Top 10 Streaming Services with FREE Trials in the UK

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There are lots of free streaming services are available in the UK either as a trial or in unlimited form. Even those that don't offer a free trial can offer great value for money. From big names like Amazon Prime to more niche options like Nebula App, you can find free streaming services and trials ranked in our Top 10 free streaming list below. Whether you are looking for the latest series or you're more of a film buff, you can stream for free.


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Here we list the Top 10 TV and Movie streaming services that are free or have free trials, including how long the trial lasts and the price of the service afterwards (just in case you get hooked).

What is the Best Streaming Service?

Take a look and find what catches your fancy from our exclusive Top 10 free streaming services and trials for your TV today. You will find some household names but also some lesser known services that are still well worth looking into.

Top 10 Free TV Streaming Options At A Glance
Streaming Service Length of Free Trial Credit/Debit Card Needed Automatic Renewal Regular Price More Info
Amazon Prime Video 30 days     From £5.99/month Amazon Prime Video Free Trial
Rakuten TV Unlimited     From £0/month Rakuten TV Free Streaming
Disney Plus No longer offering free trials     From £7.99/month Disney Plus UK Free Trial
Apple TV+ 7 days
 
  From £4.99/month Apple TV+ Free Trial
NOW TV Discounted Introductory Deal     From £4.99/month NOW TV Free Trials
Britbox 7 days     From £5.99/month Britbox Free Trial
Mubi 7 or 30 days     From £5.99/month Mubi Free Trial
Nebula app 7 days     From $5/month Nebula App Free Trial
TVPlayer 30 days     From £6.99/month TVPlayer Free Trial
Acorn TV 30 days     From £4.99/month Acorn TV Free Trial

Prices and Details last updated on 21/03/2022. These prices and details are provided for illustrative purposes only.

Below you will be able to find out more about what you get out of each free streaming trial or option. This ranking will be kept updated as new offers and free streaming deals pop up.

Where Can I Stream It?

Check out our Where Can I Stream It? section to find out which streaming service has the TV shows and movies you want to watch.

Where Can I Stream It?

What Streaming Service Has Harry Potter?

To stream Harry Potter you will need a Netflix subscription, however the Harry Potter are not available to stream in the UK due to license issues and as such will also need a VPN to connect to an overseas Netflix library that has the rights to stream (such as Turkey).

Alternatively, the Harry Potter series is available to rent on Amazon Prime.

What Streaming Service Has DC Movies?

Currently, movies from the DC Universe are available exclusively on HBO Max which requires a subscription and is not available in the UK which means you will also need a VPN to gain access.

What Streaming Service Has Die Hard Movies?

The entire Die Hard movie series is available on to stream on Disney+. You can also rent or buy the Die Hard movies from:

  • Apple TV+
  • Rakuten TV
  • Amazon Prime TV
  • YouTube
  • Sky Movies

What Streaming Service Has Spider-Man Movies?

If you want to binge watch the entire Spider-Man collection, you'll need a Virgin TV subscription. Check out the Spider-Man movies table below to find out where you can stream your favourite Spider-Man movie.

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Spider-Man Movie Amazon Prime Video BBC iPlayer Disney+ Netflix Now Sky Cinema Virgin TV Go
Spider-Man              
Spider-Man 2              
Spider-Man 3              
The Amazing Spider-Man              
The Amazing Spider-Man 2              
Spider-Man: Homecoming              
Spider-Man: Far From Home              
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse              
Captain America: Civil War              
Avengers: Infinity War              
Avengers Endgame              
Venom              
Venom: Let There Be Carnage              

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1. Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
30 days
  • £5.99/month for Prime TV ONLY
  • £7.99/month (£79/year) for full Amazon Prime service
   

Everyone knows they can get a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime, but did you know that this includes Prime Video? Sign up for a free Amazona Prime trial and you automatically get free access to the thousands of movies and TV shows on Prime Video. This includes access to award-winning Amazon Originals, such as The Man in the High Castle and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

As well as unlimited access to the full library of movies and TV shows, Amazon Prime members also recieve the following benefits:

