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One year premium: films, series, music, radio plays, books


How to scrounge through the year

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There are now so many competing online services that it is easy to be provided with premium content for series, films, music, radio plays and books all year round – without even one To spend cents. We give you an overview of all providers with a free trial period and give you tips on how not to oversleep the cancellation.

The trick: use free trial months

Many streaming services and online services offer one or more free trial months. Our tip: take full advantage of these test months in succession, cancel one day before the expiry and then switch to the next provider. Often you can cancel immediately after the end of the test month and still be allowed to continue testing for the full period.

With the list of all music providers below, you will receive at least one Year free music. You have to deposit payment information with all providers, there is no way around it. Please also note the information below on the termination of the services.

Our tip for the start: Deezer – the service currently offers a 3-month trial period for new customers and is up available on all devices.

music -Premium services with free trial period (as of March 2020)

Providers Longer test phase Costs per month To offer

Spotify

30 days (new customers)

9 , 99 €

To the provider

Google Play Music

30 days

9, 99 €

To the provider

Deezer

3 months

9, 99 €

To the provider

Napster

30 days

9, 95 €

To the provider

Aldilife

30 days

9, 95 €

To the provider

Apple Music

3 months

9, 99 €

To the provider

Youtube Music Premium

30 days

9, 99 €

To the provider

Tidal

30 days

9, 99 €

To the provider

Soundcloud Premium

30 days

9 , 99 €

To the provider

Amazon Music Unlimited

30 days (new customers)

9, 99 €

To the provider

Amazon Prime Music

30 days

7, 99 €

To the provider

Qobuz

30 days

from 9 , 99 €

To the provider

Moving playlists: take your music with you

Those who change their music services frequently inevitably run into this problem: Of course, laboriously created and loved playlists want to be taken along. There is a very recommendable and free service called Soundiiz . Here you can playlists between Spotify , Tidal , YouTube , Qobuz, SoundCloud , Deezer , Napster , Google Play Music , Apple Music and more move. The songs in the playlists are matched as precisely as possible and converted into the appropriate format. Missing titles in a playlist are usually due to the fact that a song is simply not available from a provider.

Live TV providers: How to watch for free

Live TV provider with free test phase or free level (as of March 2020)

There are now many services that allow you to watch TV on the computer, via streaming boxes, TVs or apps. Some of them often offer basic packages with public service stations for free. If you want to see the “third parties” like RTL, PRO7 or SAT1, you can often get a free month. Since you don't build a library of playlists while watching TV, the easiest way to change providers is to switch back here. Just don't forget to cancel!

Video provider: How to watch for free

There is no shortage in the selection of video-on-demand providers for series and films. The thing is – unlike music streaming or live TV, the content here is not the same. Each service has its own catalog. Our tip: Get an overview of which films and series you want to see beforehand and plan your order afterwards. Happy “Binge-Watching”!

video services with free trial period (status March 2020)

Providers Longer test phase Costs per month To offer

Netflix

30 Days

from 7, 99 €

To the provider

Amazon Prime Video

30 days

7, 99 €

To the provider

Maxdome

3 months

7, 99 €

To the provider

Kividoo

30 days

7, 99 €

To the provider

YouTube Premium

30 days

11, 99 €

To the provider

SKY

2 months 50%

from 4,99 €

To the provider

Videoload

from 0, 99 € per film

To the provider

Apple TV Plus

4, 99 €

To the provider

TVNow Premium

30 days

4 , 99 €

To the provider

Realeyz

14 days

5, 50 €

To the provider

Disney +

6, 99 €

To the provider

Netzkino

from 3,75 €

To the provider

Reading provider: How to read for free

The following also applies to the providers of e-books and magazines: Take a good look at the catalog beforehand and make your selection for the provider based on your reading taste. There are so many services here that you can easily get a full year of premium reading for free.

Reading services with free trial period (as of March 2020)

Free audio books: the selection is limited

Audiobook services with free trial period (as of March 2020)

Audiobook services are a small one Special case for online media services. Even as a premium customer, you are usually not allowed to borrow an unlimited number of radio plays or are limited in the length of listening. It is worth taking a look at the catalog in advance.

Premium game streaming services

Cloud gaming services with free trial (as of March 2020)

For the sake of completeness, we also list the three current options for game streaming via the cloud. The whole topic is still in its infancy, like ours Test of the provider shows. To try it all, you need a fast internet connection and can only access a catalog of games at PlayStation Now. At Geforce Now games – for example from Steam – have to be brought along and the game prices are very overpriced via Google Stadia.

Don't forget to cancel: This is how it works

The tick on the test month trick: Usually the manufacturer asks when you register that you provide payment information (credit card, PayPal, etc.) deposit. If you do not cancel the test month in good time, the subscription will continue to run for a fee. So that this does not happen, we have help for you.



Cancel immediately after graduation

Most providers allow the free trial to continue even if you cancel immediately. If you secure the premium offer and cancel it immediately via the provider's online portal, you cannot miss it later. If the subscription ends immediately, you will usually be informed. Then you should cancel as late as possible.

Set yourself an (email) reminder

If you don't want to cancel at first – maybe because you want to keep the provider later – then you bet an email reminder before the trial period ends. So that you don't miss the jump, set a reminder in your calendar on the day of graduation or send yourself an email. Many clients can send a delayed mail these days. In Gmail, there is an option using the arrow next to the “Send” button. And here is one Outlook instructions .

Christian Schwalb

Christian Schwalb

Christian Schwalb is a real tariff fox. He is also particularly interested in software and hardware at a good price. He is also a passionate mobile gamer, which is why he is always looking for new handhelds.

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