11 Best Live TV Streaming Deals Right Now

Live TV streaming services aren't getting any cheaper. In fact, prices have only been increasing in the few years since they were introduced as an alternative to cable. But to make up for these hikes, services are constantly putting out bundles and providing discounts to help you save as much as possible. They're not always obvious about it, and a lot of them expire almost instantly, but they're there and they help you save a pretty penny. So in this regularly updated list, we're compiling the best live TV streaming deals we can find. We've included everything from extended free trials and cashback deals to limited-time price cuts and special offers. Our hope is that this serves as a useful guide to getting your money's worth. 

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If you're a new customer, DirecTV is slashing $25 off the first two months when you get it with the Sports Pack. You can of course cancel the Sports Pack later and keep the regular subscription. To get the deal, you have to sign up online and directly on DirecTV's website, where you can choose among the three packages it offers. There's the Entertainment package ($69.98 for 2 months), which has more than 75 live channels, the Choice package ($83.99 for 2 months), which has RSNs and specialty sports channels like NBA TV and MLB Network, and the Ultimate package ($94.99 for 2 months), which has the most sports and entertainment content among the three. All packages have unlimited DVR, unlimited screens, and local channels where available. After saving $50 during the promo, your account is automatically renewed and charged monthly at the regular price, unless canceled.

For a limited time only, new subscribers can get half off Sling's most popular plans, Sling Blue and Sling Orange, by just paying $20 for the first month. Sling TV already has some of the best prices in streaming, but by slashing 50% off its $40 plans, it's become even more accessible to everyday cord-cutters.

If you're on the fence about which plan to choose, know that Sling Blue has more unique channels, most of them geared toward news and entertainment, like MSNBC and National Geographic, while Sling Orange has the coveted ESPN and Disney channels, which makes it perfect for sports lovers and family-oriented viewers. Of course, you can also bundle them and get all 46 channels for a discounted price. Instead of the usual $55/month, the Sling Orange + Blue plan costs only $27.50 on the first month under this deal. So far, Sling hasn't announced when the deal expires, but it's best to try it now before it goes. 

An ad-free on-demand subscription to AMC+ will normally cost you $8.99/month, but Sling is currently offering new subscribers a deal that slashes that by nearly half the price. If you add AMC+ to your existing Sling TV account (no Sling base service required, a regular and free account will do), you only have to pay $5 for your first month, then $7.99 for every succeeding month. Since AMC+ is home to channels and services like BBC America, Sundance TV, Shudder, and IFC, this deal is quite the steal for premium film and TV show enthusiasts alike. An AMC+ subscription via Sling also gives you access to Sling Freestream, which comes with 400+ channels (this time with ads) as well as early access to beloved AMC series like Interview with The Vampire, Dark Winds, Gangs of London, and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. 

Now, if you are interested in getting a Sling base service like Sling Orange and Sling Blue, you'll be happy to know that Sling is also offering these for 50% off for a limited time. Both plans carry the AMC channel, along with a host of other entertainment, news, and sports channels.  

Good news for first responders and college students in the US: you're eligible for a Peacock Premium subscription that costs only $1.99, instead of the usual $5.99, per month. Once you verify your eligibility, the details of which you can view here for responders and here for students, you'll be given a promo that runs through the entire year. If you're happy with the streaming service and continue to meet the qualifications, you can then choose to renew your discounted subscription annually. Unlike other streaming deals, you don't have to be a new subscriber to avail of this deal, so if you have an existing Peacock subscription and are learning about your eligibility just now, you can just as easily enjoy it.  

Peacock Premium is Peacock's basic tier, which means it runs on ads, but it does give you access to thousands of NBC sitcoms, dramas, and talk shows, as well as Bravo reality shows, Sunday Night Football, Premier League events, and for Spanish-language viewers, a host of Telemundo programs.

Sling is currently throwing in a free Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite for new subscribers of their live TV plans. This includes Sling Orange and Sling Blue, which cost $40/month each, and Sling Orange & Blue, which costs $55/month. For good measure, Sling is also slashing $10 off the first month of your subscription, so the deal effectively saves you $40 in costs by offering you a $30-device and a month of Sling free of charge. The Fire TV Stick comes pre-loaded with streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and it can be plugged into any screen or monitor with an HDMI port. It also comes with an Alexa-powered remote for easy surfing. 

