Most of us in ‘this era’ are movie monsters by instinct. By ‘this era’ I don’t intend to offend the generation that has given us the legacy of quintessential cinema, something that is, and will always be, as fresh and classical as anything. By this era I mean the technology freak epoch we are breathing in. The advent of fast, faster, and then fastest Internet connectivity has given an all-new dimension to how, and how often, we enjoy movies.
This is the moment of streaming media, where you barely have to wait for theater tickets, search all over the shopping mall for a copy of your favorite sci-fi, or wait for it to be broadcasted on TV. And not even wait for long hours for the downloading to complete. Streaming media has given us that all-important instantaneousness when we talk about movies. Just click on your favorite movie and there she goes, why wait! Streaming a movie implies that the chunks of the movie will be sent to your device in a continuous stream which is played as it arrives.
Streaming media, other than providing us an anytime anywhere entertainment, has given new pinnacles of business opportunities to webmasters who offer streaming movie service. They do make hay, and the good thing for us is that the number of such service providers is increasing at the velocity of knots, giving us options to choose and compare as the competition between them grows on and on. Let’s have a look at the top 5 contenders who offer special services for us to watch movies online for free.
Our first pick is the gen-next movie streaming portal Haloamovies that offers a wide range of features in a clear, clean and crisp user interface. Packed with myriad exciting titles across different genre, Haloamovies offers high-definition movie experience in DVD quality, providing 1080p and 720p options for you to choose from.
- Simple UI and detailed search module to help you find your favorite title with no delays.
- Mobile app available for Mac, Android and Windows devices
- Subtitles in more than 5 languages
- No registration, no credit card, no sign up required
None in particular. The database is not as bulky as perhaps some of the major names in the list, but it’s growing steadily for sure.
Yifi, ever since its inception, has been a big brand name in streaming media service providers. It sports one of the largest database of movies, so rest assured you will certainly find your favorite title right up there, ready for you to play and enjoy.
- Movie quality is phenomenal
- Broad, dark and immersive web interface to go easy on your eyes
- Instant play in hd, with download support
- Won’t really recommended if you’re in quest of a commercial or some small movie title
- Too many adverts in form of fake Play buttons, just steer clear of them and Yifi is for all the goods
3. Megashare Movies
With broad and detailed classification across different genre like Sci-fi, Romance, Comedy, Action, and more, Megashare is a decent website to watch free movies online, and offers a handsome collection of new and old blockbusters. The database is updated frequently so you can stay abreast of new entries too. Megashare doesn’t make use of any dedicated server to store all the data, it instead gathers streaming links from other sources and plays the movies for you for free.
- User-friendly interface
- No signup or registration required
- A bit on the slower side
- The database fails short when compared to the likes of Haloamovies and Yifi.tv
Vumoo is, beyond doubt, the rising talent in the stream of things. Also known as the a poor man’s Netflix, Vumoo has a whopping 60,000 movie titles onboard, and the figuring is increasing like a breeze. It sports user-friendly navigations and vibrant color codes to keep users jelled to it. You can search movies by genre, title, and even by actor names.
Incremental search, by far, is the most exquisite feature of Vumoo that helps it stand apart from the competition. The moment you begin typing a query in its search field, Vumoo starts filtering the data to provide more accurate result in less time. Also, it offers “infinite scroll”, that is without pagination, so you can keep scrolling endlessly to find your best pick without jumping from one page to the other.
It’s still young days for Vumoo, and there’s a lot of good ground for them to cover. I’d certainly do well to keep following it.
A new kid on the block, Putlocker.is has a unique blend of sophistication or modest look, if I may say. The website flaunts an extensive database, with added options to either watch movies on their site through embedded movies or on some third-party movie hosting site to which Putlocker.is can navigate you.
- The website design has nothing much to really talk about
- No options to sign up, chat, create account to save your playlists, etc.
Conclusion: bottom line
So these were the top five from our list of top 10 websites to watch movies for free. Stay tuned for the next segment of this post. Meanwhile, do share with us in the comments section below if you have a good favorite website that can feature in our next list of best websites to watch free movies.