Streaming Streaming Devices How to Watch Free Movies on Roku Get the popcorn and head for the couch by Nicholas Congleton Writer Nick Congleton has been a tech writer and blogger since 2015. His work has appeared in PCMech, Make Tech Easier, Infosec Institute, and others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Nicholas Congleton Updated on December 13, 2019 The Ultimate Guide to Roku The Ultimate Guide to Roku Introduction Get Started With Roku What Is the Roku Channel? 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Reset Your Roku Box or Streaming Stick How to Reset Your Roku Remote Find Your Roku IP Address Roku Error Code 014.30 Our Recommendations: Reviews & Devices The Best Roku Devices for Streaming TV Roku Streaming Stick Review Roku Express Review Roku Premiere Review Roku Smart Soundbar Review Tweet Share Email If you have a Roku device, you know it's a great tool for streaming entertainment. It's also a great way to watch free movies, both classics and recent releases, with the service's own Roku Channel or another free streaming channel. On Roku, apps are referred to as channels, as they function much like traditional channels. Select a channel and then watch the available programming. Popular Roku channels include favorites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Sling TV. Channels, just like apps on an Android or Apple platform, provide direct access to a service provider's content. The Roku Channel When you're looking for free movies on Roku, the Roku Channel is a great place to start. Roku has put a considerable amount of effort into building an excellent standard channel for Roku users, complete with a library of free movies. These are real, Hollywood movies, but the selection tends toward older films. The Roku channel's movie library is constantly growing and offering new options. While you shouldn't expect the latest blockbusters, you won't have any trouble finding something good to watch. Crackle Crackle is a free streaming service from Sony. It offers a fairly substantial library of streaming movies from Sony Pictures, meaning these are real, big-name movies available on your Roku for free. Crackle is one of the best sources of free movies you'll find on your Roku, or anywhere. The movies aren't the newest releases, but you'll find titles and actors you recognize, and Sony regularly adds to its catalog. Popcornflix Popcornflix is another free streaming service dedicated to providing movies at no cost. Popcornflix is easy to navigate, but it isn't a project from a major movie studio, so most of the films aren't the top-grade Hollywood movies you'll find on some other channels. Instead, you'll find a lot of smaller-budget productions and B-grade sci-fi and horror. Crunchyroll Anime fans, rejoice! There's a great free option for you, too. Crunchyroll is one of the largest anime streaming services, and it has a large library of free anime movies and shows to access through your Roku. Not everything on Crunchyroll is free, and there are ads, but don't let that discourage you. Its catalog is massive, and you're sure to find something great to watch. Midnight Pulp While Popcornflix edges into that pulpy B-movie territory with its library, Midnight Pulp doubles down and embraces it. Midnight Pulp has everything cheesy, pulpy, and totally insane. With a huge library of sci-fi, horror, martial arts, and anime movies from just about every era of film, you can't possibly go wrong. Note that Midnight Pulp does have premium paid content. Tubi TV Tubi TV partners with major film studios to bring you a variety of free movies. It's fairly similar to Crackle and the Roku Channel in what it offers. The films available have been out for a while, and there aren't many big-name titles. That said, they're still real Hollywood movies, and Tubi TV's library is constantly changing and evolving. With decent collection and no ads, there isn't any reason not to give Tubi TV a try. Pluto TV Pluto TV is a free streaming service promising totally free TV, and it actually delivers. Movies are available, as well, as some of the channels Pluto offers air movies, just like the cable channels you pay for. Pluto is genuinely free and doesn't require a subscription. It works a lot like paid streaming services such as Sling, with a similar guide interface. You can browse through the channels, see what's one, and maybe find a great movie. Prime Video Amazon Prime Video isn't technically free, but a lot of people are already paying for the Amazon Prime service and not taking advantage of the free videos that come with it. The Prime Video channel gives you access to loads of movies that come with your Amazon Prime subscription at no additional charge. You can even browse specifically for free movies. Amazon is always expanding its library, and that includes fairly recent releases and big-name films. If you're already paying for Prime, this one is free, and it easily offers the best selection.