As of January 2016, it is illegal to download movies, including Malayalam movies, for free. Most movies are protected by copyright laws, and watching or sharing them without proper permissions from the film owners is illegal and punishable. Many Malayalam moves, mainly old movies, can be streamed online for free on websites such as BoxTV.com, BIGFlix.com, Spuul.com and YouTube.com. Many new releases are available for streaming at a price.
As of January 2016, BoxTV.com has around 100 Malayalam movies in its library. While old movies are free to stream, new movies are available for a price on a per movie basis, and customers can subscribe to the service for unlimited streaming. BoxTV.com has a large collection of movies from different Indian languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi and Kannada.
BIGFlix.com is an on-demand online video streaming service focusing on the Indian market. Its library consists of movies from different Indian languages, including Malayalam. The service allows subscribers to watch unlimited high-definition movies without breaks or ads. Subscribers can access the service on multiple devices across various platforms, including Windows, Android, Blackberry and Smart TVs.
YouTube has an official Malayalam movie channel. It has recent releases available for streaming on a pay per movie basis. Many older movies are available for free streaming.