Free streaming sites are all the rage, especially since multiple paid streaming apps have popped up, and let’s be real, not all of us have the moolah to subscribe to every service out there to view every one of the hyped-up series or movies these platforms release every few months. Phew!
However, due to the very nature of these free streaming sites — illegally obtained and presented content — they tend to die off (read: taken down) every few months with their proxies appearing on different websites. But often, these proxies aren’t what they seem to be, so it’s best to avoid them unless you know what you’re doing for sure.
One such free streaming platform, Putlocker, has been facing issues and has been down for users worldwide. If you’ve been looking all over the web for Putlocker but can’t find it, we’d recommend you start looking for alternatives — and there are several.
Here we’ve listed the 11 best Putlocker alternatives to meet your streaming needs.
Crackle is by far one of the best free streaming services available online. What’s more, the service is owned by Sony Pictures, which makes it more credible than pretty much every other entry on this list.
Not only do you get a horde of movies and TV shows, but there’s also the latest film information available. Users can opt in to get notified of any new and upcoming flicks. Note that you’ll need a VPN to access this service if you’re in Asia.
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Much like other services on the list, there’s no sign-up whatsoever required for you to access this site. Everything is neatly organised by genre, and there’s a bunch of content to choose from, including movies, TV shows, documentaries and whatnot.
The service also has apps that you can download and use on your phone or tablet. What’s more, the server even lets you sync your activities across all devices, meaning you can pick up where you left off in an instant.
Holding 98 million users, 123Movies is a widely used online streaming website. They have an easy search menu with movies and TV shows that provide options like Top viewed, Latest, Featured, among others. In addition, it provides a convenient search by year, genre and country.
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eMovies is quite a well-made site that features a collection of thousands of movies and TV Series from across the world. The site is also quite active, and you can expect to see the latest releases show up in a few days.
The site features content from 12 countries, including India, UK, China and the US.
A simple, no-nonsense site, Watchfree even has Cloudflare DDoS protection in place. The site runs fast, if online more often than not and is pretty reliable. Users can even sign up and request movies and make their watchlist.
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Primewire should be your last choice when you’re looking for a website to stream movies or TV shows. Not because it has a lousy collection or has performance or reliability issues, but simply because of its horrible interface.
Apart from the cluttered interface, you’d get everything you could expect, great shows, good performance, low buffering times and even curated playlists.
GoStream is a straightforward and pretty much ad-free streaming site with a content library primarily focusing on US and UK made movies and TV shows; however you can find content from other regions here.
Yes, the site is simple to look at, but it only works to their advantage. Having an interface as clutter-free as they have goes a long way in retaining the audience.
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AZ Movies has one of the largest databases providing you with the best streaming and downloading options. The cover page holds multiple lists showcasing the top 10 movies, recently added movies and the latest and new movies. It has over 15 genres and gives the option of searching for movies of a specific actor.
Providing content from over 13 countries, Yesmovies is the perfect website for streaming your favourite TV shows and movies. It shows the top IMDb rated movies and the top Cinema options available. Yesmovies is also available on the Google Play Store here.
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Linking itself from Yesmovies, FMovies provides 25+ genres of films. They claim to be a legal and non-pirated site allowing everyone to stream top movies and TV shows without much hassle. In addition, it provides an IMDb rating list, listing over 200 movies on its home page, helping you choose your next film.
The final entry on the list is ShareTV. While the service is pretty much like every other service mentioned on this list, the unique thing about ShareTV is that if in case it doesn’t have all the episodes for a TV show that you’re looking for, it can link you to alternate sources where you can find the missing episodes.
This brings us to our next point; as you can probably guess by the name, the service only deals in TV shows so that you won’t find any movies here.