50 Best Streaming Services With Free Trials

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. 

In this list, we've looked for every single streaming service out there that still offers a free trial, and put them all in one place. This is the ultimate guide for free trials in streaming. 

There are live TV services as well as on-demand platforms. It's all in here. Happy cord-cutting. 

Our recommended five best streaming services with free trials:
DirecTV Stream 5 days trial Watch
Hulu 30 days trial Watch
Philo 7 days trial Watch
Fubo 7 days trial Watch
Apple TV+ 7 days trial Watch

Britbox is a streaming service born out of an alliance between two British broadcasters: BBC and iTV. If you like British humour, British detective shows, or anything British TV, it's the place for you. You won't be the only one, by October 2020, the platform had 1.5 million subscribers, a number that's growing.

Price: $8.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

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

AMC Plus is a premium streaming bundle that includes the same benefits of AMC Premiere, the add-on subscription service available to subscribers of AMC. The service is currently available only in the US for $4.99 per month ($8.99 for the ad-free plan). You can subscribe at a reduced price if you’re an existing AMC channel subscriber on services like Xfinity, Dish Network and Sling TV. AMC Plus can currently be accessed via Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Dish, Roku, and Sling TV. While there is no AMC Plus app at the time of writing, you can access AMC Plus content via your provider’s app.

Price: $4.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Roku

It may be a newcomer in this part of the Atlantic, but Viaplay has been streaming films and TV shows in Europe for years. Its main attraction is Nordic noir, that distinctly cold and shocking version of the mystery genre. Based in Sweden, Viaplay is one of the top producers of noir, but it also carries internationally known films like Another Round (starring Mads Mikkelsen) and A Somewhat Gentle Man (starring Stellan Skarsgård). 

Nordic Americans will find much to enjoy here, but Viaplay also serves as a convenient and affordable option for viewers wanting to dip their toes deeper into European thrillers.

Price: $5.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Google TV, iOS, Website

Univision NOW is a premium streaming service that specializes in Spanish-language content, both live and on-demand. Because it is operated by the largest Latino-targeted network in the United States, Univision NOW boasts a wide and varied catalog of movies, TV series, reality shows, and sporting events (the streamer has exclusive rights to air many football matches, making it a favorite among football fans). Aside from hosting exclusive content, Univision NOW also makes its cable and daytime programs available online and on-demand the next day. 

Price: $10.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

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

Unicorns.Live is an LGBTQI+ streaming service offering shows and episodes that are more personal and less formal. It also features educational videos that detail introductions to personal pronouns, gender-neutral language, indigenous two-spirit identity, and inclusivity. Unicorns.Live was launched in 2018, initially created with the intention to support artists by live-streaming their events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Price: $9.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Android TV, iPhone, Website

Strong Voices TV (SVTV) Network is a subscription-based internet streamer specifically catered to and created by members and allies of the LGBTQI+ community. Not only does it offer inclusive films and TV shows, but it also provides exclusive access to podcasts, music, and video games. If you're looking for a queer community-based streamer and would love to expand your entertainment horizons by adding unique elements into the mix, then you may want to consider subscribing. The website invites you to “join the movement” for just $5.99/month. SVTV was founded in 2016.

Price: $5.99/month

Free Trial: 3 days

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

StackTV is a streaming channel available to either Amazon Prime subscribers or Rogers customers.  It's one of the rare Canadian services that hosts premium broadcast networks, including Global, Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, History, Adult Swim, National Geographic, and Lifetime, among others. It's a bit steep at $12.99 a month, but its wide availability via Amazon and its exclusive access to notable American networks is worth considering.

Price: $12.99/month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Samsung Smart TV, Website

Unlike other streaming services, Sling doesn't have just one but six Spanish-language plans that you can choose from. The base Sling Latino plan just costs $10/month and includes more than 20 channels, including BeinSports so you can tune into soccer games live. When you combine that with another regional Latino plan, like Sling Mexico (11 channels), Sling Sudamérica (11 channels), Sling Caribe (9 channels), Sling España (4 channels), or Sling Centroamérica (3 channels), you only have to pay $5 more on top of your existing plan. On their own, however, they also cost $10/month each. Following the same logic, combining any of these Latino plans with either Sling Orange (which has the Disney networks) or Blue (which has more news and sports channels) will cost you $45/month. 

That's one thing about Sling: the options may get overwhelming, but at least you know you can customize your plan to your specific liking. Needless to say, every single one of these plans comes with the usual Sling TV features like 50 hours of cloud DVR (which you can upgrade for a fee) and three simultaneous streams. 

Price: $10/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Cox, iOS, LG TV, Mi Box, Roku, Samsung TV, TiVo, Vizio, Windows 10, Windows 11, Xbox, Xbox One

Channel lineup: ¡Hola! TV, Azteca, BabyTV Español, beIN Sports en Español, CBeebies, Cine Latino, Clan, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Estrella TV, France 24 Espanol, History en Español, Nat Geo Mundo, NTN24.com, Nuestra Vision, Pasiones, PX Sports, QVC, Sony Cine, Universo, Zee Familia, Zee Mundo

Screambox as its name would indicate is a horror-themed streaming service that offers up a selection of chilling titles to keep you entertained through the darkest nights. They try to offer a mix of indie and classic movies and shows.

Price: $4.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Website

Ovid.tv is an on-demand streaming platform dedicated to independent movies, and is currently available in the US and Canada. 

In the US, Ovid.tv costs $6.99 per month or $69 per year.

You can access Ovid.tv via mobile platforms including Android and iOS, as well as media streaming devices including Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku. However, Ovid.tv does not offer any apps for game consoles at the moment. 

Price: $6.99/month

Free Trial: 14 days

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

Which streaming service offers a 30-day free trial?

Hulu on-demand and Amazon Prime still offer month-long free trials. In some cases, Mubi does as well—specifically, they offer it to students and subscribers who are joining via an affiliate link. You can read more about them in this article we have about 30-day free trials.

Which streaming services offer live TV with a free trial?

Many live TV streaming services offer free trials, though their trial durations tend to be shorter than their on-demand counterparts. Hulu with Live TV recently came up with a free trial lasting three days, while DirecTV Stream has always set the limit to five. Most services, however, like Philo, Fubo, and YouTube TV, offer trials that last for a solid seven days. 

Which streaming services can you bundle with a free trial?

Most streaming services, especially live TV streaming services, allow you to bundle in additional channels when you try them for free. Amazon Prime does it a lot with premium channels like Starz, Showtime, and perhaps most notably Max. Max notoriously doesn't have a free trial, so getting it as a bundle with Amazon Prime and other services is quite a deal.

What is the cheapest streaming service with a free trial?

Right now, the cheapest streaming services with free trials run for about $5/month, and they're offered by Discovery+, Magnolia Selects, AMC+, and Screambox. With that low price, however, comes a ton of ads, so consider yourself warned.

What is the most expensive streaming service you can try for free?

Just short of a hundred bucks, that would be DirectTV Stream, which you can try free for five days. It's closely followed by Fubo, then Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, all three of which you can try free for seven days. 

Ready to cut the cord? Here are the 14 live TV streaming services that offer a free trial.

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The streaming services on this page were chosen by our editors. If you choose to subscribe to a streaming service we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, and curation, our work is sometimes (but not always) supported by an affiliate commission from the streaming service when you make a purchase.