The following is a list of all the 'Free' and 'Free Trial' video and music streaming services I can think of available in NZ.
The list came about after I received my Wise Card after seeing this post from @asterix, and wondered how many free trials I could sign up to using the virtual card. What I couldn't find was a table with all sites listed together - hence this post.
I am sure there are many others but this work is a combination of what I knew already and a LOT of google searching.
I have tried to make it as easy as possible and all of the list can be accessed without the need for a VPN.
A VPN will enable the likes of Youtube Premium, Netflix to be subscribed to at cheaper rates than those indicated here but I thought my post was getting long enough as it is without adding that in too. It will also enable the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime to have different catalogues available for viewing.
Information on this is readily searchable on Cheapies.
Credit to @davew for pointing out the online table conversion tool which makes converting a spreadsheet table a lot easier.
- Everything listed as a 'Trial' can be cancelled immediately after signup and watched for the rest of the trial period without charge, with the exception of Mubi which will end the trial immediately.
- All pricing shown is in NZD apart from Amazon Music Unlimited which is in AUD.
- Credit card type and/or PayPal is indicated as well. All trials accept Visa/Mastercard although strangely Spark Sport does not allow Debit Mastercard but accepts Visa. Some accept Amex.
- Netflix and Disney+ are also included in the list for comparison purposes - there is no free trial with these.
- Free trial periods are generally 7 or 14 days or sometimes a month. Times indicated are the normal trial period without any promotional activity.
Currently you can get Apple Music for 3 months, Tidal for $1 or $2.
- I have included links to the websites, iOS and Android apps. A number of these services can be accessed on other devices - XBox, Smart TV etc and you will generally find this information on the websites listed.
- Plex and Kodi are also on the list - although arguable they are more of a media server/hub, I know a lot of you use them so thought I would include.
Hope you find this beneficial - I have tested the links but please let me know if anything is wrong or missing from my table.
'Free' and 'Free Trial' Video Streaming Services
|Name||Free or Trial?||Trial Period||Payment Required||Monthly $||Yearly $||Other $||Description||Notes||iOS||Android|
|ConTV||Free||N/A||Visa, MC||$7.99||$69.99||Stream movies and full episodes of anime, classic cartoons. Email signup required.||Free content does contain a lot of ads. Subscription gives no ads and unlocks more content. Not the best interface.||iOS||Android|
|Kodi||Free||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Media centre and entertainment hub. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of devices.||The official Kodi version does not contain any content whatsoever. Need to provide your own content from a local or remote storage location. Can install third-party plugins||iOS||Android|
|Plex||Free||N/A||Visa, MC||N/A||$62.99||Weekly $7.99 Lifetime $186.99||Media server offering access to your personal media on your own server, Movies & Shows, live TV, podcasts, , streaming music.||Free plan enables you to host a media server, stream content to any non-mobile Plex app and watch Plex's ad-supported TV and movies. Paid Plex Pass gives additipnal functionality||iOS||Android|
|Prime TV||Free*||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||* Prime is Free To Air but owned by Sky TV. Free to watch Prime News but all other content requires active Sky TV subscription to watch.||Will require active Sky subscription to watch||iOS - No app||Android - No app|
|Three Now||Free||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Three, Bravo, HGTV and Choice channels||Ad supported. Login required to view but free to setup.||iOS||Android|
|Tubi||Free||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Thousands of hit movies and TV series. From comedy to drama, kids to classics, and niche favorites such as Korean dramas, anime, and British series.||No credit card and no subscription required.||iOS||Android|
|TVNZ On Demand||Free||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||TVNZ 1, 2 and Duke channels.||Ad supported. Login required to view but free to setup.||iOS||Android|
|WatchMe||Free||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Free on-demand video service focusing on producing short format, 100% homemade NZ shows. Content that’s made by kiwis for kiwis.||No signup required.||iOS - No app||Android - No app|
|Acorn TV||Trial||7 days||Visa ,MC||$7.99||$79.00||Offers mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries.Includes hard-to-find gems, timeless classics, and newly discovered favorites from Britain, Ireland, Australia, and beyond||iOS||Android|
|Amazon Prime Video||Trial||7 days||Visa ,MC||$8.00||N/A||Enjoy exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows. Watch anytime, anywhere.||iOS||Android|
