Netflix is one of the most famous movie streaming platforms in the world, but there are at least ten Brazilian options that are worth knowing. They are varied options that bring catalogs of films and national and international series, in addition to specialized content. Some of them, for example, are focused on Latin productions or by black filmmakers, while others are made specifically to like the horror genre. There are also services that are differentiated by the payment method, either by monthly subscription or individual purchase to watch within a certain period. See below the alternatives of Brazil to watch movies online.
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Kinopop is a service of the famous dubbing company BKS (Bodhan Kostiw Studios) which charges about half of the monthly fee of Netflix: R $ 15. For this amount, the user has access to a catalog with more than 400 films and 700 national series and foreigners. It is possible to watch on up to four screens simultaneously with resolution up to Full HD through an application for Android and iPhone (iOS), in addition to media centers such as Apple TV and on Android TV smart TVs. You can also cancel when you want and test the service for 30 days free of charge, something that the most famous rival has stopped offering in Brazil.
Kinopop offers hundreds of films and series for R $ 15 monthly – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Globoplay offers a combination of traditional streaming and live programming from TV Globo via the Internet. The subscriber can also browse programs already shown, such as news programs, soap operas, past editions of the BBB and other programs on the grid. The service also started adding more successful soap operas, in a list that will take «Tieta», «Vale Tudo», «Family Ties», «Vamp» and «O Clone», among others, for streaming. The collection of films and series brings more than a thousand titles from Brazil and abroad, including Oscar nominees. There are new additions every month.
Some content is free, such as excerpts from soap operas and entertainment programs, as well as clips from television news and live broadcasting. The subscription that gives access to the complete library is priced at R $ 22.90 monthly or R $ 238.80 annually. The value allows to watch on up to five screens with maximum 4K resolution and download to view offline.
Globoplay mixes live programming with national soap operas and international films and series – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Looke is a service that mixes monthly subscription with separate rent. In the catalog available for rent, there are recent successful films, such as «Parasite», «Birds of Prey» and «The Invisible Man». The service is also the means of access to the Varilux Festival of French Cinema, which in 2020 is held for free via streaming.
Subscribers must pay a monthly fee of R $ 16.90 to R $ 25.90 depending on the number of screens, and have access to a collection of hundreds of films and series, in addition to a 15% discount on purchase or rent, which have a normal price from R $ 14.90 and R $ 1.89, respectively. Looke users and subscribers can watch on the app for Android, iPad, smart TV (Philips, LG, Samsung and Sony), as well as Windows and macOS computers and the Xbox One console.
Looke has modalities of subscription, rent and purchase of bonds – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Spcine Play is a platform specialized in national cinema created in partnership with the Secretary of Culture of the State of São Paulo. The service organizes titles in categories such as «Literary», «Brazilian Classics» and «LGBTQIA +», in addition to great filmmakers, such as Hector Babenco. The user can also watch a series of features and shorts selected by national festivals, and exclusive content from interviews and shows. One of its differentials is, for example, the intersection with music: in one of the categories, it is possible to watch video clips selected by the Music Video Festival.
The service offers free content depending on the partnership with producers, but focuses on rent. The user can directly access the official website or log in via Looke, on the web or on the cell phone.
Spcine Play brings audiovisual shows, independent cinema and more in partnership with the Government of São Paulo – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Darkflix has only horror films in the collection, ranging from classic cinema to independent titles, which are the focus of the platform. Due to the gender specialty, the service is only suitable for young people aged 16 and over. The collection may win or lose films and series from time to time, but streaming does not inform the size of the catalog.
Like Netflix, the service works for a monthly fee. However, the value is much less. For R $ 9.90 per month, the site offers unlimited access to the library and five profiles with independent histories and preferences, in addition to five simultaneous screens. After subscribing, you can still use it for seven days before starting the billing cycle.
Darkflix brings only horror movies – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Telecine Play is the service of subscription channels specializing in films. The catalog features more than two thousand titles, including movie hits and award-winning features. Among the current releases, the collection features «Ad Astra», «Dor e Gloria», «Parasita» and «Bacurau», among many others. It is also possible to search for entire franchises, such as Marvel, Harry Potter and Star Wars, in addition to lists with national films, focused on black culture or LGBTQI + themes.
To access, the user can log in with the cable company’s data or pay a subscription separately only for streaming. The monthly fee is R $ 37.90 and allows reproduction on up to three screens at the same time, five registered devices and five profiles, in addition to a discount on the Kinoplex cinema chain. You can test the service for 30 days before you start paying.
Telecine Play allows access with subscription TV login or paying a separate monthly fee – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
PlayPlus is a service similar to Globoplay, which mixes streaming with open TV programming, but from TV Record. The platform has a collection composed mainly of biblical soap operas and auditorium programs, as well as news and reality shows such as A Fazenda. The platform can be accessed in the web version and in an application for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones.
Users of the free PlayPlus plan have access to the Record TV live broadcast, some soap operas and excerpts from the broadcaster and Play Kids programs. For a monthly subscription of R $ 12.90, it is possible to have access to novels and series in full. There is also a higher plan of R $ 32.80 that frees Disney programming and three ESPN channels.
PlayPlus is the streaming of Record that can be combined with ESPN subscription – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Afroflix (www.afroflix.com.br/) is a platform that gathers audiovisual content that always brings at least one black person in the production, script, direction or as the protagonist. The collection is varied, not limited to films and series. It is also possible to find documentaries, video clips and experimental materials, all of which are involved or which focus on black culture.
All videos available are free, so there is no subscription, rental or purchase involved. The available titles can be played both in players on the website and on YouTube. The collection brings mainly Brazilian content, but is open to titles from other nationalities as long as they meet the same selection criteria.
Afroflix has films starring, written or directed by black people – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Virtual Cinema is a streaming platform that mimics the logic of conventional cinema. The service brings launches every week, always on Thursdays, and stays “on display” for 15 days. Most films are exclusive, as they cannot enter the collection of other streams for up to 90 days after the premiere. Each film costs R $ 24.90 or R $ 19.90 in promotional price and can be played within 72 hours after the purchase of the virtual ticket.
Before purchasing, the user can choose a cinema in their city or of their preference. According to the organizers, the income from the virtual tickets goes to the owner of the room chosen by the user. The proposal is to help maintain the rooms with some revenue while they cannot be reopened due to the pandemic.
Virtual Cinema brings premieres every Thursday – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Filme Filme (www.filmefilme.com.br) is an option for those who want nominations for films by those who understand the subject. The collection is composed mainly of national films from other countries in Latin America, such as Argentina and Chile. As in the Virtual Cinema, access to the titles is for a single payment, which in the case starts at R $ 6. However, the site works on a rental basis. After paying, the user has up to seven days to watch as many times as he wants on his cell phone, tablet or smart TV. For now, it is not yet possible to download the title to watch offline.
Filme Filme brings titles from Brazil and other Latin countries for as little as R $ 6 – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves