The disruption caused by covid-19 has meant that many people have had to review their financial position and deem it prudent to make economies where they can. TV subscriptions are definitely in the optional extra category when it comes to ones expenses, and so are an area where you might be able to make some worthwhile cost savings.
With finer weather on the way, viewing on the small screen will likely go even further down the priority list. But even so, we still want to be entertained at times.
If you do not use it stop paying the subscription for extra TV channels and streaming services. If you only use part of the package can you get the reduced package for less? There are free streaming TV services available. Would these satisfy your requirements? You have to sit through some ads but its a small price to pay for access to some good boxsets.
List of free streaming TV
|Service||Free trial period||Strart Trial Links||Content notes|
|All 4||Free||Watch it here||On-demand content from Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music|
|Kanopy||Free (with library card)||Watch it here||Educational films and documentaries, as well as arthouse projects and local movie classics.|
|Livestream||Free||Watch it here||Selection of super niche steams, mostly news, from around the world. Hosted by Vimeo|
|Redbull TV||Free||Watch it here||On-demand and streaming extreme sports movies and documentaries, as well as live sport feeds.|
|RTÉ Player||Free||Watch it here||Catch-up TV and exclusive content from channels RTÉ 1 & 2, RTÉjr, and RTÉ News Now|
|TG4 Live||Free||Watch it here||Live stream content from channel TG4|
|The Story of Stuff||Free||Watch it here||Animated shorts about being environmentally aware.|
|Thought Maybe||Free||Watch it here||Documentaries themed around political or social change.|
|Virgin Media Player||Free||Watch it here||Live and catch-up TV, as well as on-demand content, from channels watch Virgin Media One, Two and Three.|