5 Streaming Deals You Can Get When You Sign Up for a New Internet Plan
- Get a subscription to HBO Max when you sign up for a gigabit AT&T plan, or get a free trial from Optimum or Suddenlink.
- Get a 12-month trial of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ when you sign up for Verizon’s Fios Gigabit Connection.
- Get a 12-month trial of Paramount+ when you sign up for T-Mobile Home Internet.
- Get Peacock Premium with the Xfinity Flex or a 90-day trial with a Spectrum internet plan.
- Get the Xfinity Flex set-top box with a qualifying Xfinity internet plan.
These days it seems like you have to sign up to a gajillion streaming platforms just to access a handful of your favorite shows and movies. Every studio and brand has its own streamer, and the cost of all those subscriptions adds up quickly.
Thankfully, some internet providers hook you up with free trials or even full subscriptions to streaming services when you sign up for a qualifying internet plan. That means you can save your doubloons while catching up on Succession or re-watching The Empire Strikes Back. Here’s a list of some sweet streaming perks you can get from internet providers when you get new Wi-Fi for your humble abode.
Nab a subscription to HBO Max
HBO Max is one of the hottest streaming services out there. It’s jam-packed with content from one of the best TV networks of all time plus movies and TV titles from a range of other WarnerMedia Entertainment brands.
Still, you’ve got to pay a pretty penny to gain access to The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Succession, and all that other good stuff—a subscription costs $14.99 per month, making it one of the pricier streaming options.
How to get it
You get a full subscription to HBO Max when you sign up for AT&T’s Internet 1000 plan. If you can’t get AT&T fiber in your area, opt for a qualifying plan from Optimum or Suddenlink to get a free HBO Max trial that lasts anywhere from three to 12 months, depending on the plan.
Score a free trial for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+
Disney+ is the one-stop shop to watch all the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars content you could ever ask for. Also, it has The Simpsons!
Hulu and ESPN+ are heavyweights in the streaming world, too. The former has a treasure trove including tons of late-night TV and critically acclaimed shows like Ramy and Dopesick, while the latter gets you live games from a range of sports leagues, on-demand sports coverage, and original video content.
How to get it
All this comes together as the Disney Bundle, a package that Verizon has been offering with some of its internet and cellular plans. You get a 12-month trial of the bundle when you sign up for Verizon’s Fios Gigabit Connection plan. For a six-month trial, sign up for any other Fios fiber plan or Verizon’s 5G Home Internet service. (The fiber deals expire on May 10, 2022.) Or get a qualifying unlimited phone plan from Verizon for a full subscription.
Party on with Paramount+
Paramount+ is one of the newer kids on the streaming block, having launched under this name in March 2021. It comes with CBS shows alongside movies and other titles released under the Paramount Media Networks umbrella. If you want to revisit the surrealist small-town mysteries of Twin Peaks or admire Hollywood blockbusters like Titanic and Forrest Gump, it’s worth checking out.
How to get it
T-Mobile Home Internet—T-Mobile’s relatively new, cellular-based home internet service—comes with a free, yearlong trial of Paramount+. The streamer costs $9.99 per month, so that’s a nice savings.
Get a taste of Peacock Premium
Taking its name from NBC’s multicolored avian logo, Peacock is a streaming service that gives you access to content from NBCUniversal studios and related brands. It’s the only platform as of late where you can binge-watch old episodes of The Office, making it highly bingeable.
While there’s a free version with limited content, the Premium tier gives you access to the platform’s full library—including Brooklyn Nine-Nine and all 20 seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians—for just $4.99 per month.
How to get it
Xfinity customers with the Xfinity Flex set-top box automatically get Peacock Premium included with their service. Or you can get a free, 90-day trial when you sign up for a qualifying Spectrum Internet plan.
Power up the Xfinity Flex
Lots of people with streaming subscriptions use set-top boxes like the Roku nowadays, and internet provider Xfinity has its own take called the Xfinity Flex.
The Flex—which comes free with all Xfinity internet plans—isn’t exactly an essential piece of hardware. But it’s fun, easy to use, and comes with a bunch of content at no extra charge, including NBCUniversal’s Peacock Plus and the ’90s-throwback Pluto TV service, which includes 24/7 access to Baywatch and American Gladiator episodes.
How to get it
Order an Xfinity internet plan, and you can have an Xfinity Flex delivered to your door along with your internet installation kit. Extra Flexes cost $5 per month each.
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