Film & TV streaming service deals (May 2021)

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.

If you want to rent a film or make a digital purchase then check out this separate offers page.

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.

Netflix deals

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.

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 deals

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.

Get a 7 day trial of Mubi

Mubi: One year free hack

I spotted this trick on Instagram (credit to Decadently Frugal and Mr Deals Manchester).

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.

BritBox deals

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 deals

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.

7 thoughts on “Film & TV streaming service deals (May 2021)

  1. britbox is now only 7day free trial not 30

  2. Cashback for Disney+ on Quidco and Topcashback does not seem to be available any more.

    1. Hi Dorit, yes sadly it seemed to end about 4pm. I put a little update note on there earlier. Fingers crossed it comes back!

      1. Hi,
        re Disney+ : there is another option if you are a pickmypostcode member. If you sign up through them you get £20 added to your bonus. Obviously you will only get this if you win, but better than nothing (and if you were so lucky and were to win on there twice you get it twice 🙂

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