Free or discounted streaming deals to cure the cabin fever
If you’re quarantined or self isolating during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, there’s a good chance that cabin fever will be setting in soon. The good news is that streaming companies across the world are heavily discounting their services or offering free content during this crisis to allow you to access your favourite content easily from the comfort of your own home.
To access services outside of your country, you will need a Vanishedvpn subscription. Once you have this, simply connect to the VPN in the location of the service you’re trying to access, and we’ll take care of bypassing any location blocks for you.
We will be updating this blog post as deals appear, but here’s some to get started with:
Sling TV (Connect via our USA VPN)
The American internet TV service is offering thousands of hours of its programming for free temporarily because of coronavirus. Among the free content is access to ABC News Live, as well as entertainment for kids. Check out the Sling site here. You don’t even need an account for the free content.
USA Netflix (USA VPN)
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BBC iPlayer (connect via UK VPN)
BBC iplayer, ITV.com & channel4.com are all UK based streaming channels which have extensive catalogues of films & box sets available to stream for free. Award winning box sets like Luther, Line of Duty, Gavin & Stacey are all available alongside classic movies like Point Break & Escape from Alcatraz. Check our full guide to BBC iplayer here.
Sundance Now (USA VPN)
Owned by AMC Networks, Sundance Now offers a variety of dramas and documentaries, including the acclaimed miniseries The Little Drummer Girl and the show McMafia. Like Acorn TV, Sundance Now is extending their seven-day free trial to 30 days, with the code SUNDANCENOW30. After that, it’s $7 per month, or $5 per month if you commit to a yearly subscription.
PBS (USA VPN)
The Public Broadcasting Service is making Ken Burns’ Emmy-winning documentary series Baseball available for free on its site and all other PBS digital platforms. With the opening of the Major League Baseball season pushed back, the docuseries could whet your appetite for America’s pastime. Or maybe it’ll just make you miss it even more.
Shudder (USA VPN)
Zombie aficionados, rejoice. The horror-centric streaming service, Shudder, is extending its free trial to 30 days with the code SHUTIN. Subscriptions are then about $5 per month. Shudder is currently only available in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland.
VidAngel (USA VPN)
The family-friendly American service is now available for free until March 30 (it’s usually $10) if you agree to social distancing. The platform, which boasts “the world’s largest library of clean comedy,” also includes a feature that allows users to skip “objectionable” content on Netflix and Amazon. By connecting to our USA VPN, and connecting your other accounts, you can get up to 3 x more content.
The Metropolitan Opera (USA VPN)
North America’s largest classical music organization, which temporarily shut down last week, is providing nightly streams of performances on its site for free, as long as the opera remains closed. On tap tonight is Verdi’s Il Trovatore, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Next week is Wagner week. Here’s the current schedule.
DOX Channel (USA VPN)
The documentary streaming service has cut the cost of an annual subscription, from $30 to $15, if you sign up before March 31. The service has a number of acclaimed documentaries, including Blackfish, Man on Wire, and I’m Still Here.
Disney+ (connect via our USA VPN)
Disney isn’t offering anything for free, but it did throw a bone to parents everywhere and made Frozen II available on its streaming service three months ahead of schedule.