With schools shutting nationwide and the work from home revolution in full force, it looks like we could be skipping the movie theater for the foreseeable future. That means there’s never been a better time to perfect your home-movie setup and settle down into a good binge-worthy new series. We could be here for some time, but not to worry. We’ve selected our top streaming service deals to sink your teeth into, and found the best prices and free trials to cash in on so you can keep the kids quiet while you work from home. What screen time limit?
- Check out these great TV savings at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
- Take a look at our round-up of the best streaming services right now (opens in new tab)
Streaming trials and bundles: our top picks
When it comes to picking a streaming service, there's a lot to take into account. For families and those looking to keep cooped-up kids happy, Disney+ is the obvious choice. We've documented all the movies (opens in new tab) you can watch there, and let us tell you, there's more than enough to get you through a very long quarantine. Disney isn't running any deals, but you can get a week's free trial (opens in new tab) to see how you like it - and due to the coronavirus they recently released Frozen II three months early. On behalf of parents everywhere, thank you Disney.
There's also Netflix to consider. With self-isolation in mind, we recently gave our recommendations on the best films on Netflix (opens in new tab) right now. A big perk of subscribing to Netflix at the moment is the recent news (opens in new tab) that a new Google Chrome extension will let you have Netflix viewing parties with your friends. Grab the popcorn and buckle in for the most sociable movie marathon ever.
From affordable home gym deals (opens in new tab) to everything you need to set up your WFH office (opens in new tab), there's countless reasons to subscribe to Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime Video is an oft-overlooked but pretty great streaming service. From The Sopranos to Fleabag, it's got a lot to offer.
Hulu is a great choice if you're looking for a box-set to settle into. Keep in mind though, if you're self-isolating alone, The Last Man on Earth might be a bit too close to home. A great option for those looking for a real all-around deal is this amazing bundle (opens in new tab) offering Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+, all for the great price of $12.99 per month. You really can't get much better than that.
Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN+ Bundle | $12.99 per month (opens in new tab)
This amazing package offers three services for one low overall price - that's a real bargain, and a complete family-friendly bundle.
At-home streaming solutions: Complete your setup
Please, whatever you do, do not settle for streaming from your laptop while you lay in bed. From smart TVs to streaming devices (opens in new tab), there's so many ways to hook up your favorite streaming sites to your TV and watch from the comfort of the couch. We've found some great deals on streaming devices, and we'll even throw in a great saving on a smart TV, because we're nice like that.
Roku Ultra | Was $99.99, now $83.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Now with $20 off, the Roku Ultra can stream free TV, live news, sports and movies. You can also watch Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Disney Now and more, once you've got a subscription.
Amazon Firestick with Alexa| $39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
It's not reduced, but it's still a good budget option. Stream Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video and more straight to a TV with this handy streaming device. Just plug it into your HDTV and make the most of that Prime membership.
LG 60" Class LED Smart 4K UHD TV | Was $499.99, now $399.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100 - For a 60" smart TV with a full range of streaming options, we really can't fault this deal. This LG TV is HDR-compatible and has high-quality sound options.