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21 Best Streaming Services That Still Offer Free Trial

After Netflix cancelled their free trial, many popular services followed suit. 

However, there are still some services left that offer to subscribe for free. The period of free trial ranges from 7 days to 30 days in some cases. 

Below we count down the very best streaming services that still offer a free trial. They are ranked depending on which ones we've spotted the most good movies and shows for. More on that here.

If you enjoy using the DVR option, Youtube TV is arguably the best option in the market for you: it gives you unlimited DVR storage on the Cloud (accessible from any of your devices), and it saves each of your recordings for 9 months. Also, you can share Youtube TV with up to six accounts, so if you have a big family, this is a much better option than getting a bunch of cheaper Live TV subscriptions. Youtube TV allows up to three accounts of the six to watch at the same time.

Price: $64.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Channels available: 100 channels

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Sharp, Vizio, Xbox.

Frndly is perfect for families who like to spend their TV time together. Its channel offering is very limited, but if your family is on a budget, or if you have other ways for family members to get on-demand films and shows, it's a good option.

Price: $5.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Channels available: 15 channels

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

With over 600 series to choose from, Funimation’s definitely for fans of anime. That said, it focuses heavily on dubbed rather than subtitled animations. It depends on your preference, but consider that you can listen to Samuel L. Jackson in Afro Samurai.

Price: $5.99 per month

Free Trial: 14 days

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

Apple TV+’s catalog has almost exclusively original shows and movies, so the catalog is small, with launch titles so far including Dickinson, The Elephant Queen, The Morning Show, Ted Lasso and Oprah's Book Club. It’s also growing: they have promised to release new content while they try to acquire more shows from other networks.

Price: $4.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku TV, Samsung TV.

If you’re a huge fan of anime, then Crunchyroll is the streaming platform for you. Over 1,200 series and 200 dramas are available on the anime-focused platform, with many series made available immediately after Japanese broadcast for premium-tier subscribers. 

In the Crunchyroll library, you’ll find every genre of anime you can think of, including drama, fantasy, music, romance, and sci-fi, to name a few. That said, Crunchyroll focuses heavily on subtitled rather than dubbed animations.

Price: $7.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 days

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

Top on Crunchyroll:

If you usually watch a lot of Discovery content, like programming from the Discovery Channel itself or TLC, Animal Planet, etc, then this is the streaming service for you. There is so much to watch, over 2500 series and 55,000 episodes.

Price: $4.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

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

Top on Acorn TV:

With over 500 horror, thriller and supernatural fiction titles, Shudder is one for real horror fans. The platform curators offer categories like "Urban Decay", "Slashics", and "Not Your Ordinary Bloodsucker," among many others. 

Rather than horror blockbusters, you’ll rather find rarer movies new and old, including exclusives like The Devils (1971) and originals like Mayhem starring Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving, as well as horror shows and podcasts.

Price: $4.75 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

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

Top on Shudder:

IndieFlix is one for fans of independent film and filmmaking. The library includes over 8000 titles of hidden gems, including independent movies, shows and documentaries from all around the world.   

If you want to support the indie filmmaking community as well, IndieFlix is the first streaming platform to pay filmmakers directly for content watched via the service. As a mission-driven platform, IndieFlix organizes multiple social programs around film.

Price: $4.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

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

Top on Indieflix: