Admitme TV Alternatives

We found five alternatives to Admitme TV that won’t disappoint

Most On-Demand Streaming Content
4 out of 5 stars
Best for Theater-Like Entertainment
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Best for More Popular Content
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Most Frequently Updated Content
3.5 out of 5 stars
Best for Wide Variety and Live TV
3 out of 5 stars
Chantel Buchi
Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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Published on December 07, 2020
9 min read

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve been invited to use the super secretive and underground streaming service called Admitme TV in the past.

Now that you have been shunned from the secluded group (because Admitme TV had to shut down), you need to find an alternative that will satisfy your streaming itch.

You’re probably missing that huge HD streaming library and exclusive memberships. Well, what if we told you we found some somewhat similar streaming services?

What is the best Admitme TV alternative?

Without risking another free or cheap streaming service just disappearing, we are recommending only reliable streaming alternatives (ya know, legal ones).

Quick comparison of Admitme TV alternatives
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Tubi TV






The Roku Channel


Pluto TV


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Tubi TV has the most on-demand content

Watch loads of movies and TV shows with almost no ads on Tubi TV
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Tubi TV


What do we like about Tubi TV?

  • The movies range between the '30s to 2010s.
  • You’ll have lots of genres to choose from.
  • In our experience, there are no ads on Tubi TV!

Tubi has a mass amount of classic and present-day content

Tubi TV has about 50,000 titles in its library, both nostalgic and newer.

You’ll get older TV shows such as Alf, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Andy Griffith Show. But Tubi TV also gives you somewhat newer shows like The Bachelor, Hell’s Kitchen, Duck Dynasty, and Dance Moms.

As for the movies, you’ll have choices such as the following:

  • Major League
  • Ender's Game
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Guess Who
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Labyrinth
  • Draft Day
  • V for Vendetta
  • After Earth
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • You Got Served
  • Norm of the North
  • Free Birds
Tubi popular content

Visit the past by streaming Tubi TV on your Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity X1, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Smart TVs, PlayStation, and online.

You’ll have so many movie types to choose from on Tubi

The big list of genres and categories on Tubi TV goes on and on. Everyone (I mean everyone) will find a category they like.

Tubi genres

There are categories such as Crime TV, Family Movies, Preschool, Sports Movies & Shows, Good Eats, and Holiday Movies.

This free streaming service is worth checking out to hopefully replace some content you enjoyed on Admitme TV.

Just like Admitme TV, Tubi TV doesn’t have any ads

When we streamed on Tubi TV, we saw zero ads.

We watched Redemption, and there were no ads throughout the entire movie. When we watched the Stephen King-inspired TV show, Haven … no ads!

Now that’s a nice perk.

What are the pros and cons of Tubi TV?

  • Good: Tubi TV gives you lots of free content of different genres that range from the '30s to 2010s. And you’ll get to watch these titles interruption free.
  • Bad: Yes, we realize Admitme TV had a huge library. But Tubi TV is here to stay and it gives you a similar streaming experience.
  • Full review: Speaking of nostalgia (if you want more), check out our review of Disney+, a streaming service with all of the movies you watched when you were a kid.

Vudu is best for theater-like entertainment

Watch series and movies for free, rent, or buy on Vudu
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What do we like about Vudu?

  • You’ll get access to brand new and older movies.
  • You can rent movies for a few dollars.

Vudu has over 10,000 free movies and TV episodes

Vudu’s free titles are pretty well known, and you’re likely to find movies from the late ‘80s to mid-2010s.

And another great bonus, you’ll find new titles on Vudu each week. Boredom, no more.

Download the Vudu app to watch Sin City, The Boondock Saints, Mummy Reborn, The Cabin, and The Salem Witch Trials.

Vudu content

There are lots of movies and TV series your little ones will enjoy, such as A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure, Vampire Dog, The Great Bear, and Agent Fox. If you want to find more streaming services for your children, check out our top streaming services for kids.

But Vudu has this excellent “Family Play” feature. Turn Family Play on, and Vudu will skip past or mute R-rated language and visuals. (Thank you, Vudu.)

Vudu has over 180,000 titles to rent or buy at home

Rent newer movies from $1.99–$5.99, like Sonic the Hedgehog, Elf, Frozen II, Home Alone, and John Wick.

Vudu also has a “Theater at Home” section with brand new movies you can rent or buy for $19.99–$24.99, including Scoob! and The Informer (but if you wait a little longer, you can buy it on Vudu for the same price).

Does this streaming service sound familiar? You can watch on-demand content, rent, and buy with Amazon Prime Video, but you don’t have to worry about paying for a monthly subscription with Vudu.

