As some of the major streaming services get rid of free trials, others still offer them. This can be useful if you want to bingewatch a series without breaking your budget. This blog post features all the free streaming trials and discounts you can get in May 2022.
Please note this info is relevant to the versions of these services in the United States. Pricing & trials may vary in other regions.
Free Streaming Trials- A Handy Little Chart
To make things easy, here is a chart with every major streaming service and what free trials they currently offer. If you would like to avoid getting charged, make sure to cancel before the end of the trial period.
|Name of Streaming Service||Free Trial Offered?||For How Long?||Sign-Up Link||Price After Trial|
|Netflix||No 🚫||N/A||Sign up||$9.99/mo (Standard)|
|Hulu||Yes ✅||30 Days||Sign up||$6.99/mo (w/ ads)|
|Prime Video||Yes ✅||30 Days||Sign up||$8.99/mo (video only)|
$14.99/mo (w/ Prime)
|HBO Max*||No 🚫||N/A||Sign up||$9.99/mo (w/ ads)|
|Paramount+||Yes ✅||7 Days||Sign up||$4.99/mo (Essential)|
|Peacock||Offers free plan||Unlimited w/ ads||Sign up||$0 (Free Plan)|
|Discovery+||Yes ✅||7 Days||Sign up||$4.99/mo (w/ ads)|
|Apple TV+||Yes ✅||7 Days||Sign up||$4.99/mo|
|Disney+||No 🚫||N/A||Sign up||$7.99/mo|
|Showtime||Yes ✅||30 days||Sign up||$9.99/mo|
|STARZ||No 🚫||N/A||Sign up||$3/mo.|
for 6 months
(limited time deal)
|CuriosityStream||No 🚫||N/A||Sign up||$2.99/mo (HD)|
|AMC+||Yes ✅||7 days||Sign up||$6.99.mo|
|Shudder||Yes ✅||7 days||Sign up||$4.75/mo|
|ESPN+||No 🚫||N/A||Sign up||$6.99/mo|
|YouTube TV||Yes ✅||14 days||Sign up||$64.99/mo|
|Hulu + Live TV||No 🚫||N/A||Sign up||$69.99/mo|
|fuboTV||Yes ✅||7 days||Sign up||$59.49/1st mo|
|DIRECTV Stream||Yes ✅||5 days||Sign up||$69.99/mo (Entertainment)|
|Sling TV||No 🚫||N/A||Sign up||$35/mo (Blue)*|
$50/mo (Blue + Orange)*
*1/2 off 1st mo (current promo)
|Philo||Yes ✅||7 days||Sign up||$25/mo|
|Frndly TV||Yes ✅||7 days||Sign up||$6.99/mo (Basic)|
*While HBO Max does not offer a free trial as a standalone subscription, you can get a free trial of HBO as an add-on to services like Hulu or YouTube TV.
Streaming Service Discounts & Bundles
In addition to the free streaming trials mentioned above, here are some additional deals and discounts you can get this month.
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Get 3 full months of HBO Max, Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax, AND Epix FREE with either the Choice or Ultimate DIRECTV Stream plans. Get this deal here.
Xfinity customers can get Peacock Premium for free with certain plans. Details here.
CuriosityStream is offering 40% off annual plans for their Mother's Day Sale. Use code MOM40 here.
Showtime is offering a 30 day free trial plus memberships of just $3.99 for 4 months (normally $10.99). Get the deal here. UPDATE: Deal ended
You can now bundle Showtime together with Paramount+ and save up to 38%! Limited time offer. Get Showtime with Paramount+ for less than $10/month. Get the deal here.
STARZ is offering their memberships for just $3/mo. for six months (normally $8.99/mo.). Sign up here.
Customers who buy an Apple device can get 90 days of Apple TV+ free. Get more details here.
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- Amazon Prime- Students can get a six month free trial, then an AmazonPrime Student subscription for either $7.49/mo or $69/yr. Students can also add-on Showtime for $0.99/mo for 12 months. Sign up here.
- Hulu– Students can get the ad-supported Hulu plan for just $1.99/mo. Sign up here.
- Spotify Premium– After a 30 day free trial, students can get a bundle of Spotify, Hulu, & Showtime combined for just $4.99/mo. Sign up here.
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- Discovery+: Active-duty military, spouses, reservists, or veterans can get 7 days free then a discounted membership of $2.99/month for the ad-lite plan. Sign up here.
- Hulu: Active-duty military service members can get a discount of 10% off a regular Hulu membership every month for 12 months (after free 30 day trial). Must be purchased through The Exchange here.
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- Paramount+: Get 12 months for the price of 10 with an annual membership. Essential Plan for $49.99/yr. and Premium Plan for $99.99/yr. Sign up here.
- Amazon Prime: Get all the benefits of Prime for $139/yr (equivalent of $11.58/mo). Sign up here.
- HBO Max: Save 16% with an annual plan. Ad-supported is $99.99/yr and ad-free is $149.99/yr. Sign up here.
- Peacock: Annual plans are $49.99/yr for Peacock Premium or $99.99/yr for Peacock Premium Plus. Sign up here.
- CuriosityStream: Normally $19.99/yr for HD and $69.99/yr for 4K, they are on sale for $11.99 and $41.99. Sign up here.
- Disney+: Get annual plan for $79.99/yr. Sign up here.
- Disney Bundle: Includes Hulu (w/ ads), Disney+, & ESPN+ for $13.99/mo or get Hulu (w/ no ads) with your bundle for $19.99/mo. Sign up here.
- Showtime Bundle: Save up to
28%by bundling Paramount+ with Showtime. Essential Plan w/ Showtime is $11.99/mo. or $119.99/yr. Premium Plan w/ Showtime is $14.99/mo or $149.99/yr.
For a limited time save even more. Now just $9.99/mo or $99.99/yr for the Paramount + Essential Plan w/ Showtime. The Paramount+ Premium Plan with Showtime is $12.99/mo or $129.99/yr. Get offer here.
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