10 Best Websites for Free Videos

Watch free videos at these popular websites

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Videos have become the hottest commodities on the web, garnering hundreds of millions of web searches every day from all over the world. If you want to put your videos online or just check out videos others have posted, these popular sites accept user-uploaded content and are structured to attract viewers.

Free video websites let you do everything from follow the news and personal lives of others, to listen to music, learn new information, and more.

The top video-sharing websites below are the ones that viewers consistently rank as offering a user-friendly experience with a variety of multimedia content from which to choose. You can't go wrong with these choices for your video uploads or video enjoyment.

Looking for free movies and TV shows, specifically? We have different lists for places you can watch free movies online and where to go to find free TV shows.

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YouTube's trending videos
What We Like
  • Huge user base.

  • Easy to use.

  • Supports live streaming.

What We Don't Like
  • Competition is difficult due to the large number of uploaders.

Google's YouTube is arguably the most popular video-sharing and viewing website on the web today. The variety of free multimedia content available here includes TV show clips, movie clips, movie trailers, full movies, video blogging content, original web series, and much more.

People all over the world use YouTube as a platform on which to share their lives. Large corporations take advantage of the incredibly large global audience available through YouTube to distribute their own multimedia content.

The site is user-friendly, divided into categories, and is available for playback on multiple platforms.

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Google Videos

Google Videos home page
What We Like
  • Finds videos from various sources.

  • Really easy to access from Google Search.

  • Supports filtering the search results.

What We Don't Like
  • You can't upload videos directly to the website.

Google Videos offers an easy-to-use streamlined search interface much like all the rest of Google's multiple properties online. Users can search for videos found on other video websites like YouTube, House.gov, CNN, and NBC.

Millions of videos are available to watch at Google Videos, indexed from a variety of sources all over the web. Movie clips, entire movies, TV shows, and user-generated content can be found here through keyword searches, and the results can be filtered by duration, time of upload, source, quality, and other characteristics.

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TED Talks

TED Talks free videos about food
What We Like
  • High-quality content.

  • Easily digestible (not usually very long).

  • Massive variety of videos.

What We Don't Like
  • Some videos aren't tagged appropriately, making search difficult.

TED Talks has a collection of videos meant to spread ideas. While the name stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, the website is packed full of videos, each of which are relatively short and cover a single topic.

Finding free TED Talks videos is super easy because there are dozens upon dozens of topics to pick from. There are videos about everything from inventions, health care, and insects to space, blockchain, technology, solar energy, business, evolution, the future, etc.

Videos can be filtered by language, event, and duration, and sorted so that it's easy to find the most popular TED Talks videos, the newest ones, or the oldest videos.

The TED Talk Playlists page is another good way to find free videos on this website. How to be a better you, The most popular talks of all time, and Tales of alien life are some of the more popular TED Talk playlists.

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Dailymotion home page
What We Like
  • Lots of unique settings for video uploaders.

  • Users can find videos by browsing specific categories.

  • Supports high-resolution videos.

What We Don't Like
  • Strong limits on a video's file size and duration.

  • Search tool is too simple.

France-based Dailymotion is a really popular video website and a favorite of people who are looking for a YouTube alternative.

Videos at Dailymotion can be found several different ways — through channels that offer videos on topics from Animals to Travel, by checking out the Most Viewed, Trending, or What's Hot displays, browsing the Featured Users, or by typing in whatever you might be looking for into the Dailymotion search bar.

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Facebook free videos
What We Like
  • Massive user base.

  • Uploading videos is easy.

  • Users can share videos with friends in seconds.

What We Don't Like
  • It's easy for videos to be skimmed over because of Facebook's massive database of content.

Facebook takes its place as one of the most popular videos websites on the web simply because of the size of its user base. Well over a billion people all over the world visit Facebook on a daily basis, many several times a day.

Watch is Facebook's initiative to become your destination for video watching. It includes videos from shows like Ellen and The Tonight Show as well as more independent videos from creators.

Given how easy it is to share content on Facebook, it's easy for videos to go viral on the platform and for you to show your Facebook friends your favorite videos.

Videos you like the most can be saved to your account so that you can open them again later via the Saved Videos area of your Facebook profile.

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Vimeo free wedding videos
What We Like
  • Can upload videos stored on other websites.

  • Provides various ways for viewers to find your videos.

What We Don't Like
  • Free users are limited in how much storage they can use.

You can't beat Vimeo for its video quality. Hosts can upload videos in 4K Ultra HD, and viewers enjoy an ad-free experience. 

Vimeo offers human-curated staff picks, 360 cinema, comedy picks, music videos, and animation, among other options. Even high-quality live streaming is available.

When searching for videos on Vimeo, you can sort and filter by date uploaded, duration, mature content, popularity, and more.

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Metacafe free videos
What We Like
  • Several categories in which to submit your videos.

  • The website has a simple design.

What We Don't Like
  • No monetization options.

  • Can't edit a video's privacy settings.

  • No app for iOS.

Metacafe is a fun, short-form video-sharing website that includes categories for art animation, comedy, cool commercials, video games, wheels & wings, fashion, 18+, news & events, how-to, cooking, and others.

You won't have any trouble being entertained by these selections, but if you're not sure where to start, there's are trending, popular, and latest sections to get you going.

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Twitch.tv home page
What We Like
  • Variety of content.

  • Mobile and desktop apps.

What We Don't Like
  • Several subscription ads (even though you don't have to pay to watch videos).

Twitch is a wildly popular live video streaming site where users stream everything from video games and music to talk shows, TV series, music, and more.

When searching for videos, you can filter by tag to find videos related to news, action, cooking, gaming, original work, pop music, live vlogging, etc.

You can follow creators to stay up to date with their streams, and even subscribe to them to support them and get extra features like no ads on their channel.

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LiveLeak free videos
What We Like
  • Huge variety of content.

  • Safe Mode can be enabled, which attempts to hide some videos.

What We Don't Like
  • Lots of ads.

  • Too easy to stumble on graphic content.

LiveLeak is an interesting video-sharing website because it mixes normal content with graphic content. For example, you might find funny videos of animals in a zoo or someone finding a snake in their car, but there are also near-death videos, shootings, car crashes, accidents, and explosions.

Some of the more popular categories you can browse at LiveLeak include news & politics, must see, Middle East, WTF, and Russia. You can also search through the site to find free videos by keyword, and view a list of recently uploaded videos.

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Veoh free comedy videos
What We Like
  • Free videos in a variety of languages.

  • Huge collection of videos.

What We Don't Like
  • No "all-time popular videos" section.

  • Lots of videos aren't in English.

Millions of other free videos are available at Veoh. In fact, there are not only videos but also full-length movies on Veoh, plus music videos.

Veoh's free video collection separates videos into helpful categories like cartoon, action & adventure, tech & gaming, drama, autos & vehicles, animals, family, anime, and others.

Something we like about finding free videos on this video-sharing site is that you can sort the results by recent, popularity, or length, but also filter the videos by audio language, subtitle language, and length. This makes finding videos really easy.