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Reddit reviews: The best on-demand movie streaming apps

We found 28 Reddit comments discussing the best on-demand movie streaming apps. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 12 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about On-Demand Movie Streaming:

u/salvatorundie · 2 pointsr/canadacordcutters

CBS News has an app (free) on most streaming boxes (Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV) that carries most of the CBS News content you are looking for (plus stuff like 60 Minutes Overtime, but not the full 60 Minutes itself), including to Canadians:

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/cbs-news-live-breaking-news/id334256223#?platform=appleTV

https://channelstore.roku.com/en-ca/details/27536/cbs-news

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.treemolabs.apps.cbsnews&hl=en_CA

https://www.amazon.ca/CBS-Interactive-News-Fire-TV/dp/B01MDKA8EH

Most of the major American networks news departments (ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS) plus US news channels like Fox News, MSNBC and CNN put most of their clips up on YouTube in an extremely timely fashion. NBC and PBS put their nightly news brodcasts online, as does the CBC with The National. Live events like rallies, speeches and other incidents often get covered live by many outlets, including Reuters, Global News, the New York Times and the Associated Press. You also get live feeds of channels like Bloomberg, Al Jazeera English and Sky News.

The CBC Gem App and website (https://gem.cbc.ca), after supplying an email address, gives you access to 14 CBC stations across Canada for local news and CBC content for free, and offers CBC News Network for $4.99 monthly:

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/cbc-gem/id422191503#?platform=appleTV

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.cbc.android.cbctv&hl=en_CA

https://www.amazon.ca/CBC-Gem/dp/B07P9VDPCC

You should also look into getting an over-the-air TV antenna, for local news. A lot of American TV network programming ends up on Canadian OTA networks anyway, primarily CTV/CTV2, City TV and Global... You don't necessarily have to reach the US networks (or pay for tricks like VPN or DNS services) to get the US shows you are looking for.

60 Minutes (and 48 Hours, Dateline NBC, ABC Nightline and 20/20) is carried over-the-air across most of southern and eastern Ontario on CHCH TV, a local Hamilton/Niagara station whose signal is repeated across the province:

https://www.chch.com/schedule/

If you live in the same Ontario region, the otherwise-religious over-the-air TV channel YES TV carries Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune:

https://www.yestv.com/tune-in

You may also live close enough to the Canada-US border across the country that you can receive US TV channels over-the-air to get Jeopardy!

(Jeopardy! also recently put their Tournament of Champions Finals on YouTube)

Use a site like rabbitears.info to help you detemine how well you might be able to get stations over-the-air:

https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php

These are largely free services and one-time purchases and outlays (particularly if you supplement the OTA antenna with a device like TabloTV), to the point where a separate $200 yearly ($16.66 monthly, same as Netflix Premium, and cheaper than $19.99 monthly Crave TV + HBO) TSN Direct subscription doesn't look so expensive. Adding a Sportsnet NOW+ subscription adds a TON of NHL content, and between Sportsnet NOW+ and TSN Direct you get every NBA marquee game (including pretty much all the games on TNT and ESPN) and more (particularly games involving Canadian players), all Toronto Raptors games, multiple NHL games every night, the NBA and NHL All-Star Games, NHL Outdoor Classic games and NBA Christmas Day, both entire NBA and NHL Playoffs, and NBA Finals (the Stanley Cup Finals is available on CBC and Sportsnet). This is before even considering packages like NHL Live, NBA League Pass and hacking stuff like paid DNS and VPN services. Many Americans would KILL to be able to subscribe to just the major sports networks in their country standalone, and you can do that in Canada.

u/Tollowarn · 1 pointr/AskUK

I use an Amazon FireTV stick and an old monitor with a pair of cheap PC speakers from Amazon. I have made a dumsterdivers Smart TV!

For like TV I use an app called TV Player https://www.amazon.com/TV-Player-TVPlayer/dp/B00G6H6BTA

If it's live on Freeview it will be live on the app.

The FireTV stick works well for Amazon, Netflix, iPlayer and other stuff I like to watch in my office while I'm at my PC.

u/jumpin_jon · 1 pointr/fireTV

I don't use Sky Go myself, but as far as I can see, it's available in the Amazon App Store, so should be fairly easy to get it installed on your Fire Stick

Sky Go on the Amazon App Store

From that page, I think you can have it install on your Fire Stick, and I would guess that you then have to sign-in to your Sky account within the Sky Go app.

