TV and Steaming video services savings

djk-uk Posts: 27
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edited 1 February 2022 at 3:13PM in TV MoneySaving
This may have been posted before but this is my way of watching the best TV for cheap. Tell me if you have a cheaper method....

I basically only have one active service per month. I watch everything I want to, and at the end of the month cancel, and activate a different service the next month. As none of them have any more than a 30 day rolling contract

For example

Jan - Netflix £8
Feb - Amazon Prime £8
March - Now TV £10
April - acorn TV £6
May - Starz Play £4
June - Netflix again
July - Brit Box £6

And so on, yearly total is £80 OR SO

And always have Now TV in Dec for all the Christmas films....

I know people share accounts, which is fine but my feeling is in the near future Netflix etc will start restricting access more and more so use this method to get ahead of the game 

I hope you like my idea and can use it to save yourself some coins 

DjK-UK: 2 Kids + 1 Wife = The only ways I can't save money.


  • Not a bad shout considering there's usually only 1-2 good series on each service every few months or so.
  • ian540
    ian540 Posts: 1
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    My Sky was costing £750 a year . Tried to get it down but not enough 
    Bought a Freesat box record rewind pause for £219 and an indoor Ariel for upstairs £ 16
    so multi room sorted good choice of channels never had the premium sports or films
    dont know what we were paying for .
    worth a look  
  • DE_612183
    DE_612183 Posts: 1,600
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    If you "buy" something on amazon prime - once the close the account I presume you lose it?
  • You are right to say "buy", if you purchase product on Prime Video you have the right to stream it for as long as Amazon says you can. 

    It's not obvious from their T&Cs but it seems that if your Prime subscription is cancelled/lapsed then you retain access to purchased TV/films. You would lose access if you cancelled your Amazon account.
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