How to get the best streaming services deals – find offers on TV and music subscription

The best streaming services deals on TV and music can save you a lot of money. We tell you how to find the streaming services offers and how to bag them

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Reaching into our pockets to enjoy luxuries like TV and music streaming subscriptions is a lot more painful than it used to be, as the rising cost of living is making us count every penny that goes in and out of our bank accounts. 

Borrowing has become more pricey too as the recent interest rate rise showing a 30-year high means people will be more reluctant to tap their credit card

High food prices and energy costs have also left no room to indulge in our favourite shows or listen to Spotify without adverts. But there are still ways to get around the streaming costs. 

With Black Friday sales around the corner too, it’s a good time to bag a good discount on tech and streaming services included. Here’s how to hunt like an expert for the best TV and music streaming deals. 

How to get the best TV and music streaming deals

If you’re dreaming about watching the next season of The Crown or listening to Beyonce’s new album but can’t because you stopped your subscription, you’re not out of luck. 

You could be sitting on the best deals without even knowing. Here’s where you need to look for the best TV and music streaming deals.

Check deals with your mobile provider

If you have a phone contract, check what offers and discounts your mobile phone provider is offering, most of them have reward apps. Here are the top ones:

It’s worth downloading the app because you could potentially get a few free months on them to stream TV or music. These are the hot offers right now :

  • EE, Three and Tesco Mobile all offer Apple TV Plus deals where you can watch for free for some months or even a year. Get the full details here
  • O2 and Tesco Clubcard are offering Disney Plus deals that could save you nearly £50.
  • EE and O2 are giving 6 months free of Apple Music, T&C’s apply.
  •  Vodafone (opens in new tab) is offering 6 months of the Discovery Plus Entertainment plan for free (only for pay monthly UK customers). After 6 months you pay £3.99 monthly which gets added to your monthly Vodafone bill. You can cancel at any time and you must be over the age of 18 to set up a Discovery Plus account.  

Check deals with your broadband provider

Whatever broadband provider you are with, check if they offer perks too. It’s popular for TV packages to offer TV streaming subscriptions in the price or as a perk to reel customers in. 

Like going for a Sky broadband package could save you around £130 on Netflix

Some Virgin Media (opens in new tab) packages include Netflix or Sky Cinema in their packages. 

If you go through our best broadband deals this month, you can get exclusive offers too which commonly come with Amazon vouchers that can be used for Amazon Prime or Amazon Music, and other subscriptions.

How long are the streaming services free trials?

Before settling with your preferred streaming service, you can maximise the freebies and use the free trial periods to their fullest. 

From TV to music, most of them offer a free trial period and even if it’s just for a week, you should make use of it. 

The biggest thing to say here is, do NOT forget to cancel otherwise you could be charged a full month when the free period is over.

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Subscription Free trial periodSubsequent monthly cost
NetflixNo free trial£4.99 to £15.99 a month
Amazon Prime30 days £8.99 a month
Disney PlusNo free trial £7.99 a month
Apple TV Plus1 week £6.99 a month
Spotify 1 month£9.99 a month
Apple Music1 month£10.99 a month
Amazon Music30 days £9.99 a month (£8.99 if you already have prime)
Youtube Music1 month£9.99 a month

Check the perks that come with your bank account

Bank accounts, especially credit cards are popular for their perks and offers. TV and music subscriptions crop up quite often and you might bank with the provider but didn’t know about the offers. 

Barclaycard offers Apple TV Plus free for 5 months, giving a big saving of nearly £35. Keep an eye out on our top packaged bank accounts which give the best offers and savings.

Don’t forget the sales

With most things in the sale, you have to be a sale shopper to bag the best deals. But with TV and music subscriptions, they are all online so if you do some quick calculations, you’ll know if you’re being ripped off or bagging a good price. 

TV and Music subscriptions now take part in sales like Black Friday.

How to cut the cost of your TV and music subscriptions

If you find you can’t take advantage of any of the best deals around, then you can still cut the cost of your subscription. 

Student discounts

If you’re a student, make the most of being a student! UNIDAYS and Student Beans offer hundreds of discounts and offers, some of which are for TV and music streaming. 

For example, right now UNIDAYS (opens in new tab) offers Apple Music at a student rate of £5.99 instead of full price £10.99. That’s a monthly saving of £5 and a yearly saving of £60. 

With the Apple Music offer you also get to stream Apple TV Plus for free (only for a limited time), saving you a monthly £6.99- the offer kills two birds in one stone.

Pay annually for streaming services to make a saving

The classic pay yearly always gives a saving, but it’s a lump sum of money that you should make sure you can afford to pay at once.

  • Disney Plus annually is £79.90, you will save £15.98
  • Amazon Prime you pay £95 for a year saving you £12.88 
  • Amazon Music is £89 per year, saving you £18.88

Go for a family plan

If multiple people in your household are using the same streaming service, you could save by opting for the family plan which comes at a discounted rate. Some Music and TV streaming services offer family plans for up to 4 to 6 people.

  • Spotify charges £16.99 per month for 6 people 
  • Netflix charges £15.99 per month for a family plan that lets five people watch 
  • Amazon Music Unlimited is for up to 6 users and costs £14.99 per month

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Vaishali Varu
Staff Writer

Vaishali graduated in journalism from Leeds University. She has gained experience writing local stories around Leeds and Leicester, which includes writing for a university publication and Leicester Mercury. 

She has also done some marketing and copywriting for businesses.

When she is not writing about personal finance, Vaishali likes to travel and she's a foodie.