8 Apps to Stream Movies on iPhone

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This list of free apps will provide you with hundreds of free streaming movies. Install on your iPhone or iPad and you'll be ready to watch the free movie of your choice in just a few minutes.

Not only do these free apps allow you to watch movies, but many also allow you to stream free TV shows directly from your iPhone or iPad. It's a great way to catch up on your favorite shows when you're on the go.

Free movies that you can access from free movie apps include comedy, action, horror, drama, documentary, family and many other types of movies. There really is something for everyone. Here are the best apps to watch streaming movies on iPhone.

  • Sony crackle
  • Viewster
  • Yidio
  • SnagFilms
  • Popcornflix
  • Pluto TV
  • Tubes
  • Vudu

Sony crackle

Sony Crackle supports just about every device imaginable, including all popular mobile devices, most smart TVs, streaming players, and game consoles, in addition to a regular web browser.

The interface is easy to use and videos stream smoothly. You don't need to sign in to watch movies and TV shows, but the option is available if you need it.


Viewster free video app can be installed on various devices and more are in development. I was able to use the Viewster app for iPhone without any issues. It's easy to find movies and TV shows in all genres, you can filter movies by language and even sort the results like you can on the desktop website.

You can also use the Viewster app to browse actor biography pages, watch movie trailers, and read celebrity news.


Yidio's free video app only works on a few devices, but it's actually a really handy app that shows you exactly where you need to go to find free movies. You can filter movies in a variety of ways, such as by premiere date, MPAA rating, and genre, and even hide the ones you've already seen. Another option is to filter movies by app so you can find free movies or those available in an app you already have on your iPhone.

On that note, since most of the movies on Yidio are not hosted on the Yidio website, you will be required to install other apps to watch the movies, like Sony Crackle or Hulu.


The free movie app for SnagFilms is available on most major devices, is easy to use, and lets you share movies on social media. You can scroll through genres in the Movies section and view other movie sections on the main page.


Popcornflix is ​​another free movie app that lets you watch free movies from your computer. A few featured movies are scrolling on the main page and you can browse movies by genre. There is also a section of the app for newcomers, most popular movies on Popcornflix, and original Popcornflix.

You can also add movies to a queue to collect them in one place, even without logging into an account.

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is a versatile service that offers apps on iPad and iPhone. You can use it to watch live TV and movies for free, as well as stream movies on demand. Pluto TV movies are available in a number of genres such as drama, action, and horror. You can also watch the most recently added popular movies and movies on Pluto TV.

As Pluto TV also has live movies, you can start watching them on Channel 51, although the movies can be found in other channels as well.

The Pluto TV mobile app lets you hide channels if you prefer not to watch movies from specific sources, and view descriptions of movies that are playing but not live.


The Tubi app looks almost identical to the desktop website, but it's so well optimized for mobile that it's extremely easy to use. The top of the app has the same featured movies scrolling across the top of the site, with all sorts of different genres mixed in.

All of the same genres, and the search tool, are available through the Tubi app as they are on the site, and each movie cover is large enough to view without having to tap on them.

Choosing a movie takes you to its description page where the release date, length, rating, and genre are listed.


Vudu is well known for the movies you can buy, but if you're used to the occasional ad, there are also thousands of movies you can watch for free. Watching only free movies at Vudu is easy; Just open the Free page in the menu or search for movies labeled FREE WITH ADS. From here, you can browse all the free Vudu movies of which are new this week, are the most popular, or are in specific genres.

Something else you can do is see all of Vudu's free movies on their website and then search for a specific movie on the app to watch from your mobile device.


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