|Apple TV+||Trial||7 days||Visa ,MC||$8.99||$89.99||Streaming service featuring Apple Originals — award-winning series, compelling dramas, groundbreaking documentaries, kids' entertainment, comedies and more.||Requires creation of Apple ID (Apple device not requied). 3 Months free when you buy selected Apple devices.||iOS||Android - No App|
|DocPlay||Trial||14 days||Visa, MC, PayPal||$7.99||$79.99||Collection of the some of the world's most amazing and thought provoking documentaries covering arts, culture, nature and other genres.||HD with no ads. Does not require VPN to use.||iOS||Android|
|iwonder||Trial||14 days||Visa ,MC||$6.99||$34.95||Offer a wide range of top documentary films, TV series and shorts from various genres.||iOS||Android|
|Mubi||Trial||7 days||Visa, MC, PayPal||$12.99||$95.88||Global streaming service with a brand new film every single day. Editorial coverage of what’s new in cinema culture.||New film added daily. Will offer 30 day trial if you cancel inside 7 days. Trial ends instantly upon cancellation.||iOS||Android|
|Neon||Trial||14 days||Visa ,MC||$15.99||$159.99||Hit TV shows, movies and blockbuster movie rentals are all in one place with Neon, the biggest 100% Kiwi owned paid entertainment streaming service.||Download and watch offline on 2 screens on mobile or tablet.2 Screens. No ads.||iOS||Android|
|Sky Sport Now||Trial||7 days||Visa, MC, PayPal||$39.99||$399.99||Weekly $19.99||12 Sky Sport and ESPN Channels. Live and On-Demand available.||Excludes Pay per View events.||iOS||Android|
|Spark Sport||Trial||7 days||Visa ,MC (not Debit)||$24.99||$255.00||Six Monthly $135||Wide range of sports available live and on demand. Includes, Cricket, Football, Motorsport, NFL, Basketball, Athletics, Extreme Sports, Golf, Tennis, Rugby Union & League.||iOS||Android|
|YouTube Premium||Trial||1 month||Visa ,MC,Amex,PayPal||$15.99, $23.99||YouTube & YouTube music ad-free,offline, and in the background.||Plan gives 1 or 6 accounts respectively. Includes access to Youtube Music. Students at half price individual.||iOS||Android|
|Netflix||No||N/A||Visa, MC, Amex||$12.99, $18.49, $24.99||N/A||Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries.||No free trial. 3 Plans to choose from allowing for 1,2 or 4 simultaneous devices and video resolution of 480p, 1080p, and 4k+HDR respectively.||iOS||Android|
|Disney +||No||N/A||Visa, MC, Amex, PayPal||$12.99||$129.99||Disney+ has entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars™, National Geographic and Star||No free trial. Watch on up to 4 devices on 4K resolution.||iOS||Android|
'Free Trial' Music Streaming Services
|Name||Free or Trial?||Trial Period||Payment Required||Monthly $||Yearly $||Description||Notes||iOS||Android|
|Amazon Music Unlimited||Trial||1 month||Visa, MC, Amex, PayPal||AUD 13.49, 20.49||N/A||Similar catalogue size to Spotify. Hi Fidelity Music at no extra charge.||Plan gives 1 or 6 accounts respectively. Note pricing is in AUD.||iOS||Android|
|Apple Music||Trial||1 month||Visa, MC, Amex, PayPal||$14.99, $22.99||$149.99||Millions of songs. Similar catalogue size to Spotify & Amazon.Spatial audio with Dolby Atmos.||Plan gives 1 or 6 accounts respectively. New Voice plan for $7.49 month that only works on apple devices for streaming using Siri voice control. Student individual at $7.49 per month.||iOS||Android|
|Deezer||Trial||1 month||Visa, MC, PayPal||$12.99, $19.49||$116.91||Stream millions of songs, podcasts and radio channels.||Plan gives 1 or (6) accounts respectively. Also available in individual Hi-Fi for $19.49 per month.||iOS||Android|
|Qobuz||Trial||1 month||Visa, MC, PayPal||$21.99, $29.99, $32.99||$209.99,$293.99,$299.99,$479.88,$329.90, $549,99||French platform. Studio quality streaming (FLAC 24-bit up to 192 Khz). Over 70 million tracks. Offline listening. Original editorial content.||Subscription covers 1,2, and 6 accounts respectively. Monthly price is without commitment. Trial allows you to select any plan for one month.||iOS||Android|
|Soundcloud||Trial||7 Days, 30 Days||Visa, MC, Amex, PayPal||$7.99, $14.99||N/A||120 million + tracks from established and emerging artists. Ad free. Can save for offline listening.||2 Trial options: 7 day of SoundCloud Go then $7.99 month or 30 days of Soundcloud Go+ then $14.99. Students eligible for 50% off Go+ Pricing.||iOS||Android|
|Spotify Premium||Trial||1 month||Visa, MC, Amex, PayPal||$14.99, $18.99, $22.50||N/A||World's largest music streaming provider. Music and podcasts available to stream and listen to offline.||Plan gives 1, 2 and 6 accounts respectively. Student individual at $7.49 per month.||iOS||Android|
|Tidal||Trial||1 month||Visa, MC, Amex, PayPal||$14.99 ($22.49), $29.99 ($44.99)||N/A||Millions of songs. Artist owned music streaming service.||Plan gives 1 or (6) accounts respectively. First price is for standard and second is for Hi-Fi.Students at half price individual.||iOS||Android|
|YouTube Music Premium||Trial||1 month||Visa ,MC,Amex,PayPal||$12.99, $19.99||N/A||Smaller playlist than Spotify but more Music Videos.||Plan gives 1 or 6 accounts respectively. Students individual at $7.49 per month.||iOS||Android|