YouTube to Add Almost 4,000 TV Shows to Stream For Free: ‘Unsolved Mysteries,’ ‘Iron Chef’ and More

by Joe Rutland

People love to watch TV shows on YouTube. Now, you have almost 4,000 reasons to watch more. That’s right, TV lovers. YouTube is pulling out the stops here and adding a lot of TV episodes, almost 4,000 total, for you. It’s just another way that it is looking to add even more eyeballs to the programming. All of these will be available to stream for you, for free, but they will have ads.

YouTube Adding Number of TV Shows To Its Packed Lineup

Now, this lineup of shows looks pretty dang impressive. I mean, if you are looking for some shows to sit down and binge TV on, then you could do worse. For instance, YouTube is going to offer up a double taste of Gordon Ramsey shows. You can watch Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares on there.

Also, you can ask why would YouTube do this? They are trying to compete with other FAST platforms. FAST stands for free, ad-supported television. Think of PlutoTV, Tubi, and IMDb TV as platforms that you can find on, say, a Roku TV as ideas of FAST. So, YouTube wants to get into the game.

Some other whos that are coming to YouTube include Andromeda, Heartland, Scream Queens, Unsolved Mysteries, Sanctuary, Hidden Palms, 21 Jump Street, Iron Chef, Brewster Place, and Are We There Yet?

Movies Also Are Part of YouTube Offerings

This new free TV show group comes in addition to a selection of free movies available to stream for free with ads, Variety reports. Right now, you can find more than 1,500 movies from Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and FilmRise. For March, new films include Gone in Sixty Seconds, Runaway Bride, Grumpy Old Men, and Legally Blonde.

YouTube will be putting up about 100 new titles per week to stream for free. These free TV episodes and movies are available to U.S. users. Just make sure to use your web browsers, mobile devices, and most connected TVs via the YouTube on TV app.

Other YouTube news includes a new streamlined navigation interface as well as new banner art. Also, many titles are also available in 1080p HD with 5.1 surround sound audio on supported devices. “The rich visuals and new menus will help you more easily find your favorite TV shows from the comfort of the couch, whether you choose to rent, purchase, or watch for free with ads,” a YouTube blog post reports.