Free is giving its Freebox subscribers a nice gift by now including a new streaming video service offering a vast catalog of films and series free of charge in their OQEE Ciné package.
Here is some pleasing news in this period of generalized inflation when the prices of many products and subscriptions are on the rise: Free is offering all its subscribers Freebox OQEE Ciné, a brand new streaming video on demand service with a catalog of hundreds of films and series, at no additional cost and unlimited. A nice surprise for Free’s Internet customers who can thus access many popular content for free without having to take out an optional subscription. Available since Tuesday March 7, 2023, OQEE Ciné is accessible directly on television from the TV box – the player – associated with their box – Révolution, Pop and Free Devialet – on connected TVs, via the OQEE by Free application, or via AppleTV and Android TV boxes, but also on tablets and smartphones, again via the OQEE by application Free, which exists in iOS and Android versions.
Already offering some 300 old and recent content, the OQEE Ciné catalog targets a wide audience with popular and cult films and series in all styles (Limitless, xXx, Godzilla, Hellboy, Kursk, Nuits Blanches à Seattle, Hitch, 30 years or nothing, Halal State Police, The Gorillas, Super Blonde, Brüno, Damage, A Very English Scandal, Charlie’s Angels, StartUp, Taken, etc.), classics (Encounters of the Third Kind, Dracula, Memoirs of a Geisha , The Last of the Mohicans…) and programs for young people (The Muppets in Space, Labyrinth, Tintin, Stuart Little 2…). Enough to satisfy the whole family, especially since Free promises to enrich and renew its catalog every month.
OQEE Ciné: 300 films and series for free, with advertising
Like any modern video service worthy of the name, OQEE Ciné has very practical functions (live control, customizable profiles, etc.). The particularity, which explains its freeness, is that it is an AVoD-type service (Video on Demand Advertising, or video on demand with advertising, in French). Clearly, streaming financed by the display of advertisements, such as free private television from DTT. Nothing prohibitive to use since it is a question of four to five minutes of advertising per hour – again, like on classic TV.
With this new service, which marks its entry into the world of video streaming, Free comes to tease the American giants of the sector like Netflix and Disney+ which offer economic formulas also financed by advertising (see our articles on Netflix Essential and Disney Basic) by getting closer to the free solutions adopted by Rakuten TV and Pluto TV, which would also benefit from being better known… Still, this surprise gift is particularly welcome in this economically difficult period, which encourages some consumers to cancel their subscriptions to streaming platforms. And he underlines Free’s desire to always offer more for the same price, a strategy that it has maintained since its arrival on the market, and which makes the difference when we know that, except for the Booster option of its package at 2 euros really not interesting (see our article), it is the only major French operator not to have increased its prices lately…