Best streaming deals January 2023: current live offers on Hulu, Disney Plus, and more

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As the temperatures are dropping, now is the perfect time to ensure you've got subscriptions to the right streaming service for you. After all, there's no better pastime during the winter months than getting comfy in front of the TV and watching great content. Whether you're after TV shows, movies, sports, or something else entirely, we've rounded up all the current best streaming deals live now from some of the most popular services.

Whether you want a cable-like experience like Sling TV, which is currently offering 50% off your first month, or you're looking for wholesome entertainment for all the family, there's a service and price that fits the bill. Ensure everyone of all ages is sorted with the Disney Plus bundle - now offering more versatility in pricing and what you want to watch - or get your latest fix of feel-good titles from CBS and NBC with a Paramount Plus or Peacock TV subscription.

From free trials to discounted rates and new subscriber offers, find the latest best streaming deals currently live across the likes of Disney Plus, Hulu, and more below.

Today's best streaming deals

Disney Plus: Get Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu from $12.99 a month (opens in new tab)

Disney Plus: Get Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu from $12.99 a month (opens in new tab)
The Disney Plus bundle now offers more choice depending on what you do and don't want out of your streaming subscription. Starting from $9.99 a month for just Disney Plus and Hulu, you can get the Disney Plus Bundle Trio for $12.99 a month with ads, throwing in ESPN Plus, too. Or forego commercials and pay $19.99 a month.

Hulu: 30 day free trial with With-Ads and Ad-Free plans (opens in new tab)

Hulu: 30 day free trial with With-Ads and Ad-Free plans (opens in new tab)
New and eligible returning customers can try out Hulu's on-demand plans with the 30-day Hulu free trial. Thereafter pay $7.99 a month for its With-Ads plan, or $14.99 a month to cut out the commercials. Unfortunately, its Hulu with Live TV plan no longer offers a free trial.

Sling TV: Get 50% off your first month (opens in new tab)

Sling TV: Get 50% off your first month (opens in new tab)
Opt for either its Orange or Blue plan (or both) and new and returning customers can currently save 50% off their first month of Sling TV. That brings the price down from $40 to $20. Or, if you opt for both, it'll cost $27.50 for your first month of both the Blue and Orange packages.

HBO Max: get a 7-day free trial as a Hulu Add-On (opens in new tab)

HBO Max: get a 7-day free trial as a Hulu Add-On (opens in new tab)
Unfortunately there hasn't been a HBO Max free trial since December 2020. However, there is one way you can still get week-long trial period. And that's by selecting it as an Add-On to your Hulu subscription. Sign up to Hulu, head to Account and Manage Add-Ons to get it.

Spotify: Get 6 months FREE with Walmart Plus (opens in new tab)

Spotify: Get 6 months FREE with Walmart Plus (opens in new tab)
Subscribe to Walmart Plus now and new customers can get 6 months of Spotify Premium for free. That means streaming music without ads breaking through your vibe. Thereafter, it'll cost you $9.99 a month. Cancel anytime.

Expires March 3

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Apple TV Plus: 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)

Apple TV Plus: 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
Home to huge shows including The Morning Show and Ted Lasso, Apple TV Plus is constantly adding new titles to its slight but quality line-up. This includes new breakout shows like Severance, Bad Sisters, and Will Smith's Emancipation. Sign up and see if its for you with the Apple TV Plus free trial.

HBO Max: Save 20% on Ad-Free Annual plans (opens in new tab)

HBO Max: Save 20% on Ad-Free Annual plans (opens in new tab)
With the recent HBO Max price hike on its Ad-Free monthly plan ($15.99 from $14.99 a month), pre-paying for a year up front has become even better value for money, still costing $149.99 a year (opens in new tab). That's a total saving of 20%. Alternatively, settle for commercials and no 4K streams and pay $9.99 a month/$99.99 a year for its With Ads plan (opens in new tab).

Paramount Plus: Get FREE with Walmart Plus sign ups (opens in new tab)

Paramount Plus: Get FREE with Walmart Plus sign ups (opens in new tab)
For existing and new customers to Walmart Plus, you can now stream Paramount Plus for free as a part of your membership on top of discounts on fuel, free delivery on groceries, as well as free shipping on other items. Subscribers will get the Paramount Plus Essential plan, which is valued at $49.99 a year.

Streaming deals FAQ

What is the best streaming deal right now?

Truthfully, it comes down to personal preference where the best streaming deal is concerned. Some streaming services will offer an exceptional discount on their plans, but their content won't be to certain people's tastes. 

Those looking for a cheaper alternative to cable, Sling TV has you covered with its current 50% off deal across all its plans (opens in new tab).

If you simply want a selection of great on-demand entertainment, we cannot recommend the Disney Plus bundle enough. Get Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for just $12.99 a month (opens in new tab) with ads, or opt out of commercials for $19.99 a month.

What streaming service is the cheapest?

When we bring it down to numerical value, Paramount Plus and Peacock TV are the cheapest streaming services out there for US customers, with both offering baseline plans from $4.99 a month. However, it does come down to personal preference. What some might deem entertaining, others may see as utter trash. 

Apple TV Plus is great value for money at $7.99 a month (opens in new tab). While its library still remains fairly streamlined, you can't argue that there is hefty budget put behind its productions and their big-name casting.

Are you able to bundle Hulu with other services?

Not only is Hulu a part of the excellent value Disney Plus bundle (throwing together Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus for just $12.99 a month (opens in new tab)), you also have the option of adding on a number of excellent services to your standalone Hulu subscription.

Choose between HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz, or have a combination of all four depending on what you want to be able to watch. In some cases, you'll even be able to trial these services before paying.

Which streaming service is the best in 2022?

The best streaming service that reigns supreme across both sides of the Atlantic is Netflix, offering a wealth of great movies and TV shows as well as its own, hugely popular Original series. It also offers different plans to cater for what you want and how much you're willing to pay.

While Netflix is the obvious choice, for those in the States, HBO Max and Hulu are full of incredibly gritty entertainment. For international subscribers, you can get Star on Disney Plus, which essentially consists of imports from Hulu, including The Dropout, The Bear, and The Kardashians.

Alice Marshall
eCommerce Editor

Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.