Free movies on YouTube

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Just saw this online and thought this ought to stop people from pirating. That and it's bound to hurt streaming services. The ads might suck but if you're willing to pay for YouTube subscription, even that's solved.


I currently have Netflix and have no plans of paying for YouTube Red. This might change my mind though. :)


Link: https://www.techradar.com/news/youtube-has-started-adding-free-ad-supported-movies

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Thanks for sharing that. I hope that in the end it improves the availability/searcheability of language specific movies and TV shows. I'm pretty spoiled by a combination of Netfilx and Viki now, and I'd hate to seem them go under to Google/Youtube unless the latter does an equal or better job. 

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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What bothers me with subscription services is how some great stuff is locked per region. I like watching a lot of foreign films -- especially indie-ish ones -- and since I don't use a VPN, a lot of that isn't available to me. Even the anime selection for my region is pretty limited. One of my favorite YouTubers made a video about hidden Netflix animes and not one was available in my region.

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I know what you mean. I tried Crunchyroll's premium free trial specifically to watch a certain show and it wasn't available in my region. I tried a VPN workaround but that only worked once. Cancelled my premium free trial within 30 minutes. :P


Then there was the time I was watching a series on Netflix while I was in India. It was very engaging! Then the day I flew home, I couldn't watch it anymore. Darn region restrictions!

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I did the exact same thing with Crunchyroll! I signed up to watch My Hero Academia then found out it's region locked. Didn't log in again after that. :P

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I'm thinking I need to just break down and subscribe to a high quality VPN or Smart DNS and stop messing around. A long time ago I used a Proxy service, which was pretty nice, but also pretty unstable.


I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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I can't VPN since a lot of the online games I play doesn't allow it. That and Netflix seems to be blacklisting VPN IPs too. Meh.

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