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.