Here are the best TV streaming deals, free trials and previews for August 2022, including 4 months of Apple TV+ for free, Epix for half price, and Starz for $5 a month.
Below are the major streaming service deals and previews, in alphabetic order.
Many offer free trials of 7 to 30 days; note that when you sign up for a free preview you must enter your credit card information, and after your free trial you’ll be charged at the regular rate unless you cancel.
Acorn TV specializes in British shows, particularly British mystery collections like The Best of Agatha Christie, the Poirot Collection, Vera, and Jericho of Scotland Yard.
You can get a 7-day trial, after which you pay $6.99 a month. You can also get a one-year subscription for the price of 10 months.
7-day free trial: acorn.tv
What’s On Acorn TV
Here’s a preview of what’s new on Acorn TV. You can find more previews at the Acorn Youtube Channel.
Amazon Prime Video has dozens of original series and movies, plus thousands of new and classic TV shows and movies. An Amazon Prime membership gives you both Prime Video plus free shipping on Amazon orders, free Prime Music, and more benefits.
You can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime Video at:
After your free trial you’ll be billed at $14.99 / month or $139 / year.
Amazon Prime Discounts
If you are a student or EBT/Medicaid recipient you can get Amazon Prime with special discounts. View more at: Amazon Prime Discounts
What’s On Amazon
Below is a preview of what’s coming to Prime Video. You can find more previews at the Amazon Prime Video YouTube Channel.
Amazon Prime members also get up to 50% off on movie purchases and rentals. See the current movie rental deals at: Amazon Prime Movie Deals
Note: Senior Daily is an Amazon Associate and earns a commission from qualifying purchases.
AMC+ has exclusive new series like The Ipcress File and classic series like Mad Men and The Walking Dead. AMC+ also has top shows from BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited. AMC+ costs $8.99 a month or $83.88 for a full year. Start with a 7-day free trial.
For more details or to sign up for the free trial visit:
What’s On AMC+
Below is a preview of Better Call Saul, which returned for a new season starting July 11 on AMC and AMC+. You can find more previews at the AMC+ Youtube Channel.
Apple TV+ Subscription
Apple TV+ has exclusive movies like CODA, series like Ted Lasso and Slow Horses, and documentaries like Prehistoric Planet. The regular subscription price for Apple TV+ is $4.99 a month but there are several Apple TV+ specials.
Apple TV+ specials
Now through September 26, 2022, Target circle members can get 4 free months of Apple TV+. For more details or to sign up for the free trial visit:
You can also get 3 months free by purchasing an Apple device and by getting a Student Apple Music plan.
Apple TV+ Sharing
Apple says you can share an Apple+ subscription with up to five family members. For more details visit: Apple Family Sharing
What’s On Apple TV
Below is a preview of Prehistoric Planet, a new Apple TV+ series. You can find more previews at the Apple TV+ Youtube Channel.
Britbox is another streaming service like Acorn TV that specializes in British TV shows and movies. Britbox has shows, particularly British mystery collections like The Best of Agatha Christie, the Poirot Collection, Vera, and Jericho of Scotland Yard.
You can get a 7-day trial, after which you pay $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. For more details or to subscribe visit:
What’s On Britbox
Britbox offers original series like “Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?” and classics like Vera, Inspector Morse and Father Brown.
Below is a preview of “Poirot – The Complete Collection” now on Britbox. You can find more previews at the Britbox Youtube Channel.
Criterion offers more than 1,000 of the finest American and international classic films like Fellini’s 8 1/2, Chimes at Midnight, The Asphalt Jungle, The Long Goodbye and Fanny and Alexander.
Start with a 14-day free trial and then pay $10.99 a month or $99.99 for a full year. For more details or to subscribe visit:
What’s On Criterion
discovery+ offers original series plus your favorite Discovery Channel shows.
discovery+ offers a 7-day free trial, after which you pay $4.99 / mo. with commercials or $6.99 / mo for the ad-free version.
