Rakuten is a subscription model based in Japan that offers movies and TV series for subscription, rental, and buy, as well as a decent range of ad-supported free content, such as movies, kids TV shows, and documentaries. To see what’s available, go to the top of the page and click the ‘Free’ tab. You’ll only need an email address and a password to get started watching on a PC or Mac (not a Chromebook), a smartphone (iOS or Android), or an Xbox One. Chromecast can also be used to cast to your TV.


Plex, a US-based, commercial streaming platform released last December by the same-named software company, separates itself from most of its competitors by operating outside of North America; in fact, it operates in over 200 countries. It has a large selection of movies, TV shows, podcasts, and news shows that you can watch online or cast to your television using Chromecast or Fire Stick. To be honest, it doesn’t always have the most popular TV shows or movies; you’ll need to upgrade to the premium version to get those. However, if you take a look around, you’ll most likely find a few things that pique your interest.

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is a free, affiliate marketer tv series based in the United States that largely provides a variety of products via ‘channels’ that are designed to mimic the feeling of conventional live television. This means that you can’t pause and resume a show; you must ‘tune in’ at the appropriate time. On the other hand, there’s a wide range of on-demand movies, boxsets, and documentaries to choose from. Pluto TV isn’t available on a desktop computer, but it does have a free app for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices, as well as the ability to cast to your TV via the Amazon Fire Stick. You can visit https://real-fmovies.show/genres for more info.