  • Amazon Prime Delivery
    • One-Day Delivery available for millions of items.
    • Same-Day Delivery seven days per week. Only available in some postcodes.
    • Amazon Day - add items during the week for delivery on your chosen day.
  • Amazon Shopping Benefits
    • Early access to Amazon Lighting Deals 30 minutes before everybody else.
    • Use Amazon Alexa to place your order.
    • Same-Day Delivery for Amazon Fresh and Morrisons.
    • Try Before You Buy clothing, shoes and accessories.
  • Amazon Prime Reading
    • Unlimted access to more than 1,000 magazines, eBooks, comics, etc.
    • Exclusive early access to a new Kindle book release every month.

As you can see, Amazon Prime offers one of the most complete packages that includes more than just TV and Movies that will benefit anyone who likes to order online. Having a 30 day trial is really useful to fully test drive Amazon Prime and see if it's right for you.

After your free 30 day trial, your membership will automatically renew at £7.99 a month, or you can opt for a year membership at £79 - which gives you 2 months free. If you want the video streaming service without the added benefits of Prime, you can subscribe to just Prime Video for £5.99 a month.

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How to Cancel Amazon Prime Video Free Trial?

You can cancel your free trial before it ends and still access the services until the end of the 30 days, e.g. cancel it on day 15 and you still have access to the benefits until day 30. Cancellations are managed in your Amazon account under Manage your Prime Membership. You can cancel via the Amazon website or via the app.

Cancel Amazon Prime Video Free Trial via the website

To cancel your Amazon Prime Video on the Amazon website is really easy to do. You just need to follow these simple steps before your trial ends:

  1. Go to Amazon.co.uk
  2. Look for Hello, Sign in at the top right hand side of the page
  3. In the drop-down menu, click the orange Sign in button
  4. Sign in with your username and password
  5. After you're logged in, find the Account & Lists menu at the top right
  6. In the drop-down menu, choose Your Prime Membership
  7. On the page that opens, on the left side of the page under Membership Management, click End Trial
  8. Amazon will try to persuade you to stay, you can click End My Benefits and on the next page Cancel Membership.

Once you've completed those steps, you will not be charged at the end of your Amazon Prime free trial. You will continue to have full access to Amazon Prime until your 30 days are over.

Cancel Amazon Prime Video Free Trial via the website

If you prefer to use the app to cancel your Amazon Prime Video trial, you can follow these steps to avoid being charged when your trial ends:

  1. Open the Amazon app on your smartphone
  2. Open the menu by tapping the three horizontal lines in the top left corner
  3. Scroll down until you see Programs & Features
  4. Select Prime
  5. On the next screen, choose Manage Prime Membership
  6. Next, tap on End Trial and Benefits and then Continue to Cancel
  7. Finally, confirm your cancellation by tapping Cancel Membership

As with cancelling via the website, you will continue to enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime until your 30 days have finished, but you will not be charged at the end of your Amazon Prime free trial.

2. Rakuten TV Free Streaming

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Trial Length Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
Unlimited    

Rakuten TV is a little different from the other streaming services on this list. Its main purpose is to let you rent films old and new on a one by one basis. Instead of paying for a monthly membership, you only pay for rentals that cost money.

Having said that, Rakuten TV also offers free rentals in its library and there's a surprising amount of them to choose from. To enjoy the free rentals, all you need to do is sign up for an account with your email. No credit card or monthly payments are needed, which is refreshing.

You also have the choice to buy a movie instead of renting it. It costs more, but you can then rewatch it whenever you like - perfect for kids movies!

How Much Are Rakuten TV Movies?

The price depends on several factors, such as how recent the movie is. To give you an idea, we took a look at the Rakuten TV website to find some price comparisons for you.

