If you had to take a wild guess, how many active free streaming sites would you say that there are in existence right now? 500? A thousand? More? Well, truth be told, it is impossible to say for sure just how many sites are live at the moment that let you stream free movies at any given moment. The only thing that is more volatile than the number of available free movie streaming sites from one day to the next might be the value of Bitcoin; both seem to be in a constant state of fluctuation from one moment to the next.
This is due to a number of factors, of course. Most notably, though, the main reason that it is so hard to estimate just how many free movie streaming sites live on the web is twofold: for one thing, new streaming sites are constantly being published all around the world; conversely, old movie streaming sites are always also being taken down or fading into obscurity. Although you will find hundreds of free streaming sites featured (and reviewed) here on my lists, this index is far from exhaustive. I do my best to try and keep up with every free movie streaming site that gets put up, and I stay critiquing them literally every single day, but I am just one man. I cannot alone account for the dirge of new free movie streaming sites that come into existence all the time.
Keep in mind, too, that I do not include all of the streaming sites that I encounter. As you know, I try to only review the best free movie streaming sites. I only even bother to review the streaming sites that are worth knowing about. So, how many free streaming sites are there? Well, I would be willing to bet that the number is even greater now than it was when I first posed that question only a couple of paragraphs ago.
So, as you can see, finding the best free movie streaming sites can be something of a daunting task. This is precisely why I do what I do – to help you weed through only the ones that are worth taking into consideration to begin with, in a much more streamlined and convenient manner than attempting to simply google the phrase “best free movie streaming sites.”
India is currently undergoing a sort of streaming renaissance. Over the span of just the last 3 or 4 years, dozens of new Indian streaming sites have been created. Some of these services have risen to global acclaim due to the fact that they are high-quality premium streaming sites. Others, however (namely some of the free streaming sites that have been created recently) may not even be worth a click. It is my job, then, to help you discern which of these new resources are, in fact, the best free movie streaming sites and which ones can probably be skipped over with no reservations or regrets.
That brings us to the free movie streaming site that we will be taking a look at today, Filmy Hit. As one of the new-generation Indian streaming sites to hit the web over the last few years, it is imperative that – as lovers of free movie streaming – I provide you with an honest and in-depth look at this site, everything that it has to offer, and whether it is worth your time. Specializing in providing Hindi, Punjabi, South Indian, and overdub movies, Filmy Hit appears to have an impressive collection of options when it comes time to stream free movies. But is Filmy Hit, indeed, a hit, or is it more of a miss?
In order to figure this out once and for all, let’s take a deep dive and see what Filmy Hit has to offer, shall we?
Frankly, if we are to take a site’s design as the way that it introduces itself to the world, Filmy Hit does not exactly make a great first impression. Although this site probably isn’t the worst example of design that I have ever seen, I’m afraid that I have no choice but to characterize it as quintessentially not good. It is missing a lot of key design features that make for a pleasant and intuitive free movie streaming site user experience and it is pretty sloppy and unprofessional.
To illustrate what I mean, there is no site menu bar on this site to speak of. Even some of the most terribly designed free movie streaming sites that I have seen offer some kind of convenient and concise way to navigate the site. This usually sits at the top of every page on the site, acting as a sort of road map or portal to all of the important pages and sections. Filmy Hit, however, offers nothing at the top of the home page but an unlabeled gallery of movie thumbnails.
Let’s talk about these thumbnails, too, because they look terrible. They are all stretched too wide, oddly enough, resulting in a gallery of grainy and extremely low-quality images. Site design 101 would tell you that presentation if everything. This site, though, looks like it was designed by amateurs who barely know enough about coding to put together a list.
Lists, too, do play a major role in this site’s design. If there is something akin to a site menu bar, you will find it below the first page of movies. It is a text list of categories from which to choose. I want to say that it is good that, at the very least, Filmy Hit offers some way to browse by genre or category. And I guess, technically, it is. The execution of this, though, is pitiful. I am very disappointed in the look and user experience offered by Filmy Hit, especially when there are hundreds of other free movie streaming sites that look exponentially better and are infinitely easier to use.
Plus, to make matters worse, there are lots of missing links and content that fails to load. As if Filmy Hit needed anything else actively contributing to its unprofessional and amateurish look.
Content and Features
Perhaps Filmy Hit can make up for what it lacks in site design by providing some special user features and excellent content. I was surprised to discover that this site does dabble in offering some additional user features. You can, for instance, rate movies (out of 5 stars), as well as share them directly to WhatsApp and Facebook.
Just when things were looking up for Filmy Hit, though, I encountered the site’s greatest flaw. There is no way to actually stream free movies directly on the site. This is a huge hit to the site’s credibility, if you ask me. If you present yourself as a free movie streaming site, it seems to follow that, if you had nothing else to offer and a terrible site design, you would (at least) enable your users to stream free movies … right? Apparently, Filmy Hit does not agree with this assessment.
Instead of embedded free movie streaming, Filmy Hit offers links to unknown 3rd party sites and download links. Do I trust Filmy Hit enough to see what happens to my computer if I download a file from it? … Absolutely not.
Mobile and Desktop Experience
Oddly enough, the mobile site design of Filmy Hit is remarkably better than the desktop experience. I mean, it still isn’t anything to write home about, but it is slightly easier to use. So, perhaps this will be a site to keep in mind, after all, if you prefer to stream free movies from your phone or tablet.
Perhaps it goes without saying given the site as a whole, but no, Filmy Hit does not have a mobile app. This is incredibly rare to see with free movie streaming sites, especially free movie streaming sites that are this disappointing.
Suggestions that I have for Filmy Hit
Honestly, I would suggest that Filmy Hit scrap the site altogether and keep the domain (as it seems to be the only thing that the site really has going for it at the moment … it is fun and memorable). I would recommend that Filmy Hit outsource more professional (read: better, more skilled) site designers, start embedding streams to the site itself, and start from scratch.