Streaming TV UK Deals: Black Friday Is Here!

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We live in a golden age of TV, and lot of it is thanks to the streaming services – from the veterans like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, to the newbies like Disney+ and Apple TV+, and even speciality streamers like Shudder and BritBox – we’re spoiled for choice.

But if you add all these services up, things can get expensive. Thankfully, most streaming services constantly offer deals, discounts and free trials – so you can always find a bargain.

To help you save money AND watch excellent TV, I’ll collect the best TV deals out there. This list will be updated every week (or when new, big deals come up) – so make sure you bookmark this page (And sharing on social media is always appreciated).

Plus, this week – we’re celebrating Black Friday and Cyber Monday with some of the best deals of the year (though, remember, a deal is only a deal if it’s something you were planning to get anyway).

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Black Friday 2020 Streaming Deals

Amazon Fire TV Discounts

The Amazon Fire TV devices are excellent streamers (see our Fire TV 4K Stick review), with apps for most of the major streaming services in the UK, a fast and easy to use interface, and the Alexa voice assistant built-in.

Four Fire TV streamers have great discounts at the moment:

BritBox Black Friday Deal

BritBox UK is a streaming subscription service from ITV and the BBC, which brings together British TV programmes from ITV, BBC, Channel 5 and Channel 4. It normally costs £5.99/month or £59.99/year, and you can get a 7-days free trial (See my review of BritBox UK here).

For Black Friday, they’re offering 50% off the first three months (so £2.99/month), for new AND returning customers (but NOT existing ones), with the code BBSALE.

Plex Lifetime Subscription Discount

Plex is a popular media management and streaming platform (see our full Plex review), that lets you organise your locally-stored media files, and stream them to a multitude of other devices. 

The basic service is totally free, but the Premium Pass adds more features, like being able to save and stream from your mobile phone.

For Black Friday, a lifetime subscription to Plex Pass is 25% off, so $89.99 with code SURVIVETHESEASON (down from $119.99).

Amazon Music Unlimited – 3 Months FREE

Amazon Music Unlimited was launched back in 2016, as an answer to services like Spotify and Google Music. It offers a selection of over 60 million songs, which you can stream on your smartphone, your PC/MAC, your Amazon Echo device, or even on your TV via an Amazon Fire TV box/stick.

Normally, you can get a 30-days free trial, but for a limited time, Amazon is offering 3 whole months of free access to Music Unlimited. The catch? It’s only for NEW Music Unlimited customers.

amazon music 3 months 2020

Do note that if you don’t cancel before the three months are up, your subscription will turn into a paid one – at a cost of £9.99/month for regular members, or £7.99 if you’re an Amazon Prime member.

Amazon Prime Video Deals

Prime Video, the streaming video service from Amazon, can be had either as part of the full Amazon Prime membership, or on its own. It includes thousands of TV shows and movies, including originals like Jack Ryan and Picard (see our Amazon Prime Video review).

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Prime Video Free Trial

If you haven’t had Amazon Prime for the past 12 months, you can get a free 30-days trial for either Prime Video (normally £5.99/month) or the full Amazon Prime service (normally £7.99/month or £79/year).

Remember that once the 30 days are up, you will be automatically billed for the next month – so don’t forget to cancel if you don’t want it anymore.

Premium Amazon Channels – Free Trials

Amazon Channels can be added-on to your Amazon Prime subscription. They launched in the UK a couple of years ago, and you can pick and choose additional premium channels to subscribe to for a monthly fee.

Most Prime Channels usually have a free 7-days trial, yes some have free 30-days trial (Keep in mind, you still need to be a member of Prime Video – which also has a free trial).

Here are some premium channels you can get a free trial for:

Amazon Channels

Six Free Months Amazon Prime For Students

Students (who can prove to Amazon they’re actually students) can get six free months of Amazon Prime. After tha, they get 50% off the regular price, so just £3.99/month.

Up To 24 Free Months Amazon Prime with Vodafone

If you’re planning to get either a new phone or a new SIM-Only contract, and Vodaphone is an option for you, you can get Prime Video for up to 24 months – for free.

Not all of Vodaphone’s Pay Monthly / Sim-Only plans include this deal – but the ones that do are clearly marked. Plus, remember you’re signing a 12-months/24-months contract.

Up to 24 Free Months Amazon Prime with EE

Similar to the Vodafone offer, EE Mobile customers can get free Prime Video for up to 24 months (depending on the length of your contract) for free, as part of their Swappable Benefits.

