YouTube has quietly been adding free-to-watch movies to its database

All of the Rocky movies plus Legally Blonde can now be found on the platform.

November 20, 2018
YouTube has quietly been adding free-to-watch movies to its database Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde.   MGM

YouTube has confirmed that it has quietly added 100 free-to-watch movies to its database. The initial list of movies includes Rocky, The Terminator, and Legally Blonde.

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The movies, which are currently only viewable to U.S. users, come with commercial interruptions, including pop-up ads that appear at regular intervals. The Google-owned company began adding titles in October and have only just gone public with their roll-out.

Rohit Dhawan, director of product management at YouTube, told AdAge that the company sees it as an "opportunity based on user demand, beyond just offering paid movies."

According to Gizmodo, a Google spokesperson said plans are in place with major Hollywood studios to add more in the future.

Movies currently viewable on YouTube include:

The Man In The Iron Mask
Hackers
Out Of Time
Rocky I-IV
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Legally Blonde
The Terminator

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