Tubi is one of the most popular free streaming apps already, but it’s hoping to take a little more market share thanks to an agreement with LG.
Starting in the next few months, select customers will get the Tubi app pre-loaded on their new LG phones. At rollout, only T-Mobile, US Cellular and MetroPCS are included in the states and Bell, Rogers and Telus in Canada, but more carriers are on the way.
With a library of over 20,000 movies and TV shows all available for free, Tubi has the largest free streaming library of any ad-supported service. The service has streamed nearly 170 million hours of content, but this deal potentially puts them in front of millions of new eyeballs.
The agreement comes not long after Tubi was purchased by Fox and after they signed a deal with LG to serve as the engine for their streaming channels. Tubi also recently expanded its “Tubi Kids” service to iOS users and expanded free streaming to Mexico.
Andrea Clarke-Hall, Tubi’s vice president of business development, said that the streaming service was “excited to be the streaming video pioneer to be preloaded on premium LG devices.”
And as people are quarantined across America and are streaming more than ever, it’s certainly a good time to become more accessible.