Crackle.com and Hulu.com allow users to legally stream some free full-length films online. The films provide some commercials that are paid for by sponsors to cover the costs of free streaming. Both websites allow instant video streaming without downloads or account registrations. Full-length movies are also available for streaming on various devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
As of 2015, Crackle provides free movies through its partnership with Sony Pictures. The service also provides users with free access to original programming and various TV shows. Users are provided with the option of registering accounts to access other features by entering some personal information or logging in with Facebook accounts. Creating accounts allows members to create watchlists and share favorite videos with Facebook friends.
Hulu provides its free films through a partnership with Miramax and the Criterion Collection. Hulu Plus is an optional monthly subscription service that provides less commercials and access to more streaming content. As of 2015, the limited commercial plan is available for $7.99 per month, while commercial-free videos are available for $11.99 per month. The company also provides free streaming for various documentaries and TV shows, including full seasons of select series from major U.S. broadcasting networks.