The big list of streaming deals

Back in the old days of cable, keeping your TV bill in check required routine calls to customer service, followed by desperate pleas for a lower rate and/or threats to cancel your service.

With streaming TV, things work a bit differently. While you can’t call up Netflix or HBO to ask for a lower price, you can often snag discounts on streaming services if you know where to look.

In this guide, I’ve done the legwork of finding all the best streaming service deals, so you can save money on Paramount+, Peacock Premium, Netflix, the Disney bundle, and more. Keep an eye on this page for the latest discounts, and subscribe to my Cord Cutter Weekly newsletter to make sure you never miss an update.

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Streaming service deals

These deals are up to date as of December 9, 2022, and I’ll do my best to refresh this information over time. If you spot an error, please let me know.

  • Paramount+: One month free (including Premium) with promo code TAMMY. New and returning subscribers only. See instructions on how to never pay for Paramount+.
  • Paramount+ and Showtime: Select “Get the bundle” during sign up to add Showtime at no extra charge. Alternatively, you can get one year for $60 with code WINTER50. See instructions below.
  • YouTube TV: First three months for $55 per month. (Reg. $65 per month.) New subscribers only.
  • Sling TV: Get your first month for half off. New subscribers only.
  • Apple TV: Get three months for free from Best Buy or Target. New and returning subscribers only.

If you can’t take advantage of a “new subscribers only” deal because you’ve signed up before, consider using a masked or secondary email address to sign up again. You can also set up a limited-use credit card so you don’t get auto-billed at regular price after the promo period.

Paramount+ and Showtime instructions: This deal is a bit complicated to activate, so here are the specific steps to get a month of both services for free, or one year for $60:

  • Head to the Paramount+ website.
  • Click the “Redeem Now” button at the top, or sign in if you have an account already.
  • On the plan selection page, click the “Annual” tab before choosing a plan.
  • On the next page, select “Get the Bundle.”
  • Use the code TAMMY if you choose a monthly plan, or WINTER50 if you chose an annual plan.
  • Confirm that your plan includes both Paramount+ and Showtime, with either one month for free or one year for $60, before hitting the sign-up button.

Streaming device deals

Streaming deals from Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T

If you haven’t claimed any free or discounted streaming video services from your wireless carrier, you’re probably leaving money on the table. Select one of the carriers below to see what deals you can get.

(Note: This section is based on an article I originally wrote for TechHive.)

The Disney bundle ($14-per-month value, includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+):

  • Free with “Get More Unlimited” and “Play More Unlimited” plans
  • Free for six months with “Do More Unlimited” and “Start Unlimited” plans
  • Upgradeable to ad-free Hulu for $6 per month, but not to Hulu + Live TV
  • Redeem through the My Verizon website

Discovery+ ($5-per-month value):

  • Free for six months with “Get More Unlimited,” “Do More Unlimited,” “Start Unlimited,” “Go Unlimited,” “Beyond Unlimited,” and “Above Unlimited.”
  • Auto-renews at full price after one year
  • Redeem through Verizon’s website

Apple TV+ ($5-per-month value):

  • Free with “One Unlimited” plan. (Also includes Apple Music, Arcade, and iCloud+)

Not sure which Verizon plan you have? You can check by logging into Verizon’s My Plan page.

Netflix for free (T-Mobile only):

  • Basic (SD video, one stream, $10-per-month value) with single-line “Magenta Max” or multi-line “Magenta” plans
  • Standard (HD video, two streams, $15.49-per-month value) with multi-line “Magenta Max” or legacy “One Plus” plans
  • Can be upgraded to higher Netflix tiers at a discount
  • See T-Mobile’s website for instructions on how to redeem

Hulu on-demand for free (Sprint only, $7-per-month value):

Apple TV+ for free ($5-per-month value):

  • Available with T-Mobile Magenta Max and Sprint Max plans
  • Magenta and Sprint one plans get six months instead
  • Redeem through T-Mobile or Sprint

YouTube TV discounts:

Philo discounts:

One year of Paramount+ Essential ($50 value):

One year of Vix+ (T-Mobile only, $84 value)

MLB TV for free ($140 value):

AT&T has stopped offering free HBO Max with its current wireless plans, but if you have an older AT&T unlimited data plan, you may still be able to get HBO Max at no charge.

The following AT&T plans are currently eligible for HBO Max as of this writing:

  • Unlimited Elite
  • Unlimited Plus and Plus Enhanced
  • Unlimited Choice, Choice II, and Choice Enhanced
  • Unlimited &More Premium

To see which plan you have, you can sign into AT&T’s plan management page.

Assuming you’re eligible, choose “Sign in through TV or mobile provider” when logging into the HBO Max app, then select AT&T as your provider and enter your account ID and password. AT&T has more detailed instructions on its website.

Some prepaid carriers offer free streaming services as well. Here’s a quick rundown:

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