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Did you know that there are over 100 million Mac users in the world today? And that number continues to rise each year as more people convert from PC to Mac.
One of the biggest benefits of owning a Mac is the ability to watch movies on a crystal clear screen. This is especially true if you own a Mac laptop, and thus, can take your computer with you wherever you go.
With that in mind, knowing how to stream movies and TV shows on Mac, and where to find the best choices, is crucial if you want to get the best experience. The good news? We can help you out!
In this article, we’ll tell you 8 ways you can stream your favorite shows and movies on your Mac device. We’ll also tell you where you can find free quality content online to watch.
Now then, let’s get started
1. Pluto TV
If you’re looking for a free (and legal) way to stream movies online, Pluto TV is hard to beat. Pluto TV has multiple live channels streams you can choose from, along with an impressive on-demand selection of both movies and TV shows.
You can sign up for a Pluto TV account for free and they will never ask you for your credit card information, which is a huge plus. They also have an app that makes watching movies and shows on the go via your Mac laptop that much easier.
Crackle is exactly like Pluto TV, although it doesn’t have quite the selection that Pluto TV does. With that being said, combined, the two give you a wide selection of shows and movies to watch at any time.
Again, both Pluto TV and Crackle are 100% free to use. You’ll never be promoted to enter any payment information at any time and both apps have limited ads and commercials.
The best part? You should be able to find a few shows or movies that you want to watch on both. That makes the decision to at least check them out an easy one.
YouTube is a site that is jam-packed with tons of content to watch and enjoy. You can even find full-length movies and TV show episodes on the site, which of course are available to watch at any time on any device.
Within YouTube, you can purchase movies and TV shows to watch for an extended period of time, or even own forever if you have a YouTube account.
YouTube also offers a TV streaming service, YouTube TV, that is worth checking out. It’s affordable and can give you access to tons of live TV channels and even a DVR service, which is pretty neat.
If you know anything about streaming movies or TV shows, you most likely know that Netflix is one of the most popular ways to do so. And, when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, you simply can’t beat what Netflix offers its users.
Netflix is loaded with some of the greatest television series and movies, all of which you can watch on your Mac via the Netflix app. If you have Google Chrome installed, you can even download the Netflix Party extension and watch shows and movies with your friends!
Next to Netflix, Hulu has the best selection of classic TV shows and movies to choose from on this list. Like Netflix, they make their own movies and shows, which means you’re never going to run out of content to watch as a subscriber.
Hulu also offers a live TV streaming service, which is also worth checking out if you want to cut the cord but keep watching cable. It’s very similar to YouTube TV, and like YouTube TV, you can sign up and cancel whenever you want without being penalized.
6. Amazon Prime
If you have an Amazon Prime account, you already have access to Amazon Prime’s streaming service. Like the other choices on this list, Amazon Prime gives you on-demand access to some of the best movies and TV shows of all time.
And again, if you already have Amazon Prime for online shopping purposes, you have Amazon Prime’s streaming service, too.
Like YouTube, Amazon Prime also gives you the chance to rent or purchase movies online. That allows you to stream your favorite shows or movies whenever you want, which can be pretty handy if you travel with your Mac often.
7. Google Play
If you’re only looking for a way to rent and purchase the latest TV shows and movies, you can’t go wrong with Google Play.
Google Play will also give you access to all of your favorite shows and movies from yesteryear. That means you can build a digital library of your favorites that you can access on your Mac at any time.
8. Apple iTunes
Like the previously mentioned Google Play option but want a Mac-only choice that is similar? iTunes offers Mac users the chance to purchase movies and TV shows, too.
If you’ve got an iPhone and/or an iPad, this is a great option because it automatically syncs your purchases to all your devices. And again, you’ll be able to purchase old and new content, both to rent or to own.
Want to stream movies and TV shows from your Mac to your TV screen? All you need to do is download the Chromecast app for mac for free!
How to Stream Movies and TV Shows on Your Mac
Well, there you have it! Those are 8 ways you can stream movies and TV shows on your Mac devices!
Remember, you can find tons of awesome, free content to watch online using apps like Pluto TV, Crackle, and YouTube. Subscriptions services are great too, and Apple iTunes lets you own your content and access it from any device with ease.
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