Streaming services are great but they can be a strain on the pocket. If things are tight, one option is to make your way around the free trials offered. So long as you cancel on time it won't cost you a penny, so just make a note of your start date and when you need to cancel by.
★ Netflix. Even if you've been living under a rock for the last 50 years, you've still probably heard of Netflix. It offers thousands of films, documentaries and TV shows, and as a new customer you can get 30 days free.
★ Amazon Prime Video. £7.99 a month or free with Amazon Prime Membership, so you can sign up for a free 30 day trial of the latter and watch away.
★ BFI Player. Get a 14 day free trial to watch their collection of classic and cult films.
★ Crunchyroll Premium. This anime streaming service offers a 14 day free trial of their premium service, as well as offering a free version with adverts.
★ Disney+. Glut yourself on Disney with a 7 day free trial. *currently unavailable*
★ Flix Premiere. Get a month free to watch their collection of independent movies.
★ MUBI. Beloved of film students and indie cinema fans, you can get a free trial for 7 days.
★ NOW TV. There are five pass types - sports, hayu, kids, entertainment and cinema - and you can get a 7 day free trial of the latter four.
★ Shudder. Sign up for a 7 day free trial with this horror movie streaming service.
There is so much free content available on the net too, including public domain movies, original shorts, and all sorts of TV material. Check out this list of 45 classic movies you can watch free on YouTube, and free streaming services like SnagFilms and PopcornFlix.