Free Streaming Service coming to the UK to take on Netflix

By Mason Mallett | 4 Feb 2019 at 4:41pm

Television has come a long way in a very short amount of time. Today you can have thousands of films and series right at your finger tips, with the ability to watch them as and when you please. Now it’s only going to get even better as the competitiveness of the industry pushes companies to the limits!

The newest rival to try take down the giant that is Netflix, is a streaming service called Tubi. In this article we take a look at what Tubi is, and it’s plans to make it’s name in the industry.

What is Tubi?

Tubi is a streaming service which allows you to watch thousands of films and TV series for FREE! The service is currently available in the US and Canada, but once upon a time was available for people in the EU until GDPR came into play.

Not all is bad news though, Tubi plans to go bigger and better than ever. The streaming service plans to launch globally by spending a whopping nine-figures acquiring content in 2019. To give you a bit of perspective, Tubi currently has more than double the amount of content Netflix has and this is only going to grow.

When will Tubi be available in the UK?

There is no specific date when Tubi will be released in the UK, but their blog states they are launching additional territories this year, with the first lot of countries being announced in Q1.

Hopefully the UK will be involved in the first group of countries. We’ll update this page as soon as we hear any news.

How is Tubi Free?

While this seems all good to be true, there is a catch. For the streaming service to be free it needs to generate revenue somehow. Tubi’s way it generates revenue is to play adverts before and during the film or TV show that you are watching.

The adverts may not be to everyone’s liking, particularly as most streaming services offer ad-free content. However, when you don’t have to pay for the service – are adverts so bad?

Will Tubi kill Netflix?

It’s unlikely. Although Tubi has more content and it’s completely free, there are many users which are happy to pay a monthly fee to avoid adverts and watch exclusive series and films.

When Tubi comes to the UK, will you make the switch and drop your current streaming service? Or would you rather pay not to have to watch adverts? Let us know in the comments below.


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1 thought on “Free Streaming Service coming to the UK to take on Netflix”

  1. I’m not really all that bothered with adverts. We get them on YouTube anyway it might be a minor inconvenience to some but to keep the site free once it comes to UK I’m willing to put up that minor inconvenience so I can watch films and TV shows on the site. I have no Intention or interests in paying for a subscription for the likes of Netflix I already pay enough for my TV entertainment as it is via the TV licence fee and my sky subscription every month I grudge having to pay Netflix for the privilege of watching their shows some of which do not interest me.
    There are plenty of other free sites out there to watch free TV and movies and some of these shows on those sites are not shown in the UK and I get to watch them and really enjoy. Shows like The Neighborhood, Single Parents, New Amsterdam, FBI, The Rookie, Manifest and God Friended Me all of these shows are in their first season and I am really enjoying these shows and these sites provide a service to people all over the world.
    So once this site comes to the UK I will be a regular visitor to the site count me in I just hope it will have the shows I like the ones mentioned above on their site.
    The way we now watch TV shows has changed many of us live busy lives lots of us work shifts and are not home on that particular evening to be able to watch the show everyone is talking about. Or we have family commitments and it’s not always convenient to watch that particular show because we are busy. So now TV has to fit around our lives and fit in with our activities to watch the shows we are interested in.

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