Do you love watching movies? With your Android device and an internet connection, you can stream all kinds of movies without using any cable services. There are plenty of streaming applications available (officially and unofficially) to stream movies on your Android device. Hence, finding the best one is a difficult task. So, we have compiled a list of best Android movie apps that are legal to stream in all parts of the world.
Best Android Movie Apps
Below are the best Android Movie Apps which you might like:
- Amazon Prime Video
- Sony Crackle
- Disney Plus
- Tubi TV
Inarguably, Netflix is the best movie app that you can download on Android and other platforms. Said to be the world’s number one streaming entertainment service, Netflix provides access to stream plenty of movies up to UHD 4K resolution. Apart from Movies, they also stream TV shows and Netflix Originals.
You can also access this service through the web browser. There are three streaming plans available on Netflix: the basic plan costs $8.99/month, the standard plan costs $12.99/month and the premium plan costs $15.99/month. The streaming quality and the number of streaming devices will vary in accordance with the plan. They also offer a 30-day free trial period for new users.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is a direct competitor for Netflix. Apart from the monthly plan, the prime video also offers a yearly subscription plan. It is one of the best movie apps for Android. Like Netflix, you can find plenty of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and Prime Originals. In addition to that, it also streams live TV channels like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and many more.
With active Amazon Prime membership ($12.99/month and $119/year). You can also get Prime Video as a standalone service by paying $8.99/month. In addition to online streaming, you can also download your favorite titles to stream in offline mode. Another highlight with Prime Video is that you can filter the movies with IMDb ratings.
Unlike the above-mentioned apps, Sony Crackle lets you stream movies for free. As it was a free streaming service, you will get advertisements in-between the movies. The library hosts plenty of movies combining old classics and the latest hit movies. Apart from movies, it also streams TV shows and originals for free.
You can find your favorite movies easily with the help of filters like comedy, drama, action, thriller, and more. You can also add your favorite titles to the ‘Watch Later’ section for quick access.
Hulu is a US-based video streaming service that lets you watch movies and TV shows on-demand. You will also get access to stream 60+ live TV channels by purchasing the Hulu + Live TV plan. There are three subscription plans available in Hulu. The basic plan with ads costs $5.99/month, the ad-free plan costs $11.99/month and Hulu + Live TV plan costs $54.99/month. While writing this article, the developer has also offered a bundle priced at $12.99/month. It provides you access to stream Disney+ and ESPN+ contents along with Hulu.
Like other live TV streaming services, Hulu offers 50 hrs of DVR support on the base plan. With the help of that, you can record your favourite movies and TV shows to stream it on the offline mode.
Looking for an app to stream classic Disney animated movies and Marvel movies, Disney Plus is the first one you need to download on your Android device. It also streams the contents owned by Pixar, Star Wars, and 20th Century Studios. Pricing at $8.99/month and $89.99/month, it has a large catalog of movies and TV shows to stream. The movies can be streamed up to 4K HDR.
A single subscription on Disney Plus can be streamed simultaneously on four devices. Like other services, it also supports offline streaming. So, you can download your favorite titles to stream it on the go.
Note: In India, Disney+ app is available in the name of Hotstar along with access to stream Indian shows and live sports contents.
Like Sony Crackle, Tubi TV is another reliable and free service which you can use to stream movies on Android and iOS devices. The titles are arranged under various categories like Most Popular, Comedy, Action, Family Movies, Horror, Thrillers, and more. You can browse through the categories to find your favorite titles.
The major highlight with Tubi TV is that you can find subtitles for all the titles available in this app. Due to its cross-platform support, you can sync the watch history across different devices.
Vudu is one of the best Android movie apps that you can rely on for watching movies. Even though it is a premium service, it works differently from other services. Unlike Netflix and Prime Video, you don’t need to pay any monthly or yearly charges. You just need to pay for the movie that you want to watch.
It also hosts some of the free movies which you can watch with limited advertisements. You can access the free movies easily by simply tapping on the Free section. If you had a Chromecast enabled TV, you can cast the Vudu movies right from the Android device.
Plex is a advanced media center which brings all your media (music, pictures, and videos) in one place. With the help of this app, you can watch the movies that you stored locally on the computer. You can also watch several online movies by adding right plugins. The plugins are free and easy to download within the app. You can find nearly 1000+ titles including independent films, Hollywood classic and many more with the support to export the external subtitles.
How can we end the streaming article without mentioning Kodi? Kodi is popular among the cord-cutters to stream free movies, TV shows, documentaries, and much more with the help of addons. By default, Kodi is just a media player. To stream media, you need to add plenty of addons from official and unofficial sources.
The major drawback with Kodi is that you need to add unofficial addons for free media contents. While adding those addons, you may end up facing copyright issues. However, you don’t worry about while adding addons within the app.
According to our editorial team, the above-mentioned apps were the best ones that are commonly used by cord-cutters across the world. Moreover, all the applications are easily downloadable from the Google Play Store. So, you don’t need to worry about any legal issues. If you had any difficulty while using a particular application, feel free to use the comments section. We are always happy to help you.