Tubi: The Free TV App That Can Save You Money on Streaming Services

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It’s no secret that streaming services are one of the biggest trends in entertainment. And the trend is certainly here to stay, especially when you consider the increasing number of streaming services that seem to be popping up on a regular basis. But what was once appealing about all these services — namely the fact that you can “cut the cord” with old-school cable, save money and pick subscriptions a la carte that have programming you know you’ll actually watch — is now becoming one of its downsides. Because we have access to such a high number of streamers these days, many of us risk spending even more for monthly subscriptions than we were on the cable bills we’d been so relieved to get rid of. What’s a binge-watcher to do?

Enter Tubi, a streaming service that won’t impact your budget — at all. Tubi, which was founded in 2014 and has recently started growing in popularity, offers a vast variety of popular television shows and movies available to watch for free. It sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t — as long as you’re willing to make a few concessions. Here’s everything you need to know about what Tubi is, how it works and whether it can help you unclench paid streaming’s tight grip on your wallet.