30 Best Streaming Free Trials on Android TV

Thanks in large part to its Google-powered technology, Android TV is near-universal in its reach—the interface can be found across a multitude of beloved TV brands, from Sony and Sharp to Philips and Hisense.

But the streaming media player's wide coverage doesn't stop there. It's also able to host countless TV apps, streaming and live alike. Though not all of these come for free, many offer free trials. Trials are a great way to test whether you're ready to financially commit to a service, and so below we list the very best of these available to your Android TV.

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Hidive focuses mainly on anime shows and films. Its offerings include classical anime, popular anime films and shows, as well as hidden gems of the anime world, put together for those who love anime and don’t want to wait for the releases of their favorite shows.

They add new content via simulcasts which means that you’ll be able to stream new anime shows online as they’re released in real-time. This service is great for anime lovers who don’t want to wait months for their favorite anime shows to be released on DVD. Hidive is an independent anime streaming company based in Texas that was launched in 2017.

Price: $4.99/month

Free Trial: 14 days

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Fire TV, iOS, Website, Xbox

Docsville’s focus is on documentaries sourced from around the world, originally launched by award-winning documentarian Lawrence Elmen and his business partner, Nick Fraser, who worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation. This streaming service is for those doc junkies who can’t get enough of real-world exploration and have a thirst for knowledge about many different aspects of our planet and the human race. Topics include climate change, inequality and racism, inspiring real-life tales, and true crime. Most of the documentaries offered are independent films.

Price: $4.99/month

Free Trial: 3 days

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, iPhone, Roku TV, Website

Dekkoo caters to the queer community and offers exclusively gay content. Their website claims to provide access to the largest selection of gay entertainment offered anywhere. Dekkoo has a 3-day free trial, then charges $12.54/month. If you’re craving more queer in your life and love gay films and TV series, then this service is for you. Dekkoo was launched in 2015 by Derek Curl and Brian Sokel.

Price: $12.54/month

Free Trial: 3 days

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Website, Xbox One

Crunchyroll is a video-on-demand streaming website that specializes in anime and is available in 170 countries. 

You can opt for either a free ad-supported plan or subscribe to the paid tier. The free version doesn't include simulcasts or access to all of Crunchyroll's content, but for $7.99 per month the premium tier removes those limitations. 

You can access Crunchyroll via web browser (www.crunchyroll.com), while the Crunchyroll app is also available on all major platforms, mobile devices including Android and iOS, and media streaming devices including Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Chromecast, and Android TV, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

 

Price: $7.99/month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, PlayStation, Roku, Xbox

Despite being relatively new to the game, Binge is one of the most popular streaming services in Australia at the moment, and for good reason: it houses all the best titles that have escaped Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+'s reach. Binge has partnered with the likes of HBO, NBC, WarnerMedia, FX, and BBC to deliver the hottest content to streaming Australians. Included among its lineup are cult shows like Succession and Game of Thrones, as well as comedy classics like The Office and Parks and Recreation. Movie lovers can also revel in Binge's box-office titles as it offers franchise gems from Mission Impossible and DC, as well as critically acclaimed films from directors like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. 

Price: $10/month

Free Trial: 14 days

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Telstra TV Box, Website

BFI Player Classics is a subscription service that makes the best of British cinema available to users around the world. These films are, according to the site, "widely loved and rarely seen,"  handpicked by the British Film Institute itself. They are carefully curated into collections which you can pick and choose based on your mood or interest. The streamer may not have the most extensive titles, only carrying little more than 300 at a time, but it's sure to have some of the highest quality libraries out there, perfect for cinephiles and Anglophiles alike. 

Price: $5.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Website

BET+, or Black Entertainment Television plus, is a streaming service created for and by the African-American community. It celebrates the culture by bringing forth an endless and varied library of movies and TV shows, many of which are co-produced by the all-around entertainer himself, Tyler Perry. Aside from Black-led '90s sitcoms and mainstream films, the streamer also features titles from other Viacom channels such as Comedy Central and VH1. It's a bit costly at $9.99/month, but the curation and streamlining of content are undoubtedly excellent. 

Price: $9.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android, Android TV, iOS, Roku, Website

Arrow is a streaming service for cult cinema, with a particular focus on horror and classics. If you love niche films and hidden gems, then this is for you. You'll also appreciate Arrow Player if you're into hand-picked content as it boasts a highly curated and carefully refined selection of titles. 

Quentin Tarantino has recommended the service a few times!

Price: $4.99/month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One

Originally launched as "UMC" (Urban Movie Channel), allblk is a premium streaming service that offers users access to a wide variety of Black-centric movies, TV shows, and original programming. The service is owned by AMC, and was originally started by Robert L. Johnson, the founder of BET.

Price: $5.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Roku

While programming depends on your geographical location, Acorn TV in the US focuses on TV shows from dozens of international networks in countries of the Commonwealth, from British channels like the BBC and ITV as well as Oceanic shows from Australia and New Zealand. 

Aside from British shows, there’s also a solid selection of content from other major European networks from France, Italy and Ireland. 

Price: $5.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku

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