. Shows include Hell's Kitchen, Forensic Files, and the classic 3rd Rock from the Sun, and you can also watch live news coverage from ABC news.
Google Play Movies may be gearing up to provide hundreds of movies to viewers for free — assuming they can put up with a few advertisements. The news comes courtesy of an app teardown done by the folks at XDA Developers, and with so many of us both stuck at home and trying to save money during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it's very good news, assuming it pans out.
Vudu, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with the company, is a digital movie provider owned by Walmart. It's been around for quite some time serving up movie rentals, purchases, and digital redemptions. T-Mobile customers should all be quite familiar with the service by now as a free digital rental has been included almost every other week as part of the T-Mobile Tuesday promotion.
Today, Vudu announced a new service called Vudu Movies On Us. Essentially, it's a service that lets you watch movies and TV shows for free, albeit with a few ads sprinkled in (think Crackle).