Thanks to the many streaming sites Present, watching movies online is a convenient and easy way to see cinema masterpieces from the comfort of your home. Years ago to watch a movie that we liked or we went to see it in the cinema or we could buy or rent the DVD. Now all this past because there is the possibility to choose which film or TV series to watch at any time of the day while sitting on the sofa. In recent years several have been born streaming platforms who offer this service and provide a catalog of films, cartoons, documentaries and very large TV series.
The most appreciated feature in streaming sites is to be able to start watching a movie at a certain time, and then have the possibility to stop, in case of need, go back and possibly resume watching at another time. In short, all the functions of a DVD, or of the old videotapes, at your fingertips without the need to physically go to the store for purchase or rental.
The best streaming sites
The ones we list below are all legal streaming sites: some require a subscription subscription, even if they allow you to activate a free trial periodothers allow you to watch movies or TV shows for free after registering. There is one large variety of films available on these sites, from comedies and dramas to horror and action films, from children's cartoons to documentaries. The functions that each platform makes available are truly varied, such as putting subtitles in different languages, downloading content offline, recording a profile with content suitable for children. In this article you will find a list of best sites streaming with explain the different features and functions.
Currently without a shadow of a doubt the most famous streaming platform. Netflix offers a truly vast catalog of TV programs, films, documentaries and even some TV series produced directly by Netflix (such as the famous "Paper House"). If you are interested in exploring how it works and viewing its catalog you can take advantage one month subscription free and cancel shortly before the deadline. You can gWatch Netflix on smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs and PCs for a small amount fixed monthly.
The plans available are three:
- Basic Plan: currently costs 7.99 per month e allows viewing on only one device at the same time
- Standard floor: costs 11.99 per month and allows the use of two devices simultaneously
- Finally the plan Premium: with 15.99 you can have up to 4 devices simultaneously. Users can create up to five different profiles on a single account.
With the‘App for iOS, Android and Windows 10 you can also download your favorite shows or movies to watch content while on the go and when you are not connected to the Internet. Between best TV seriesnot to be missed are: Narcos, which tells the story of the Mexican drug cartels, Breaking Bad, Suits, Sherlock and many others. The platform also makes available foreign films (not only the American ones but also the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans ..) and also gives the possibility to watch movies in original language and possibly add Italian subtitles. This feature is very useful if you want to learn or improve your English or another foreign language that you are studying.
Prime Videos the streaming service offered by Amazon to anyone who has subscribed to lAmazon Prime subscription. Currently at the cost of 36 per year with Amazon Prime not only can you benefit from free shipping and offers present in Amazon but you can also access the Prime Video streaming platform. After the first 30 free days, Amazon Prime is automatically renewed at a cost of 36 per year or alternatively 3.99 per month. The subscription can be canceled at any time.
By subscribing to the Prime service you can have unlimited streaming of films, TV shows, Amazon Original programs (such as The Grand Tour, Modern Love, Making the Cut …) and thousands of highly successful film productions at no additional cost. The platform also offers the possibility of download movies through the appropriate app for iOS or Android. Thanks to Amazon Prime, however, you also have access to other interesting services. For example you can read hundreds of eBook, listen to music without ads with Prime Music and access in-game content at no additional cost thanks to Twitch Prime.
Disney + the new streaming service offered by The Walt Disney Company which has been available in Italy since March. The platform able to offer an excellent catalog of products including original and exclusive productions, Italian productions, over 500 films and more than 350 TV series.
Disney + can be used by up to four devices simultaneously, you can create up to seven different user profiles and activate gods profiles for children where contents suitable for children are offered. Among Disney cartoon classics, Marvel films, the famous Star Wars saga and documentaries made by National Geographic there is truly a proposal for everyone. Disney gives you the opportunity to try the service for free for seven days which can be activated through the official website, and at the end of the period you can choose whether to make a monthly subscription from 6.99 or an annual subscription from 69.99. Even Disney + allows you to download the contents for free to be able to watch them on devices even when offline.
Apple TV +
Also Apple he designed his platform to watch streaming content on demand. You can watch exclusive content Apple originals made in collaboration with big names on the international scene, such as Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey. Since there are films and documentaries here made exclusively for the Colossus of Cupertino, this cannot be considered a platform in competition with the other streaming services available on the market. Apple TV + does not present commercial film productions, but a more particular and niche service to subscribe to to see special and unreleased content.
Apple TV + usable on any device Apple, such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Mac and on any other device using one of the supported browsers, namely Safari, Firefox, Chrome, by connecting to the official website. After a first week of free trial, the monthly cost of 4.99.
Now TV the online streaming site provided by Sky that allows you to watch sports events, films, documentaries and TV series on a smart TV, smartphone, computer or tablet. Unlike Sky, Now TV does not require a satellite subscription but an internet connection. NOW TV available on different devices such as: PC, Smartphone, Tablet and on compatible Smart TVs, Google Chromecast, Vodafone TV, TIM Box or an Xbox game console and PlayStation.
