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Type of site
Film distributor
Free software
Available inPortuguese
Created byGuilmour Rossi
Launched11 August 2017
(6 years ago)
Current statusOnline
Written inNode.js
App on smartphone.

Libreflix is a free online Brazilian service that offers access to audiovisual productions with permissive distribution licenses through streaming.[1] The platform is open and its development is done collaboratively [2] and it is open source, following the philosophy of free software.[3]


The service went live on 11 August 2017[4] and can be accessed through the official website or applications for Windows and Android systems.[1]

Although the service does not require registration to be accessed, in April 2018 the platform had 14 thousand registered users.[5] Registration is mandatory for sending movie suggestions.

The Libreflix, initially designed and developed by Brazilian hacktivist Guilmour Rossi,[6] is written in Node.js and licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License.[7] The development is done using git versioning through a public repository.[8]

In July 2018 the service was presented at the 18th Fórum Internacional Software Livre.[9]


The service catalogue includes feature films, short films and series, whether fictional or not.[10] In a presentation in July 2018, the service listed more than 250 works registered in the collection, where 75% of the catalog was of non-fictional works. By location, 62% of the content was produced in Brazil, 8% in the rest of Latin America. American and European works represented 17% and 8% of the catalogue respectively. As for the duration of the content, 40% was composed of feature films.[11]


  • Rossi, Guilmour; Gomes-Jr, Luiz (October 29, 2019). "Libreflix: A Peer-to-Peer On-demand Video Platform for Free Streaming". (1): 137–141. doi:10.5753/webmedia_estendido.2019.8152. Archived from the original on May 7, 2020.


  1. ^ a b "Plataforma gratuita é alternativa ao Netflix" [Free platform is an alternative to Netflix]. Diário do Nordeste (in Brazilian Portuguese). March 19, 2018. Archived from the original on September 30, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Conheça o Libreflix, serviço de streaming que segue o conceito de cultura livre" [Get to know Libreflix, a streaming service that follows the concept of free culture]. Canaltech (in Brazilian Portuguese). October 30, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Libreflix: A alternativa ao Netflix, colaborativa, gratuita e que faz pensar" [Libreflix: The Netflix alternative, collaborative, free and thought-provoking]. Revista Fórum (in Brazilian Portuguese). September 25, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Libreflix na Mídia" [Libreflix in the Media]. Libreflix (in Brazilian Portuguese).
  5. ^ "Na faixa e dentro da lei, Libreflix oferece bom catálogo de filmes online" [On track and within the law, Libreflix offers a good online movie catalog]. Vice (in Brazilian Portuguese). April 11, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Testamos: Libreflix, a "Netflix brasileira e gratuita", tem ótima curadoria" [We tested it: Libreflix, the "Free Brazilian Netflix", has great curatorship]. UOL (in Brazilian Portuguese). July 7, 2018. Archived from the original on July 7, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2019-03-21. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  8. ^ "libreflix/libreflix". Archived from the original on March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Cultura livre" [Free Culture] (in Brazilian Portuguese). June 22, 2018. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "Como funciona o 'Libreflix', uma plataforma de vídeo aberta e colaborativa" [How 'Libreflix', an open and collaborative video platform works]. Nexo Jornal. November 27, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Guilmour Rossi. "Libreflix: Streaming gratuito de filmes livres mudam a sociedade para melhor!" [Libreflix: Free movie streaming changes society for the better!] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved March 22, 2019.

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