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 £7.99 a month or £79.99 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, £9.99 and £13.99. 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.
Apple TV + deals
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.
Three months free with purchase
There’s also a free 3 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 a few months of Apple TV +. The trial starts when you activate it, not when you buy the device, though there will be a deadline to do this.
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.
Mubi: 30-day free trial
The standard Mubi free trial is just a week, but his offer gets you a month for free.
Mubi: One year free 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 treaming service from ITV and the BBC costs £5.99 a month It’ll mainly have old programmes from these broadcasters though there is some original programming too, such as new Spitting Image.
Britbox: 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.
Britbox: 7- day free trial for all
Everyone else can try BritBox for free for 7-days.
Britbox: One year for £59.99
This annual subscription is effectively two months free. You’ll pay £59. Get Britbox for a year.
Starzplay is a film and TV streaming service with original content as well as a range of classics. You can watch it via the Starzplay website, or through services such as Prime Video, Apple TV, Rakuten and Roku.
Amazon often runs £1.99 offers for six months. I’ll share anything similar here when they’re available.
Starzplay: 7-day free trial and free rental
Take out a free trial for Starzplay via Rakuten and you’ll also get 500 points (worth £5) to go towards a movie rental or purchase. More details here.
BFI Player deals
BFI: 14-day free trial
You can get a 14-day free trial of the BFI Player streaming service. It’s then £4.99 a month.
Next Up Comedy streaming deals
Next Up: 3 month free trial
New users can try the stand-up comedy streaming service for free for three months using the code FUNNYASFOLK.
Next Up: 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.