Good luck!

u/dennisdubay · 2 pointsr/SquaredCircle

If you have a Smart tv and an Iphone/Ipad, download IwebTV from the APP Store. From there, Open IwebTV go to NJW's site, click on video you want to watch, and it'll ask you what TV you want to connect to ... as easy as that. EDIT: works with Android too.

Android: https://www.amazon.com/Swishly-Inc-iWebTV/dp/B01BL0CB2M
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iwebtv-cast-to-chromecast/id999462129?mt=8

u/notsomaad · 1 pointr/unitedkingdom

Fire Stick and tvplayer is pretty good for Live UK TV. You can also install Kodi and any other Live TV extensions (YMMV)

u/Hocka_Luigi · 2 pointsr/firetvstick

I don't know anything about it, but apparently it's only for Canadian users? Here is a link to the app in Amazon Canada's app store:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0789RWQK1/

You'll probably have to use a VPN to make Amazon think you live in Canada if you don't.

u/_suhbreenaa · 5 pointsr/horror

You can stream Shudder through our website, Apple, mobile Android devices, Roku, FireTV, as well as through Amazon Prime Video and VRV Premium. If you sign up via our website, you may use your account on Apple, mobile Android devices, Roku, and on Xbox One.


However when you sign up for your account, you must do it through a computer/phone

u/JJ-KwiK · 1 pointr/AndroidTV

It is the most recent version. Check the version number in Amazon. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0789RWQK1

u/Urtho · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

It looks like it is a separate listing than the CW app that was in the store for tablets previously. https://amazon.com/The-CW-Network/dp/B01LXZLEMN I used that one and it listed as compatible with my Gen2 TV, but not with my Gen1 Stick.

u/mi7chy · 1 pointr/Roku

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has Silk and Firefox browsers that I've used to stream direct from web site when app isn't available. Was able to browse tou.tv with Silk and played the ad for Le Monstre but then gave me the region lock message from USA but it should work for you though. App is also available (see link below). Don't know how close to the border you are but the device is on sale in the US for $40.

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https://www.amazon.ca/Radio-Canada-ICI-TOU-TV/dp/B07FXQT63T

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https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Fire-TV-Stick-4K-with-All-New-Alexa-Voice-Remote/dp/B079QHML21

u/CMFunk69 · 1 pointr/SquaredCircle

If you have an Iphone, i have been using an app called iWebTV .. you use their web browser, find the video/stream you want, and it will broadcast it to your tv ... as long as you have the iWebTV app on your tv as well.

I use a ROKU .. i'm not sure if they have it for chromecast.

This might not be helpful for you, but perhaps to some, it might.

EDIT: it is on Chromecast:

IPHONE:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iwebtv-for-chromecast-roku/id999462129?mt=8

ANDROID:
https://www.amazon.com/Swishly-Inc-iWebTV/dp/B01BL0CB2M

u/edit4ever · 2 pointsr/PhiloTV

You can probably force the update through the app store...

https://www.amazon.com/Philo-Live-On-demand-TV-Movies/dp/B07BKPFXTJ

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u/Mike_1121 · 2 pointsr/fireTV

Canadian here. I had no issues installing CBC Gem. Maybe you are registered under a US account, or are you using a VPN?

Maybe installing direct from the website would work:
https://www.amazon.ca/CBC-Gem/dp/B07P9VDPCC/

u/K0vsk · 2 pointsr/rocketbeans

Schaust du auf dem Fire TV über die Youtube App oder die Rocketbeans App? Ich benutze zwar selbst keinen aber ich weiß das es extra eine App gibt für RBTV auf Fire, evtl ist die ja besser.

https://www.amazon.de/Mark-Hähnel-Rocket-Beans-TV/dp/B018429HN6

Ich persönlich schaue entweder am PC oder per OSMC(Kodi) auf meinem Pi, auf letzerem auch per extra RBTV App, habe eigentlich nie Probleme bzw nur wenn alle(also der Stream) halt welche haben.