You don’t have to pay a dime! In a time where social distancing is being practiced across the country, it may be hard to find entertainment options to occupy your time that won’t hurt your wallet. However, streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime offer customers free trials before they have to commit to a payment plan.
Ranging from 7 to 30-day trials, these free options rack up a total of 74 days of complimentary streaming. If you’re planning on spending some extra time indoors in the coming weeks, you might want to consider catching up on some of your favourite shows and movies.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime offers more than just a fully stocked platform of movies and TV shows. Their 30-day free trial also gives you access to their fast delivery service and Amazon Prime Music. Following the free trial, subscriptions run for $79.99 a month. However, they do offer student discounts for as low as $39.99 a year.
If you haven’t hopped on the Disney Plus train yet, the newly released streaming service offers a 7-day free trial. The platform holds everything from your favourite Disney classics to Disney Plus original movies and series.
The post-trial cost runs at $8.99 a month with the option to pay a flat rate of $89.99 per year.
The platform that started it all also offers a trial period of 7 days. Iconic shows and movies like Friends and Inception are offered on this platform along with popular Netflix originals like Stranger Things and Bird Box.
When time is up on your free trial, monthly subscriptions run for $9.99 allowing only one device to stream at a time, $13.99 for two devices, and $16.99 for four devices and Ultra HD video.
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus also launched its streaming platform in Canada back in November of 2019. Offering subscribers shows like Jason Momoa’s See and Jennifer Aniston’s The Morning Show, the platform charges $5.99 a month after their 7-day trial.
One year of the service is also offered complimentary to customers who purchase an Apple device.
Crave TV awards subscribers with an entire month free when they sign up for their service. It streams shows into Canadian households from popular networks like HBO and Showtime.
For $9.99 a month, Crave offers past seasons of popular network shows. However, for $19.98 a month subscribers gain access to their Crave + Movies + HBO package.
If you’re looking for a free option to catch up on some of your favourite shows, CBC Gem offers its content to stream for free! They do have the option to become a premium member for $4.99 a month. The elite membership opens up the option to stream ad-free and gives you access to CBC’s live news feeds.