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How is Tubi Better Than Netflix?

Their selection of movies and shows is vastly superior. I could sit on my ass watching this stuff all day and night and not run out of good content.

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by Anonymousreply 88May 31, 2023 5:06 AM

It's not.

by Anonymousreply 1May 20, 2023 7:10 PM

Netflix blows, R1.

by Anonymousreply 2May 20, 2023 7:12 PM

You're an Eldergay and prefer the world as it was before 1987

And you don't mind ads

by Anonymousreply 3May 20, 2023 7:12 PM

"Tubi" by Stream Freely? I always thought it was "Yellow River" by I.P. Freely...

Lol, but srsly folks - Tubi is THE SHIT! I tell all my friends they are wasting money on other streaming services; I geel like you, OP - I'll never be able to watch it all. I'm a big ol' film buff here, and while no, Tubi does not have the extensive TCM-type classic Hollywood library that HBO does, it is great for foreign/cult/genre deep cuts! Not so shabby on classic TV, either! Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, Flintstones, etc... I also love how it warns you when ads are coming up, gives you a countdown of how long until they're over, and you can mute the ads - unlike on YouTube!

by Anonymousreply 4May 20, 2023 7:14 PM

*feel like you. Fuck this site.

by Anonymousreply 5May 20, 2023 7:14 PM

[QUOTE] You're an Eldergay and prefer the world as it was before 1987

R3 I’m 36 and I’m typing this post on an iPhone 14 Pro Max. I drive an electric car. I subscribe to five different streaming services, including Netflix. I’m no fucking luddite yearning for the past, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 6May 20, 2023 11:33 PM

I am a large fluffy bunny who distributes brightly colored eggs to good Christian children on Easter Sunday, OP/R6

by Anonymousreply 7May 20, 2023 11:51 PM

OP is Mother Tubi.

Pronounced "Tubby."

by Anonymousreply 8May 20, 2023 11:53 PM

It has some good gay movies.

by Anonymousreply 9May 20, 2023 11:58 PM

Tubi is owned by Fox. They have local Fox News channels. When I discovered that I got rid of cable.

by Anonymousreply 10May 21, 2023 12:24 AM

Wtf, are you serious, R10? It’s a Murdoch property?

by Anonymousreply 11May 21, 2023 12:35 AM

It’s free.

by Anonymousreply 12May 21, 2023 12:38 AM

Yes, R12, but with the billions Netflix spends every year, shouldn’t they have the superior library?

by Anonymousreply 13May 21, 2023 12:49 AM

36??? and you are still alive?

by Anonymousreply 14May 21, 2023 12:52 AM

R11, yes, unfortunately. Fox Corp bought it in 2020.

[Quote]Why Disney’s streaming losses are Tubi’s gains

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by Anonymousreply 15May 21, 2023 12:59 AM

Tubi has commercials. No thank you.

by Anonymousreply 16May 21, 2023 1:02 AM

Unfortunately, Tubi has a maximum 720p streaming resolution. Not all of its movies hit that quality either, with many popular films offering roughly 540p resolution. This streaming limitation is a real drawback.

by Anonymousreply 17May 21, 2023 1:04 AM

A crap source, indeed.

by Anonymousreply 18May 21, 2023 1:09 AM

[QUOTE] Tubi has commercials. No thank you.

But they have to be the most unobtrusive commercials I’ve ever seen on a service. Believe me, I hate commercials as much as anyone. Tubi’s ads are infrequent and not jarring enough to remove you from what you’re watching. I hardly notice them, which is why I keep using it.

by Anonymousreply 19May 21, 2023 1:59 AM

Everything on Tubi is so dated

by Anonymousreply 20May 21, 2023 2:06 AM

The entire Pam Grier collection. Enough said.

by Anonymousreply 21May 21, 2023 2:39 AM

R20, what content would you prefer they offered?

