YouTube now offers free, ad-supported streaming Hollywood movies

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It looks as though the available movie selection is only on offer in the USA at the time of writing, though it might expand to other regions given time.

When you think of streaming movies legally, you usually assume a subscription fee is involved.

The "Free to Watch" section was added to the "Movies & Shows" section in October, according to AdAge. But the main reason YouTube is integrating more movies is that advertisers have been asking for content that is guaranteed to be family-friendly. For now though, YouTube and its partners are just testing the waters, with only around 100 films available through the scheme so far.

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The site, home to billions of hours of cat videos as well as many semi-legal and illegal bootleg movies, has started allowing entire, well-known movies to be streamed for free, with ads peppered throughout.

The new free streaming facility also "presents a nice opportunity for advertisers", Dhawan said.

If you are looking for something to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, YouTube is showing some top-tier Hollywood films in their entirety, but you do have to sit through some commercials to watch them for free. It has been possible to purchase movies from YouTube for some time, but until now there has been no (legal) way to access movies for free.

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