Top Movies on Rakuten TV
Movie Title Release Year IMDB Rating Price to Rent Price to Buy
Fast & Furious 9 2020 5.2 - £13.99
Space Jam 2021 4.4 - £14.99
The Boss Baby 2: Family Business 2021 5.9 £4.49 £13.99
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 7.6 £3.49 £7.99
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 7.3 £2.45 £9.99
No Time To Die 2020 7.5 £4.99 £13.99
The Martian 2015 8 £2.45 £7.99
Doctor Strange 2016 7.6 £2.45 £9.99
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 7.7 £2.49 £6.99
Bohemian Rhapsody 2018 8.2 £2.45 £9.99

Correct as of 21/03/2022

What Happens When I Purchase a Movie?

Once you purchase a movie, either to rent or to buy, it will be available in your Rakuten TV library and is available to stream on any device that you have installed the Rakuten TV app.

If you rented the movie, it will remain available to watch for 48 hours from the moment you confirm the rental not from the first watch. You can watch it as many times as you like in that 48 hour period.

Movies you've bought will remain in your library indefinitely, meaning you can watch it as often as you like without any restrictions on the number of views. It is important to mention that if Rakuten TV loses the rights to the movie you've purchased then it will be removed from your library. Rakuten TV does say on their website that they will notify you if this happens and offer you the chance to download it to your device before it's removed.

3. Disney+ Streaming Service Free Trial

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
No Longer Available
  • £7.99/month
  • £79.90/year
   

Launched in 2020 in the UK and Ireland, Disney+ is packed full of great entertainment. From old-school classics to new, original content, there is something for everyone, including the complete Star Wars and Marvel collections, live-action remakes of popular animated films, documentaries, Disney TV series and more.

Disney Plus Free Trial Withdrawn Previously Disney+ offered a 7 day free trial. Since early 2022, Disney+ removed its free trial with a spokesperson stating "The service was set at an attractive price-to-value proposition that we believe delivers a compelling entertainment offering on its own."

Whilst Disney Plus no longer offers a free trial, it does offer great value for money at just £7.99 per month or you can get 2 months free by going for the yearly Disney plus subscription for £79.90

Aside from its excellent lineup of content, Disney Plus subscribers also get the following as standard:

  • Exclusive Originals - content that you won't be able to find on other streaming services
  • Unlimited downloads - on up to ten devices and seven profiles
  • Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos - including 4K UHD streaming
  • Parental Controls - make sure your kids can only watch what's appropriate
  • Four Simultaneous Screens - watch on up to four screens at the same time
  • Virtual Viewing Parties - stream along with five friends via Groupwatch

How to Cancel Disney Plus?

If you decide to subscribe to Disney Plus and decide it's not for you, there are no commitments and you can choose to cancel at any time. Just follow these steps to cancel your Disney Plus account:

  1. Go to disneyplus.com and log in
  2. Select your Profile
  3. Select Account
  4. Select Cancel Subscription
  5. Fill out the optional survey
  6. Select Complete Cancellation to confirm

You will be able to continue using Disney Plus until the end of your current billing cycle, after which you will lose access.

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4. Apple TV+ Free Trial

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
7 days £4.99/month    

Apple TV+ is Apple’s contribution to worldwide streaming services. Apple TV+ has partnered up with some big Hollywood names, such as Oprah Winfrey and Steven Speilberg, to ensure top-quality entertainment is created. The content on offer is more limited than other UK streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, with the majority of its content being original content produced by Apple itself.

That being said, Apple does continue to offer a free trial to its streaming service and this is a seven day free trial. This should be enough for most people to get an idea if the content available is right for them. It can be worth looking out for Apple promotions on offer that can increase your free trial up to as long as one year.

How do I get the 3 month free trial on Apple TV? To take advantage of the Apple TV+ three month free trial, you will need to have purchased a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac from Apple or an Apple Authorised Reseller, and join Apple TV+ within three months of setting up your new device.

There are many ways to access Apple TV+, and you don't have to have an iOS device to stream TV and Movies from Apple TV+. You can access the streaming service in the following ways:

  • Apple TV app (available on iOS and Android)
  • Apple TV box
  • Smart TVs including Samsung, LG, VIZIO, and Sony
  • Streaming devices such as Roku, Fire TV, Google TV, and Android TV
  • Playstation and Xbox consoles
  • Via your web browser at tv.apple.com

After your free trial is over, you will start to be billed £4.99 per month. You can cancel without charge up to one day before you're due to be billed by Apple TV+ - this applies to all Apple TV+ free trials.

