Truth be told, many people aren’t comfortable spending huge sums on content consumption. Why? Because there are plenty of free apps and websites that are providing HD quality content for free. These websites notoriously provide all the latest flicks, TV shows, anime content and everything you need without charging you a fee. They are ad-supported and thus all you have to do is to bear with various types of ads. After all, that’s a small price you pay against the money you save. Today, we’ll be reviewing an app which has amassed a decent following in the past couple of years, it’s called ‘UKMovNow’.
What is UKMovNow?
UKMOVNow is a free streaming app that allows you to access a massive content library filled with the latest Hollywood and Bollywood movies. By using this app, you can stream any title you want right on your smartphone. Whether it’s Dwayne Johnson or Jason Momoa, Scarlett Johansson or Emma Stone, you’ll find all these stars and their movies on this platform. UKMOVNow due to its content prowess really makes the premium users think about paying premium prices.
Is UKMovNow reliable?
People are switching to third-party apps for a free streaming experience. They don’t care about safety and that ends up costing them. I don’t recommend you download any app unless you’re sure that it’s legit and doesn’t come with malware and adware. That’s the reason why I recommend you use a VPN. Using a VPN will help protect your data and your identity not just from hackers but regulatory authorities as well.
As far as reliability goes, these free platforms have thousands of members in their community. They are present on various social media platforms and you can actually get in touch with them. Moreover, since you’re not paying for the service, I’d advise keeping your expectations bare minimum.
What should you expect from the UKMovNow App?
The first step towards safety is not giving away your email address heedlessly. Avoid free streaming services that make sign-up mandatory. There are many apps on Android and iOS which require you to sign-in and without which you won’t be able to access the content. I say, ignore these services straight away. I don’t intend to take a shot at every app’s credibility but there’s much more to lose in case things go south.
UKMovNow does have a distinctive and user-friendly interface. The menus and various sections on the app don’t feel cluttered at all. Instead of cramming 4-5 thumbnails in a single row, UKMovNow has a horizontal content placement where there’s one title occupying an individual row followed by the second title. The user interface is directly related to the user experience. As a developer if you can’t meet the UI/UX expectations, the user might not even reach till the streaming page.
It’s the job of every streaming app to educate the viewers about the content before they watch it. That’s the reason why apps and streaming websites are stacked with information. A reliable platform will not only provide you quality streaming links but will also provide you with informative content such as trailers, cast information, director, runtime, genre, and other related details.
I checked reviews and various forums to find out bad reviews and negative points about this app. Much to my surprise, there were just a few negatives and over thousands of positive reviews about this app. People lauded the stability of this streaming service, especially its uptime. They were impressed with the 720p and 1080p streaming quality and so was I. On top of that, you can even download the movies for offline viewing.
Not only does UKMovNow provide a clean interface, but it also provides an ad-free experience. Most free apps since they cannot charge a subscription fee find it hard to maintain the user experience. However, UKMovNow seems to have made a sacrifice and thereby allows you to stream ad-free. The lack of pre-roll ads means that you can stream the platform without any discrepancies.
UKMovNow App Information
UKMovNow is a light app at just 4.6 MB, however, that’s not fixed as the size may increase based upon your device. With the last update in 2019, the app size increased to 12.08 MB. But given that most of us use 64 and 128 GB phones nowadays, that shouldn’t be much of a stumbling block. As for popularity, the app has been downloaded over 100,000 times across various APK platforms.
How to access UKMovNow?
You should access UKMovNow from the following website. The app doesn’t have its own website and thus you have to rely on a trusted third-party source. If you choose to download it from any other website, other than the one linked above, make sure you’re using a VPN so you prevent risking your device. Lastly, if you’re new to downloading APKs, then follow the points below:
– Download the APK
– Go to Settings > Security > Check Unknown Sources
– Install the app
UKMovNow may not have the most inspirational design you’d see in apps but it’s more than functional. I appreciate the developers’ effort to stand out from the rest of the apps. The blue, white and gray color combination adds a unique feel to the platform. Remember, 80% of the popular streaming apps have a dark theme, so to find an app with a light theme, feels like an accomplishment.
Upon opening the app, you’ll land on the homepage. There are no thumbnails since the app operates on a channel basis. The header section has a blue background with four main categories – ‘Drop-down menu’, ‘All Channels’, ‘Filter option’, and a ‘Search bar’. There’s a heart icon across all the content listing so you can add it to your favorites. Upon clicking the icon on the left i.e. the drop-down menu, you get access to options such as ‘Bollywood’, ‘Hollywood’, ‘Hollywood Dubbed’, ‘Recently Released’, ‘Favorites’, ‘Request Movie’, ‘Settings’, and ‘About’.
If you click on any of the titles, you’ll be redirected towards the inner page. If you want to search for content based upon your mood, you can use the search filter. Upon clicking it, a small window will pop-up with three options – ‘Category’, ‘Quality’, and ‘Release Year’. Once you add the inputs, click on the ‘Search’ button.
You can watch more than 300 channels on this platform. And while that’s not bad, it’s not amazing either. We live in a world where new content is being produced every day. While you can’t watch everything, you do want a service that can help you watch what’s essential.
For instance, currently, people are riding on the ‘Money Heist’ wave, last year, it was ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Breaking Bad’. As a streamer, you want a platform that can provide you with all these latest shows so you can stay-up-to-date with the content.
Sadly, while it has an incredible amount of movies, it doesn’t have enough TV shows, which can be a major turn off. However, it does provide you with the latest Hollywood as well as Bollywood movies.
I downloaded the APK on my Google Pixel 3a and tried streaming a couple of movies on this platform. The stream was steady without any major hiccups. There were a few moments where it buffered a little but it was back on track in no time. Though I would’ve loved to watch the latest TV shows, there weren’t many options. But overall, the stream was stable and thanks to the ad-free experience, I don’t have much to complain about.
Suggestions I have for UKMovNow
In the future, I’d love to see the developers expand their content to recent TV shows as well. Though I’m quite impressed with the movie catalog, I often rely on a platform that can provide a comprehensive streaming experience. And UKMovNow has all the characteristics which can make it my go-to app in time to come if it provides comprehensive content.
If you love Hollywood and Bollywood movies or dubbed Hollywood movies, you’d love this platform. It has strong streaming capabilities and it offers a minimal ad-experience. I don’t see how the developers will sustain this in the long run without the pre-roll ads, but if it’s just the content that matters to you then this app is a must-try.