'Rocky,' 'Legally Blonde' And More Now Stream For Free On YouTube

Nov 21, 2018, 01:13
'Rocky,' 'Legally Blonde' And More Now Stream For Free On YouTube

YouTube expects to add more titles to the "Free to watch" section over time.

However, starting in October this year, the online streaming service quietly launched a channel allowing free streaming ─ supported by ads ─ of a limited number of films.

YouTube has created a formal collection of Hollywood movies-including some heavy-hitters like The Terminator and the Rocky series-for free viewing.

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Now YouTube is offering you an alternative to watching a garbage copy of the movie that only takes up half of the screen because it was uploaded illegally. And if you are concerned that free might mean that poor quality, you should be reassured to see titles such as The Terminator and Agent Cody Banks in the library of free-to-watch, ad-supported movies.

The company began adding the films to its website last month, relying on an ad-supported model to deliver the movies to users for free. The movies YouTube is already showing for free have ad breaks, just like in many regular YouTube videos.

There are only about 100 movies available right now, AdAge reported, but the selection is expected to expand.

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Further down the line, YouTube says it might offer other options to film producers, such as sponsored and exclusive screenings through the site.

When you think of streaming movies legally, you usually assume a subscription fee is involved.

'It also presents a nice opportunity for advertisers'.

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