Cable TV is no longer able to satiate the desires of movie lovers today. Hence, most users are looking for cord-cutting options that can help provide a better streaming experience. However, the rise of streaming is causing a reverse effect as the cost of each individual streaming when you bundle them up is equivalent to what you pay for cable. Also, nine of the most popular streaming services that cost approximately $90/month don’t even include sports. And that’s the reason why an increasing number of people have lost their faith in not just cable but premium streaming services as well.
Just so you can understand the cost you’re paying for entertainment each month, below is a table that’ll make you realize that premium streaming services aren’t destroying cable or satellite networks but are instead taking a similar shape when clustered.
Streaming Service Base Pricing per month:
HBO MAX – $14.99
NETFLIX – $12.99
HULU – $11.99
SHOWTIME – $10.99
CBS – $9.99
PRIME VIDEO – $8.99
STARZ – $8.99
DISNEY – $6.99
APPLETV+ – $4.99
TOTAL – $90.91
Through the aforementioned table, you can understand that the premium prices of these streaming services aren’t helping your case. Add FuboTV, and Playstation Vue to the mix, and you’re looking upwards of $180/per month. And that’s bonkers.
Today, we’re reviewing r/MovieStreamingSites – a community where you’ll find free streaming sites from across the globe.
Why do people join r/MovieStreamingsites?
Movie lovers are not satisfied with the growing cost of streaming services. Sure, everyone loves an ad-free streaming experience, but the total overlay is getting out of hands. In a bid to avoid paying a hefty monthly fee, users are joining r/MovieStreamingSites to receive updates on the best streaming sites around the world where they can watch HD content, with subtitles, without spending a dime. Most of the streaming sites shared on this network have an ever-expanding library with a huge selection of movies and TV shows. All you have to do is to bear with the banner ads viz; small price streamers are ready to pay for quality streaming.
My recent experience on r/MovieStreamingSites
It was just yesterday that I logged on to this subreddit. There were a couple of posts that caught my eye. First, the welcome post where I was required to read about rules and tips before starting my journey on this sub. After that, a post related to streaming sites – StreamAnimeTV 4.0, 123movies, and GoFlix.se. I checked all of these, and they seemed to work fine, just as the OP said.
About r/MovieStreamingSites – Community & Members
r/MovieStreamingSites is a perfect platform for users looking to share all free and good streaming platforms. You’ll find movies, TV series, anime, and other content on this subreddit. Other than the content itself, you’ll find news, updates, and information regarding what’s happening in the world of free streaming. This subreddit was created on March 5, 2014, and in such a short time, it has attracted a decent number of users. The community has 53,900 members, out of which 100-200 members are online at any given time.
How to access r/MovieStreamingSites?
If you’re already a Reddit member, you can simply type ‘r/MovieStreamingSites’ in your search bar and join the subreddit; however, if you aren’t well-versed with Reddit and are not present on the platform. You’ll need to create an account and confirm your email address. Once you do so, you’ll be able to follow subreddits, comment on posts, and even post anything on any of the subreddits.
Moderators of r/MovieStreamingSites
One of the most disappointing elements of this subreddit is the lack of moderators. There is only a single moderator – ‘buttermouth’ who manages all the proceedings on the page. I personally consider this unsafe because a single person cannot test and keep check of everything that’s being posted on the sub. Thus, many users will try to take advantage of this situation and plug their projects filled with adware and malware, and here’s where the entire credibility of the community comes under question. But that’s what all of us do when we decide to dwell on illegal content consumption, which can cost us a lot more than we assume.
Why should you follow r/MovieStreamingSites?
There’s no denying that of every ten links that are posted on this subreddit; you’ll find 6-7 of them working fine. There is content, especially links and news that are posted each day on r/MovieStreamingSites. So, if you’re into free streaming and like to watch movies and TV shows for free, you’ll find a lot of valuable information on this subreddit. For example, if something happens to VIPBox and it’s no longer available, you’ll be notified on the sub with a barrage of posts regarding the platform. That happened when Terrarium TV was taken down and will continue to happen in the near future.
As far as the engagement is concerned, it’s better to keep expectations towards the lower end of the spectrum. People don’t often interact with everything that is posted, and they just watch and read the post before bouncing off to the website. Only a handful of users interact with posts each day, and so the engagement level is pretty low. Out of 25 posts that I checked today, most of them had 5-10 upvotes and 3-4 comments. Now, given that this community is notorious, it’s better than the engagement is low, or else it’ll attract the attention of the mainstream audience, which can lead to its demise.
I browsed this sub on a couple of occasions and didn’t face any trouble. The menus are easy to navigate, just like any other sub. There are basic sorting features – ‘Hot,’ ‘New,’ and ‘Top,’ followed by the actual post. Towards the right, you have details about the community, which is followed by moderator information.
Important rules you must know before joining r/MovieStreamingSites?
One of the diciest aspects of this subreddit is that it doesn’t have any rules. I expected the moderator to at least lay down a framework to prevent people from posting spam links. Now since there are no rules and recommendations on this site, you will naturally have a hard time trusting the platform. Also, before you access any of the sites, make sure to use a VPN to protect your IP and personal information. As a user who just wants to watch free content, it’s better if you do it safely and not go all out, risking your privacy and your data to such platforms who are waiting to prey on you.
Honestly, I didn’t have many expectations from this sub, and so it’d be unfair to say that I’m disappointed. It doesn’t have a unique community logo and nor does it have a dedicated cover. I don’t get how the users aren’t inclined towards helping their community stand out. One thing I noted was that 80% of the posts are just self-promotions. So basically, the audience is filled with free streaming site owners who are looking to promote their platform. There’s no actual interaction as such on this platform, which is quite disheartening.
Most Upvoted Content on this subreddit
1. Bookmark this if you need a free movies site with No Ads, no Sign-up, Fast Loading, and 720 to 1080p quality – 369 upvotes
2. MovieGilde – Brand New Entry to the Movie Streaming Arena – 400+ Movie Streams already available! Growing day by day! – 341 upvotes
3. I noticed YouTube has a lot of free movies, so I gathered them all and paired them with their ratings and IMDb pages – 146 upvotes
4. Film4k.to | Watch Online Movies for Free in Full HD | ZERO ADS | Multiple Players – 139 upvotes
5. MovieHaven – Your Haven to Free Movies and TV Series streaming. Over 15000+ Movies and 9000+ TV Series Episodes to Stream without Any Limit and No Ads – 145 upvotes
Most Upvoted Content 2020
1. Ezwatchfree new movie site I found – 136 upvotes
2. 123Movies/GoMovies – 131 upvotes
3. Attacker.tv – New Movies Site with zero ads and no sign-up required – 126 upvotes
4. Tired of fake sites claiming to have no ads – Ev01 is the real one with No Ads and Faster Streaming – Please give it a try – 125 upvotes
5. MyFlixer – Watch movies and Series online free instantly with totally no ads – 122 upvotes
You might have heard of apps such as Terrarium TV, 123movies, and Yesmovies, among thousands of other networks that provide you 1000+ titles for free. They don’t require you to sign-up or provide personal information. They allow you to stream content in HD quality for free. Most of these sites also feature a gargantuan content library where the content limit exceeds 10,000 titles. r/MovieStreamingSites is a breeding ground for all free streaming sites, including the upcoming ones. So, if you want to stay in the loop, make sure to join this subreddit.