HOW TO...Stream for Free!
TV Guide Magazine|January 17 - 30, 2022
Watch what you want, when you want-classic comedies, live news, the hottest shows and more-without spending a dime. We pick our eight favorite services BY DAMIAN HOLBROOK
DAMIAN HOLBROOK

WHAT IT IS One of the oldest streamers, this former Sony property launched in 2004 and is now owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

LIBRARY GEMS Classic television shows like Charlie's Angels, 21 Jump Street (below) and The Greatest American Hero. As for originals, they have the auction house drama The Art of More, starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth, and Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint in heist drama Snatch. There is also an entire section for faith-based programming.

WHERE TO WATCH Sign up for your account at crackle.com. Watch on your computer's browser or hit "activate a device" at the top of the home page, which will prompt you for a code that you can get by downloading the Crackle app on your device.

WHAT IT IS Instead of just a library of on-demand titles, ViacomCBS's streamer offers over 250 live channels, which you can scroll through just like an onscreen cable guide, devoted to everything from British comedies to classic horror movies and James Bond films. There's even a Bob Ross Channel! And the pop-up screen that plays whatever you're tuned to is resizable, so you can watch while scrolling through the titles.

LIBRARY GEMS Come for reruns of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi, stay for the 24/7 feeds. The "CBS Selects" interface in the ondemand hub includes past episodes from CBS's current schedule, so you can catch up on Ghosts, Bull and The Bold and the Beautiful.

WHERE TO WATCH Visit pluto.tv (no password or login needed). At the top right of the page are options for live TV, on-demand and search. The Pluto TV app is also available to download on Roku, Apple TV and other devices.

WHAT IT IS The Fox Entertainment-owned service features a crazy deep library, as well as the ability to watch live sports and news from around the globe.

LIBRARY GEMS Fox's current and former hits like The Masked Singer, Lego Masters, the original Joe Millionaire and Marvel series The Gifted, plus titles from Lifetime and A&E, from Dance Moms to Duck Dynasty. The "Tubi Kids” hub has youngsters of all ages covered-and for nostalgic millennials, there are episodes of Scooby-Doo Where Are You!, Jem and Transformers.

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