There are more options for streaming services than ever, and it can be overwhelming to decide which to pick. Some offer a specific theme to their catalogue, while others aim to have the widest selection possible. It’s not practical to try everything, especially as a student, when money is tight. However, some offer student discounts or free trials, which makes it possible to give them a go even on a student budget. Here are some of the best streaming services for students.
Amazon Prime is one of the streaming services that runs a student discount. While a normal subscription is £8.99, the student rate is only £3.99. This subscription also includes Prime’s other services, like Prime Music and next day delivery. It’s worth noting that the subscription only covers some of Prime’s catalogue, and many titles will need to be rented or bought even if you have a subscription.
Paramount+ offers a 25% discount for students from their normal rate of £6.99. If you are a Star Trek fan, Paramount might be the perfect option for you, since they own the catalogue. They also have titles like 1883, Yellowstone, The Offer, South Park and Halo.
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Apple TV+ offers a free seven-day trial of their streaming service, or a one-month trial of their Apple One plan, which bundles it with Apple’s other services, including Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, iCloud+ and Apple Fitness+. Popular titles on Apple TV+ include The Essex Serpent, Bad Sisters, Surface, Shining Girls, Little America, Severance, Foundation and Ted Lasso.
If you’re a horror fan, Shudder could be a great option for you. Shudder’s subscription is £4.99 a month. Shudder has a wide assortment of horror classics, as well as documentaries and docuseries about the genre. The catalogue is organized into different subgenres and collections, making it easy to find whichever niche you fancy. They also have original programming, including Creepshow, Missions, Deadwax, Slasher, and The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs.
If you’re adventurous and want to discover thought-provoking and niche films, MUBI might be the right choice. MUBI offers a £5.99 student subscription, down from their £9.99 standard subscription. MUBI offers arthouse and acclaimed cinema in a ‘hand-picked’ format. They offer a film of the day, plus an extensive catalogue, including their top 1000 film picks, film festival collections, and the best of each decade.
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