Services such as JustWatch attempt to aggregate the content the major subscription services are serving. However, they are not always perfect, and it is best to double-check against the specific services as well.
In addition to these, IMDb will often list upcoming TV broadcasts of movies and shows, as well as provide links to content on Amazon (although that content is not guaranteed to be free for Prime customers).
Other streaming Options
UT students and faculty are encouraged to join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (HCPLC). HCPLC offers a large selection of streaming videos and ebooks, many of which are not available at the Macdonald-Kelce Library. If you are looking for a feature film or popular novel, join the Hillsborough Public Library by signing up for a free library card.
Faculty are permitted to show feature length films in a classroom or instructional setting.
In copyright law, the TEACH Act (17 U.S.C. § 110 - U.S. Code): permits “the performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction....” It applies to showing of entire films, and also to those that involve less extensive clips from one or several sources.
Faculty and students must seek Public Performance Rights (PPR) in order to show films outside of an instructional setting.
If you are showing a film in a theater on campus and it's open to all of UT, then you will need to pay for public performance rights. PPR is required because copyrighted films (a lot of our DVDs and streaming video in the library) are not licensed to show to a large group. The exception is for instruction (see above).
Faculty: In order to get PPR, you must contact the distributor of the film, like the Criterion Collection or Swank. When contacting these distributors, have the event information and payment information on hand. So, if you are showing a film and it's coming out of a departmental budget, have that information ready.
Some of our streaming films already have public performance rights. Here is how you can find them: