Popcornflix Review

A look at streaming movies and shows from Popcornflix

Popcornflix is a free movie website with a number of films in various genres that you can stream right now without having to log into a user account. There are also free TV shows.

Keep reading to see our review of Popcornflix—for our thoughts on the quality of the videos, the advertisements, the mobile app, and more.

Movies Are Easy to Find

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Using the Popcornflix website is really easy. The menu, if you can call it that, is just three buttons along the top of the page. Home, Movies, and Series.

Selecting Movies reveals all the categories you can look through to find your next film. All Movies is a list of all the movies the site carries, but you can also select a genre to find Comedy, Action, Thriller, Drama, Documentaries, and others.

Video Quality Could Be Better

Many of the videos we tested at Popcornflix seemed to be around the same quality as a regular DVD movie. The exact resolution of the films is unknown because you can't change the quality from the video, but they're certainly not high definition.

With that being said, the movies are not hard to watch by any means.

Video Player Options

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The video player is about as bare as possible while still providing the necessities. For a long time, Popcornflix had lots of unnecessary play options, like a GIF maker and timestamped comments. However, it's much more polished now.

You can press one button to restart the movie. There's also a 10-second rewind and fast-forward button to quickly skip back or ahead. The subtitles option lets you choose captions (for some movies) and pick which language the audio should play in.The full screen button is, of course, to fill your screen with only the video player.

Several Ads Per Movie

While watching a few movies at Popcornflix, you might notice a trend with the advertisements. More often than not, you start off with an ad at the very beginning of the movie, with more commercials throughout the video.

Every ad is marked with a yellow dot, so you can clearly see when they're approaching and how many the movie will have by the time you're finished watching. As an example, one 2.5-hour movie we sampled had 13 ads.

The longer the movie is, the more commercials you'll have to watch, which doesn't seem like a terrible deal. To be able to watch tons of movies absolutely free and only have to watch a couple of minutes of advertisements isn't a bad trade-off.

Video Buffering Experience

Some video streaming websites tend to have issues with buffering or loading. Users will sometimes note that videos will begin playing, only to stop midway to finish the buffering process.

We didn't experience any issues like this, but you might if you have a slower computer or internet connection.

Popcornflix Has a Free App

Popcornflix has a free movie app that simplifies streaming the site's movies on your phone or tablet. Like the desktop site, you can look through the movie and series collections, search by keywords, and browse by genre.

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Something else worth mentioning is that you don't need to log in to watch movies. You can just install the app and start streaming immediately.

Popcornflix: Final Thoughts

With the functional mobile app, a wide variety of free films, and adequate video quality, Popcornflix is one of the better websites that offer free movies and TV shows.

There are certainly some things Popcornflix could improve upon, such as the quality of the movies and the methods you're able to use to find a movie to watch. But, it's still a nice place to visit if you're wanting to avoid paying for films.

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