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    Can we watch movies online legally other than netflix, amazon prime, hotstar? If I type a bollywood movie name in google and search to watch online, many links are shown. Are they all legal? Are they all legal links? Can I trust it and watch them? What are the top movies streaming sites in India?
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  • When we search for online movie for showing those portals to us then many results would come in front of us on the screen. But all of them would not be delivering the real value and some of them might be too misleading as they will eventually lead us for some payment to be made and task to be done in lieu of which we would score some point and then view the movie and many such complex traps made by these sites. Generally, in Google search, because Google does it with much digital care and concern, we can assume that the top searched results will generally be reliable.

    There are many popular streaming sites free as well as paid where one can view the movies legally but all movies would not be available free there and if we click for a particular one then they may ask us to join their premium plan. So, if one is happy with the old and not so recent movies then these sites are handy for this purpose. Those who can pay for a subscription these sites are a great source of movies. Some of these sites are Voot, Jio Cinema, YouTube Movies, Hotstar, SonyLiv, Vudu, Crackle, TubiTV, Viewster, Popcornflix, Moviesfoundonline, 123movie, Retrovision, Yahoo view, The internet archive, IMDb TV, Kanopy, Plex, Yidio etc.

    The movie buffs can explore these sites for the various freebies and schemes and subscription models to select the best one suiting to them.

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  • We can watch movies online other than netflix, amazon prime, hotstar as there are several other websites available and these are legal. Mostly they provide content on paid basis. It is also true that if you will type a bollywood movie name in google and search to watch online, many links are shown. But they all do not provide the full content. They only provide trailers or short movie/video clips. But some time they provide poor quality content that may be pirated. You will see when you search any movie on youtube there will appear several links but when you click on a full length movie , it opens a different movie or sometime some other irrelevant content. So, if you want to see movies online streaming websites are the best option.

    Some of the top movies streaming sites in India are Amazon prime, Netflix, Hotstar, Disney+, Youtube, Youtube premium, Eros now, Alt Balaji, Sony Liv, Zee 5, Voot, Aha, Vimeo, Jio Cinema, Airtel Extreme, Shemaroo, 123 Movies, etc. All these provide some content free and some free trial period also. However, premium content can be viewed only after payment and you need a monthly or annual subscription for these websites. Supported platforms of all these shows and movies website are Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire tablets, Samsung smart TVs, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    Besides, some other movies streaming sites that are available worldwide are Showtime, Yidio, MoviesJoy, Soap2Day. All these streaming websites are available free.

  • My grand mother even in 1950's did not like if one tell the movie was not good. She used to tell they are taking film by spending huge amount and effort but we are telling it it is bad by giving 45 pause (then the minimum ticket in theaters was 45 pause only). Similar to that if we watch movies in CD or online it is unjust as we are insulting their effort. It is okey if we see old movies in online as we cannot get the copy in theaters.

  • It is allowed to watch movies online. There are some paid channels and some are free channels. When you type the name of a movie in Google search you will get many search results and you can watch the movies as per that checking list. But many of the full movies will not be there wherein you can watch the movie in parts or only some trailers will be available.
    There are many paid channels. BY taking the membership you can see the movies available in those channels. The following are some free channels where you can watch movies legally. Crackle. Popcornflix, Yidio. Youtube, Snagfilms, Vudu, The Roku Channel.
    the following channels are paid service channels. But some movies may be available free on these channels also.
    Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, IMDB TV, Sling Tv, Disney Plus, Showtime Anywhere, Hotstar
    HBO GO, Zee5, Aha, Voot, Fubo TV, Vimeo, Movierulz, Tamilrockers, 123movies, 0123movies, MoviesFlix and
    Fmovies etc.

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  • There are many channel which provide movie online. Of them, some are paid channel whereas, some are free. When you go for Google search and type Bollywood movie name then long list of movie will come on screen. But, all of them are not full of content. Some will provide trailer or short video clip whereas some will not be available. Some of the best websites for watching online movies legally free as follows:-
    1. Popcornflix. ...
    2.Yidio. ...
    3. YouTube
    4.Snagfilms. ...
    5. Vudu. ...
    6. The Roku Channel.
    Besides, you can watch movies on some channels by paying money only such as- Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, July Netflix, IMDB TV, Disney Plus, Hotstar, HBO GO, Zee5, Aha, Voot, Fubo TV, Vimeo, Movierulz, Tamilrockers, 123movies, sling Tv etc.

