Phew! Black Friday was certainly a marathon of promotions of the blockbuster, triple-bill variety. While there were the usual TV price cuts and AirPod discounts, 2022 also delivered a number of exceptional Black Friday streaming deals that well and truly blew our socks off and tipped over our boxes of popcorn.
Looking ahead, we're expecting 2023 to offer another star-studded cast of promotions across the biggest services, with the likes of Hulu, HBO Max, and Paramount Plus leading the charge.
Whether you're after the best streaming deals still lingering into the festive period, or you want to learn more about our predictions for the 2023 sale next November, we've delved into everything you need to know about the next batch of Black Friday streaming deals.
Black Friday streaming deals still live
Paramount Plus: 50% off your first year w code WINTER50 (opens in new tab)
Prepay for Paramount Plus for a whole year in this extended Black Friday streaming deal and pay just half in your first year. Available on both its Essential and Premium plan, pay $24.99 (down from $49.99) for its Essential plan with limited ads, or $49.99 (down from $99.99) for Premium, where you can enjoy an ad-free experience and download shows to watch offline.
Expires January 2
Showtime: Pay $3.99 a month for your first 6 months (opens in new tab)
Save 50% on your Showtime subscription for the first six months in this streaming deal. After your 30-day free trial, pay just $3.99 a month and stream hit shows like Billions, Dexter: New Blood, and The First Lady. Thereafter, the monthly rate will return to $6.99 a month.
Expires January 3
Black Friday streaming FAQ
When is Black Friday 2023?
Every year Black Friday comes after US Thanksgiving (which falls on the fourth Thursday of November every year). That means in 2023, Black Friday will take place on Friday, November 24, with its sister-sale Cyber Monday happening on Monday, November 27.
What Black Friday streaming deals happened last year?
In 2022, there were some exceptional savings across a whole host of the best streaming services. Leading the charge was Hulu and HBO Max, both of which offered massive price slashes of up to 80% on monthly rates. Hulu offered subscribers a rate of just $1.99 a month for a whole 12 months, while HBO Max new and returning customers could pay the same for their first three months.
Showtime introduced a similar Black Friday streaming deal. Customers could pay just $3.99 a month for their first six months. And that's after the platform's usual 30-day free trial period.
US network providers CBS and NBC offered discounts on their respective on-demand services, too. On Paramount Plus you could save 50% on its annual plans, while Peacock TV went down from $4.99 a month to just 99cents.
There were also great deals on Prime Video channels like Shudder, Starz, and Paramount Network.
What Black Friday streaming deals do we expect in 2023?
It's fair to say streaming services can be notoriously stingy when it comes to deals - especially when you consider the removal of free trials... However, with Christmas just around the corner, some of our favorite platforms do decide to feel charitable to our wallets - and Black Friday is almost certainly the time for it.
In 2022, some streaming services struck out early with their Black Friday streaming deals, while others waited until the week of the event to show their hand. Mid to late November, then, you can expect to see exactly what deals are on offer, and we expect to see Hulu once again delivering on its huge price slash once again, alongside HBO Max, and many of the other key platforms.
When it comes to Disney Plus, we're less sure whether we'll see a dedicated Black Friday offer. Disney Plus usually reserves its stellar offers for its Disney Plus Day celebrations, offering $1.99 for the first month to new and eligible returning subscribers two years on the trot.
That said, as streaming platforms face an even tougher market with customers more strategic about what they're subscribed to and subscriber counts fluctuating, we could see a bigger push from the likes of Disney and other platforms in 2023 depending on the consumer landscape in the latter half of the year.
2022's Black Friday streaming deals
The best way to get an indication of what to expect in terms of streaming deals during Black Friday 2023 is to see what happened last year. Many of the most popular streaming platforms got involved, with huge discounts on monthly plans that subscribers could lock in for a whole year, as well as free gifts, and more.
Hulu: Pay $1.99 a month for a whole year
Hulu never disappoints when it comes to its Black Friday Hulu deals offering. Sign up to its With-Ads plan (usually costing $7.99 a month) and pay just $1.99 a month for their first year. With a whole host of critically acclaimed TV shows and movies, this is entertainment not to be missed. Even better, once subscribed, add Disney Plus for only $2.99 extra a month and enjoy both for under $5.
HBO Max: $1.99 a month for 3 months & save 80%
The HBO Max Cyber Monday promotion is here. Sign up to its With-Ads plan and the HBO Max price drops down to just $1.99 a month for your first three months, down from $9.99 a month. That's a huge 80% saving, giving you access to hit series like The White Lotus, House of the Dragon, and more.
Peacock TV: Pay $0.99 a month for 12 with SAVEBIG code
Get on-demand access to some of NBC's greatest titles and save $48 on your first year of Peacock TV. Usually costing $4.99 a month, make the most of this Cyber Monday streaming deal and use the code SAVEBIG to pay just 99cents for your first 12 months.
Disney Plus: Secure a year subscription for $79.99!
Listen up, US customers! The Disney Plus price is set to increase on December 8 as it introduces an ad-supported plan. For those who want to avoid commercials, then, you'll be looking at a monthly rate of $10.99, or annually at $109.99. Subscribe now before it's too late and get Disney Plus at its current rate for the next year.
Sling TV: $10 off first month and FREE Amazon Fire Stick Lite
Sign up to Sling Blue, Sling Orange, or both plans and save $10 on your first month of streaming with this Cyber Monday saving. Even better, this year new subscribers can also claim an Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite for free when they sign up.
Discovery Plus: $0.99 a month for 3 & save 80%
Now is the time to sign up to Discovery Plus and get a taster for whether this is the platform for you, hosting popular channels like HGTV, Food Network, and TLC. Usually $4.99 a month, pay just 99cents for your first three months in this Cyber Monday streaming deal.