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Best classic tv shows apps

Nothing beats the classics. Nothing will compare to the things that we have grown up with. Be it on food, celebrity, athletes, or TV shows - it's our human nature to commemorate and celebrate the old times. You know that warm and familiar feeling of reminiscing good (and even the bad!) times? That's what makes us human! One way to recollect is by browsing through that dusty photo album or rewatching old video recordings of your high school graduation or wedding day. And aside from these personal reasons, for sure, there are days when you miss those coming-of-age sitcoms and TV shows, too. We get it. Isn't that why you landed on this page? Maybe, you want to rewatch how Dorothy diss Rose and Blanche in the Golden Girls? Or maybe, you just discovered the 80s version of Friends? That's right, it's Cheers! Anyway, no matter what your reason is, streaming old TV shows is not easy peasy lemon squeezy. Sure, there are a ton of streaming websites lurking online. But, just how many of them offer the classics? To cater to that question, we curated this list of the best classic TV shows apps. Browse by release date, genre, or even country of origin - these apps offer a lot of convenient options for its users. Most of these classic TV apps are free to download but it may require you to purchase their service. Of course, if you want a hassle-free and legal way to stream TV shows, this would not be a problem. Think of it like opening a box full of old photo albums and hand-me-down toys. So, grab that pillow, sit comfortably, and enjoy!

1.Crackle

Free download

Crackle, formerly known as Sony Crackle, is an over-the-top service of Sony Pictures Entertainment. It offers movies, TV series, and original content. It's available in 21 countries and accessible on devices like smartphones, smart TVs, computers, and gaming consoles.

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  • Jane Robinson

    by Jane Robinson

    Just by knowing that Sony owns Crackle it already gives it the credibility to be one of the apps to watch tv shows for free and LEGALLY. I found a lis More

  • Abhinav Subramanium

    by Abhinav Subramanium

    This fits to be the top application on this question. Crackle really has a lot of old and classic tv shows to offer. Props to Crackle. 👍

2.Hulu

Varies by plan

Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but it is only currently available in the United States and Japan.

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  • Angela Gibson

    by Angela Gibson

    I binge watch How I Met Your Mother on Hulu and for me, that is a classic one. I know Hulu is not for everyone bcos not everyone is willing to spend f More

  • Ridhi Sharma

    by Ridhi Sharma

    I hope that Hulu will also be available in India when I get home years from now. I am now subscribed to their service watching shows from my childhood More

3.iTunes

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iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

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  • Russell Peters

    by Russell Peters

    iTunes have a lot of movies and shows on their roster. But I think they still lack some more shows. I was searching The Tom and Jerry Show (1975) but I could not find one. 😥

4.Pluto TV

Free download

Pluto TV offers you more than 100 TV channels for free. There's no month quotes, contracts or fees. You can see movies, TV shows, events and more in your favorite electronic devices.

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  • Kathleen Griffin

    by Kathleen Griffin

    Well, nothing special about this app as it works just like a regular television except that you can watch them on your iphone or android phone. Intere More

  • Bella Zeng

    by Bella Zeng

    Never heard of this application before. But upon reading, I think this means that it's like having a live TV on my phone. Very great app!

5.Netflix

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Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

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  • Roger Duncan

    by Roger Duncan

    For me, Netflix is the best streaming service for classic tv shows like FRIENDS, Vampire Diaries, and many more. The ultra HD plan is good for 5 devic More

  • Huang Wan

    by Huang Wan

    I think this app should be the #1 answer on this list. Right! ON THE TOP! What more can you say bad about Netflix!? It has almost all shows and movies More

6.Classix

with in-app purchases

Classix is an application for iOS devices that enables users to stream old and classic movies and TV shows whether for kids or for adults. It was offered by Brian Coleman and supports Siri and Apple TV App.

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  • Henry Bell

    by Henry Bell

    Out of all the applications on this list, this has been the only one that has enticed me. Out of all, this is one of the newest and most unique because others have been there for a long time now. So I just wanna try a new app.

7.YouTube

with in-app purchases

YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

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  • Irene Carranza

    by Irene Carranza

    It's been ages since I last used YouTube! The last time I remember was it's still 2008, and 10 years after, they are now selling shows from my time. What a time to be alive!

8.Vudu

Pay-per-view

Vudu is a video-on-demand streaming service available to both Android and iOS devices and Windows and Mac computers. It contains both the latest releases and timeless classics. It's only accessible from the US and signing up is free.

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  • Alan Hawkins

    by Alan Hawkins

    I like this website because I have the option to buy Star Trek in SD which is cheaper than HD. I got my Star Trek in from Vudu on my Android phone.

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