Last Updated on April 11, 2021 4:56 pm
Here are the best deals, free trials and previews for April 2021 at all the streaming services, including Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max, CBS All Access, Epix and Showtime.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video has dozens of Amazon original series and movies, plus thousands of TV shows and movies, both recent and classic. An Amazon Prime membership also gives you free shipping on Amazon orders, free Prime Music, and free Prime Video.
You can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime Video at
You can get a one-year subscription for $119/year or if you are a student or EBT/Medicaid recipient you can get special discounts.
Below is a preview of what’s coming to Amazon in April. You can find more previews at the Amazon Prime Video YouTube Channel.
Note: 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. This is the case for all the streaming services in this article.
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 $8.99 / month, Standard $13.99 a month, and Premium $17.99 a month. Netflix has ended their free trial offers but you can sign up below.
Below is a preview of what’s coming to Netflix in April 2021. You can find more previews at the Netflix YouTube Channel.
Although Netflix does not have a free trial for their streaming service, Netflix does offer a totally free package of several Netflix original shows.
Included are episodes of Bird Box, Murder Mystery and select other Netflix titles.
You don’t have to sign in or register, just visit:
and browse the titles, then click Watch Now on the title you want.
For more information, see: Netflix Free Streaming
Hulu is a premium streaming service that offers up some of the top TV, movies and more. Get a one-month free trial, then pay $5.99 a month with ads, or $11.99 a month with no ads, plus live TV.
30-day free trial: Hulu.com
You can find a complete list of what’s new at Hulu at:
Below is a preview of Hulu’s new Handmaid’s Tale Season 4. You can find more previews at the Hulu Youtube Channel.
Other Streaming Services
In addition to the big three streaming services – Amazon, Netlix and Hulu – more specialized providers also have free trials. Here they are, in alphabetic order.
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. After the trial: $5.99 a month.
7-day free trial: acorn.tv
Here’s a preview of some of Acorn’s legal dramas. You can find more previews at the Acorn Youtube Channel.
Apple TV+ has a 7-day free trial, plus if you buy an Apple product, you get a free year of Apple TV+. After the free trial: $4.99 a month.
7-day free trial: apple.com/tv
Below is a sample of what you can find on Apple TV+. You can find more previews at the Apple TV+ Youtube Channel.
Paramount+ / CBS All Access
CBS All Access – which is being rebanded as Paramout+ – offers original series like The Stand, Star Trek Picard and Interrogation plus your favorite CBS shows.
Paramount+ offers a one-month free trial, after which you pay $5.99 / 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: Paramount+ Special
Below is a sample of what’s coming to Paramount+. You can find more previews at the Paramount+ Youtube Channel.
Criterion offers many of the finest American and international classic films like Fellini’s 8 1/2, Chimes at Midnight, and Fanny and Alexander. After the free trial: $10.99 a month.
14-day free trial: criterionchannel.com
Below is an introduction to Criterion from the Criterion 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 $6.99 a month. Or get Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month.
For more details or to subscribe visit: Disney+
Disney+ has no free trial period.
Here’s a preview of Godmothered, now streaming on Disney+. You can find more previews at the Walt Disney Studios 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. After the free trial: $5.99 a month.
7-day free trial: Epixnow.com
Epix has a special promotion with Domino’s that gets you a full month trial if you purchase a pizza from Domino’s; for more details visit: Epix One-Month Trial
Here’s a trailer for the new Epix series, Condor. You can find more previews at the Epix Youtube Channel.
HBO Max is HBO’s premier online streaming service, priced at $14.99 per month. You can get a free trial at the link below. If you already subscribe to HBO via your cable or satellite TV provider, you may get HBO Max for free.
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.
HBO Max does not offer a free trial but does offer a 20% discount if you pre-pay for six months: https://www.hbomax.com/plans/ways-to-pay
Get 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, whenever and wherever.
After the free trial: $10.99 a month.
30-day free trial: Sho.com
Below is a preview of what’s coming to Showtime in April. You can find more previews at the Showtime Youtube Channel.
Shudder is a subscription service for the horror, thriller, and suspense genres. Get a 30-day free trial with the promo code below. After the trial: $4.99 a month
7-day free trial: Shudder.com
You can find Shudder previews at the Shudder Youtube Channel.
Known for true crime, thriller films and shows like John Le Carre’s The Little Drummer Girl. After the trial, $6.99 monthly or $4.99 a month with an annual membership.
7-day free trial: Sundancenow.com
You can find Sundance previews at the Sundance 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, owned by
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