Here Are A Dozen Options For Free TV Streaming While You’re Stuck At Home

Bay Alarm Medical

April 21, 2020

 

The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis has much of the country self-isolating inside their homes. Eventually, you run out of closets to clean and other home projects. Fortunately, these online streaming services are offering extended free trial periods – up to 30 days or more.

This list contains direct links to the streaming channel as well as discount codes and expiration dates (if applicable).  Some streaming services like Amazon, Roku, AppleTV and others also have subscriber-only offers. We also noted those options.

Remember: many of these free streaming offers are valid for a limited time, and terms/prices are subject to change.

1. Acorn:

This British streaming service bills itself as “the best of British TV.” Binge-watch classic series and discover new dramas, comedies, feature films, and documentaries.

2. Amazon Prime & Prime Video:

Amazon Prime subscribers have access to a large library of TV shows, movies, and original programming. Amazon Prime Video also has subscription agreements with premium channels. Most offer at least a 30-day trial period.  Some, like Noggin (an educational children’s channel) offer a 60-day trial period.

You need an Amazon Prime subscription to access the Prime Video lineup. A subscription costs $119/year, and Amazon offers a free 30-day trial Prime subscription, which includes Prime Video.

3. CBS All Access:

Enjoy classic TV like I Love Lucy and Andy Griffith along with streaming-only series like the new Star Trek: Picard.

  • Standalone app: 30 days free trial (promo code GIFT) offer expires April 30, 2020. Monthly plans start at $5.99 a month.
  • Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial, then $5.99/month.

4. EPIX:

Offers on-demand hit movies (including MGM classics) and premium TV.

  • Standalone app: 7-day free trial, then $5.99/month.
  • Roku: 30-day free trial period, then $5.99/month.
  • Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial, then $5.99/month.
  • AppleTV: Free access (no subscription required) until May 2, 2020.

5. Eros Now:

Enjoy Bollywood’s largest movie collection, music, and original programming.

  • Standalone app: 60 days free trial (promo code STAYSAFE), then $4.99/month.
  • Amazon Prime: 7-day free trial, then $4.99/month.

6. Hulu:

Paid plans start at $5.99/month, but you can also register for a 30-day free trial period. Hulu offers a mix of TV shows, movies, and original programming. Watch many current TV shows the day after they air on network TV. Other options include commercial-free programs and live TV.

7. Netflix:

Paid plans start at $8.99/month, but you can register for a 30-day free trial period. Netflix offers unlimited access to original programming, movies, anime, children’s programming, documentaries, TV shows and more.

8. Showtime:

  • Standalone app: 30-day trial period, then $10.99/month. Offer expires May 30, 2020
  • Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial, then $10.99/month.
  • Apple TV: 30-day free trial, then $10.99/month.
  • Roku: 30-day free trial, then $10.99/month.

9. Shudder:

Shudder TV offers members “more horror and thrillers than anyone.”

Standalone app: 30-day free trial (promo code SHUTIN), then pay $5.99/month.

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial, then $4.99/month.

10. Smithsonian Channel Plus:

Watch feature-length documentaries about space, nature, history, culture, and more at the Smithsonian Institution’s branded streaming channel.

Standalone app: $4.99/month with a 7-day free trial.

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial, then $4.99/ month.

Roku: Add the channel free for 30 days, then $4.99/ month..

AppleTV: 30-day free trial, then $5.99/month.

11. TOPIC:

This new streaming service invites you to “tour the world from your couch” and explore a wide range of subject matter, both fiction and non-fiction.

Standalone app: 30-day free trial subscription. The service costs $29.99/year after the trial period.

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial, then $4.99/ month.

12. Urban Movie Channel:

UMC is the largest subscription service dedicated to African American TV and film. It has classic programming, original series, movies, documentaries, and more.

Standalone app: 30-day free trial (promo code UMCFREE30), then pay $4.99/month.

Amazon Prime: 30-day free trial, then $4.99/month.

 


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