How To Cancel Apple TV+ Free Trial

If you've decided you want to cancel Apple TV+, you can follow these steps to cancel before you're charged:

  1. In a web browser, go to tv.apple.com
  2. Choose the blue Sign In button at the top right of the page
  3. Log in to your account with your Apple ID
  4. Go to settings then scroll down to Subscriptions
  5. On the subscriptions page, select Manage
  6. Finally, hit Cancel Subscription

If you're on the Apple TV+ free trial, you may lose access immediately. If you're cancelling an Apple TV+ subscription you've been paying for, you will be able to continue using Apple TV+ until the end of your billing cycle.

5. NOW TV Free Trials

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
7 days £4.99/month    

A streaming platform offering a lot content from Sky, NOW gives you access to live TV, movies and on-demand box sets, including Sky original content and US shows. With four main subscriptions to choose from (Entertainment Pass, Cinema Pass, Sports Pass, Boost), you can mix and match to create a plan that best suits your TV tastes.

Some of the benefits of subscribing to NOW TV include:

  • 60 compatible devices including Smart TVs and mobile devices
  • No contract - cancel at anytime
  • Up to six devices per account
  • Up to three streaming devices at any time
  • Download your content to watch offline

NOW TV Free Trial Rather than offering a free trial, NOW offers a reduced introductory rate for three months for subscribers to find out if if this UK streaming service is right for them.

Let's take a look at how much NOW TV Pass subscriptions cost in the table below:

Package Introductory Price Introductory Period Full Price
Entertainment Membership + Boost £14.99/month No Trial for the pass. 7 Days for Boost £9.99/month
Cinema Membership + Boost £14.99/month No Trial for the pass. 7 Days for Boost £9.99/month
Entertainment & Cinema Membership + Boost Free Trial £11.98/month 3 Months £19.99/month
Sports Membership Day Pass £11.98 24 Hours N/A
hayu Pass £0 7 days free £4.99/month
Boost Pass £0 7 days free or 1 month free £5/month

Correct as of 21/03/2022

NOW TV Entertainment Pass

NOW TV Entertainment Pass Regular Price: £9.99 per month

Billed as box sets and brilliant TV, the NOW TV Entertainment Pass includes a variety of critically acclaimed content that's exclusive to NOW TV subscribers. There's a good mix of content available including drama, comedy, documentaries, kids shows and more.

As well as the on-demand content, NOW TV Entertainment Pass subscribers can also stream live channels including:

  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky Max
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Nature
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky History
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Documentaries
  • Sky Showcase
  • Peacock
  • MTV
  • Comedy Central
  • GOLD
  • National Geographic
  • SYFY

With the on-demand content and live channel access, NOW TV Entertainment Pass looks like great value for money at £9.99 per month (after the three month introductory discount).

NOW TV Cinema Pass

NOW TV Cinema Pass Regular Price: £9.99 per month

Are you a fan of movies? if so, the NOW TV Cinema Pass is right for you. With access to over 1,000 on-demand movies, you're never going to be stuck for something to watch.

Included as part of your NOW TV Cinema Pass subscription are a variety of movies including the latest blockbusters such as Fast and Furious 9, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and The Desperate Hour. You'll also find family friendly movies such as Peter Rabbit, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971 & 2005 versions), and Paddington 1 & 2.

NOW TV Sports Pass

NOW TV Sports Pass Regular Price: £33.99 per month

Never miss another match again with the NOW TV Sports Pass, you'll get access to all 11 Sky Sports channels and a variety of on-demand sports documentaries. You can watch on up to three devices such as:

  • TV
  • Desktop
  • Mobile
  • Xbox or Playstation

At the time of writing, access to the NOW TV Sports Pass costs £20 a month for the first nine months, after which it goes up to the full price of £33.99 a month. This introductory offer is only available to new customers and whilst there isn't a minimum commitment, if you cancel during the introductory period and sign up again, you will be billed at the full price.

