Here are the best deals, free trials and previews for January 2022 at the major streaming services. Deals include 3 months of Showtime for $3.99 a month and 6 months of Starz for $20.
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 $5.99 a month.
7-day free trial: acorn.tv
Here’s a preview of Dagliesh, now showing on Acorn. You can find more previews at the Acorn Youtube Channel.
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:
After your free trial you’ll be billed at $12.99 / month or $119 / year.
If you are a student or EBT/Medicaid recipient you can get special discounts.
Amazon Prime members also get up to 50% off on movie purchases and rentals. See the current movie rental deals see: Amazon Prime Movie Deals
Below is a preview of what’s new on Amazon Prime for January 2022. You can find more previews at the Amazon Prime Video YouTube Channel.
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Apple TV+ has a 7-day free trial, plus if you buy an Apple product, you get a free three-month subscription to Apple TV+. After the free trial: $4.99 a month.
For more details or to sign up for a free trial visit:
You can get 3 months free by purchasing an Apple device. You can also get Apple TV+ free if you have a Student Apple Music plan. Apple says you can share a subscription with up to five family members.
Below is a preview of new films and series coming to Apple TV+. You can find more previews at the Apple TV+ Youtube Channel.
Criterion offers many 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. After the free trial: $10.99 a month or $99.99 for a full year.
14-day free trial: criterionchannel.com
Below is a sample of “Hitchcock For The Holidays,” now playing on Criterion and featuring more than 20 Hitchcock films. You can find more previews at 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 $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.
Below are previews of what’s coming to Disney+ in December. 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 priced at $5.99 a month or $30 every 6 months.
Here’s a trailer for the new Epix series, Condor Season 2, which started on Epix on November 7, 2021. You can find more previews at the Epix Youtube Channel.
HBO Max is HBO’s premier online streaming service. HBO Max normally 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.
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.
If want to get a full service version, Hulu + Live TV comes with 75+ channels of live TV plus Disney+ and ESPN+. Hulu + Live TV is $69.99 a month.
Get a one-month free trial when you sign up. For details visit:
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 (480p video) $9.99 / month, Standard (1080p video) $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.)
Netflix has no free trial offers. You can sign up below.
Below is a preview of what’s coming to Netflix in January 2022. You can find more previews at the Netflix YouTube Channel.
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.
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:
Students can get a 25% discount; for details visit: Paramount+ Student Discount
Also, T-Mobile and Sprint customers can 1 year of the Paramount+ Essential monthly plan; for details visit: T-Mobile Paramount+ On Us
Also, for a limited time, you can save up to 28% by getting a Paramount+ and Showtime bundle. Get Showtime and the premium (ad-free) Paramount+ for $14.99 a month, or $149.99 for a full year. Or get Showtime plus the Paramount+ essential plan (with limited commercials) for $11.99/mo or $119.99/yr.
Below is a preview of 1883, the new series 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 and you can start with a 30-day free trial. For more details visit:
For a limited time, you can save up to 28% by getting a Paramount+ and Showtime bundle. Get Showtime and the premium (ad-free) Paramount+ for $14.99 a month, or $149.99 for a full year. Or get Showtime plus the Paramount+ essential plan (with limited commercials) for $11.99/mo or $119.99/yr.
If you have a Roku and want to stream Showtime through that device, you can get 3 months of Showtime for $3.99 a month. For more details visit:
*Ends 3/2/22. Discount valid to eligible subscribers for 3 months only. After 3 months, standard rates apply (currently $10.99/month).
Below is a preview of the what’s new on Showtime in January. You can find more previews at the Showtime Youtube Channel.
Note: Senior Daily is a Showtime Associate and earns a commission from qualifying purchases.
Starz offers theatrically released motion pictures and first-run original television series such as Outlander, Power Book and Heels.
New and returning subscribers can get 6 months of Starz for $20 a month. After your first 6 months you’ll be billed at $43.99 every six months unless you cancel.
For more details visit:
Below is a preview of Outlander Season 6 coming to Starz on March 6, 2022. You can find more previews at the Starz Youtube Channel.
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
Below is a peek at what’s new on Shudder in January 2022. You can find Shudder previews at the Shudder Youtube Channel.
Sundance Now is known for true crime, thriller films and shows like John Le Carre’s The Little Drummer Girl. Regular price is $6.99 monthly or $59.99 for a full year. You can start with a 7-day free trial.
For details, visit:
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: