Are you stuck at home and bored with nothing to do? Maybe you’re “working from home” and just want a little TV in the background so you don’t go crazy by yourself. Well, there are plenty of options out there for cord cutters who don’t want to pay for cable or even a streaming subscription. We’ve rounded up a list of streaming services that offer free trials, and if you stack them right, you can get 278 days worth of TV absolutely free while you self-quarantine. Here’s how!
(Note: this list doesn’t include streaming services like PlutoTV and Tubi that are always free.)
First, let’s start with the obvious ones that are pretty popular:
- Netflix is one of the biggest streaming giants out there. New members can try it out for 30 days for free. Stream unlimited movies and TV shows on your phone, tablet, laptop, and TV. Plans start at $8.99/month
- Amazon Prime Video offers a 30 day free trial for new members. It’s $13/month after that. Watch popular movies and TV, award-winning Amazon Originals, and live events – all included with a Prime membership. Members can also subscribe to 100+ channels and get special deals to rent or buy new release movies and more.
- Hulu also offers new members 30 days for free. Plans start at $5.99/month after the trial is up. Get unlimited access to the Hulu streaming library with limited or no ads. Enjoy full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, Hulu Originals, kids shows, and more
- Disney+ offers a 7 day free trial for first-time subscribers and $6.99/mo. or $69.99/yr. The ultimate streaming destination for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars & National Geographic.
- Apple TV+ is another new kid on the block and offers a 7 day free trial. Technically, you can get a whole year for free with the purchase of a new Apple device. But since we know not everyone will be making an Apple purchase right now, we’re just counting the 7 days. A subscription is $4.99/month after the trial ends.
- YouTubeTV offers a 7 day free trial. It’s $49.99/month after that.Get
- CBS All Access is free for 7 days and starts at $5.99/month after that. Stream more than 12,000 episodes of your favorite daytime, primetime and late night CBS shows, catch up on classic hits or enjoy exclusive CBS All Access Original Series.
Now on to some other great streaming options you may not know about:
- Acorn TV has extended its free trial to 30 days because of the coronavirus pandemic. Just be sure to use code FREE30. Acorn TV is always adding to its ever-growing library of dramas, comedies and everything in between from Britain and other countries, so there’s plenty to choose from. It’s $5.99/month after the trial.
- Sundance Now also has a promo for a 30 day free trial (up from 7) when you use the code SUNDANCENOW30. After the free trial, subscriptions start at $6.99/month. AMC Network’s Sundance Now boasts a rich selection of engrossing true crime, heart-stopping dramas and intelligent thriller series from around the world.
- SHOWTIME is now offering 30 days free, then it’s $10.99. Stream hit series like Homeland, Shameless, Billions and more.
- SHUDDER TV is giving 30 days for a limited time free with code SHUTIN. If horror movies are your jam, you’ll want to check this one out. Plans starting at $4.75/month. Cancel anytime.
- Crunchyroll specializes in anime and offers a 14 day free trial and starts at $7.99 after that. Enjoy the entire library of anime and manga, along with the option to include VRV Premium.
- fuboTV lets you try them out for 7 days, They have 100+ channels with local sports, news, Cloud DVR included, starting at $59.99/month
- philo offers a 7 day free trial. Start watching with just your mobile number. After 48 hours, enter your billing info to unlock another 5 days of free access for a total of 12 days free.
- Vidgo gives first-time subscribers 7 days for free. After that, plans start at $39.99. Vidgo is a great option for live sports and TV.
Phew! That’s a lot of offers. By our calculations, if you take advantage of each of these offers back to back, you’ll get 278 days of tv, absolutely free. That’s more than nine months, which should be long enough to outlast any pandemic.
Did we miss any offers? Let us know in the comments.
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