The streaming TV marketplace is as competitive as ever in 2023.
Whether you’re looking for live TV or premium video-on-demand content, there are more options available than you could possibly have time to watch in one month — and certainly more fees than you would want to fork over.
So how do you get the best bang for your buck? Often it requires hunting down the best promotional offers to get the content you want below the retail price.
These deals can come in the form of a temporary promotion, a bundling discount, or even a free perk from a wireless phone subscription.
I cover streaming TV for Team Clark, so I’m constantly monitoring the market for the best offerings. In this article, I’ll update you on the latest money-saving streaming TV deals.
These deals may be temporary, so move fast if you see one you like. I’ll try to keep the offers as fresh as possible.
This article was updated in September 2023 and I review it once per month. Detailed notes on all updates can be found here.
Best Streaming TV Deals Right Now
Team Clark has compiled this list to help you save money on your streaming TV bill. This list will change frequently as offers come and go. The offers are not listed in any particular order, and we have not received any outside influence on our selections. If you find a deal you think should be considered for this list, please email me at [email protected].
Live TV Streamers Offered Temporary Price Reprieve
If you’re in the market for a live TV streaming subscription, look for temporary price reductions. Sometimes companies use them to lure new customers instead of offering a free trial.
Here are some deals I found during a recent sweep of live TV streaming services:
- Sling TV offers half off your first month of service. That can get you the popular Orange + Blue package for just $27.50.
- YouTube TV offers $8 off per month for your first three months of service. That’s a total of $24 in savings.
- Vidgo TV offers one month of any subscription tier at just $20 per month. That’s up to $80 in savings.
Wireless Phone Services Offer Free or Discounted Streaming
You might be surprised to learn that some of the best discounts or freebies for streaming TV deals come courtesy of wireless phone providers.
Major players in the cell phone space, including Verizon and T-Mobile, have some pretty good deals for their customers. In a shifting market that features great prices from discount cell service providers, big-name brands are adding perceived value to their monthly pricing by adding benefits like free streaming subscriptions.
With an assist from Team Clark’s Dallas, who is our site’s wireless phone plan expert, here are details on some of the good streaming perks out there:
- T-Mobile customers have quite a few streaming TV deals at their disposal. Magenta Max plan customers get Apple TV+ for free, and select plans also include complimentary Netflix access. Customers also may be eligible to get discounts on live TV services YouTube TV and Philo. You can explore T-Mobile’s streaming TV deals here.
- Verizon offers The Disney Bundle for free to select wireless customers. You can see if your plan qualifies here. If you have an iPhone through Verizon, you may also qualify for free Apple TV+ through an Apple One Unlimited subscription.
- Total Wireless by Verizon offers free Disney+ to its top tier Unlimited subscription customers.
- Verizon offers select users a chance to get NFL Sunday Ticket for free. Beware of the fine print, though.
The Disney Bundle Continues To Help People Save
The Disney Bundle is a great way to get three popular streaming TV services at a discount.
It includes the on-demand, ad-supported versions of Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for just $12.99 per month. They would cost around $25 per month total if you paid for each as a standalone subscription.
Hulu + Live TV subscribers now receive the Disney Bundle as part of their subscriptions.
Select Verizon customers may also receive complimentary access to the Disney Bundle.
If you’re an American Express cardholder, you may be able to net additional savings on the Disney Bundle by opting into The Disney Bundle Credit on select cards. Other AmEx cards may offer discounts via AmEx Offers.
New in September 2023: Disney+ is offering a limited-time discount for Disney+ Basic as a standalone product. New and returning subscribers can get three months for just $1.99 per month. The normal price is $7.99 per month.
Get Paramount+ for Free Via Walmart+
Walmart+ is $98 for an annual subscription. The Essentials plan, which is Paramount’s ad-supported tier, has a retail price of $4.99 per month or $49 per year. That’s a pretty good value for people who were already paying for at least one of those services.
If that offer is not for you, it’s worth noting you also can try Paramount+ via a 7-day free trial.
Paramount+ Also Has a Bundle
If you’re not getting Paramount+ for free, you may still find value by bundling it with Showtime.
Showtime, which previously was $11 per month as a standalone streaming product, is available in a bundle with Paramount+ for $11.99 per month. To get this pricing, you need to sign up for “Paramount+ with Showtime” via the Paramount+ website.
Free Apple TV+ When You Purchase Select Apple Products
If you decided to buy the latest iPhone or a new MacBook, you may have also gotten free access to Apple TV+.
The current promotion is for three free months for new customers.
You’ll find original shows like “Ted Lasso” and “Severance” as well as a growing library of live sports that includes both Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.
Prime Video Is Included With an Amazon Prime Subscription
You may pay for Amazon Prime to get your favorite products delivered to your doorstep, but that subscription also has streaming TV value.
Paying for Amazon Prime also gets you access to the Prime Video collection, which includes popular original TV shows including “Jack Ryan,” “Reacher” and “The Terminal List,” as well as a large collection of movies.
Football fans also will benefit from this subscription, as Prime Video became the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football beginning with the 2022 NFL season.
If you’re paying the $139 annual fee for Amazon Prime, this is a nice bonus.
Student Discounts Can Save You Cash
If you have a student in your household, it may be worthwhile to use their email address to sign up for your streaming services.
Several student discounts are available, including:
- Peacock Premium is available to students for $1.99 per month for 12 months.
- Hulu with Ads is just $1.99 per month for students.
- Amazon offers students Prime for free for six months, then $7.49 per month. This subscription not only nets you access Prime Video, but can also unlock additional streaming discounts via Prime Video channels.
- YouTube’s NFL Sunday Ticket has a Student Plan that allows verified college students to pay just $109 for the package that normally retails for $449.
Remember: Free Streaming TV Is Still Free
Team Clark wouldn’t be doing its job in helping you save more and spend less if we didn’t at least include a pitch here for taking advantage of the free options on the market.
“People are really hurting their wallets by signing up for one streaming product after another and after another,” Clark says. “And by the time you’re done, you could be subscribing to enough things that you would never be able to watch all the video content this is available. There are probably several of these that you subscribe to that you don’t get around to watching, but you’re paying for them each month.”
Do you have a money-saving tip for streaming TV consumers? We’d love to hear about it in the Clark.com community!
- September 2023: Updated live TV discounts to include latest offers. Added new Disney+ and NFL Sunday Ticket discounts.
- July 2023: Added new section on student discounts. Updated live TV discounts. Added information on savings for the Disney Bundle with American Express cards.
- May 2023: Removed expired offers from Peacock and STARZ. Updated offers from DIRECTV STREAM and Sling TV. Removed an expired offer from T-Mobile for Paramount+. Updated Showtime offer via Paramount+.