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Free online movies and television

It’s been a busy day and you’re ready to relax and enjoy something on the telly. You flick through the stations, nothing on. You don’t need to come into the library to enjoy a movie night with the family. All you’ll need is a computer or TV and an Internet connection.

One of the benefits of the digital age is there are plenty of places to watch free movies online and we’ve compiled a list that have the largest amount of movies, are safe for your computer or TV, and are legal for you to use. Many of these websites also have free movie apps so you can access the free movies on your mobile device.

These aren’t movie clips or previews, they are free full-length movies that you can watch beginning to end (with perhaps a few commercial interruptions). All genres of movies can be found, from comedy to drama to horror to action. There are kids movies, popular TV series and thought provoking documentaries. There are Hollywood blockbusters to older or independent movies that many of us love to watch over and over again:

Free Movie streaming through Shire of Dardanup Library Services

Kanopy is a video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app. The service enables you to browse and view over 30,000 + films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films, Madman Entertainment. All you need is a library card.

abc_iview_logoABC iView

Everything offered by the ABC television service available when you want to watch it. Excellent source of documentaries and favourite current affairs like Four Corners, plus popular kids shows and TV series.

classic-cinema-onlineClassic Cinema Online

A web archive dedicated to movies and serials from the Hollywood Golden Age. Features include Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe” for space fantasy buffs.

 

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Crackle

Crackle has favorite movies, hit TV series and can’t-miss originals. Whether you’re a comedy, action or drama addict, with fresh daily programming there’s always something new to stream.

 

popcornflixPopcornFlix

Watch free Movies and TV Shows online at Popcornflix. Watch full length feature films and TV series streaming online. Large collection and plenty of hidden gems.

 

sbsondemandSBS OnDemand

SBS On Demand offers feature programs from SBS television service. From international movies and TV series to thought provoking documentaries and current affairs.

snagfilmsSnagFilms

SnagFilms has thousands of advertiser supported free documentary films you can stream online. You can find your next movie by viewing the films by just added, most reviewed, A-Z, or most popular. 

 

tubi-tv-logoTubiTV

Watch great movies, TV shows, next day anime releases and a large range of documentaries streaming to you for free. 

 

 

vimeoVimeo

A video sharing platform with high quality content made by filmmakers, animators and musicians. Vimeo is a source for artists and film makers to share their work.

 

YouTube

YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favourites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and educational videos. 

Visit our Online Film & TV page to find how you can begin watching and enjoy the convenience of instant, free movies from your own home.

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What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution and what does it mean for libraries?

The industrial revolution began in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  Before this period, production was done in people’s homes, using hand tools.  From the eighteenth century the industrial revolution began replacing hand-made production with machinery and mass production.

The progress of industrialisation is recognised by periods; the first industrial revolution (1765) and the second industrial revolution (1870) refers to the development of energy and mechanisms affecting the manufacture of the steel age and chemical synthesis; the third industrial revolution (1969) – the digital revolution and the rise of electronics, an era of computer driven technology bringing new technologies into our lives designed with computers.

Finally we come to the fourth industrial revolution of today where the digital revolution of the last period takes technology to the next level where computers communicate to each other in the manufacture of goods, the implementation of smart systems and smart technologies.

Libraries can use big data to create a personalised user experience by offering content and resources based on each individual wish. Think Facebook, YouTube, Netflix. They all use data stored from previous interactions to build a browsing experience which makes suggestions that are unique to you.

While tailoring suggestions to suit the individual may appeal, it also homogenises by limiting an individual’s world view.  With the opportunity to browse and choose at will, a deeper cultural understanding of self and the world we live is developed.

The possibilities for libraries in the fourth industrial revolution, commonly termed Industry 4.0 are enormous with predictive maintenance, improved decision-making in real time and improved coordination among jobs.

Book kiosks, similar to banking ATM machines are a likely product of the future for libraries, there will be more online content to access and it will be accessible in a smarter more efficient way.  Bricks and mortar libraries will evolve, embracing spaces for the advancement of public knowledge and use.   Unlike the previous industrial revolutions using non-renewable resources the future for Industry 4.0 will look towards smart cities powered by wind, sun and geothermal energy.