Now you can stream your favourite TV shows and films on YouTube for free

Now you can stream your favourite TV shows and films on YouTube for free

Enjoy your favourite TV shows and films for free on YouTube! 

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Woman watching tv / iStock

YouTube has announced that users will be able to watch their favourite TV shows and films using the popular video-sharing service. Unlike Showmax and Netflix, however, these shows will be accompanied by advertisements. 

YouTube is one of the biggest streaming services in the world. 

Although most people have consumed YouTube on their computers, laptops, and phones in the past, the introduction of smart TVs has allowed them to connect to the streaming service through their TVs.

According to Nielsen - a global leader in audience insights, data, and analytics, YouTube reached over 135-million people on connected TVs in the USA in December 2021 alone.

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"Now you can stream nearly 4,000 episodes of your favourite TV shows, including 'Hell’s Kitchen', 'Andromeda', 'Heartland', and more," states the YouTube website

There are thousands of films that viewers can enjoy, including 'Gone in Sixty Seconds', 'Runaway Bride', and 'Legally Blonde'. 

"YouTube also has over 1,500 movies from Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, FilmRise, and more. New titles in March include Gone in Sixty Seconds, Runaway Bride and Legally Blonde, which are now available to stream for free with ads," YouTube announced. 

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Image courtesy of iStock/ @AntonioGuillem

Meanwhile, have you checked out our new JacPod podcast, Streaming Now! yet? It's all about what is hot and trending on South Africa’s streaming services.

Released every Friday morning in time for the weekend, you will be kept up to date with what you need to check out!

Have a listen right HERE. 

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