Streaming services have completely changed the way we watch and consume entertainment. From Netflix to Amazon Prime, everyone has at least one streaming subscription that unlocks premium and exclusive content.
If you’re on the lookout for a new streaming service, we’ve found the best streaming service deals this month. While streaming services typically stick to a standard price, seasonal holidays like Black Friday often see big price cuts on popular apps and subscriptions.
These deals are focused on streaming services available to the UK. If you want to watch content from apps like Hulu and HBO which aren't yet available in this country, you’ll have to use a streaming VPN (opens in new tab). We’ll also be updating this guide as more deals and services come up, including Paramount+ which will be coming to the UK in June 2022 (opens in new tab).
Best Streaming Deals Today
Acorn TV: £4.99 a month (opens in new tab)
Acorn TV is an American subscription service that streams popular British TV shows, including comedies, mysteries and dramas. On Acorn TV, you can find classic British TV shows like Foyle’s War, Agatha Raisin and The Good Karma Hospital, plus exclusive premieres. Acorn TV comes with a free 30 day trial and you can either pay monthly at £4.99 or £49.99 for an annual subscription.
Amazon Prime: £7.99 a month (opens in new tab)
Amazon Prime is a subscription service which offers Amazon customers quick deliveries, grocery shopping services, e-books, gaming, music and video. When you sign up to Amazon Prime, you get access to all of that, plus Prime Video which has tons of films, TV shows and documentaries. Prime also has Amazon Originals including The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Grand Tour. Subscribers can also buy and rent films from Amazon, including the latest cinema releases. See our Amazon Prime review (opens in new tab) for more.
Apple TV+: £4.99 a month (opens in new tab)
Another popular streaming service is Apple TV+. Apple TV+ has hundreds of shows and films available, including Apple Originals like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show and Schimgadoon! Apple TV+ comes with a 7 day free trial before you pay £4.99 a month. If you buy an Apple device, Apple TV+ is free for 3 months. See our Apple TV+ review (opens in new tab) for more.
BFI Player: £4.99 a month (opens in new tab)
BFI Player is a video on-demand service from the British Film Institute which streams acclaimed, landmark and archive films. This platform is available on subscription or by rental and many archival films are free. BFI Player also comes with a free 14 day trial before you start paying £4.99 a month.
BritBox: £5.99 a month (opens in new tab)
Another British-focused programming service is BritBox. Founded by the BBC and ITV, BritBox has hundreds of British TV boxsets, including reality shows and old classics like The Only Way Is Essex, Broadchurch and Only Fools and Horses. You can also find BritBox Originals like Spitting Image and Lambs of God. BritBox comes with a 7 day free trial before a monthly payment of £5.99. P.S. If you sign up to a BT TV plan you get 6 months of BritBox for free.
discovery+: £3.99 a month (opens in new tab)
discovery+ is a streaming service owned by Discovery Inc and shows factual, lifestyle and reality channels from Discovery's own brands. For example, you can find top shows like 90 Day Fiancé, Ghost Adventures and Outback Truckers. The basic Entertainment package comes with a 7 day free trial before you pay £3.99. The other package available is for Entertainment and Sport which is £6.99 a month.
Disney+: £7.99 a month (opens in new tab)
Disney+ is one of the most popular streaming services with hundreds of films, TV shows and documentaries available. On Disney+, you can find content from Disney, Marvel, National Geographic and Star. Disney+ is also a great place for theatre fans with the Hamilton stage recording and the latest version of West Side Story. New Disney films are also premiered and available on Disney+. See our Disney+ review (opens in new tab) for more.
Hayu: £4.99 a month (opens in new tab)
If you’re a reality fan, Hayu is the streaming service for all your reality TV needs. Many shows are available but the great thing about Hayu is that you can watch shows on the same day that they premiere in the US. Hayu has a 7 day free trial and you can either pay monthly (£4.99), for 6 months (£23.99) and 12 months (£43.99).
