It’s really true. Sometimes a quiet evening, spent at home watching a good movie, is enough to relax your nerves and relax after an exhausting day at work. The problem, however, is finding the movie to watch.
The TVs – I am not discovering anything new – are full of junk programs and the space dedicated to cinema, to good cinema, is increasingly narrow on national broadcasters. Perhaps it is better to turn to the Internet, where more and more services are emerging that allow you to legally watch unlimited movies for free without having to download programs on your PC. All you need is a decent ADSL connection and a browser with Flash Player support. Or even a portable device equipped with Android, iOS or Windows Phone if you prefer to enjoy movies on the go.
Staying on the subject of anime, I also want to recommend VVVVID which allows you to watch Japanese cartoons, but also many interesting (and rather recent) films completely free of charge, you only have to face a short free registration on the site. How? Nothing easier.
Connect to its home page and click on the Register button to fill out the registration form or press the Register with Facebook button and authenticate via your social profile. Once logged in, click on the Film button located at the top left, select the film to watch and click on the Watch button to start playback.
At the bottom of the screen you will also find the buttons to browse the films available on VVVVID by genre , to view the list of the most popular titles and the list of new releases . Convenient, right?
VVVVID works on all the latest web browsers (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) and is also available as an application for iPad , iPhone and Android to view all the contents of the service on the go.
Are you a lover of good cinema? Then you absolutely cannot miss the Paramount Channel site from your bookmark list. If you’ve never heard of it, Paramount Channel is a digital terrestrial and satellite channel that broadcasts free-to-air movies and TV series. By connecting to its website you can watch not only all the broadcaster’s programming in live streaming, but also access a series of on-demand films to watch at any time without making any recordings.
To access the live channel programming, all you have to do is connect to the Paramount Channel website and click on the Live TV button at the top. To view the on-demand movies, however, you have to click on the Video button located at the top left and select the item Watch our streaming movies from the menu that opens.
The contents can be played in any web browser with Flash support and on any smartphone or tablet through the appropriate applications for Android and iOS .
Streaming TV broadcasters
Many films can also be “caught” by watching the live streaming of national TV broadcasters. Here are some useful links in this regard.
- Mediaset.it – is the official website of Mediaset, through which it is possible to watch the live streaming of Canale 5, Italia 1, Rete 4, La 5, Italia 2, Mediaset Extra, Top Crime, IRIS and TGCOM24. It is free but requires a short registration in order to be used. It is also accessible from smartphones and tablets using the Mediaset app for Android , iPhone and Windows Phone .
- TV8 – is a digital terrestrial broadcaster belonging to the Sky group. It broadcasts movies, shows and sporting events. You can view its programming in streaming using any browser with Flash Player support.
- Cielo TV – another Sky broadcaster that broadcasts American movies and shows. Also in this case, streaming is only accessible from a PC and requires the use of Flash Player.
For a larger list of broadcasters (and apps) that allow you to stream movies at no cost, check out my tutorial on streaming TV .