Free video streaming service Tubi launches in the U.K.

Mike Wheatley
Free video streaming service Tubi launches in the U.K.

America’s biggest and most popular free video streaming service Tubi has launched in the U.K., bringing free, ad-supported and generally quite decent quality content to viewer’s living rooms. It potentially poses a real threat to premium streaming service providers, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Tubi is an ad-supported streaming platform that’s led by Fox Corporation, and it currently provides access to an extensive library of more than 20,000 movies and TV shows. What’s different about Tubi, compared to other free streaming platforms, is that its content is often quite good, with films and TV shows from major content producers such as Disney, Lionsgate, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment and more.

The platform also offers its own, Tubi Originals, which include The Adams Family’s period-style horror movie “Where the Devil Roams”, the drag queen vampire slayer series “Slay” and the Russia/Ukraine war documentary, “City Under Fire”.

Tubi Chief Executive Anjali Sud said the platform is launching with “one of the largest and most diverse content libraries in the U.K.”.

Tubi is accessible via iOS and Android devices, through a web browser via, and will soon come directly to major smart TV platforms, the company said.

The service debuted in the U.S. around 10 years ago and boasts almost 80 million monthly active users, and claims to be the fastest growing streaming service in that country.

Other films currently available to watch on Tubi include Gerard Butler action caper “Olympus Has Fallen”, Wes Anderson's film “Moonrise Kingdom”, and several movies in the Twilight saga including “New Moon” and “Breaking Dawn” parts 1 and 2.

Content on the platform extends beyond English-language films and TV shows too, as Tubi also boasts a ton of Korean films and K-dramas including the hilarious coming-of-age comedy “Twenty” and music documentary “BTS: Global Takeover”.