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How to watch free movies on YouTube

You can rent and pre-order movies on YouTube. The titles that you can rent and/or pre-order include movies from the Marvel franchise, as well as some obscure ones that may not have shown at your local theater. This particular YouTube feature is geographically limited i.e., it’s only available in select countries and even if you were to use a VPN to access the Movies page, you’d still need a credit card to make any purchases. YouTube is now offering free to watch movies. They have ads, of course and they are geographically limited however, if you can access the movies page, you can watch free movies on YouTube.

At present there are 400 titles that are available for free though any movie that you’d call ‘popular’ is going to be old. We’re not talking black& white, square screen, still backdrops, technicolor old but still, relatively old and no Marvel titles are included just yet.

Watch free movies on YouTube

The free to watch movies are available in the US only, so far. What you’re going to need is a VPN service that can reliably change your location. Since you’re streaming video, and a good deal of it, you will need something that is stable enough to play it without it being choppy.

We recommend using ExpressVPN. Not only is it fast, but also secure offering 256-bit AES encryption. AddictiveTips readers can get three months free on an annual subscription.

Once you’ve enabled the VPN service, switch to the US region and then go to YouTube. Expand the navigation column on the left and select Movies & Shows.

On the Movies & Shows channel, you will see a section called Free to watch. These are the titles that you can watch for free however, they do have ads. This is mentioned under every single title that is available to watch for free. Click a title and it will start playing.

There’s no word yet on when the catalog of free movies will be expanded nor is there any word on when the free movies will be available in other countries but it ought to happen eventually. If Movies & Shows is available in your country, you can count on some free titles eventually being available however, licensing rights will play a big role in how soon they arrive.

If you use Netflix, you probably know that the titles it has to offer are geographically restricted as well and most of the good ones only arrive for the US audience.

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