Good news for all the movie-buffs! YouTube has added some cult 80s and 100-other ad supported films for free for its viewers.
The titles include a mix of classics like “Rocky” and “The Terminator,” as well as other family fare like “Zookeeper,” “Agent Cody Banks,” and “Legally Blonde,” among others.
Earlier, similar to Apple’s iTunes and Amazon Video, YouTube had only offered consumers the ability to purchase movies and TV shows.
Currently, YouTube is serving ads on these free movies, but the report said the company is open to working out other deals with advertisers ? like sponsorships or exclusive screenings.
The addition of free-to-watch movies is not a new thing. Roku added a free movie collection ? Roku Channel ? last year. As per TechCrunch’s report, YouTube’s advantage “is its sizable user base of 1.9 billion monthly active users and its ability to target ads using data from Google.”
Other than Roku, Walmart is offering free movies through the Vudu service, and Tubi has its own free-streaming service with ad-supported content. According to reports, Amazon may also be working on a similar concept.