Streaming services that offer free content and longer trial periods

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Multiple streaming services are offering free content or longer trial periods temporary. There are no subscriptions required, although you need to sign in with your Apple ID. So, if you are bored at home, who don’t give these channels a shot? Here is the full list of what is free and new:

Apple TV+:

Yes, you heard that right. Apple TV+ is sharing quite a generous list of TV shows and movies that are accessible for everyone at home, which represents a third of the content available right now.

Although they avoided to include the more popular shows like “The Morning Show”, here is what they are including:

  • “Dickinson”
  • “Ghostwriter”
  • “Helpsters”
  • “For All Mankind”
  • “Servant”
  • “Snoopy in Space”
  • “The Elephant Queen”
  • “Little America”


After HBO’s decision to stop the removal of their app on older Apple TVs, they have added an impressive list of TV shows and movies that are free. Here is some of them they have included:

  • “Barry,”
  • “Big Little Lies”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Veep”
  • “True Blood”
  • “The Wire”
  • “Small Foot”
  • “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part”
  • “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”

A full list can be found on their website.


AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is also featuring some free movies and season of TV shows, such as:

  • The first half of the “The Walking Dead” season 10.
  • BBC nature documentaries
  • “Brockmire”
  • “Mystery Science Theater 3000”


Epix has recently made the decision to feature all of their TV shows and movies for free, until May 3. To access to the free content, use the Apple TV app, go to “My channels” and then EPIX.

CBS and Showtime:

These 2 Apple TV app channels are prolonging their free trial period, and now, instead of one week, it is a one month.

CBS also offers access to live TV trough the free trial period, and it costs $5.99 to $9.99 depending on the plan you have chosen.

Showtime costs $10.99 per month, so in both cases, a reminder to cancel the subscriptions if you don’t plan to stick with them for a longer period of time is useful.


Brand new streaming platform is offering a 90 days free trial on their content and after the trial ends, Quibi costs $4.99 per month.

Amazon Prime Now:

Amazon shows their effort to keep children entertained by offering free access to the vast majority of movies and TV shows for them, and offers a free one month trial for those who haven’t tried it yet.

Other channels:

Many Apple TV channels are expending their trial periods from one week, to one month, to give their customers to opportunity to discover new original TV shows and movies, that people might fell in love with.

Here are the channels:

  • A&E Crime Central
  • Acorn TV (Use promo code FREE30 on website)
  • Arrow Video Channel
  • History Vault
  • Lifetime Movie Club
  • Noggin
  • PBS Living
  • Shudder (Use code SHUTIN on website)
  • Smithsonian Plus
  • Sundance Now (Use code SUNDANCENOW30 on website)
  • Urban Movie Channel (Use code UMCFREE30 on website)


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