Want to save a few bucks on livestreaming TV? We’ve got your number(s).
Data effective 01/17/2020. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
One of the big selling points of livestreaming TV is that it’s less expensive than cable or satellite . . . OK, it’s the biggest selling point. We’re not cheap; we’re “dollar-conscious.”
But, there’s always a new way to save a few bucks, even in the streamverse. We’ve done the research and found six sweet deals for streaming TV services that you can take advantage of right now.
Sure, they’re mostly temporary deals that will expire eventually, but aren’t all the best things in life fleeting? Love, contentment, Taco Tuesday—don’t dwell, just enjoy them while they’re here.
Everybody’s hyped about Disney+, the $6.99-a-month streaming service that gives you access to a gazillion Disney movies and shows, but what if that’s somehow not enough content for your eyeballs? Get this: you can bundle Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+.
For $12.99 a month, you can combine Disney+ with Hulu (basic version with ads, regularly $5.99 a month) and ESPN+ (regularly $4.99 a month). That’s a monthly savings of $5, or $60 annually. You could upgrade your internet speed with the extra green. With all that streaming, you might need it.
Don’t want Hulu and ESPN+? How about a free year of just Disney+? Verizon is offering 12 months of gratis Disney+ to new 4GLTE and 5G Unlimited customers. Oh, and the deal is also available to current 4GLTE and 5G Unlimited Verizon-ers too.
Also, new (and only new, sorry) Fios Home Internet or 5G Home Internet customers can get in on Verizon’s free year of Disney+ offer. Either way, you save $84 over 12 months.
Apple lovers rarely need an excuse to visit an Apple store, but not all of them are convinced that they should drop $4.99 a month on the new-ish Apple TV+ streaming service. Conundrum solved: purchase a new iPhone, MacBook, iPad, or Apple TV, and Apple will throw in 12 months of Apple TV+ at zero cost.
With it, you can check out original series like The Morning Show, Servant, and For All Mankind. When was the last time Apple gave away anything for free? Best not wait on this one.
Sling TV is one of the loudest voices in livestreaming TV. But it doesn’t just advertise hard, it’s also willing to give you free stuff to cut that cable (or satellite beam, however that would work).
Sign up now, and Sling TV will give you 40% off your first month’s subscription fee. That means the Sling Orange and Blue packages can be had for just $20 each (regularly $30), or you can get the combo Sling Orange & Blue package for $35 (regularly $45).
Those aren’t bad deals, but you can save a few more bucks by prepaying for two months of any Sling TV package and receive a free Amazon Fire TV Stick (regularly $35), an excellent little streaming device.
Or, if you want more local channels (Sling TV doesn’t stream most of them), you can get a free AirTV Mini—a small dongle that integrates an over-the-air antenna signal into the Sling interface—with two months prepaid. It’s a cool device that works seamlessly, and it usually costs $79.99.
AT&T TV NOW
Remember DIRECTV NOW, DIRECTV’s streaming answer to satellite TV service? No? It doesn’t matter—it’s called AT&T TV NOW . . . now.
Sign up for AT&T TV NOW’s PLUS package (over 45 channels) at $65 a month and AT&T will throw in HBO® for free—you can finally see what all the hype around Watchmen is about. Or, buy the MAX package (over 60 channels) for $85 a month and get both HBO and CINEMAX® for no extra charge.
If you’re a soccer fan who’s curious about livestreaming TV, fuboTV should be one of your first test drives. It not only is an excellent livestreaming service for popular cable channels but also has more fútbol coverage than you could probably ever consume.
Right now, you can get fuboTV’s Ultra package (with no free trial) for $74.99 a month for three months, after which time it reverts to $79.99 a month.
You save $15 overall—which is pretty good, considering that the Ultra package carries 175 channels (including 9 Showtime channels), includes 500 hours of cloud DVR storage, and allows for three simultaneous streams.