With most consumers embracing the convenience of on-demand consumption of movies and tv series, media companies are increasingly launching their on-demand services. Unfortunately, this has made it harder for people to watch their favorite movies and shows. This is because with every network trying to come up with their own service, a consumer has to pay for different services at the same time. As a result, the cost of enjoying favorite shows and movies has gone up since subscription costs tend to pile up.

The good news is that if you have an internet connection, you can still avoid paying all these subscription fees. This is because there are websites that offer high-quality shows and movies for free. In some cases, you don't even have to sign up or register for you to watch your favorite shows. While some people fear that these websites may pose a privacy and security risk, this is a concern that is easy to fix — Redditors recommend using a VPN for privacy.

If you are looking for a way to stream your favorite show without having to spend money, you should start by checking out the sites on this list. They are the best as far as offering free high-quality content is concerned.

Crackle

Crackle takes the top spot mainly because of its rich catalog and its user interface. On this website, you will be able to gain convenient access to all the offerings on Sony's catalog. And if you are looking for something new to watch, the website also features a respectable number of great original shows that are bound to keep you entertained. Whether you are looking for great Sony classics or new shows in different genres, this website makes it easy for you to find it. You can carry out a quick search of its catalog by either searching for a given title, sorting the titles based on actors, or filtering the results on the basis of the genre or actors that you are interested in.

The main limitation of this site is that it restricts access to its content based on region. People who are based outside the US are therefore going to find it unhelpful as far as watching free movies and series is concerned. However, this is a limitation that you can bypass by using a reputable VPN service provider. Since these services will make it seem like your request for content is coming from the US, you can conveniently bypass geo-based content restrictions.

AZMovies

If you are looking for a larger catalog of movies and shows, and one that isn't restricted by company or date of production, then you should definitely use AZMovies. Unlike Crackle, this website isn't tied to only providing content that is produced by a given company or ones that it makes. It provides access to almost all of the most popular new releases and features different genres.

What is better is the fact that it provides the option to watch shows and movies in different qualities, with 720p and 1080p qualities being the most popular options. Furthermore, in order to access, the content, you don't have to register. This, in addition to the fact that it provides access to everyone, irrespective of their location, has made it one of the most popular websites in the market.

Popcornflix

Anyone who is interested in watching great quality foreign films, documentaries, family drama shows, and any other type of movie or tv show will definitely love what Popcornflix has to offer. With a catalog of over 1500 titles, this site provides a wide-ranging selection of genres to choose from. Even if you are interested in film school or web-only originals, you are bound to find them on this website.

Like any great streaming website, it does not require registration. It also has great search functionality that makes it very easy to find interesting titles. And provided you have great internet coverage in your home, you should be able to enjoy a flawless viewing experience. Add this to the fact that it continuously adds new original productions from Screen Media Ventures to its library and it is easy to see why it is fast becoming a favorite among ardent streamers.

The website has a great design, has advanced functionality that makes it convenient for viewers to make GIFs, and for those that have children, it has a dedicated streaming solution that is made specifically for kids. The only shortcoming is the fact that its video player does not have the ability to play subtitles.

Other top websites like Youtube, Tubi, and The Roku Channel also provide free and convenient streaming access. And while most of these websites run ads that can sometimes be intrusive, this is an inconvenience that a good ad-blocking service should be able to fix.