The good news: we’re living in a platinum age of TV. From Netflix stalwarts like Stranger Things and The Crown, to Amazon’s The Boys and NOW TV juggernauts like Watchmen, screen fans have never had it so good.
However, you might feel that viewers have now got too much choice. With so many critically-acclaimed shows on so many different streaming platforms, how can you work out which services to subscribe to?
The answer: making the most of free trials offered by each service. But which platforms offer a free trial? And for how long? Here’s all you need to know about how to watch each major streaming service for free (for a while)…
Meanwhile, the Kids pass hosts a series of shows from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Cartoonito, Boomerang and more. This means the pass gives access to the likes of Spongebob Squarepants, Mr Bean, Teen Titans and Moominvalley.
Hayu offers subscribers the freshest reality shows from the US, including The Real Housewives franchise, Botched, Project Runway and, of course, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
How much does NOW TV cost after the free trial?
The cost of each pass after the trial is…
Entertainment pass (£8.99 a month)
Sky Cinema pass (£11.99 a month)
Kids pass (£3.99 a month)
Hayu (£3.99 a month)
Each pass renews automatically at the end of the free trial.
What you can watch on Apple TV+ during your free trial
Although Apple TV+ didn’t launch with an extensive library, it does come with plenty of original series. These include The Morning Show (starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell), and dystopian drama See, in which all humans have lost their vision.
Although reviews for the shows have been mixed, Apple TV+ also promises a Steven Spielberg anthology series called Amazing Stories, plus a series from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.
How much it costs after trial
To continue watching Apple TV+ after your trial expires, you’ll have to pay £4.99 a month.