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Amidst both the safe and unsafe websites, there’s another category that you can visit or avoid based upon your preference. And that’s where Fmovief falls in. I want to trust the website and stream on it, but it looks spammy and doesn’t have a lot to offer. Like any streaming service, it does get the basics right but there are a couple of factors that can easily rub you the wrong way. Before we move towards discussing those aspects, let’s understand more about the platform in general.
What is Fmovief?
Fmovief is a free streaming website that allows users to watch thousands of movies and tv shows for free. It has great content depth and a simple interface which makes it easier to find content. But at the same time, frequent misclicks and redirections certainly make you reconsider all your choices. I tried giving Fmovief a shot and honestly, I have mixed feelings about streaming on this site. Now that I’ve shed some light on the platform, let’s check out the benefits and drawbacks of streaming on Fmovief.
Why should you stream on Fmovief?
Fmovief allows you to stream the most popular and classic titles on its platform. You can stream movies between the years 1968-2020 using the archive section. Other than this section, you have a recommendation section where you can find titles such as ‘Logan’, ‘One Under the Sun’, ‘Sleepless’, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’, and ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ among many others.
The platform isn’t necessarily ad-free. There is a framework visible on different parts of the website. You can see them in a dark grey background with blue text indicating the size. I assume that the developers intend to sell these spaces to private advertisers. But as of now, they don’t seem to have any. So, till the time they find suitors, it’s fair to say that the platform is ad-free.
Why shouldn’t you stream on Fmovief?
It’s 2020 and the best streaming services out there have toggle options. The most important button is the ‘quality adjustment’. Surprisingly, there’s no option to do so and thus you have to rely on automatic resolution adjustment which isn’t the best. Fmovief lacks stable streaming and the lack of quality toggling just makes it rigid overall.
Decent Video Streaming
As mentioned earlier, I’m not a big fan of the video player or the streaming capability. The streaming player looks bland and outdated. Furthermore, the streaming itself is not something to write home about. Apart from the initial loading time, there’s a lot of lag and buffering in the initial stages. Now assuming that this is happening at 32MBPS, I’m not sure if an average internet user with a lower speed can even begin streaming on this platform.
I hate to break it to you but I do feel that it’s unsafe to browse on this website. Especially, if you don’t have an active VPN. Why? Because regardless of where you are on the platform, if you click anywhere on the website except the content, you’re redirected to a third-party website. It’s so frustrating because not only is it risky but also it makes you give up on the site and find an alternative.
How to access Fmovief?
There are numerous ways in which you can access the platform. 1. Search for the term ‘Fmovief’ and you’d likely find the website on the first page of your search results. 2. If you want to access the website directly, you can use the link on the left to do so. I highly recommend using a VPN to access this website because of the frequent redirection. Also, using a VPN will protect your identity as well as your device.
I have mixed feelings about the design on this website. While the interface is clean, the developer does give a hint as to where the website is heading. The light grey background with black text looks clean but again it isn’t 2010. Though the logo is random, there’s a proper flow of color combination throughout the website, thus it’s hard to label it as complete trash.
The header section on the website has fourteen main categories – ‘Home’, ‘Free Shows’, ‘Action’, ‘Adventure’, ‘Animation’, ‘Comedy’, ‘Crime’, ‘Drama’, ‘Family’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘Horror’, ‘Romance’, ‘Sci-Fi’, and ‘Thriller’. We’ve seen quite a few websites take this route where they categorize genres in the header section to make it easy for users to find content based on their taste.
The hero section starts with a denoted leaderboard ad space. Under that, you have two sections. Towards the left, there are horizontal listings of various titles such as ‘Lion King’, ‘The Wolf Hour’, ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’. Towards the right, you have ‘Disclaimer’ followed by a few more designated ad spaces that aren’t filled yet.
The body section of this website packs the most meat. There’s the usual movie listing on the left and a bunch of sections towards the right. First, you’ll find the ‘Archives’ section allowing you to sort movies based upon the release year. Second, you have a ‘Recommended Movies’ section that is followed by ‘Hot Movies’, and ‘Random Movies’. You have more than 10 options under each of these sections. If you’re not satisfied with what you have seen here, you can even make use of the search bar to find a specific title.
The inner page is quite simple. There’s a search bar at the top which doesn’t belong there. When you’re already on the streaming page, I don’t know why would you need a search bar there? Under that, you’ll find an integrated stream player which doesn’t have any significant toggle options. Upon scrolling further, you’ll find information about the title you’re streaming and that’s about it.
There are three sections on the homepage that I like the most – ‘Recommended Movies’, ‘Hot Movies’, and ‘Random Movies’. Just based on these categories we can learn about the content prowess of this platform.
Recommended Movies – ‘Sleepless’, ‘Rings’, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’, ‘Logan’, ‘Paterson’, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’, ‘Split’, ‘Miss Sloane’, ‘A Dog’s Purpose’, ‘Jackie’, ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’, and ‘Monster Calls’.
Hot Movies – ‘Frozen’, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Lone Survivor’, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, ‘American Sniper’, ‘We’re the Millers’, ‘Ride Along’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’, ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Fast & Furious 6’, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, ‘Despicable Me 2’, ‘22 Jump Street’, ‘Pitch Perfect’, ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’, ‘American Hustle’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’, and ‘Escape Plan.
Random Movies – ‘Public Enemies’, ‘Scavengers’, ‘Escape from Planet Earth’, ‘Shepherds and Butchers’, ‘Below Her Mouth’, ‘Riddle’, ‘The Legend of Hercules’, and ‘Zombie Hunter’.
I streamed Fmovief from my Acer Aspire and my Google Pixel 3a. I didn’t like the mobile streaming experience at all and so I didn’t pursue streaming on that device. Though the website was responsive, the misclicks made it frustrating to continue any longer. As for the desktop experience, the stream was decent. It wasn’t the best as there was constant lag and the stream would buffer after every 5 minutes. Since there was no option to adjust the quality manually, I felt like I was trapped with this website and so that wasn’t a pleasing streaming experience.
I did give this platform another try a couple of days later and had a good time watching Django Unchained. This time, the streaming was much better and the buffering was quite minimal. Having said that, the video quality was undesirable.
Suggestions I have for Fmovief
There’s a lot that the developers need to fix on this platform. And most of that has to do with the website’s streaming capabilities. The poor stream player along with unstable streaming leads a user to bounce off the website immediately. Thus, I’d suggest the developers work on these core features other than trying to lure advertisers.
Fmovief for me falls in the grey area. Even if you’re out of options and you want a streaming website, I’d still have a hard time recommending this one. The streaming falls flat and except for the user interface and content placement, everything else is quite ordinary and outdated.