Oh, and you don’t have to worry about ads in the middle of your movie. The ads aren’t inconveniently in the middle of a sad or action-filled scene.

When we watched Troy, a few 30-second ads popped up at the beginning, and that was it. (Thank you again, Vudu.)

What are the pros and cons of Vudu?

  • Good: Vudu has lots of on-demand content with new titles rolling out each week. You can also rent or buy videos anytime you want.
  • Bad: Yes, there are ads, but Vudu understands the frustration of interruptions. Vudu conveniently places their ads at the beginning of your movie.
  • Full review: If you want even more and newer on-demand content, check out our full review of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

IMDb TV is best for popular content

You’ll only find solid content with little fluff on IMDb TV
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What do we like about IMDb TV?

  • You can watch great, popular movies and TV shows with IMDb.
  • IMDb TV is actually an awesome app, especially for movie lovers.

IMDb only has popular content, no fillers

Although IMDb TV may not have as much on-demand content as other free streaming services, IMDb is free of filler content.

IMDb TV doesn’t feel the need to say “over 100,000 hours of content” to get some buzz. This movie app just wants to deliver content everyone will want to watch, including the following movies:

  • Fury
  • Marshall
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Hot Rod
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Walking Tall
  • The Imitation Game
  • Tully
  • RED
  • Big Fish
  • Glory
  • The Hunger Games
  • Something's Gotta Give
  • Whale Rider
IMDb TV content

IMDb also has an excellent TV series collection, including the following:

  • The Killing
  • Body of Proof
  • Greek
  • Lincoln Heights
  • The Unit
  • Chicago Fire
  • Royal Pains
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Parenthood
  • Mad Men
  • Roswell
  • Legends

The IMDb app is perfect for movie buffs

Before IMDb TV came to fruition, the IMDb was an app that gave you information about movies, author bios and filmography, and a place to rate movies.

Now, you can also watch movies and TV shows, and create a watchlist (some free streaming services don’t have a watchlist option).

It’s also worth mentioning here that IMDb TV has a lot of ads.

Like Pluto TV, when we watched Dead Like Me, there were six ads in the 60-minute episode (ugh!). But again, we can’t complain too much about a free streaming service.

What are the pros and cons of IMDb TV?

  • Good: IMDb TV has excellent content for free, making it a great alternative to Admitme TV.
  • Bad: You’ll have to find patience with the ads, and remember, free services have to make money somehow.
  • Full review: If you love the IMDb app, you’re likely a big movie fan. Check out our review on Amazon Prime Video, a streaming service where you can rent and buy movies anytime you’d like.

The Roku Channel has frequently updated on-demand content

The Roku Channel is closest to Admitme TV with its always-changing content and limited ads
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The Roku Channel


What do we like about The Roku Channel?

  • It has on-demand content and live channels.
  • It has limited ads (yes, please).
  • You don’t need to create an account.

Get live channels and regularly updated on-demand content with The Roku Channel

The Roku Channel gives you both great on-demand content and live TV channels for your entertainment and to catch up on the daily news.

Roku Channel movies you can stream on the train or your lunch break include:

  • Megamind
  • The Age of Adaline
  • The Big Short
  • Sinister
  • Blade Runner
  • The Adventures of Tintin
The Roku Channel content

But The Roku Channel does have a lot more TV series than it does movies. You’ll find on-demand shows like The Bachelorette, Cold Case, Alone, Midsomer Murders, and Forensic Files.

Although you Admitme TV fans may only be interested in movies, you can still enjoy live channels such as USA Today, Newsy, and Stadium.

You can watch The Roku Channel through the Roku app on your iPhone, Android smartphone, tablets, Roku TV, or other TV-connected streaming devices with the Roku app.

But beware of the ads.

When we watched The First 48 and Hoarders on The Roku Channel, each episode had three to five 1-minute ads.

When we watched Nancy Drew, there were six 1-minute ads.

Watch movies and TV shows anonymously on The Roku Channel

No need to give this free streaming service your full name and email address. Just open the Roku app or website and just start watching!

We all know we don’t like it when streaming services blow up our inbox with “suggestions” or “what’s new.”

But it might actually be worth creating an account with The Roku Channel. If you do, you’ll get the following benefits:

  • Access to premium channel subscriptions, like HBO
  • Continue watching movies right where you left off
  • Get recommendations based on your interests

You know you like to sign in and smoothly jump to the scene where you had to pause. Or you like the “Recommended for You” suggestions so you don’t have to sift through all of the content.

