Like the popular Hulu, Fancast is a new site that offers full movies and entire TV episodes from the convenience and comfort of your computer. Fancast debuted in January 2008 and now has more than 10,000 hours of online video programming including more than 60,000 videos and over 13,000 full-length shows with more are being added every day!
With the 1 movie at a time option from Netflix, I sometimes find myself wanting something else to watch besides what is on our DVR. Fancast enables me to search for full length movies with their search feature or by genre or look through an alphabetical list. Also choose from recommendations that appear on the right side of the screen like Today’s Top 5, Johnny Depp movies (Benny & Joon anyone?), or get into the Halloween spirit with top movie picks for zombie movies, horror stories, or Vincent Price flicks. It doesn’t take long for me to find something I like and have it playing on my screen whether it is National Geographic: Whales in Crisis or National Lampoon’s: Cattle Call.
Fancast also has an amazing variety of tv shows. I like that I can get my nerdy news fix from 60 Minutes, relive the 90s with classic episodes of 90210 and Melrose Place or watch episodes from the current season, catch up on reality TV (including my MTV!) or get some laughs in during an especially tough day thanks to the antics of my favorite Looney Tunes characters.
It also has all the new shows and episodes that TV fans want to see from The Office, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Dancing with the Stars, Community, Fringe and more. It also offers classics like Friends, Family Ties, The Love Boat, cooking shows (Nigella, Rachael Ray, Daniel Boloud, Madhur Jaffrey are some of my faves!), soap operas plus amazing-but-canceled shows like Arrested Development.
Fancast is not affliated with any network or studio, instead it aggregates tv content from more than 100 sources (including Hulu!) and has more TV extras than any other site including movies, pictorials, blogs, listings, live chats and Q&A’s with stars, and much more!
I love Fancast because it gives busy parents the ability to watch some of our favorite shows whenever we have time wherever we are, as long as we have an internet connection. There are limited commercial breaks but since it isn’t a whole block of them, they don’t bother me as much as the long set of ads that I avoid thanks to my DVR. I find that a commercial break allows me to multitask since I can reply to e-mail, Tweet, update my Facebook profile, or work on another post for this site in another window until my show or movie comes back on! Plus, that sponsor support is what keeps the site free and I’m all for free!
No compensation was received for this post. Just sharing the fun, free stuff I find online!
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