Here are the best TV, movie and comedy streaming deals to help you enjoy a cheap night in!
I’ve hunted out ongoing offers, trials and any short-lived deals.
Disney + deals
The new streaming service from Disney launched on 24th March 2020 in the UK. It has all the old Disney movies as well as new series in the worlds of Star Wars and Marvel. It costs £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year.
NOW TV deals
I love NOW TV, particularly if you want Sky Atlantic but don’t want Sky. There are often some great deals on its streaming packages which I update on this dedicated page.
There are three pricing options for Netflix: £5.99, £8.99 and £11.99. You can no longer get a full free trial. It’s harder to save with Netflix, but there are a few deals, which I’ve listed on this page.
Amazon Prime Video
Prime Video comes with a standard Amazon Prime membership (£7.99 a month or £79 a year), but it can also be signed up to without all those extras for £5.99 a month.
30-day free trial
If you’re new to Amazon Prime then it’s well worth taking the 30-day free trial. Just make sure you cancel before you get charged the full annual amount. If that does accidentally happen you should contact Amazon ASAP to ask for a refund.
6 months free with EE
EE customers can choose to get six months of Prime Video for free as part of the swappable benefits promotion.
Starzplay for £1.99 a month
This add-on channel has imports such as Veronica Mars and Castle Rock and normally costs £4.99 a month, but right now you can try it for £1.99 a month for six months.
Apple TV +
Seven-day free trial
You can get a 7-day free trial of Apple TV +, and it’s then £4.99 a month. It might also be possible to get an annual subscription for £50 once you’ve finished your free trial.
12 months free with purchase
There’s also a free 12 month trial for people who buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Apple TV. These are all very expensive so only buy them if you were planning on anyway, not just to get the year of Apple TV +. You’ll have three months to activate the trial after the date of purchase.
Mubi shows a selection of cult, indie and world cinema. It’s £9.99 a month. You also get a free weekly ticket to the cinema – but only at selected cinemas for a pre-chosen film.
One year free Mubi hack
If you take out a free trial of the audio-book service Sribd, you have access to a set of membership perks. One of these is a year of Mubi. Here’s how to get it.
At the moment the free trial is 30-days. You’ll need to enter your card details for Scribd, so make sure you remember to cancel if you don’t want to keep paying (it’s £9.99 a month).
Once you’ve signed up to Scribd, head to your profile (on desktop it’s in the top right-hand corner of the page). Choose Scribd Perks and you’ll see the offers available.
Click through and you’ll be given a code to redeem at Mubi. Use that to sign up and you’ll have a year’s access for free. There’s no need to enter your card details, which means you won’t be charged when the year ends.
The new streaming service from ITV and the BBC costs £5.99 a month It’ll mainly have old programmes from these broadcasters though there will be some original programming too.
Six months free if you’re with EE
Anyone who has a pay monthly mobile or tablet SIM (so not PAYG) can claim six months of EE for free.
30 day free trial for all
Everyone else can try BritBox for free for 30-days.
BFI Player deals
14-day free trial
You can get a free trial of this movie streaming service. It’s then £4.99 a month.
Next Up Comedy streaming deals
7-day free trial
New users can try the stand-up comedy streaming service for free for a week.
30-day free trial for Prime members
You can also watch NextUp on Amazon Video and Prime members get 30-days for free right now. After the trial it’s £4.99 a month (unless you cancel). Sign up here.
50% off one month
Head over to Groupon and you can pay just £5 for one month rather than the usual £9.99 until 30th September 2020.