Rakuten opens up more films and TV shows for free

Rakuten opens up more films and TV show for free
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Rakuten TV has expanded its free TV and film offering to help entertain us while we're stuck at home.

Head to Raktuen's online catalogue and you'll find that its collection of free kids TV programmes, and films for adults too, now number more than 150.

The kids TV shows in question include Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit, in addition to education entertainment such as Learning with Timmy and Lingokids.

Rakuten TV - free sign-up, 150 free TV & film titles

Rakuten TV - free sign-up, 150 free TV & film titles
It's free to sign-up and become a Rakuten user, and now it's free to watch over 150 films and TV shows too. No subscriptions, no commitment – watch what you like of the free content and pay for anything else you want.

The free titles are easily found on the home page a few rows down, one next to the other, all quite clearly marked - 'FREE - all free movies' and 'FREE Kids TV'. You can also hit the 'FREE' tab in the navigation bar in the top left corner of the screen where you'll also find Rakuten's own FC Barcelona documentary series.

You'll need to register as a Rakuten user to access them but that's free too – and comes with no subscription or commitment to pay for anything at all.

The free content is available to all users across Europe and still in 4K where stated.


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Dan Sung

Dan is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and his job is with product reviews as well as news, feature and advice articles too. He works across both the hi-fi and AV parts of the site and magazine and has a particular interest in home cinema. Dan joined What Hi-Fi? in 2019 and has worked in tech journalism for over a decade, writing for Tech Digest, Pocket-lint, MSN Tech and Wareable as well as freelancing for T3, Metro and the Independent. Dan has a keen interest in playing and watching football. He has also written about it for the Observer and FourFourTwo and ghost authored John Toshack's autobiography, Toshack's Way.