You don’t even need to be a new customer – but you do need to be in a contract that includes the Swappable Benefits plan.

hayu Reality TV Channel: Free Trial

If you’re a fan of American reality TV shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules (the ultimate guilty pleasure for some!), as well as true crime shows – you’ll get your fix – and then some – on hayu.

hayu, which is a streaming-only VOD service (see our full hayu review), offers numerous box-sets as well as new episodes – on the same day they air in the US. You can watch it on your smartphone, PC desktop, or via streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV and Roku.

Kardashians hayu

hayu normally costs £4.99/month, but you can get a FREE TRIAL. Keep in mind that it will automatically renew once the trial is over – unless you cancel.

Disney+ Deals

Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, launched in the UK on March 24. When Disney+ revealed its full launch lineup, we saw more than 800 films and TV shows, from the worlds of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic.

In the UK, Disney+ will normally cost £5.99/month or £59.99 for a full year. See our comprehensive Disney+ UK review here.

Disney+ used to offer a free trial – but unfortunately, it’s been scrapped for now.

Up to 12 Free Months with O2 Extra

New O2 customers, or existing customers who are upgrading their plan, can get up to 12 free months of Disney+.

If you’re an existing customer who’s not due for an upgrade, you can subscribe to Disney+ via O2, and get a discount of £2/month off your bill.

NOW TV Deals

NOW TV is Sky’s answer to Netflix – a contract-free streaming service with separate passes for Entertainment (TV), Cinema, Sports and Kids (See our full NOW TV review)

NOW TV Free Trial

If you’re a new NOW TV customer, you can get a 7-days free trial to the Entertainment Pass / Cinema Pass / Kids Pass – or all three of them together.

Remember, you will get billed once the trial is over – so don’t forget to cancel if you don’t want to continue.

Cinema / Entertainment Discounts

NOW TV sometimes offers special time-limited discounts. They don’t have any at the moment – but I’ll update here when they do.

For more NOW TV deals, bundles and tricks – see our dedicated Cheap NOW TV Deals page.

Apple TV+ Deals

The streaming TV service from Apple launched last year with a small selection of original shows – but since then, new originals have launched every month, so the catalogue is getting better, with shows like The Morning Show, For All Mankind and Servant.

With most of the shows, you can watch the first two episodes for free.

Apple TV+ Free Programmes (Limited Time)

With so many people under lockdown, Apple TV+ are offering some of their TV programmes for FREE, via the Apple TV app – for a limited time.

The available programmes are:

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

Apple TV+ Free 7-Days Trial

You can get a free trial of Apple TV+ for seven days, in which you can watch as much as you want. Just remember that the subscription will renew automatically at £4.99/a month, so don’t forget to cancel if you don’t want it anymore.

Apple TV+ Free 12 Months

If you buy a new Apple device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV or a Mac), you’re entitled to one free year of Apple TV+. At the end of the 12 months, the subscription will auto-renew at £4.99/a month.

BritBox UK Deals

BritBox UK, is a streaming TV subscription service that brings past and current British TV programmes from ITV, BBC, Channel 5 and, in the future, Channel 4. Additionally, the service holds 600+ episodes of Classic Doctor Who. See our BritBox UK review here.

BritBox UK Grid

BritBox UK Free Trial

If you’re new to BritBox, you can get a free 7-days trial. Once the trial is over, the subscription will auto-renew at £5.99/month, so don’t forget to cancel if you don’t want it.

6 Free Months of BritBox with EE

EE customers (both new and existing) on Pay-Monthly contracts can get six free months of BritBox. Plus, data you use to stream BritBox will not go down from your plan.

At the end of the six months, the subscription will auto-renew at the regular £5.99/month, so remember to cancel if you don’t want it.

Audible Deals

Streaming TV is not the only entertainment out there – you can also stream audiobooks, thanks to Audible, which has one of the largest audiobooks collections in the world.

Prices are the best when you join a monthly subscription, which gives you book credits each month.

Free Audiobook With A 30-Days Trial

If you’re a new Audible customer, you can get a free trial for 30 days – which means you get one credit for a totally free audiobook.

Once the trial is over, the subscription will auto-renew at £7.99/month, so remember to cancel if you don’t want it.

50% Off Audible For 3 Months

If you want more than one audiobook, this separate deal might be better for you than the free trial – you can get a full Audible subscription (with one book-credit each month) for £3.99/month (instead of £7.99), for up to three months.

100s Of Free Stories For Kids

With schools closed and so many kids around the world having to stay at home these days, Audible are offering hundreds of free audio stories for children aged 0-18, totally free.

“For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.”

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