There are many paid, discounted, and even free streaming media options available outside of the UCSB Library This page is meant to point you towards materials that the library does not own, and in some cases, cannot obtain the license to buy or distribute. Even though we cannot buy every item used for every class or research project, we hope this can help you locate the materials you may need for your instruction or research. In particular, this page will help point students toward low or no-cost options if you're asked to look at one or more films from a list of available options. If there are education-related discounts or options for items exclusive to specific platforms we'll add it on this page. Remember: Titles are regularly removed from streaming media platforms without notification so what you find there today may not be available there in the immediate future.
Many popular films and TV shows are available on multiple platforms. If you're not sure where you can find a film or show, try searching using one of these tools.
JustWatch US helps users easily locate where to watch movies and television shows in the United States. It includes information on materials contained in Netflix, Prime Video, Disney +, Apple TV, Hulu, HBO Max, Peacock, Paramount+, and more.
ReelGood is an app-based search tool that allows you to add your streaming subscription services and search among their offerings.
Many other commercial streaming media platforms offer a trial period if students are interested in pursuing platforms on their own.