What are the pros and cons of The Roku Channel?

  • Good: The Roku Channel has great, frequently updated on-demand content. In our experience, the content updated every 3–4 weeks.
  • Bad: The frequently updated on-demand content has a catch: lots of ads.
  • Full review: If you want more updated, popular content, check out our review on Netflix and Hulu.

Pluto TV is best for variety and live TV

Pluto TV is perfect for those who love all types of genres
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Pluto TV


What do we like about Pluto TV?

  • It has so many different genres you and your family can enjoy.
  • Pluto TV gives you free live TV streaming with lots of channels.

Pluto TV has tons of genres to choose from on a family movie night.

Pluto TV’s library close to 100 different movie and TV show genres, including Telenovelas, True Crime, and Home + DIY. You’re guaranteed to find something to watch no matter what mood you’re in.

They may not be newer movies like you’d find in Admitme TV, but there are lots of popular older films you and your kids can enjoy on a Friday night.

Movies on Pluto TV include the following:

  • Empire State
  • Flash Dance
  • Hot Rod
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • Dr. No
  • The Hours
  • Big Eyes
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Nick of Time
  • Catch & Release
  • Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • The Trumpet of the Swan
Pluto TV on-demand content

The TV shows on Pluto TV include The Nanny, Instinct, Bridezillas, and Beaver Brothers.

But we have to warn you: there are lots of ads.

In a 50-minute The First 48 episode, there were six 2-minute ads! (Can you believe that?)

Unfortunately, Pluto TV has the most ads compared to the other free streaming services we have listed in this article. And we know ads can get a little … annoying.

But hey, make it a game. Do some sit-ups, fold some laundry, or text a friend during the ads.

Watch Pluto TV on your computer or the app with one of these devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android smartphones and tablets
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • iPhone and iPads
  • PS3 and PS4
  • Roku TV
  • Samsung smart TV
  • Vizio smart TV
  • Hisense smart TV

Watch lots of free live TV cable channels on Pluto TV.

Although Admitme TV didn’t have live TV, we’re sure you can get behind the free live TV channels on top of the on-demand content.

Although Pluto TV has lots of ads in their on-demand content (and the Admitme TV fans are screaming right now), Pluto TV is best for live TV.

This cable-like streaming service has 100 channels, including the following:

  • BET
  • Bloomberg
  • CBS Network
  • Cheddar
  • CMT
  • CNET
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Game Show Central
  • Fox Sports (FS1)
  • MTV
  • NBC News
  • Newsmax TV
  • NFL Channel (not NFL Network)
  • People TV
  • Stadium

Pluto TV also has channels dedicated to one particular TV show, such as Degrassi, Dr. Who, and Tosh.O.

And perfect for sports fans, there are sports channels such as CBS Sports HQ, FOX Sports, NFL, and Major League Soccer.

What are the pros and cons of Pluto TV?

  • Good: Pluto TV offers about 100 different genres in its on-demand content and is the best for live TV with 100 channels.
  • Bad: You’ll have to deal with the ads somehow. Sigh.
  • Full review: If you want other popular channels, check out our full review of the best live TV streaming services.

Recap: Which is the best alternative for Admitme TV?

We sorted through more than a dozen free (legitimate and not prone to vanishing) services to highlight some of the best alternatives to Admitme TV.

We considered movies, ads, TV series, and more to determine which streaming service will hopefully replace the long-gone, secluded Admitme TV. Overall, we can say this about each:

  • Tubi TV: Possibly the closest free streaming service to Admitme TV, you’ll find 50,000 free titles on Tubi TV of tons of different genres to fit your mood.
  • Vudu: On Vudu, you’ll get lots of movies to stream for free, rent, or buy. And the best part: the ads are conveniently at the beginning of your movie. So you won’t have to worry about interruptions.
  • IMDb TV: Only get excellent content on IMDb TV with little to sift through. This makes it a great alternative to Admitme TV when you’re looking for newer or popular movies. Just beware of the three or so ads in your watching experience.
  • The Roku Channel: The Roku Channel frequently updates its content, so you’ll never run out of movies to watch. Limited ads are a nice bonus too.
  • Pluto TV: Enjoy about 100 different movie and TV show genres for everyone in the family to enjoy (just be patient when six ads pop up). You’ll also get access to 100 channels of news, entertainment, and lifestyle.

If you’re ready to spend a little extra money on a top tier streaming service, we recommend checking out the best streaming services of 2021.

What do you think?

Which streaming service do you think is the best? Tell us what you think in the comments.

Chantel Buchi
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Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at

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