23 Shows To Watch Online For Free Without Netflix Or Streaming Subscriptions

Who needs Netflix when all these shows are available for free online.

It seems like the whole world has Netflix, or at least some form of streaming service. Of course not everyone does and not everyone can afford subscriptions to the many platforms out there right now.

Thankfully there are so many great things available to watch online on free streaming services. Don’t miss out on classic faves like PLL or the shows everyone’s talking about like Normal People. And reality shows don’t need to be missed either.

Who needs Netflix, Disney+, Now, Amazon Prime or any other paid service when all of these are on offer?

Lets take a look at the best shows to watch without a subscription.

Channel 4

Married At First Sight Australia

Following Australian couples in a ground-breaking experiment as they meet for the first time at their wedding, then honeymoon, meet the in-laws and set up home, all the while getting to know one another more deeply.

Derry Girls

In Derry, a group of school girls embark on many exciting adventures as they attend a Catholic girls’ school in the midst of a national conflict.

The Inbetweeners

Four socially awkward friends embark on adventures while trying to navigate through adolescence. However, their eagerness to enter adulthood lands them in hilarious situations.

Fresh Meat

This show follows six young individuals trying to adult for the first time as they move into a house together for university.

The Goldbergs

Adam recounts his childhood days with his overbearing mother, hot-tempered father, rebellious older sister, high-strung older brother and suave grandfather.

This Way Up

Written by and starred in by Aisling Bea, This Way Up follows Aine in the aftermath of a nervous breakdown. She attempts to put her life back in order. However, she must overcome numerous obstacles in order to refind happiness.


Follow the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol while they deal with love, partying, and lots of conflict. Features stars like Dev Patel, Daniel Kaluuya, Jack O’Connel and Kaya Scodelario.

My Mad Fat Diary

This show follows Rue, who struggles with mental health issues and she tries to navigate a ‘normal’ teenage life with her friends who know nothing about her struggles. It’s heartwarming and hilarious.

Virgin Media Player


Need something fun to take your mind off a busy day at school? Watch other people watching popular shows and movies and their reaction to it all.

RuPauls Drag Race UK S1&2

RuPaul comes to the UK in search of the most charismatic, talented and glamorous drag queens from across the land.

RTE Player

Normal People

The hit show is still available to watch on RTE Player, so what are you waiting for? Marianne and Connell are from different backgrounds in the same small town in Ireland. Follow them as they weave in and out of each other’s romantic lives and start to grow up.

One Tree Hill

Half-brothers Nathan and Lucas attempt to deal with their lives and bond over their love for basketball in the small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.


Gossip Girl

Blair Waldorf is a popular student at her private school and envied by one and all. But, her perfect life is unsettled when her ex-best friend enrols in the same institution.

Pretty Little Liars

The series follows the lives of four teenage girls – Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily; four estranged friends whose darkest secrets are about to unravel.


A lawyer, whose degree has been revoked, is forced to join the Greendale Community College. Students of diverse temperaments join his study group which leads to quirky and memorable encounters.

Can’t Cope Won’t Cope

Stefanie Preissner’s show follows two young women, as one of them starts to spiral out of control. Aisling is used to getting her own way, while Danielle is never one to hog the spotlight. Reality is about to hit them, and hit them hard.

Good Skin Day

This four part series follows Skin Nerd, Jennifer Rock as she meets with familiar faces about their skin woes.


Pamela Joyce takes on the challenge to live like her favourite celebs IRL!

The Doireann Project

Doireann Garrihy’s skit show in which she impersonates some of Ireland’s most famous faces.

Seriously Sinead

Comedian Sinead Quinlan shares her day via diary entries

Darren and Joe’s Free Gaff

With Darren Conway and Joe McGucken

The Talk

Four young Irish people talk to a loved one about social issues that are affecting them

Our only question now is, which one will you start with?