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Yes, you can get 8 months of free streaming – here’s how


Even though many services have dropped or halved their free trial period, you could still stream a good proportion of the year at no cost.

Of late, a lot of streaming services have made changes to their free trials.

For example, Kayo recently removed its free trial altogether, while BINGE halved its free trial period to 7 days.

All these changes mean that Aussies have lost about a quarter of free days available for streaming over the year.

Finder's analysis in 2022 showed its database had 345 days worth of free streaming trials. However, as of October 2023 that figure stands at 256 days, or roughly 8 months.

That means Australians have lost 89 days of streaming content for free.

Despite the drop though, things aren't as grim and you can still get 8 months of free streaming to paid services. Let's get into the how.

How to get free entertainment streaming right now

The most generous streaming free trials remain with Stan and Prime Video, with each giving 30 days to test out their service.

Foxtel Now has cut its 10-day free trial altogether.

Other general streaming services will give you a maximum of 7 days free.

ServiceFree Trial PeriodRecent new releases
Prime Video30 daysGen V, The Continental
Stan30 daysThe Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, C*A*U*G*H*T
BINGE7 daysOur Flag Means Death season 2, Taskmaster (UK) season 16
Paramount Plus7 daysBargain, Louis Tomlinson: All Of Those Voices
Apple TV Plus7 daysThe Super Models, Morning Wars season 3
AMC Plus7 daysLodge 49, Cooper's Bar
MGM7 daysStanley & Iris, Back To School
Lionsgate Plus7 daysSt Vincent, Scream 4

Free streaming days so far: 102

  • Keep in mind Some streaming services such as MGM or Lionsgate Plus are only available as a Prime Video channel. You'll need to have an active Prime subscription to be able to access them.

Free trials for niche streaming services

General entertainment streaming services have TV shows and movies that cover most interests, but niche streaming services only focus on 1 style or genre of programming.

If that sounds right up your alley, then you'll be able to take advantage of even more free trials that'll last between 1-2 weeks.

Luckily, the services we're just about to mention haven't been impacted by recent changes to free trials.

ServiceFree Trial PeriodGenre
Britbox7 daysBritish TV and movies
Acorn TV7 daysBritish TV and movies
Docplay14 daysDocumentaries
Shudder7 daysHorror
Funimation14 daysAnime
Crunchyroll14 daysAnime
OUTtv7 daysLGBTQ+
Love Nature7 daysNature documentaries
Rialto7 daysIndie film
Flash14 daysNews
Hayu7 daysReality

Free streaming days so far: 228

Free trials for sports streaming

Sports enthusiast have been hit hardest by changes to free trials.

Since our last analysis, the likes of Stan Sport and Kayo no longer offer free trials, while beIN SPORTS CONNECT reduced its free trial to 7 days.

NFL Game Pass used to have a regular free trial and even though they might bring it back as a special offer, it's no longer a constant feature.

Alongside that, some services such as Golf TV no longer exist in Australia.

Finder's database shows there are now only 4 sports streaming services that offer free trials and that too for just 7 days.

ServiceFree Trial PeriodSports/Leagues
beIN SPORTS CONNECT7 daysTennis, European football leagues
FITE Plus7 daysBoxing, MMA, wrestling
AEW Plus7 daysAEW
NBA League Pass7 daysNBA

Total free streaming days: 256

Check our our full guide to streaming free trials in Australia.

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