5 Cheapest Live TV streaming Deals Right Now

With the price of live TV skyrocketing, it makes sense for streaming services to constantly come up with deals and discounts. In fact, we tried to list all ongoing deals in a previous article just to keep up. Here, however, we're listing the cheapest deals we can find. There are student discounts from Peacock and Paramount+ that give you access to live channels for less than $5/month, as well as Sling TV deals that cut the regular price up to half if you subscribe right now. They might not seem like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things with costs adding up and piling on top of another, every penny saved counts. So here are the cheapest live TV streaming deals you can check out right now.

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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.

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. 

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