R3, same question.

by Anonymousreply 22May 21, 2023 2:49 AM

R20 is looking for all those glossy new modern Netflix shows that get cancelled after one season.

by Anonymousreply 23May 21, 2023 3:05 AM

These are old movies

by Anonymousreply 24May 21, 2023 3:35 AM

Which is exactly what I want to watch R24.

by Anonymousreply 25May 21, 2023 3:37 AM

I have Netflix too but I’m really into the channels on Tubi (Fox) and Pluto (CBS). I guess I meant to say I cut cable when I found out I could get local news channels, which I can with Tubi and Pluto.

I love the Project Runway and Price is Right:The Barker Years channels.

Pluto has cult films and just interesting channel choices.

by Anonymousreply 26May 21, 2023 3:41 AM

Didn’t even know about Pluto. Downloading it now.

by Anonymousreply 27May 21, 2023 3:51 AM

Omg, I’m never leaving my couch again.

by Anonymousreply 28May 21, 2023 3:53 AM

Pluto has a drastic imbalance of right-leaning over left-leaning news channels in it's offerings. If it could be neutral in the offerings, I could live with that and use them.

But, it's been out-of-balance for years. As such, I seldom use Pluto.

by Anonymousreply 29May 21, 2023 3:57 AM

You can find me and Tizzy Lish at Tubi.

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by Anonymousreply 30May 21, 2023 4:00 AM

[QUOTE] Pluto has a drastic imbalance of right-leaning over left-leaning news channels in it's offerings.

The news is the absolute last thing I’m looking for.

by Anonymousreply 31May 22, 2023 11:38 PM

They have a lot of true crime quality series, like the original Forensic Files ans Unsolved Mysteries.

They also have a lot of biographical programs on celebrities, current and of old. I was surprised to find FRIEDKIN UNCUT on there. I

They're also launching a lot of their own original content. They don't have the latest and greatest but that's not what everyone wants. Lot of young people are into older programming as OP has demonstrated.

by Anonymousreply 32May 22, 2023 11:45 PM

You can watch Behind the Camera: Charlie's Angels on Tubi!

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by Anonymousreply 33May 22, 2023 11:57 PM

Their Lincoln is played by Daniel Day Lewis a Caucasian.

by Anonymousreply 34May 23, 2023 12:02 AM

It's Freeeeeeee !

by Anonymousreply 35May 23, 2023 12:03 AM

Just watched LEONA HELMSLEY: QUEEN OF MEAN on Tubi. Lloyd Bridges was in it. Deliciously camp.

by Anonymousreply 36May 23, 2023 1:10 AM

It's on YouTube

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by Anonymousreply 37May 23, 2023 1:21 AM

Tubi has a good selection of old school horror films that's not in Netflix or that you have to buy on Amazon.

by Anonymousreply 38May 23, 2023 1:41 AM

Yes, Tubi’s Horror/Thriller sections are fantastic. Lots of deep, deep cuts. In fact, most of them are deep cuts. Some pure gold among ‘em.

by Anonymousreply 39May 23, 2023 1:57 AM

PlutoTV is even better than Tubi. Between the two, I will NEVER pay for a streaming service again.

by Anonymousreply 40May 23, 2023 1:58 AM

Tubi also has the "behind the scenes" TV movies for Mork & Mindy and Diff'rent Strokes.

For those Mary Cadorette fans, Three's a Crowd is represented — as is The Ropers.

by Anonymousreply 41May 23, 2023 2:34 AM

R40, you will.

by Anonymousreply 42May 23, 2023 2:51 AM

MUBI is the best, offering so many contemporay world films, filled with nakedness.

by Anonymousreply 43May 23, 2023 2:56 AM

Tubi is how I finally saw the 1972 Tab Hunter oddity SWEET KILL, which features Tab as a gym teacher who just can't stop killing women who turn him on.

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by Anonymousreply 44May 23, 2023 3:01 AM

Sweet Kill is on OK.RU. as well. I know many fear the site because it's Russian but we've used it for years with no problem. We never created an account/password, etc.

It's best to google ok.ru (then the name of the film) rather than use ok's search engine. The site is loaded with great films.

