You Can Now Watch Ad-Supported Movies For Free On YouTube

Ruben Ruiz
November 19, 2018

With people getting more and more used to being able to watch films on-demand in an instant - be it legally or otherwise - it's wise of YouTube to embrace speed over immediate profit.

The "Free to Watch" section was added to the "Movies & Shows" section in October, according to AdAge.

YouTube has created a formal collection of Hollywood movies-including some heavy-hitters like The Terminator and the Rocky series-for free viewing.

Previously, the Movies & Shows page only listed films and TV programs that you could purchase to watch.

There's no word on how YouTube Premium subscribers are affected by this, but some users report (and it seems likely) that the ad-free subscription extends to these free movies as well.

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YouTube obviously also saw the potential for advertisers to jump on this and place their ads in front of a captive audience.

There are only about 100 movies available right now, AdAge reported, but the selection is expected to expand.

'It also presents a nice opportunity for advertisers'. In the meantime, have a hunt around for free movies on YouTube and see what you can find - you might not have to pay anything for your next movie night.

Further down the line, YouTube says it might offer other options to film producers, such as sponsored and exclusive screenings through the site.

Other reports by GizPress

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