Say hello to Tubi TV, a Netflix-style streaming service that’s 100% free

Chances are, you haven’t heard of Tubi TV, but it’s well worth adding to your streaming repertoire. Like Netflix, it features a simple user interface to search and browse. It has a deeper library of titles than services like Crackle. And it plays nice with just about all of your devices. The only catch is Tubi TV is ad-supported, so short commercials are interspersed while you watch. But it’s also 100% free, so it’s easy enough to take for a test drive.

While Tubi TV may not convince you to cancel your subscription to Netflix anytime soon, it’s a nice complement to it. The Tubi TV dashboard even features some pretty smart categories, such as Not on Netflix, Highly Rated on Rotten Tomatoes, and Cult Favorites. And, it features a fairly robust selection of foreign films and indie films.

The major bonus with Tubi TV is its wide compatibility with Smart TVs and other devices. There are dedicated apps available on both the iOS Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, and both of these apps feature integrated Google Chromecast functionality.

You can add a dedicated Tubi TV channel to your Apple TV or your Roku player. In fact, Tubi TV works particularly well with Roku, including full integration with Roku’s super-handy universal search feature.

Cutting the cord on cable means bidding adieu to that lofty monthly cable bill, but it also means saying sayonara to a healthy selection of TV shows and movies that are ready at the touch of a button. Netflix brings that same easy-access convenience to streaming content, but if you’re a cordcutter, nothing beats adding a few more services just like it to your home entertainment menu.

While Tubi TV may lack the library size of Netflix, it still has its fair share of blockbuster film titles and binge-worthy TV shows. Add it to your tablet, Apple TV, or Roku player, and take it for a spin the next time you can’t find a flick to watch on Netflix. 


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