We all know Netflix. His entry into France was a wave of relief for many people, but do you know Tubi? This streaming site wants to compete with Netflix with a similar and yet very different business model. Soon a free version of Netflix in France?
Tubi is completely free. No subscription is offered. In addition to that, Tubi is legal. What makes the latter a real competitor to Netflix. Tubi will soon be in France.
Tubi, what is it?
As we said before, Tubi is a provider of streaming videos. It was launched in 2014 and the company is located in San Francisco in the United States.
According to Tubi, he has no less than 12,000 titles of films, series and TV shows from the biggest studios like Paramount, MGM and several others.
A streaming site for non-connoisseurs is a site which hosts films and other videos and which offers the viewing of these videos directly online. This is called “video on demand” or VOD which means “video on demand”. You cannot download the videos, you can only watch.
Tubi’s video library has more than 12,000 titles, according to the recently released press release, which makes it richer in databases than Netflix. Its only downside so far is the fact that it is only accessible in the United States and Canada.
But this detail will only be a detail since this year 2019, Tubi wants to extend its notoriety and come to Europe and all over the world. And the biggest advantage of this company is its completely free, but legal offer.
Tubi, the free streaming site
If Netflix has been free for a while, Tubi has so far been completely free.
- Users can watch videos without interruption without registering and without giving a penny.
- They can however open a user account, always free of charge, so that they can watch a film from one medium to another by synchronizing the queue or the last minute of watching the video.
- Tubi is paid with advertising
For 5 years therefore, Tubi has been free and plans to remain so even by expanding its territory in Europe and internationally, because only this detail differentiates it from its competitors. In addition to being free, Tubi is legal unlike many streaming sites at the moment.
Is Tubi the streaming site legal?
Yes, Tubi is legal on all counts. Being free doesn’t mean illegal, and Tubi is proof of that. Note that an illegal streaming site is a site that broadcasts content without paying the fees as a broadcaster.
That is, it does not pay copyright and broadcast rights. Tubi, like Netflix, pays these fees.
How does Tubi make it free and legal at the same time?
Instead of taking money through user subscriptions, it broadcasts advertisements in the middle of the movies, like television channels do, so Tubi pays the owners of the movies via the ads. And it works, because according to figures, advertising revenues have increased by 180%.
If Tubi is legal, but not available in France, it is because of the new GDPR law. But it is under review and Tubi promises to be in the European area this year 2019.
On what supports can you watch Tubi?
Tubi is accessible on several types of support. This diversity was made to facilitate users to take advantage of the offers at Tubi:
On streaming devices
- Roku: digital multimedia for playing streaming videos via a television.
- Amazon fire TV
- Xbox One, the video game console
- PS3 and PS4, both versions of video game consoles
- TiVO: digital video recorder with hard disk to record and replay TV programs
- Android TV
- Xfinity x1
On Smart TVs
On smartphones and tablets
On the web and on desktops
- All desktop and laptop computers that receive internet connections
Why Tubi is not available in France?
If Tubi is available in the United States and Canada, it is not in France. For the moment, only these two countries benefit from Tubi’s free offers.
- And apart from this continent, the most juicy countries in terms of streaming services and probably Europe.
- There was a time when Tubi was available in Europe and always free.
- But the situation changed when last year, in 2018, the GDPR came out.
- It is the law that governs personal data, its use and users.
- Since this law, everything has changed on the use of personal data and especially the collection of this data.
- This amounts to questioning Tubi’s offers.
It is for this reason that it is not yet available in France and everywhere in Europe. If this provider has attracted many people in the United States and Canada, it will undoubtedly be all the rage in Europe since it is free, legal and accessible via various types of support.
Tubi does not stop at the limit of the GDPR. He is currently reviewing his services to be in accordance with this law and intends to invade the European market.
When will Netflix’s rival Tubi arrive in France?
Tubi has promised to be on the European and especially French market this year 2019. If the first quarter already announces a new country, it will not yet be France.
But you will not wait any longer, because it will soon be as announced on their site reserved for Europe. Many people are impatiently waiting for Tubi’s imminent arrival, hoping that its free version will not disagree with the GDPR. In any case, even if we don’t have an exact date yet, we can already prepare to welcome it.
Our opinion on Tubi
For devourers of streaming movies and series, Tubi will be a great alternative to Netflix. If we take a closer look at this provider, the downside that will cause the refusal will undoubtedly be the advertisements in the middle of the broadcasts and the quality of the videos.
But this does not concern all moviegoers, because many expect this type of offer, that is to say free. Apart from this little point, the rest is a dream.
So, our opinion is that we can’t wait to see Tubi arrive in France and experience it. Just the fact that it is free with its 12,000 titles, we are won over.