  • If you wish to watch latest movies online then most of the times they are available on Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Hotstar which you already know. Now if you search for other means to watch latest movies then be assured that the links that you get in search results are mostly spammy links.

    Even if you are able to go to site where they are streaming movies then it will be only for few minutes or so and then they would be ask for payment or subscription. These also lead you to many dangerous sites where your details may get stolen and if any payment is made then your financial details will be at huge risk.

    To cut the story short any sites streaming latest movie online is doing it illegally as it must have not purchased the rights for public display. Most movies streaming sites pay a premium or purchase the rights to display the same to its paid audience as done in theatres.

    If you wish to watch old movies then you can find them on YouTube for free or pay a small amount to watch the same.

    Most sites streaming online movies are not based in the country in which they are streaming and are always streamed from a server outside the country.

    Sites providing links to free movies get banned very soon and also torrents are now banned in India, although many people still download and watch movies online or through torrent by using technical means not known to people in general.

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  • In the present era of internet, we have several ways to watch movies not deviating the legalities of such streaming. Legal movies are within your acess and there are ways to get you there if you could join the plateforrms for viewing your movies online and some of such plateforms are indicated below -
    1) Netflix -Here you would get a free trials before you finally opt for the channel. You should take a test run on streaming such a service. It will offer you a free trial for 30 days having different options such as Basic, Standard or the Premium charges.
    It can be considered as the largest streaming service providing you an opportunity of viewing quality movies.
    2) Disney Plus - Disney Plus can be chosen where the audience is being offered a free trial for seven days and later you can switch over to this plateform for their monthly or annual mode for enjoying their movies.This plateform will show you movies both old or new ones not available easily on other plateforms.
    It has proved its superior performance with the provisions of quality pictures to their audience apart from hosting all other Pixar Marvel Starwards and National Geographic content you would like to enjoy.
    3) Amazon Prime - You can witness award winning original movies in this plateform. Amazon Prime contains vast library of the new releases such as Robin Hood, You were never ready and so forth. To start with, avail of 30 days free trial and afterwards, you may either opt for monthly or yearly subscription for viewing the movies uninterruptedly.
    4) Crackle - Crackle is a plateform offering the opportunity of streaming movies originated initially by Sony. You can have lot of quality films to be watched over. However, you may not like all such pictures since their contents might be a few years old and as such you may loose interest ultimately.
    5) You Tube - You Tube has partnered with a few movies studios so as to relax you with the different quality of movies. However, the biggest drawback, you may notice while streaming this channel is that this plateform would present you old pictures released during the period 1980 to 2010. Hence some of the audience might loose interest from such old movies.
    The other plateforms in the similar areas are as follows -
    1) VUDU
    2) Roku Channels
    3) IMDB TV
    4) Plex
    5) Hot Star
    6) Kanopy etc.

  • Watching online movies for a long time had become the first choice of the people, but after the arrival of the Corona epidemic, it became a necessity for some movie lovers. Many people are very fond of watching movies and when watching a movie at home, online app or websites get the most help. Following are some of the most online apps or channels from which you can watch the film as per your interest.

    YouTube, By the way, you know more because today the child is keeping information about YouTube is the world's largest video platform for watching online movies, videos.

    Hotstar. This is an app that you can download from PlayStore. At Hotstar, you also provide a live cricket score service along with TV Shows and Movies. In this, you can see all channels in Star Ploss. Whether it is a news channel or a sports channel.

    Netflix. - There is the no better option to watch most new and latest movies. But for this, you will not get free service, but if you want to watch movies on Netflix, then you have to take a recharge plan. The cheapest plan is Rs. 199, in which you get to watch free movies for 1 month. Its special thing is that you can watch any number of movies in a month by recharging once, as well as web series.

    Amazon Prime Video - As we have seen that in the last several days, big super starters are releasing their movies and web series on Prime Videos, the ESS shows how high its importance is. For this also you will have to recharge the plan.

    JioCinema. - Jio's SIM is found nowadays with every person and at the same time, Jio provides many apps to his customer. One of them is Jio Cinema, where you can watch movies online.

    Vimeo - Movies of all languages ??can also be seen in this app, this will also be an option for you.

    Sony LIVE - Just like the Sony channel, which was once televised on television, Sony Live also retains its image.

    Mx-Player - Once upon a time this app was only used to watch protected Videos on your mobile, but now you can watch both movies and movies online through this app.

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