Martin Lewis’s MoneySavingExpert – How to Watch Movies and TV Shows for Free

MARTIN Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert has revealed how you can save hundreds every year when you stream movies and TV shows.

As the cost of living continues to rise, it is vital that households cut costs where they can.

Martin’s trick could save you hundredsCredit: Rex

MoneySavingExpert’s latest newsletter explains how you can save on streaming while still being able to watch hours worth of movies and TV shows.

The team at MoneySavingExpert said: “The majority of UK households have at least one TV streaming service.

“So we’ve got tricks to help you watch what you want as cheaply as possible, whether you’re new to streaming or have all the channels and want to cut back.”

Martin’s team lists five top tricks to reduce your streaming costs as the cost of living crisis continues to bite.

Take advantage of the free trials

Many streaming services offer free trials, providing up to 30 days of free content.

For example, Amazon Prime Video gives 30 days before you have to start paying £7.99 a month.

Apple TV and Paramount+ for seven days of free streaming before you have to pay £4.99 for the former and £6.99 a month for the latter.

Now, however, Netflix and Disney+ do not offer customers free trials at this time.

The team at MoneySavingExpert said: “To maximize it, go from free trial to free trial, but always remember to cancel before you’re charged if you don’t want to keep it.”

You don’t always have to pay to stream

It’s important to remember that you don’t always have to pay to watch movies and TV shows online.

Households can watch hundreds of hours worth of box sets and films for free on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My5.

Subscribe to a new service and get another service

The MoneySavingExpert team said: “If you have to pay for streaming, make streaming hokey cokey – it’s where you put one service in and take one service out.”

There’s no need to pay more than £8 every month to watch shows on Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Netflix.

Stick to one streaming platform at a time to save in the long run.

Save hundreds with these three tips

If you’re a Tesco Clubcard holder, you can save on a Disney+ subscription.

With £8 worth of Clubcard vouchers you can get a three month subscription to Disney+.

If you use Amazon Prime Video but not the Prime delivery service, cut costs by £2 and pay for a video-only membership for £5.99 instead of a full Prime membership.

Those with Netflix subscriptions could also save up to £108 a year by taking a basic package, according to MoneySavingExpert.

Other ways to save

MoneySavingExpert also recommends that customers consider paying annually to reduce streaming costs in the long run.

It’s also worth considering whether you should pay for a TV license if you only watch content on streaming platforms.

The top tips come just months before ITV launches a new streaming service to rival Netflix and Amazon Prime.

We’ve also listed the eight best streaming services you can get this year.

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