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How to watch Movies and TV Series on Smart TV for free

By smart TV, we mean all modern televisions equipped with software to be installed and internet connection which allow, among other things, to watch films and TV series via on-demand services.

If you have recently purchased a TV with "smart" functionality (for example a 4K TV) and you want to use it 100%, there is nothing better than setting it up to watch streaming movies.

Watch movies on Smart TV

In this guide you will find all the best apps to install on Smart TV to take advantage of the various on-demand services available and for see Movies and TV Series for free. The only requirement that the television is connected to the Internet (either via ethernet cable or via WiFi).

In this guide we will see all the steps necessary to find and install the Apps that serve the purpose and how to use them to search the catalogs made available, a film, fiction or series with episodes of our interest. We focus on those Apps that offer free content and at the bottom of the guide we will see a more advanced and versatile solution called IPTV.

Access multimedia apps

The term Smart TV indicates televisions with an operating system expandable through convenient Apps, each capable of interfacing with a large variety of online services. The stores made available to search for applications are very reminiscent of those of Apple or Android smartphones.

It is necessary to have configured an internet connection before proceeding further. Later, you need to access the application section on TV. To access this multimedia menu, usually just press the appropriate button on the remote control (it changes according to the manufacturer: Samsung, LG, Sony, etc.). It is indicated by the name:Smart, Hub, Smart TV, App, Average or similar.

Smart button

By pressing the right button on the supplied remote control, you will be able to open the section where you can find the Default apps made available on Smart TV. Depending on the model and manufacturer chosen, you can install new apps by opening the market or the app store, always clearly visible in the home of the "smart" section.

Smart hub

After getting familiar with the Smart section of your TV now to see which app allow you to watch movies for free. The available platforms are not limited to those considered in this article; You can find new Apps that with a monthly or annual subscription allow you access to a very vast catalog of TV series and films. For more information, read our article: paid platforms for streaming.

App to watch movies on Smart TV

1. YouTube

The ubiquitous YouTube app on any Smart TV worthy of the name and also works fairly well, given that it can support Full-HD or 4K resolution (on the latest generation TVs) and automatic subtitles.

YouTube to watch movies for free

Once the app is open, simply do a targeted search using one of the following keys:

  • Full movies
  • Full Movie
  • Full movie
  • Business suit
  • Full Italian movies

By looking for one of these keywords you will always be able to find some new films to watch. If you intend to rent or buy films, you can do so by looking for the "Movies on YouTube" channel in the address bar or by adding the dedicated channel available below:

LINK | Movies on YouTube

movie rental on youtube

Once the channel is added to your account, simply log in from the YouTube App on TV to be able to watch the rented or purchased movies.

2. Amazon Prime Video

Although not entirely free you can watch streaming videos on demand without paying additional moneybut using only the annual subscription to Amazon Prime.

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So if you already have Amazon Prime to have faster deliveries and access exclusive benefits (for customers who buy on the Amazon e-commerce site), you can take advantage of the Amazon Prime Video app for free (to be installed if not available in a default on Smart TV) or open the website from the integrated browser to watch movies for free on the main home screen.

LINK | Amazon Prime Video

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The quality of the content offered by this good app and the constantly growing catalog!

3. RaiPlay

Another useful app that you can use to watch movies for freeRai app, available on any TV both as a dedicated app and as a website accessible via the television's internal browser. Simply sign up for the service for free and go to the Movies section to see all the films offered for free on the on-demand platform.

LINK | RaiPlay

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The best quality (being an official platform); in particular for films uploaded in recent years they enjoy an HD resolution.

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Great classics of Italian and international cinema are also available, very beautiful if you love auteur cinema or want to enjoy some old film without advertising.

4. The web browser

The web browser integrated into all Smart televisions allows you to visit streaming sites that display content using HTML5 (standard now supported by devices). All you have to do is open the specific app related to "Browser" (or "Internet") and start searching for the movies on your favorite site, as if you were in front of a normal computer. You can consult the list of streaming movie sites or the one dedicated to streaming TV series and open the pages on Smart TV.

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When we talk about IPTV we generally mean the possibility of viewing multimedia content via the internet (precisely on the "IP" protocol).

It is a very legal topic, above all because we normally talk about mailing lists that offer films and series without actually having the necessary rights. On the Smart TV online stores, there are free Apps that "digest" the format of the IPTV lists made available by third parties (the format .m3u).

For the specific article, dedicated to IPTV lists on Samsung, LG, Android TV, etc. read here: Guide to see IPTV on SmartTV.

Once the specific App is installed on your television, you can deepen the topic thanks to other articles dedicated to the world of IPTV of which we provide you with references:

Good vision!