If you want some entertainment while stuck indoors there are lots of ways to get free TV and movies streamed into your own home, whether it's free-to-view options that can be watched on your TV, phone or tablet, or free trials of subscription services like Disney+, NOW TV, Britbox and more.
Here's our guide to getting free TV and movie streaming at home:
Disney + Offers
If you're after exclusive Disney content, with classic and new movies and TV shows, Disney+ is the place to go. Currently there's no free trial offer, so prices are £5.99 per month, or or you can get a full 12 month subscription for £59.99 (making it 12 months for the price of 12.)
O2 customers and Fortnite players are in luck, as you could get these special offers:
Up To 12 Months FREE Disney+ With o2
If you're lucky enough to be on o2 you could get up to 12 months of Disney+ for free if you are a new of upgrading customer. If you’re not ready to upgrade your current O2 plan then there is an option to add it to your current plan for £5.99 a month, and O2 will deduct £2 from your bill each month.
2 Months FREE Disney + With Fortnite Purchase
Got Fortnite? Get 2 months of Disney+ for free (new subscribers only) when you buy V-Bucks or any item in the Fortnite Item Shop as a real money purchase.
Purchases made between now and 31st December qualify, and you can claim your free 2 month subscription from 11th November. (The start time for claims is 7pm ET on 10th November, so that's 12am on 11th November in the UK)
Amazon Prime Video: 30 Day Free Trial
Amazon Prime Video* have one of the best free trial offers, as you get to try it out for a full 30 days with no charge. After that it will auto-renew at a charge of £7.99 per month, and you can cancel at any time.
You can watch anywhere with your phone, tablet, games consoles, or smart TVs, and it includes thousands of popular TV shows, movies, and new original and exclusive programmes that you can't see anywhere else.
The 30 day Amazon Prime Video trial is part of the Amazon Prime 30 day trial package, so you get all the other benefits at the same time, like one-day delivery on selected items, ad-free music with Amazon Music Unlimited and more.
Britbox: 7 Day Free Trial
If you want to watch the best of British TV the new streaming service Britbox*offers box sets from both the BBC and ITV, with new and classic content. You can sign up for a free 7 day trial, and then charges are £5.99 per month, with no contact, no ads, and you can cancel at any time.
There are often special offers on yearly subscription packages to save money rather than the monthly fee, for example at the time of writing you can get a year's subscription for £59.99, getting you 12 months for the price of 10, for a limited time only.
NOW TV: Free 7 Day Trial
If you don't have NOW TV* yet, or were thinking of an upgrade to the basic package, you could take up one of the free trials that give you 7 days free access to different content. After your 7 day trial you can cancel at any time to avoid subscription charges. Choose from:
- Watch TV series online with Entertainment Pass*: 7 day free trial then Entertainment Pass auto-renews at £9.99 a month, unless cancelled. Cancel anytime.
- Watch movies online with Sky Cinema Pass*: 7 day free trial, then Sky Cinema Pass auto-renews at £11.99 a month unless cancelled. Cancel anytime.
- Watch Kids TV online with NOW TV Kids Pass*: 7 day free trial then Kids Pass auto-renews at £3.99 a month, unless cancelled.
- Stream US reality shows with your NOW TV hayu Pass*: 7 day free trial then hayu Pass auto-renews at £4.99 a month, unless cancelled.
Free To View Catch-Up TV Streaming
As well as free trials of the paid subscription services, there are also lots of streaming services that are permanently free to use to catch-up with recent TV shows. Get the best of the BBC from the last month with BBC iPlayer, use itv Hub to watch ITV's finest or check out the dedicated catch-up services from 4, Channel 5 and more. Most can be watched on a variety or devices, from phones and tablets to smart TVs and laptops.
- Click here to watch BBC iPlayer*
- Click here for itv Hub*
- Click here for All4*
- Click here for My5*
- Click here for UKTV Play*