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by Anonymousreply 45May 23, 2023 3:08 AM

I usually put on Pluto when I go to bed (either Perry Mason or one of the CSI shows). My only complaint is you can't leave one channel on all night without that stupid Pluto screensaver starting in the middle of the night.

by Anonymousreply 46May 23, 2023 3:16 AM

Yeah the Pluto screen saver stuff is weird for me. The one that comes on in place of commercials sometimes, R46?

by Anonymousreply 47May 23, 2023 11:34 AM

R45 Ok.ru is great. It's the only place I can find some forgotten obscure stuff.

by Anonymousreply 48May 23, 2023 12:01 PM

I recently got to watch the entire Merlin series on TubiTV with sexy Bradley James. I had already seen nearly all the episodes but this was the first time I was able to watch them in order from start to finish.

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by Anonymousreply 49May 23, 2023 12:10 PM

Tubi feels like I’m back in the video store in the early nineties. You will find movies you haven’t thought about in years. It’s a great service. I like Pluto too but it’s commercials are really obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 50May 23, 2023 2:00 PM

Yeah Pluto’s commercial presentation is much unlike Tubi. Very in your face.

by Anonymousreply 51May 23, 2023 4:13 PM

Last night I watched "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy." Chris Diamantopoulos did a hell of a job as Robin Williams. The guy who played John Belushi was terrible.

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by Anonymousreply 52May 23, 2023 6:40 PM

[quote] The news is the absolute last thing I’m looking for.

You missed my point, silly wabbit...

I don't patronize news or entertainment sites that have a massive favoritism in terms of presenting right wing over left wing or even balanced news broadcasts.

News feeds, etc. can make money off of the number of "eyes" watching & I'm not about to monetize my viewing habits into $$$ for them.

by Anonymousreply 53May 23, 2023 7:00 PM

Both Tubi and Pluto helped my successful spin-off from the Facts of Life thread, to a behind the scenes doc, to the show, back here, and back over to this thread.

Great free fun, and the ads give me the time I'm using now to post.

by Anonymousreply 54May 23, 2023 8:22 PM

Tell me that you're an eldergay without telling that you're an eldergay.

by Anonymousreply 55May 23, 2023 8:26 PM

Tell me you’re a fuck face without tell me that you’re a fuck face.

by Anonymousreply 56May 23, 2023 9:00 PM

I just hate the name Tubi. I'll even pay to watch the same thing on another site to avoid it.

Doesn't Tubi have ads, as well?

by Anonymousreply 57May 23, 2023 11:01 PM

Me too.

by Anonymousreply 58May 23, 2023 11:19 PM

Tubi! Tubi! Tubi! Tubi! Tubi!......

by Anonymousreply 59May 23, 2023 11:22 PM

What other classic shows do they have?

by Anonymousreply 60May 23, 2023 11:26 PM

I like watching cheesy made for TV movies from the 80s and 90s on Tubi.

by Anonymousreply 61May 23, 2023 11:28 PM

Very funny, R59.

by Anonymousreply 62May 24, 2023 12:58 AM

any app good for classic movies for free? I've been paying $3.99 to rent per movie on Vudu.

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by Anonymousreply 64May 24, 2023 1:28 AM

I like Tubi for their selection of gay movies. A lot are trashy as to be expected, but you can find a few gems amongst the trash. They’re also a a good source for documentaries. I discovered Freevee recently, pretty much left overs from Amazon Prime. R49 is correct about watching Merlin.

by Anonymousreply 65May 24, 2023 3:53 AM

Left overs from Amazon Prime? I thought Amazon Prime was leftovers.

by Anonymousreply 66May 24, 2023 6:02 PM

Oh, that’s funny R66.

It seems when Amazon adds new material, their older material moves to Freevee.

by Anonymousreply 67May 24, 2023 6:37 PM

If you miss the BravoTV of the early-mid 90s, with the rarely-seen arthouse/indie/performing arts programming, I highly reccomend Kanopy. Zero ads, huge selection, and totally free; all you need is your library card for full access.