Is there a NOW TV Sports Pass free trial? No, instead you can choose to take out a day pass which costs £11.99 for 24 hours of full access to NOW TV Sports Pass.

What Channels Are Available With A NOW TV Sports Pass?

As well as access to on-demand sports documentaries, you also get access to every Sky Sports channel, these are:

  • Sky Sports
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Formula 1
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports Action
  • Sky Sports News
  • Sky Sports Main Event

All free trials are also available to existing customers who do not have the given pass e.g. customers on the Entertainment Pass can get a free trial of the Cinema and Kids Pass, and Sport Pass members can access the free trials for all other Passes.

NOW TV hayu Pass

NOW TV hayu Pass Regular Price: £4.99 per month

The only NOW TV Pass to include a free trial, new customers are able to take advantage of a seven day free trial before committing £4.99 per month.

hayu is perfect for those who enjoy US reality shows such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Below Deck. In fact, subscribers to NOW TV hayu Pass will have access to over 8,000 episodes of fresh US reality shows.

Once your seven day free trial is over, you will be charged £4.99 per month until you decide to cancel.

NOW TV Boost Pass

NOW TV hayu Pass Regular Price: £5 per month

With all the NOW TV passes, your content will be delivered in 720p and includes ads - despite paying a subscription. With NOW TV Boost Pass you get a few Boosts to your content such as:

  • 1080p Full HD Streaming
  • Ad-free streaming
  • Upgraded audio compatible with soundbars and 5.1 surround sound
  • 50fps (frames per second) with NOW TV Sports Pass
  • Watch on up to three devices instead of one

You can get a 7 day trial of NOW TV Boos Pass when you sign up to any NOW TV package. However, subscribers to the NOW TV Sports Pass get an extended one month free trial.

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6. Britbox Free Trial

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
7 days £5.99/month    

Britbox boasts the largest collection of British TV all in one place, so this is the place for fans of British drama, comedy and mystery series! The service is brought to life as a joint venture between the BBC and ITV, including programmes from both channels, as well as content from Channel 4 and Channel 5, shows include favourites such as:

  • Doc Martin (ITV)
  • Michael Palin in North Korea (Channel 5)
  • The Ipcress File (ITV)
  • Rome (BBC)

Britbox also produces its own original content which means there's always going to be something fresh to watch and all shows are included ad-free and without contract meaning you can cancel at any time.

There are many ways to watch Britbox such as:

  • Britbox App
  • Apple TV Box
  • Amazon Fire TV including Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Edition
  • Google Chromecast
  • YouView
  • Smart TVs including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, JVC, Hitachi, Toshiba
  • ROKU
  • Xbox consoles (not Xbox 360)
  • PC/Mac via your web browser

New customers get a seven day free trial before being charged £5.99 per month. If you don’t want to continue with your subscription, make sure you cancel it at least 24 hours before the end of your free trial to ensure you don’t get charged.

How to Cancel Britbox subscription?

If you've decided to cancel Britbox, make sure you cancel at least 24 hours before your next bill is due. How to cancel Britbox will depend on how you pay for your Britbox subscription.

Cancel Britbox as a Debit/Credit Card Subscriber

Subscribers who pay for Britbox with their debit or credit card can cancel Britbox by following these five steps:

  1. Sign in to your account at BritBox.com
  2. Open your account by clicking on your name in the top right corner of the screen
  3. Click on Account details
  4. Click on the Subscription option
  5. In the Your Plan section on the left hand side of your screen, click Cancel Subscription then follow the prompts

Cancel Britbox as a Roku, Google Play, or Apple Subscriber

Some subscribers may have joined Britbox through a third party such as an in-app purchase on their smartphone. To cancel Britbox if you made an in-app purchase to subscribe, you should cancel the subscription through the service you used.

