Movies can be streamed free of charge on a smartphone by using applications such as Hulu and Crackle, as of March 2015. Other applications that offer free movies include Flipps, Viewster, MoTube and Movie Tube Ex.
Hulu and Crackle have commercial breaks where advertisements play. Hulu is free, but a larger library of content is available by paying a monthly subscription fee.
An Internet connection, through either mobile date or Wi-Fi, is required for movie streaming. Loading times for movies vary based on the user's Internet service and the application.
Applications may have their own free movies available or simply provide links to free movies. Another application, Hubi, has download links for movies the user can view on his phone.