I recently watched Brando film, The Nightcomers, that I never knew existed. It's a prequel to the spooky film The Innocents (also available on Kanopy)

by Anonymousreply 68May 24, 2023 7:39 PM

I have The Nightcomers on DVD. Cool movie

by Anonymousreply 69May 24, 2023 7:41 PM

R55, you're well on your way to being a bitchy, bitter old queen just like everyone else, so welcome to the club.

by Anonymousreply 70May 26, 2023 3:25 PM

Tubi is not better but is a viable alternative for entertainment. The commercials are not invasive like Pluto. I also think the Tubi interface is one of the better ones out of all the streaming services.

by Anonymousreply 71May 26, 2023 4:12 PM

Why isn’t it better, R71?

by Anonymousreply 72May 26, 2023 5:31 PM

What are some of the good gay themed movies on Tubi?

by Anonymousreply 73May 26, 2023 6:29 PM

I’ve never heard of The Nightcomers, so just looked it up…the leading lady is SABLE COLBY! I must watch..

by Anonymousreply 74May 26, 2023 6:31 PM

I've been watching old Fantasy Island episodes on Tubi.

by Anonymousreply 75May 26, 2023 6:35 PM

Tubi typically has a couple hundred gay titles.

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by Anonymousreply 76May 27, 2023 1:42 AM

They never recommend anything gay for me. Being a top, Tubi must think I’m straight based on my viewing habits.

by Anonymousreply 77May 27, 2023 1:48 PM

You’re so butch, R77!

by Anonymousreply 78May 27, 2023 4:04 PM

Love Tubi. They have all the lurid bullshit and campfests Netflix wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole, plus some genuine high brow classics here and there.

by Anonymousreply 79May 27, 2023 4:21 PM

Tubi is a great app for film noir. Just don’t get too upset when you see they’re including a lot of non-noir films in that category. (It’s all algorithm-generated, informed by your other viewing choices.)

by Anonymousreply 80May 28, 2023 2:55 PM

R68 — I’m with you, Kanopy is great.

I love the offerings in Tubi (and sometimes Freevee) , but I just can’t do the commercials. I’d be happy to pay for ad-free versions.

I pay for a lot of streaming services. Surprisingly, I find that I watch Peacock more than the others.

by Anonymousreply 81May 28, 2023 3:09 PM

I pay for a lot of streaming services too and am going to start cancelling some of them. I think Hulu and Paramount+ are on the chopping block as I rarely watch anything there. My husband watches a lot of Netflix, so that's safe. I watch Peacock quite a bit following by Tubi. I don't mind the commercials as they are not in your face - they are so short there is rarely time to run and do something else. I have Amazon Prime, but rarely watch anything and use it for shipping.

by Anonymousreply 82May 28, 2023 3:18 PM

I'm almost done watching the 11 seasons of Columbo.

by Anonymousreply 83May 28, 2023 3:37 PM

I’ve seen all the 70s episodes of Columbo, but I’m not sure the later seasons will “vibe” with me. I still plan to buy it all on Blu-ray when Kino Lorber releases their monster sets later this year and next.

I pay for Peacock but not the ad-free version. So far, I just keep watching episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

by Anonymousreply 84May 28, 2023 7:53 PM

[quote]I pay for Peacock but not the ad-free version. So far, I just keep watching episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Me too. They're a lot of fun, though the AHH is a bit padded-out; at least ten minutes of filler in each episode.

Peacock also has Girls5eva, which is fun in small doses. Elise Renee Goldsberry is terrifically funny, besides being a singer.

by Anonymousreply 85May 29, 2023 1:52 AM

Just found Mike Tyson’s Mysteries on here!! I love that show!

by Anonymousreply 86May 31, 2023 2:10 AM

R84 I just watched Miss Faye Dunaway and then William Shatner playing crazy people on Columbo S12, and enjoyed the nonstop ham. i get what you mean though, Columbo was never the same after his unseen/unnamed wife died

by Anonymousreply 87May 31, 2023 3:46 AM

Urbania and Morgan r73

by Anonymousreply 88May 31, 2023 5:06 AM
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