MUBI: £9.99 a month (opens in new tab)
MUBI is a top streaming service for film lovers, with new handpicked films available every day. MUBI showcases new directors, independent films and cult classics, so there’s something for everyone. This streaming platform offers a 7 day free trial before you pay £9.99 or £14.99 with MUBI GO which offers cinema tickets to subscribers every week.
Netflix: £6.99 a month (opens in new tab)
We couldn’t have a roundup of the best streaming services without Netflix. Easily the most popular streaming service of all time, Netflix has tons of films, shows, documentaries and Netflix Originals, like Stranger Things, The Crown and Bridgerton. The very basic Netflix plan is £6.99, the Standard is £10.99 and Premium is £15.99 (however, Netflix is set to get cheaper soon but there's a catch (opens in new tab)). The bigger subscription costs cover HD viewing and the number of screens that can watch at the same time. See our Netflix review (opens in new tab) for more.
Paramount+: £6.99 a month (opens in new tab)
A new arrival to the UK is Paramount+ For £6.99 a month, subscribers get access to the latest movies, TV series and Paramount+ Originals. Popular shows like Yellowjackets, The Man Who Fell To Earth and The First Lady are available to watch alongside the full catalogue of Star Trek series. Paramount+ comes with a free 7 day trial and it's available to Sky Cinema customers at no extra cost.
Shudder: £3.99 a month (opens in new tab)
If you’re a scary movie fan, Shudder has got all your favourite horror and thriller films and TV shows. There are cult classics like Halloween and you can find curated collections like Folk Horror, French Terror and Slashers. Shudder comes with a free 7 days trial before you pay £3.99 monthly or £49.99 for a yearly membership.
StarzPlay: £5.99 a month (opens in new tab)
StarzPlay has hundreds of movies, TV shows and Starz Originals, like Outlander, Blindspotting and American Gods. StarzPlay is typically priced at £5.99 but they often run special offers for months at a time, for example, previously customers could get full access to the platform for just £1.99 a month for 3 months.
YouTube Premium: £11.99 a month (opens in new tab)
While the YouTube platform is free, YouTube Premium lets you watch and listen ad-free, offline and in the background. It also unlocks YouTube Original films, series and documentaries, mostly featuring YouTube content creators like Liza On Demand, Rhett and Link's Buddy System and The Secret Life of Lele Pons. There's a 1 month free trial before you pay £11.99 a month.
Are there any free streaming services?
The quick answer here is yes! The majority of streaming services come with a subscription fee that you will have to pay for (like the ones above). However, you can access other streaming services for free, typically because they're owned and operated by TV networks and channels.
For example, BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab), All 4 (opens in new tab), the ITV Hub (opens in new tab) and My5 (opens in new tab) are all UK streaming platforms that you can access for free via an app on your TV, laptop, phone or tablet. As they're owned by network companies (BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5), these platforms do require you to have a TV license. These platforms are best for catch-up TV if you missed an episode of something the night or week before. Full series are typically on there too so you can binge watch multiple seasons of your favourite shows.
Pluto TV (opens in new tab) – a Paramount company and US streaming service – is also free to users in the UK, US and other countries. It has over 100 channels and thousands of movies and TV shows to watch live or on demand for free, either via the Pluto website or the app which is available to download via the Apple Store, Google Store and Amazon App Store.
We've put together a guide on the best free streaming services (opens in new tab) both in the UK and US if you want more details.
What streaming services aren't yet available in the UK?
There are many streaming services that are only available in the US and not the UK. Some of these streaming apps are planning to make a move to the UK in the future, like Paramount+ (opens in new tab) which arrived in the UK & Ireland on the 22nd June 2022 (opens in new tab).
There are also some streaming services that are accessible through other subscriptions but not on their own. For example, you can access Hulu (opens in new tab) shows and Originals via Disney+ but you can't just sign up to Hulu on its own in the UK yet but this could change down the line.
Other streaming services only available in the US are fuboTV (opens in new tab), HBO Max (opens in new tab) and Philo (opens in new tab) but we'll update this guide if and when these apps become accessible in the UK.