Verizon customers can 6 to 12 free months of discovery+; for details visit: free discovery+ with Verizon*
If you have a college student in the household you can qualify for the discovery+ student discount, which gives you a subscription for just $2.99 a month. Apply for the discovery+ student discount.
*Get 12 months of discovery+ on us when you have one line on Verizon Play More or Get More Unlimited. Eligible plans for 6 months of discovery+ on us include the Verizon Unlimited plan, Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, Above Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, and Start Unlimited. Business accounts are not eligible. Explore plans.
What’s On discovery+
Below is a preview of what’s new on discovery+. You can find more previews at the discovery+ Youtube Channel.
Disney+ is the exclusive home for many of your favorite movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Disney+ is $7.99 a month or $79.99 for one year. Or get Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+ for $13.99 a month.
For more details or to subscribe visit:
Disney+ has no free trial period.
What’s On Disney+
Below is a preview of what’s new on Disney+. You can find more previews at the Disney+ Youtube Channel.
Epix is an American premium cable and satellite television network owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The channel’s programming consists of recent and older theatrically released motion pictures, original series, documentaries, and music and comedy specials.
Epix is regularly priced at $5.99 a month or $30 every 6 months. Currently you can get this Epix promotion: Get your first 6 months for $15.
Or, you can add the channel to your Amazon Prime Video lineup, plus get Amazon Music Unlimited, for $0.99 / month for your first three months*. See this deal at:
*After the 3 month promotional period your Epix subscription will automatically renew at $5.99 per month plus any applicable taxes and your Amazon Music Unlimited subscription will automatically renew at $8.99 per month plus any applicable taxes, each until canceled. Epix can be canceled anytime by going to Manage Your Prime Video Channels. Amazon Music Unlimited can be canceled at any time by visiting Amazon Music settings. Your Epix subscription and Amazon Music Unlimited subscription must be canceled separately and canceling one will not automatically cancel the other. Promotion Terms and Conditions apply.
What’s On Epix
Here’s a trailer for the new Epix series, My Life as a Rolling Stone, a new docuseries on Epix. You can find more previews at the Epix Youtube Channel.
HBO Max is HBO’s premier online streaming service. HBO Max costs $14.99 / month with no commercials or $9.99 with commercials.
HBO Max gives you access to HBO’s original series such as Westworld, Succession, The Plot Against America, and Game of Thrones, plus many movies, recent and classic, and TV series such as Friends.
For more details visit:
If you already subscribe to HBO via your cable or satellite TV provider, you may get HBO Max for free.
What’s On HBO Max
Below is a summary of what’s new on HBO Max. You can find more previews at the HBO Max Youtube Channel.
You can view several free episodes of HBO Max series at: HBO Max Free Shows
Hulu is a premium streaming service that offers up some of the top TV, movies and more. Regular price is $6.99 a month with ads, or $12.99 a month with no ads.
Hulu also offers a full live TV version. Hulu + Live TV offers 75+ channels of live TV plus Disney+ and ESPN+. Hulu + Live TV is $69.99 a month.
What’s On Hulu
You can find a complete list of what’s new at Hulu at:
Below is a sample of what’s new on Hulu. You can find more previews at the Hulu YouTube Channel.
Netflix is the world’s top streaming service with 158 million paid memberships in over 190 countries. Netflix has dozens or original series and movies, plus thousands of TV shows and movies, both recent and classic, American and international.
Netflix offers several different plans: Basic video quality (480p) $9.99 / month, Standard (1080p) $15.49 a month, and Premium (4K + HDR video) $19.99 a month. (These are the new rates and reflect price increases of $1 to $2 that Netflix began in January 2022.)
Netflix has no free trial offers. You can sign up below.
You can get a free Netflix subscription with a Magenta plan at T-Mobile.
Sharing a NetFlix account: You can share a Netflix account with other “members of your household.” You can watch on 4 different devices at the same time with Premium, 2 with Standard and 1 with Basic.
