The Cord Cutter’s “Little Black Book” of Free Trials

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One of my favorite things about cord cutting is free trials! Not because I’m into getting something for nothing (who doesn’t like a freebie every now and then, though, right?), but because it shows that the cord cutting industry is focused on us, the consumer. They want to make products that people will love and are willing to earn that love by letting you test it out for free. What other industry allows you to try before you buy with no strings attached? There’s no pushy salesman knocking down your door every night until you cave in and buy. Just completely free trial periods waiting for you to sample. They want you to be happy and they hope that will involve using their service, but if you’re not, they don’t want you to leave feeling like you were duped into wasting your money. More than likely one or two of the services you try out will end up being a perfect fit for you and you’ll wind up subscribing to the pay version. So, in the end, its a win win!

Free trials are like cord cutting’s bourbon chicken lady of your mall’s food court! Greeting you with a no obligation trial of yummy goodness before you make the decision to shell out your hard earned bucks.

Below is a list I’ve compiled of some of the best free trials for cord cutters. They are offered by some of the top streaming services in the cord cutting industry. If you’re starting to cut the cord or if you are just interested in seeing what one of them is all about, go ahead and try them for yourself, completely FREE! Just don’t forget to cancel the service at the end of the free trial period if you don’t intend to pay for the next month’s service.

Streaming TV

Sling TV – The original streaming only premium television service with plans starting as low as $20 for your favorites like ESPN, CNN, HGTV and more. We use Sling TV in my house and love it! Click here to try Sling TV for free for 7-days.

PlayStation Vue – This is Sony’s answer to online streaming TV which includes tons of channels in every package (starting at $29.99 for 45 channels), even local channels in select areas. Click here to try PlayStation Vue for free for 1 week.

DirecTV Now – DirecTV introduced DirecTV Now, their streaming television service, to stay competitive in the growing cord cutting market. Packages range from $35 to $70. Click here to try DirecTV Now for 7-days for free.


 

On-demand TV and Movies

Hulu – Hulu is an On-demand streaming service that includes programming from 3 of the 4 major networks (NBC, Fox, and ABC) as well as some shows on premium channels like Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. Shows can be watched the day after they air, which makes this the perfect DVR replacement for Cord Cutters. A subscription to Hulu starts at $7.99. Click here to try Hulu free for 1 week  2 WEEKS!

CBS All Access – Watch new episodes of CBS shows the next day after they air and you get access to complete past seasons as well starting at $5.99 per month. Click here for a 1 week free trial of CBS All Access.

Netflix – The original streaming service that allows that lets you watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries and more on all of your Internet-connected devices. Subscriptions range from $7.99 to $11.99 per month. Click here to try Netflix free for 1 month.

Amazon Prime Video – Enjoy exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows, streamed anytime, anywhere, on any device. A monthly subscription to Prime Video is $8.99. Click here to start your 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime Video.

Premium Networks

HBO Now – Stream all of HBO’s biggest shows, movies, and documentaries, plus hundreds of kids titles to your favorite devices, no TV package required. A regular subscription to HBO Now costs $14.99 per month. Click here to watch HBO Now free for 1 month.

Showtime – Watch blockbuster hits on Showtime wherever and whenever you want with Showtime’s streaming service. Showtime subscriptions are regularly $10.99 per month and include a 7-day free trial. If you add it to an existing Hulu or Amazon Prime Video subscription then it’s only $8.99 and the free trial extends to 30 days. Click here to signup and start your free trial of Showtime.

Starz – Watch Starz exclusive originals and hit movies with their standalone streaming service using the Starz app on your mobile or streaming devices. A monthly subscription to Starz streaming runs $8.99. Click here to start your free 7-day trial.

Sports

NFL Game Pass – Fans get access to live and on-demand Preseason games and full replays of every NFL game on demand, in high definition, including regular season matchups, the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowls. Click here to start a free 7-day trial of NFL Game Pass.

Fubo TV – One of the fastest growing OTT streaming services focusing on live sports and entertainment TV. Watch live or DVR the action on NBA TV, Golf Channel, Big Ten Network, FS1 & 2, Fox Sports Regional, Comcast Sportsnet, Bein Sports and more for $34.99 per month. Click here to start your 24-hour 7-day free trial.

Fox Soccer 2Go – FOX Soccer 2Go is a multi-device digital online subscription service dedicated to streaming hundreds of live and on-demand games from UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA European Qualifiers, German Bundesliga, English FA Cup, FIFA competitions, and many other Soccer and Rugby leagues and cup competitions. The normal subscription cost is $19.99 per month. Click here to get a free 7-day pass.

WWE Network – Stream WWE Network anywhere on any device with every pay-per-view included for only $9.99 per month. Click here to signup and get the first month free.

UFC Fight Pass – Get access to International UFC Fight Nights, exclusive UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims, live third-party events, original content, plus all the must-see Pay-Per-View replays. The monthly subscription to UFC Fight Pass costs $9.99. Click here to start your 7-day free trial.

Workout Videos

Beachbody On Demand – Get unlimited access to stream hundreds of world-class Beachbody workout programs, anytime, anywhere, including P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, and many others. Monthly subscriptions run between $12.96 and $8.33 per month. Click here to get unlimited access to Beachbody On Demand for 30 days free.

Les Mills On Demand– Get streaming access to full body workouts such as Bodypump, Bodybalance, Grit workouts and more in the comfort of your home. The monthly subscription to Les Mills On Demand is $12.99 per month. Click here to start a 10-day free trial of Les Mills On Demand.

Daily burn – Stream over 600 amazing workouts taught by expert, certified trainers right to your TV anytime, anywhere. Unlimited access costs $14.95 per month. Click here to start a free 30-day trial.

Educational

CuriosityStream – Watch more than 1,500 documentaries from the world’s most talented filmmakers in the areas of science, technology, civilization and the human spirit ad-free, on demand, anytime and anywhere. Monthly plans range from $2.99 up to $11.99. Click here to get a free month trial of CuriosityStream.

Smithsonian Earth – A commercial-free streaming service that offers unlimited access to original documentaries, short series, and Nature Scenes, shot in stunning 4K Ultra HD. A subscription to Smithsonian Earth costs just $3.99 per month. Click here to watch free for 30 days.

Miscellaneous

YouTube Red – Enjoy all that YouTube has to offer with the addition of ad-free and offline videos, uninterrupted music, and original shows and movies. YouTube Red is $9.99 per month. Click here to start your 1-month free trial of YouTube Red.

Spotify Premium – Create and listen to all your favorite internet music stations and playlists ad-free and even offline. A monthly subscription to Spotify Premium is $9.99. Click here to try it free for 30 days.

 

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