Sling announced that the deal will be available until December 31, 2023.

DirecTV is currently offering all of its premium channels, namely Max, Showtime, Starz, MGM+, and Cinemax, free for three months if you add them to any of DirecTV's live TV packages, which start at $65/month. This is a significant deal, considering the mentioned channels have recently raised their prices, so they're now $16/month, $11/month, $12/month, and $6/month, respectively. In case the channels aren't up to scratch, you can always discontinue them as add-ons before the free trial ends. Otherwise, DirecTV auto-renews your account and charges you at those monthly prices. 

Though DirecTV's packages differ in the kind and amount of channels they offer (more expensive tiers include RSNs, specialty sports channels, and even more premium content), all packages include local channels, cloud DVR, and unlimited simultaneous screens. The service is also regularly offering all sorts of discounts, which you can check on their "deals" page.

If you're a university student in the US, you'll be happy to know that you're entitled to 25% off a Paramount+ Essential subscription. You only have to pay $4.50, instead of the usual $5.99, per month. With the Essential plan, you'll have access to hundreds of films and TV shows from networks like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and of course, CBS. Though you'll have to upgrade to the Premium plan to get your local CBS channel, as an Essential customer, you do get live feeds from NFL on CBS and UEFA Champions League, as well as breaking news from CBSN. Once you've successfully signed up for a student discount, you can enjoy these features and watch using up to 3 devices for 4 years. Paramount+ says you can enjoy the discount for that long even if you graduate before the 4-year period. 

For basketball fans, Sling is offering a deal that lets you save $5 every month when you purchase the NBA League Pass add-on on top of a Sling Orange subscription. You can pay as you go, and for 6 months, Sling will give you $5 in credits, which adds up to $30 in overall savings. With this deal, you can watch the biggest games on TNT and ESPN, and plenty of out-of-market games via the NBA League Pass. 

If you're willing to pay 6 months of basketball on Sling, the provider also has a prepaid deal that shaves 50% off the original price, which you can read more about here.   

If you prepay for Sling Orange and an NBA League Pass for 6 months, Sling has you pay only $270, instead of an estimated $527, for everything. That's about 50% percent (or $60) in savings, where a Sling Orange subscription costs $40/month and an NBA League Pass add-on costs $15/month. With this deal, which Sling is calling the "NBA Prepaid Offer," not only do you get to watch out-of-market games, replays, and highlights all season long via the NBA League Pass—you also get to watch nationally televised matches on ESPN, ABC, and TNT. Even better? Sling lets you try this basketball-tailored deal for free for 7 days. After the free trial is up, however, your card will be charged the stated price unless you cancel on time.

If you don't want to commit to a prepaid subscription, Sling has another deal that gives you $5 in credit each month when you pay for the NBA League Pass add-on, which you can read about here.

For a limited time only, Vidgo is allowing new users to purchase a month of its live and on-demand streaming services for just $20. You can choose any of their three plans, namely Vidgo Plus which goes at $70/month, Vidgo Premium which goes at $85/month, and Vidgo Ultimate which goes at $100; all include a library of well-known movie and TV titles, as well as live channels that cover news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment. After the first month, Vidgo charges you for the regular price of your chosen plan, unless of course, you cancel on time. 

You can read more about Vidgo in-depth in our review of the service here.

In addition to its 10-day free trial, YouTube TV is also slashing $20 off the first three months for new subscribers. This means you can try the live TV platform and its 130 channels and unlimited DVR free of charge for about a week. If you're happy with it, you can then start paying for it at a discounted price of $53/month before your 60 days are up and YouTube starts charging you the usual $73/month. This saves you about $60 in costs, so if you've been thinking about getting YouTube TV, there's no better time than now. 

The deal is available for a limited and unspecified time. Notably, however, it has been up for almost a year now, around the same time YouTube TV hiked up its monthly base price from $65 to $73.

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