What’s On Netflix
Below is a preview of what’s new on Netflix. You can find more previews at the Netflix YouTube Channel.
Paramount+ (formerly known as CBS All Access) offers original series like 1883, Mayor of Kingstown, and Star Trek Discovery plus your favorite CBS shows.
Paramount+ offers a one-month free trial, after which you pay $4.99 / mo with commercials or $9.99 / mo for the commercial free version. Save 16% with an annual plan.
For more information or to sign up, visit:
T-Mobile and Sprint customers can 1 year of the Paramount+ Essential monthly plan; for details visit: T-Mobile Paramount+ On Us
Students can get a 25% discount; for details visit: Paramount+ Student Discount
What’s On Paramount+
Below is a preview of what’s new on Paramount+. You can find more previews at the Paramount+ Youtube Channel.
Note: Senior Daily is a Paramount+ Associate and earns a commission from qualifying purchases.
Showtime’s streaming plan offers online access to commercial-free, award-winning SHOWTIME original series, can’t-miss movies, groundbreaking documentaries, laugh-out-loud comedy specials, hard-hitting sports and much more. Watch live TV or catch up on-demand on your TV, tablet, phone or computer. Plus, you can download full episodes and movies to your favorite mobile devices and watch them offline.
Showtime is regularly priced at $10.99 a month. For more details visit:
What’s On Showtime
Below is a preview of City on a Hill season 3, coming to Showtime on July 23, 2022. You can find more previews at the Showtime Youtube Channel.
Note: Senior Daily is a Showtime Associate and earns a commission from qualifying purchases.
Shudder is a subscription service for the horror, thriller, and suspense genres. Get a 7-day free trial, after which you pay $5.99 a month. Or get a year’s subscription for $56.99.
7-day free trial: Shudder.com
What’s On Shudder
Below is a preview of what’s new on Shudder. You can find more Shudder previews at the Shudder Youtube Channel.
Starz offers theatrically released motion pictures and first-run original television series such as Outlander, Power Book and Heels.
Starz normally costs $8.99 a month or $23.99 a quarter. Currently you can get this special: $5amonth for your first three months. For more details visit:
What’s on Starz
Below is a preview of Becoming Elizabeth, a new Starz series. You can find more previews at the Starz Youtube Channel.
Sundance Now is known for true crime, thriller films and shows like John Le Carre’s The Little Drummer Girl and The Pact. Regular price is $6.99 monthly or $59.99 for a full year. To subscribe, visit:
What’s On Sundance Now
Below is a preview of Showtrial, now showing on Sundance Now. You can find Sundance previews at the Sundance Now Youtube Channel.
Always-Free TV Streaming
In addition to the premier, fee-based TV streaming services there are several that are always free, though like regular TV, they are supported by advertising and you’ll have to suffer through commercials. Here they are.
Pluto TV offers live TV channels plus on-demand movies and TV shows. Pluto TV is owned by ViacomCBS and was founded in 2013. As of March 2020 Pluto TV has deals with 170 content partners providing more than 250 channels worth of programming. Its content is available via its website and supported apps. As of March 2020, the service averages more than 20 million monthly active users.
Notable movie offerings include new and old classic movies like many of the James Bond movies, Terminator, Bull Durham, and In Harm’s Way. Also available are series TV shows like Midsomer Murders, Third Rock from the Son, Duck Dynasty, the Dick Van Dyke Show, the Adams Family and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.
Free always: Pluto TV
Tubi is an ad-supported free steaming service owned by Fox. It offers over 20,000 older TV shows and movies to watch for free.
Notable movie offerings include popular movies like The Passion, Total Recall, Quigley Down Under, Zulu, Rio Lobo, and The Big Short. Also available are series TV shows like Alf, Dead Zone, 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Apprentice.
Free always: Tubitv.com
How to Stream TV Channels
For information on how to stream channels like Netflix and Amazon, see the story: