Which streaming service is the best value for money?
With Apple launching its own on-demand TV service and Disney bringing one to the UK at some point (likely 2020), the market for streaming services is getting a little crowded. If you were to pay for these as well as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and NOW TV you could have a hefty bill.
So how do you pay less? Well as well as shopping around for deals (more on these below), you really need to be disciplined and only pay for the ones you are actively watching. And that requires a bit of planning.
Work out what you want to watch and what service it’s on. Then work through that streaming service until you’re ready to move on to the next one.
And it’s well worth it. If you’re paying full price for say three services, your monthly bill is probably around the £25 mark. Add on one of the new services from Apple or BritBox and it could hit £30. But if you can stick to just one at a time – and combine it with special offers, I think you could save £21 to £25 a month, and potentially that’s at least £250 a year.
Even if you only have two and cut that down to one a month the annual saving will be close to £100.
There’s more in my latest video on the bringing down the cost of your TV streaming services, as well as how each of NOW TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV + and BritBox compare in terms of price and content.
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TV streaming deals
I’ve two regularly updated pages with offers to save on all the different NOW TV passes.
Amazon Prime Video
Any offers that reduce the price of an annual or monthly Amazon Prime membership can be found on my Amazon deals page. You can also get a 30-day free trial.
Offers are rare for Netflix, but any I do spot are on this Netflix deals page.
Apple TV +
You can get a 7-day free trial, or if you buy a new Apple product such as a phone or ipad you can get a year’s free trial. More on my streaming deals page