Sundance Now, Showtime & More Streaming Services Available for Free Right Now

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Now that most of us are laying low indoors, you may find yourself scrolling through familiar territory while looking for some TV entertainment on streaming platforms, but there are more options than you might realize — and some of these services are giving you the chance to watch for free!

A number of streamers are currently offering 30-day free trials of their services to keep you busy while social distancing due to the coronavirus outbreak. Below, we’re breaking down the details.

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Sundance Now

AMC Networks’ streaming service offers a selection of original and exclusive series from true-crime stories to dramas and thrillers. Coming from around the world, the content appeals to a wide array of viewer tastes.

Usually available for a 7-day free trial, Sundance Now is available for a 30-day free trial with the special code SUNDANCENOW30 at The platform’s extensive library includes: A Discovery of Witches (above), Riviera, The Cry, Cheat, The Gulf, Wisting, The Red Shadows and The Bureau. Exclusively streamed titles include State of the Union, The Little Drummer Girl, Killing for Love and Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle. Beginning Thursday, March 19, Swedish drama The Restaurant‘s third season will premiere with a new episode airing each week.

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Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgard in The Little Drummer Girl (Credit: Jonathan Olley/AMC/Ink Factory)

Acorn TV

The perfect streaming platform for Anglophiles, Acorn TV is home to a multitude of British series and is available for a 30-day free trial with the code FREE30 on This deal only applies to new subscribers, but offers a glimpse at some series you aren’t likely to catch elsewhere within the States.

Among some of the titles available on Acorn TV? Agatha Raisin, Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, Murdoch Mysteries, Manhunt, Slings & Arrows and Murphy’s Law.

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The streaming platform for horror fanatics, Shudder is also running a 30-day free trial with the special code SHUTIN on Don’t miss plenty of original and exclusive content as well as other fan favorite titles on the platform.

Among the originals and exclusives to pick from are Room, Dogs Don’t Wear Pants, 3 From Hell, Bliss, The Marshes, Re-Born and more.


UMC otherwise known as the Urban Movie Channel is providing viewers with a 30-day free trial to their streaming platform with the code UMCFREE30 at Choose from a wide selection of films and original series including Stuck with You.


Premium cable service Showtime is also offering a 30-day free trial granting access to their vast library of original series including Shameless, Homeland, The Chi, Ray Donovan and so much more. New subscribers can find this free trial at

Smithsonian Channel Plus

Smithsonian Channel’s streaming service is offering a special deal to new subscribers who, along with their automatic 7-day free trail will receive an additional month free with the code ALONETOGETHER. Gain access to their vast library of content including titles such as The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, Epic Warrior Women, Mysteries of the Rainforest, The Lost Tapes and more.

Stay tuned for any additional free streaming news as it’s announced.