All The Streaming Services You Can Try For Free
By Emily Lee
April 7, 2020
There are so many streaming services out there these days, so, it's nice to be able to test them out before committing to a monthly subscription. From popular streaming platforms, such as Netflix and Hulu, to new launches, such as Quibi, you can see if you enjoy their service by signing up for a temporary free trial period. Here are some new streaming services you can test out free to see if it's the right fit for you.
Quibi is short for “quick bites” and aims to provides movie-quality shows designed to be watched on your smart phone. New episodes will be available daily. From Murder House Flip to Nicole Richie's Nikki Fresh, Quibi has a wide-ranging selection of original content for users with all kinds of interests. A Quibi subscription will set you back $4.99 per month, but you can try a 90 day free trial before committing to a monthly subscription.
While Quibi provides original content, Philo allows users without an expensive cable subscription to watch live TV via their streaming service. Philo users are able to access TV channels typically found on cable, such as AMC, A&E, and Discovery. If you're interested in checking Philo TV out before committing to a monthly subscription, you can sign up for a 7 day free trial. The best part? You don't even have to provide your credit card information—just your cell phone number. If you decide to sign up for Philo, you'll get access to 59 cable channels for $20 per month.
Sling TV offers a large selection of both live channels and on-demand streaming content. To try Sling TV for free, you can sign up for a 7 day trial period on Sling TV's website. If you sign up via a web browser right now, you'll also be offered discounted rates and bundle options, including a free media player. For new subscribers, Sling TV costs $20 for the first month and then go up to $30 a month.
Disney+offers a free seven-day trial. With the free trial, you have full access to the Disney+ library and will be able to browse and watch all of the movies and shows on the service. The free trial is only available to new subscribers. New subscribers can access the free trial by signing up on Disney+ via web browser, mobile device, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, and Amazon Fire TV. Even when you sign up for the free trial, however, you will be required to enter your payment information. If you don't cancel at the end of the trial period, Disney+ will used that information to bill you for a subscription. If you do decide to subscribe at the end of the trial period, Disney+ costs $6.99/month or $69.99/year for their streaming service.
Fubo TV provides 100+ channels with local sports and news. The channels available through your subscription will be based on your location. Fubo TV allows potential users to test out their service through a 7 day free trial. You'll have to enter your credit card information to access the free trial, however, Fubo TV will alert you the day before your trial period ends so you can cancel if you wish. Fubo TV is slightly more expensive than some of the other streaming services with prices starting at $59.99 per month.
Crackle is a free streaming service owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. The service features a variety of content, including movies and TV shows you already know and love, as well as original programming that rotates on a monthly basis. Since you can stream Crackle for free, you'll have to deal with ads while you're watching the platforms content.