YouTube just quietly released 100 movies for free

Wednesday, 21 Nov, 2018

As AdAge reports, YouTube chose to introduce free, ad-supported movie streams because it's what users want, with Rohit Dhawan, director of product management at YouTube, stating "We saw this opportunity based on user demand, beyond just offering paid movies". It's safe to assume that will be the norm, but there's also an opportunity for advertisers to sponsor specific videos and grab all the slots for itself.

In a new blow to Australian free to air TV stations YouTube has secretly launched a free movie service but there is a snag, you still have to watch ads. The world's largest streaming video platform is now offering legitimate versions of almost 100 films to audiences for free - movies like The Terminator, Legally Blonde, the first five Rocky films, and Hackers.

The collection includes classics like the Pink Panther series, the Rocky series and The Terminator so far. The new offering was added in October without much attention, according to AdAge.

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There's no word on what other movies will be coming, or with which studios YouTube has cut deals. It also comes after Roku introduced its own free, ad-supported movie selection called The Roku Channel which is available on the web.

The company began adding the films to its website last month, relying on an ad-supported model to deliver the movies to users for free. One is this: You can now watch Rocky on YouTube with little to no hassle.