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30+ Streaming Services With Free Live TV, Movies & TV Shows, & Extended Free Trials During COVID-19 Quarantine

Fern Siegel

Self-isolation is the new normal — and streaming helps to entertain and distract us as we quarantine and cope with the COVID-19 outbreak. To make it easier to sample streaming options The Streamable compiled a nifty list of 30- and 90-day free trials, as well as some services offering their content for free for a limited time.

Hulu and Quibi are offering 30- and 90-day free trials, respectively, HBO and Apple TV+ are giving free access to select shows and Amazon Prime Video is providing kids programming free of charge.

In addition, there are free and ad-supported services available, such as Pluto TV, IMDb TV and Tubi.

Free Live TV

Sling TV

The Deal: 7-Day Free Trial of 45+ Cable Channels

Until 4/12, Get a 7-Day Free Trial (with no credit card required) of Sling TV Blue Plan, which includes CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Bravo, E!, HGTV, and others

Vidgo

The Deal: 25% OFF Your First 3 Months

Get 60+ channels for $29.99 a month (normally $40) — including ABC, FOX, ESPN, Disney Channel, FX, Nat Geo, NFL Network, Discovery, Hallmark, A&E, Paramount, HGTV, Food Network, MTV, Pac-12 Network, and History Channel for only.

Locast

The Deal: Remove Ads on Locast

It’s free on request: local news, weather and emergency information.

Fox

The Deal: Access Local Fox Affiliates & Fox News

For a limited time, watch your local Fox Affiliate (in 18 markets) and Fox News For Free

Premium Channels

STARZ

The Deal: Get 3 Months For $5

Watch original shows like Outlander or Power, as well as films like Spiderman: Far From Home, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Men In Black: International.

HBO

The Deal: Select Shows and Series Free Until the End of April

The list of free programming includes every episode of nine iconic HBO series such as “The Sopranos,” “Veep,” “Six Feet Under” and “The Wire.”

Showtime

30-Day Free Trial of Showtime

Amazon launched a special promotion, giving new subscribers a 30-day free trial of Showtime (normally 7 days) for a limited time. Includes “Ray Donovan,” “Dexter” and “The Affair.”

Subscription Streaming Services

CBS All Access

The Deal: 1-Month Extended Free Trial

Through April 23, fans can watch CBS All Access for free with the code ALL.

Hulu

The Deal: 1-Month Free Trial

Watch the largest TV library with 80,000 episodes of shows

Disney+

The Deal: 7-Day Free Trial

Watch new releases “Frozen II” and Pixar’s “Onward”, along with hundreds of other Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars films

Quibi

The Deal: 90-Day Free Trial

The “quick bites” streaming service offers 90 days of free entertainment for those who download the app and sign up before April 20.

Apple TV+

The Deal: Free Access to Select Shows & Movies

Watch shows like “Dickinson” and “Little America”, as well as kids shows like “Snoopy” and “Helpsters.”

Acorn TV

The Deal: 30-Day Free Trial

Use the code FREE30, viewers can get free 30-day access for British, Canadian and Australian series “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” and the theatrical Canadian comedy “Slings & Arrows.”

Sundance Now

The Deal: 30-Day Free Trial

With the code SUNDANCENOW30, get a 30-day trial for true crime to thrillers.

Shudder

The Deal: 30-Day Free Trial

Its horror-network trial is free for 30 days, with the code SHUTIN.

UMC

The Deal: 30-Day Free Trial

The Urban Movie Channel will give you free 30-day access, with the code UMCFREE30, for loads of hip-hop shows.

Kids Streaming Services

Amazon Prime Video

The Deal: Free Kids Shows

Content for children, such as “Pete the Cat,” are free for now.

Noggin

The Deal: Extended 60-Day Free Trial

For a limited time, get an extended trial of Noggin, the learning app from the experts at Nick Jr.

Oznoz

The Deal: Free Access Until Mid-May

Watch Free kids shows

Sports Streaming Services

NBA League Pass

The Deal: Watch Replays and Classic Games Until 4/22

The league has made the entire library of 2019-2020 NBA Games, as well as archive of classic games available for free.

NFL Game Pass

The Deal: Free Until May 31

Includes full broadcast replays of games and playoff and Super Bowl matchups.

NHL.TV

The Deal: Free Until Season Resumes

Includes replays of all 2019-20 games.

MLB.TV

The Deal: Free Until Season Resumes

Includes replays of all 2018-19 games.

WWE Network

The Deal: Free For Limited Time

Includes access to past events including including all past WrestleManias

Free Streaming Services

Pluto TV

A free streamer with lots of TV, like “Hey Arnold!” and movies, including 12 James Bond films.

IMDb TV

All free, all the time, with hits such as “Psych,” “Schitt’s Creek” and “Desperate Housewives.”

Tubi

TV shows and movies, free every day, baby-boomer classics to Adele music docs.

Vudu

The TV and movie rental-buying site has a wide selection of free, ad-filled TV shows and movies “Blue’s Clues” to “Lethal Weapon.

Crackle

The free streaming service with complete seasons of 1960s and ‘70s sitcoms, “I Dream of Jeannie” to “All in the Family.”

Filmrise

Free TV and movies, such as “Memento” to Emmy-winning doc “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.”

Hoopla

Access is via local libraries, find yours when you sign up. It offers ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and an interesting mix of TV series, “SpongeBob,” “Rick and Morty” and “The Great British Baking Show.”

AT&T TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $75 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for AT&T TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.