Almost the entire world is at a lockdown right now. The deadly Covid-19 has forced us into self-isolation and social distancing for quite a long time now starting March in many counties. In these testing times, we have to take care of our mental health and well being.
Perhaps in the aftermath, we will realize the true value of things that matter the most. Things such as hanging out with friends, small talks with colleagues, and the power of a hug!
Until we find our way out, binging on movies has actually played a significant role in keeping our minds sane in this crisis.
Here’s a list of premium streaming services, that are offering their services for free! You’ll be surprised to find a lot of big names!
List Of Free Streaming Platforms
FOX News – Fox News has made is now offering its Live news channel totally free so you can stay updated during the crisis.
Stay in & SLING TV – This service is offering 14 days of free service to everyone, in attempts to promote stay at home. It also offers its premium service during the “Happy Hour” promotion Across America which unlocks Sling Blue Live TV package. It’s Free from 5:00 PM until Midnight.
Showtime – Yes, even Showtime is offering free content for 30 days so you can watch series like Homeland, Shameless, Billions, Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan, The Affair, and more during the lockdown.
Amazon Prime Video – One of the biggest names in the video streaming world, Amazon Prime is also offering free access for 30 days as a trial period.
Hulu – From Kids shows to Original series and Movies, Hulu has something for everyone, avail there one-month free offer, and enjoy amazing content.
HBO – HBO comes in with the widest arms opened, started from April 3 you can visit their site and watch 39 movies and TV shows without subscription! That’s more than 500 hours of free content!
NFL Game Pass Channel – The NFL lover’s favorite channel is also offering completely free service.
Movieland TV – It is a Roku channel that offers a lot from the classic movie’s genre for free.
SirusXM Premiere – This platform is offering 300+ Ad-Free Channels until May 15, no credit card required.
Acorn TV – This particular service needs no introduction, simply enter the CODE: FREE30 and watch content on Acorn TV free for 30 days!
CBS All Access – One of the most popular TV show channel, CBS is also offering free 30 days service. All you have to do is use CODE: STREAM oh and if youre a Star Trek lover, CBS has something for you as well. Watch the full first season (Nine Episodes) of Star Trek Picard for FREE. Register with the Coupon Code: GIFT.
NBA League Pass – NBA League Pass is completely Free until 4/22.
WWE Network – The WWE has made it’s content free for a limited time, which means you can watch all the legendary fights! It includes thousands of hours of content along with all episodes of WrestleMania.
Curiosity Stream – Do you love finding about everything? This streaming service includes thousands of intriguing documentaries and non-fiction shows. The company has slashed its price by 40% making it only $11.99/year, which is almost free.
Shudder TV – If you have a thing for gruesome content, blood, and horror, Shudder TV is offering free 30 days of streaming. Use the Code: SHUTIN at sign-up and this will extend the normal 7/day trial to 30 days!
Urban Movie Channel – If you love Urban themed movies then this is the perfect channel! Use promo code UMCFREE30 and access the channel for 30 days totally free!
Hoopla – Increased their limit to 25 items their users can check out each month. This includes eBooks, streamed videos, music, and audiobooks.
Sundance – Use the Promo Code: SUNDANCENOW30 at sign-up and you can watch the channel completely free for 30 days!
Kanopy – While not free this platform has increased its limit to 15 streaming movies each month considering the lockdown depression.
NBC Sports Gold – THIS ONE’S THE BEST FOR SPORTS FANS– The platform is giving away free streaming of their PGA TOUR LIVE, Premier League, Pro Motocross, INDYCAR, and more.
Deezer – is offering a free 90 days access to their popular music streaming service.
Locast TV – While this service costs a mere $5 a month, but if you can’t afford that just email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will get 100% free service for a full 30 days. It’s a local news channel that might come in handy in these times of crisis.
XumoTV – It is yet another platform to enjoy Free Live Tv and on-demand streaming, with over 160+ US channels making this best for online entertainment.
Vudu – A project of Walmart, Vudu has tons of free content to watch, you also have the option to buy or rent.
Free British Streaming Platforms
Prime Video – Amazon Prime Video is offering free access for 30 days as a trial period in the UK as well.
Now TV – If there’s something specific that you want to watch, you can use the Now TV 7 Day Free Trial.
Hayu – The reality TV is also offering free 30 days to watch and the best part is that its available in a wide variety of countries.
Britbox – This service is created by the BBC, it offers Dramas
MUBI – Its is an outstanding service. It’s like an online repertory cinema. It is very unlike the streaming platforms we’ve discussed, Mubi focuses more on the cinematic experience.
Tubi TV – This channel is owned by Fox Television and offers thousands of hours of free content including movies and shows.
PlutoTV – This is another great free streaming platform that offers 250+ channels of free TV and 1000s of on-demand movies and TV shows.
ITV Hub – A free to air channel, highly popular in the Uk, you can watch live and on-demand British TV shows on ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, CITV, and ITVBe. ITV Hub is geo-restricted outside the UK.
BBCiPlayer – BBC’s catch up TV with all BBC channels including BBC Radio is totally free to use!
MY5 – My5 is a video-on-demand service offered by Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, it is completely free to watch!
Note: Some of these platforms might not work outside UK or USA, so you need to get a VPN and connect to the required server and stream on!
I hope this list of free premium streaming services will make “stay at home” a little better! There are hundreds of thousands of TV shows and Movies available FREE on these platforms as well. So binge on! No matter what the conditions are, we have to keep a healthy mind and body and adapt to the current situation.
Know a service that’s not included and is currently free, Let us know in the comments below