Want to watch a full-length movie or series on YouTube? If you do, you’d have to pay for it via various subscription programs that YouTube offers. However, since such programs such as YouTube Originals and YouTube TV aren’t available globally yet, it means that there are many users out there who are potentially missing out.
Now, the good news swirling around according to a new report is that, YouTube is begining to offer free ad-supported movies on its platform. Apparently this was something YouTube started to offer users back in October with movies such as “The Terminator” and “Legally Blonde”, where users could stream those movies for free but had to contend with ads.
YouTube has since confirmed this feature and according to the company’s spokesperson, he said;
We saw this opportunity based on user demand, beyond just offering paid movies. Can we do ad-supported movies, free to the user?. It also presents a nice opportunity for advertisers.
YouTube already places ads in videos which is one of the ways that creators can earn money, but the company has declined to disclose what kind of split YouTube might be using with studios versus creators. The current library of ad-supported movies isn’t particularly big at around 100 movies. They also aren’t the latest blockbusters either, but if you want something that you can watch for free legally, it could be worth checking out.