Stream Movies for $1!

stream edited movies and shows with vidangel

My brother was over the other day and he was raving about a movie streaming service that he has been enjoying lately. It actually wasn’t the first time I had heard about it, but I hadn’t taken the time to really look into it before. Now I have though and I’m excited to tell you about it too! Now I know why he was raving!

Have you tried VidAngel yet?!

Feeling like you could use a nice, relaxing movie night? No need to run over to the red painted box for inexpensive movies! Just stream it from home! I love my Amazon Prime, and we actually use NetFlix for some streaming too. But VidAngel is different because it isn’t a subscription. There is no monthly charge. And VidAngel offers some movies that other services do not, like the newest releases. Plus, VidAngel let’s you choose filters for whatever movie or show you watch!

The idea is that you can have the personal freedom to watch content in whatever way you choose. If you don’t want to see nudity, profanity, Jar Jar Binks, or whatever in the movie, then you can choose to have that filtered out and still enjoy the best parts of the movie. There are several different specific filters and tons and tons of movies and shows.

The first step is to sign up. It is free! Then you can browse through all of the movies and shows. You don’t even enter a credit card or anything until you actually choose a movie or show and filters that you want. Each movie will offer a different amount of filters for all sorts of different things.

star wars the force awakens vidangel

For example, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available with 139 filters. That may sound overwhelming, but it is all organized into categories and actually really easy to use and to see specifically what you would be filtering. You can filter out the closing credits, specific violent scenes, specific profanity, and more. Filter as little or as much as you want. You don’t have to hear or see what you don’t want to!

vidangel filters on star wars the force awakens

You pay for the movie or show once you’re done selecting the filters you want. You’re probably wondering more about how this works. I was unsure about the whole “sell back” thing at first, but now I get it and it works wonderfully!

In order to avoid the copyright/consent legal issues involved with editing movies, VidAngel sets it up so you “buy” the digital movie first. The movie costs $20. Since you own the movie, you have the right to use the filters. It is more like you’re buying into a membership with that $20 though, because when you’re done watching the movie you sell it back to VidAngel. If you sell it back within 24 hours, you get a $19 credit to your VidAngel account. So it ends up costing you only $1 to stream a movie or show with whatever filters you want! Then you can use your credit toward your next purchase, essentially costing you only $1 each!

Here’s what you do:

  • Sign up for a free account.
  • Pick the movie or show you want.
  • Choose the filters you want.
  • Buy the movie or show for $20.
  • Watch it with your selected filter(s).
  • Sell it back to VidAngel for a $19 credit.
  • You only paid $1! (HD versions are $2.)

If you wait longer than 24 hours, your sellback credit amount just goes down $1 per day. But you can actually set it up to automatically sellback when you’re done too! Super easy!

Go ahead and set up your free account so you can look around and check out all they have to offer! I think you’ll really like it too!


  • Kelsey

    So if I want to rent a movie, but I don’t need or want any of the filters, would I still have to use the sellback feature or could I just pay the $1?

    • Melanie

      Yeah, the way it is set up, you do still have to buy and sell back. And you do have to use at least one filter, but you could choose something like the ending credits or something else that might not make a difference for you.

  • Monica

    Also one thing I love is you can set it to to automatic buy back!

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