The streaming niche in Australia welcomes another addition as American platform Tubi becomes available. With the competition in the streaming market getting stiffer, what does Tubi offer that others don’t? Zero subscription fees.
However, being free usually means there’s a catch. With Tubi, there’s actually more than one catch. First, it is supported by ads, which means you’ll watch on average of four minutes per hour of streaming videos. Second, its library of content largely consists of B-movies and TV shows.
Is Tubi Available Now?
Tubi has officially launched in Australia on September 1. With it comes 7,000 titles of TV shows and feature films for Aussies to enjoy free of charge. It’s now available across iOS and Android devices, as well as on a wide range of other devices and TVs such as Chromecast, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Playstation 4, and some smart TVs.
Its launch came two months before the arrival of Disney+, which will add to Australia’s hefty choices of paid streaming services. Currently, Aussies have the likes of Netflix, Stan, 10 All Access, Foxtel Now, Amazon Prime Video, hayu, YouTube Premium, DocPlay, and iWonder to choose from.
Despite the fierce competition in a crowded market, chief executive Farhad Massoudi is confident that Tubi will substantially appeal to Aussies because it’s free. With thousands of titles to indulge in on your downtime, users can choose to be patient with ads if that meant paying zero fees.
Free Content for Streaming
Starting today, Aussies can access thousands of hours of video content from studios like MGM, Paramount, Lionsgate and more. While many of the available titles are B-movies that you’ve never heard of, there’s still a decent collection of good ones. Some of these are 3:10 to Yuma, Requiem for a Dream, Dirty Dancing, The Blair Witch Project, Revolutionary Road, Reservoir Dogs and Stranger than Fiction.
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How to Register to Tubi
Tubi doesn’t require users to register, so watching content from the platform is one click away. However, you’ll need to register if you want to make use of its features, including personalised recommendations. Apart from this, users can choose to have their viewing queue be carried out across other devices for added convenience.
Australia is Tubi’s first venture outside of North America. The free streaming service launched in the US five years ago and Canada earlier this year. Aussies can also stream free ad supported content courtesy of SBS On Demand, TenPlay, 9Now and 7plus.