MUBI available free for 24 hours
James R | On 14, Feb 2021
MUBI is making its entire library free to everyone for 24 hours.
The curated subscription streaming service specialises in world cinema and arthouse gems, with a catalogue that ranges from filmmaker debuts to notable classics. Shining a spotlight on such talent as Isabelle Huppert, Satyajit Ray, François Ozon, Pedro Almodóvar, Fellini, Tinto Brass and Lav Diaz, it’s distinguished itself from more mainstream platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video by picking up titles from film festivals the world over, often as exclusives.
MUBI, which used to operate on a 30-day cycle, has instead opened up its library as an all-you-can-stream catalogue, with all of its titles available at once – more than 400 in total. Some are films it’s distributed in the past, others are archive films licensed from third parties, and others are exclusives it currently holds the rights to. The collection comprises previous retrospectives, double-bills and other seasons, plus a veritable treasure trove of classics.
Today, that library is available to anyone – including non-subscribers – for free to celebrate the service’s 14th birthday.
MUBI can be accessed as an app on iOS and Android devices, as well as Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, PS4 and some smart TVs. MUBI is also accessible through a computer web browser, with Apple AirPlay and Google Cast supported.
What’s showing on MUBI? For our weekly digest to what’s new, coming soon and leaving soon, click here. For our regular reviews of films from its catalogue see our MUBI Mondays. And for a starting point for tackling the whole of MUBI’s library, click here.