The subscriptions there are two: one concerning the cinema and entertainment, the other that concerns the sport. Both tariff plans allow you to associate up to four devices, but only the subscription that concerns cinema and entertainment allows you to have seven day free trial and to be able to use two devices simultaneously.
Another streaming platform that is spreading more and more in Italy Tim Vision. Owned by the telecommunications company TIM, the service offers three different subscriptions, TimVisionPlus, Disney World and Sports World, which start from a minimum cost of 5 per month. If you are a Tim customer (or if you decide to become one) there are often promotions that allow you to save on subscriptions.
The platform allows you to try the free service for a month to evaluate the product catalog consisting of films, TV series, cartoons and documentaries. Tim Vision available on smart TV, PC, smartphone and tablet or TIM Box decoder and it is possible to download contents to your device to watch them even offline.
Infinity TV the online streaming service provided by Mediaset which, at the cost of 7.99 per month, allows you to have a really large catalog of films, TV series and programs with a particular attention reserved for Italian products. The service allows you to use maximum of 2 devices at the same time and in addition to the products already available, there is also a section dedicated to rental which, at a cost of a few euros, allows you to access the films recently released at the cinema.
All contents can also be seen in original language with subtitles and the opportunity to see 4k movies on your TV. The platform allows you to download the contents on their devices to be able to watch them even offline.
Kilos a European company founded in 2012 that offers a wider range of services than traditional streaming sites. This platform, in fact, does not require the subscription of a subscription but once the app has been downloaded you can browse its product catalog and buy the movie or tv series interests you. Once you have purchased the product, it will always be available within your reserved area on the site.
Here we have an extensive catalog of documentaries, films and digital TV series, DVDs and Blu-ray such as Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, The Rules of the Perfect Murder, Star Wars and the Black Swan. This service pay per view available on Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, PCs, tablets and smartphones. In addition to providing the vision of film productions, Chili also offers a ticket service and geolocated cinema reservation and the possibility of buy merchandising original and many other gadgets inspired by the most famous films.
RaiPlay an excellent portal provided by Rai where you can watch, not only live rai channels, but also Rai films, documentaries, TV series and fiction. Service totally free and the truly extensive catalog of on-demand products, from documentaries to plays, from in-depth studies on scientific and historical topics also suitable for children to documentaries to show the beauties of our country. To access the content, simply log in to the site. You can also use the service via app (available for Android and iOS) on smartphones and tablets.
Very similar to the service offered by RaiPlay also MediasetPlay which allows you to look in live streaming all Mediaset TV channels and, in addition to this, it presents a rich catalog on demand with the best of programs and fiction, together with a selection of films, TV series, documentaries and cartoons. MediasetPlay also offers the innovative function "Restart ”Which allows you to see from the beginning a program still on air on any Mediaset network.
To use this platform you need to have one Internet connection (fixed or mobile) and one of enabled devices at the service, such as: PC, Mac, Android Smartphone and Tablet, iPhone and iPad, Smart TV. The contents on MediasetPlay are only visible in streaming and they cannot be downloaded.
dplay a video streaming service that allows you to watch for free and on demand TV series, documentaries and entertainment programs. The platform present in Italy with 14 channels distributed by Sky and DTT for free. THE free channels best known are Real Time, Dmax, Food Network, Nove, Motor Trend, HGTV, Giallo, Frisbee, K2 and Animal Planet.
In addition to this, Dplay offers a paid catalog which provides films, TV series and the programming of five premium channels which are: Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet and BBC. Available on the main App Stores, DPlay accessible through apps optimized for iOS and Android, via smart TV and also via browser from PC, Tablet and Smartphone. The first 14 days are free for new subscribers, then the automatic renewal will cost 3.99 per month
PopCornTV an Italian streaming site where there are various films, although not very well known and not always recent. Watch movies on this platform totally free given that the site bases its revenues on advertisements. The service also relies on Youtube and other video streaming portals. Despite not having a catalog with the latest film productions, here you can find some films that have made the history of cinema.
Rakuten Tv one of the lesser known streaming sites. The platform belongs to the Japanese company of the same name and does not require registration for a monthly subscription. Rakuten TV offers two modes in order to see the content: lpurchase and rental. For contractual reasons, some films only have the rental option or only the purchase option, although in most cases there are both options. In the case of renting content via Rakuten TV, the content will be available in the Video library section of your personal profile for a period of 48 hours from the time of payment.
Rakuten TV also provides one section for free, known as Rakuten TV Free, which a selection of free content they present for advertisements. A user can watch Rakuten TV from various devices such as Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, but they can be used with the same account only two devices simultaneously. The platform also features a selection of titles in VOSI version (Original Version Subtitled in Italian) perfect for those who like to watch films in the original language.
Few know it but on Youtube they are present for free too full movies belonging to different genres, although they are often not very recent. We can find films on YouTube in Italian, English or any other language with good audio and HD video quality (high definition), with only short commercial breaks.
There is also a special section that presents a catalog with film that can be rented or purchased at often very affordable prices. Here you will find cinematographic works that may have just been released, international award-winning films and, sometimes, even films still showing in theaters.