In-app purchases and third party payments for Britbox are common with the following services and apps:

  • Roku including Roku Channel
  • Google Play
  • Apple App Store
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Prime Video

I Deleted the Britbox app but am still being charged Deleting or uninstalling the Britbox app from your smart device will not cancel your subscription. You must cancel your subscription or follow the steps above to ensure you are not billed and your account is fully cancelled.

7. Mubi Free Trial

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
7 days or 30 days if you're a student
  • £9.99/month
  • £5.99/month if you're a student
   

Mubi is the closest thing to an online cinema: every day a new film becomes available and stays on the site for 30 days. This means it has a constant stream of new films so you can never run out of content to watch. The film serving is incredibly varied, including films from all over the world, indie films, cult classics and award-winning titles; every movie is carefully handpicked by the Mubi curators.

A 7 day free trial is offered to new customers, followed by a monthly subscription of £9.99. As well as watching films online, the service allows you to download films to watch on the go.

Mubi Student Pricing Living on a student budget is tough which is why Mubi have a great incentive to sign up with them. First of all, students only pay £5.99 a month which is 40% off the regular Mubi subscription, plus students get a 30 day Mubi free trial instead of 7 days.

Another choice is Mubi GO which offers the same benefits as a regular Mubi subscriber, along with a free cinema ticket every week for a handpicked movie by the Mubi team. Of course, this option is slightly more expensive at £14.99 a month, but is excellent value for money considering you get an actual cinema ticket included.

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8. Nebula App Free Trial

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
No free trial
  • $5/month
  • $50/year
   

Unlike the other UK streaming services we've featured so far, Nebula is a little off the beaten path but well worth trying out. The content on Nebula is content by creators and could be compared to the likes of YouTube. That being said the content does have a more premium feel to it and Nebula is of course ad-free. Your subscription is split 50-50 between the content creator and the Nebula team.

On Nebula, you can find some pretty unique content like:

  1. TV series lore and backstory deep dives from Alt Shift X.
  2. Documentaries about abandoned theme parks and malls from Bright Sun Films.
  3. Science and engineering advances in plain English thanks to Mustard.

9. TVPlayer Free Trial

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
No free trial
  • £6.99/month
  • £69.99/year
   

TVPlayer is slightly different to other streaming services as it gives you access to live TV across 78 different channels - including free to air and premium channels as well as exclusive on-demand and catch-up TV for certain channels.

The basic plan, which only allows you to watch live TV is free, while the premium plans which grants access to more live channels and on-demand options.

Subscribers to TVPlayer can also choose to download certain shows and have the option to pause live shows and resume playing on a different device.

TVPlayer does constanly update its offering by bringing new channels to its lineup, and also removing unpopular channels, to keep its content fresh. In its most recent update at the end of 2021, TVPlayer introduced these six new channels:

  1. Documentaire - French content for an English audience
  2. Action Extreme - Adrenaline pumping sports action
  3. Moods - Wind down with our unique view of the world
  4. The Workout - Everything you might need to get yourself active and fit
  5. Karaoke - Belt our some classic hits from the comfort of your sofa
  6. Snappy TV - Short form content, ideal for commutes

Like other UK streaming services, there's no contract and you can cancel at any time whilst keeping access to TVPlayer until your next billing cycle.

You will need to have a TV license to watch any of the live TV offered on TV Player, even if you are watching from a laptop, mobile or tablet.

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10. Acorn TV Free Trial

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Trial Length Price After Trial Payment Method Required Automatic Renewal
30 days
  • £4.99/month
  • £69.99/year
   

Acorn TV is a popular streaming service in the USA that launched in the UK in April 2020. It includes a large array of British period drama, comedy, drama, crime, and mystery programmes. You can also find popular Scandinavian, Australian and Irish streaming on Acorn TV. There is also original series produced by Acorn TV.

The kind of shows you can find on Acorn TV include:

  • Foyle's War
  • Agatha Christie
  • Rosemary and Thyme
  • The Wine Show

New shows tend to be added on a weekly basis so you will always have a new series to start. After your 30 day Acorn TV free trial, it will cost £4.99 a month or £49.99 for a full year.

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