How to Stream For Free With Unlimited Data Plans
Published on 2021-02-18 15:41:40
Streaming services are rapidly becoming the way most people consume entertainment. Why be limited to a cable package when you can stream the latest shows and music right to your smartphone or tablet? Services such as Disney+, Apple Music, Hulu, and HBO are all popular — and all come with monthly fees. Subscribe to several services and your monthly bill can easily equal the cost of a traditional television cable package.
Unlimited data plans such as Verizon Wireless Unlimited often provide free or deeply discounted streaming service offers, allowing you to save cash while still enjoying your favorite entertainment. Here are some of the best offers.
Disney + is the latest addition to the streaming services party and had an immediate smash hit on its hands with The Mandalorian. The service offers access to classic and modern Disney shows, the Marvel Universe movies and cartoons, the Star Wars franchise, and National Geographic. Subscribers can download content on up to ten different devices, so you can access your favorites even when you don’t have a good signal.
Disney + starts at $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year. Customers with a Verizon Wireless Unlimited data plan can get their first year of Disney+ for free, as can customers who update to an Unlimited plan.
If you want the free year, but have already signed up for a Disney + offer, such as the three-years-for-the-price-of-two deal, you can still get your free year from Verizon Wireless Unlimited. Just take the following steps:
- Sign up for the free year of Disney + through Verizon.
- When you’re redirected to Disney, sign in with your existing username.
- Disney will apply the free year to your account.
In addition to Verizon Wireless Unlimited, you can also get a free year of Disney+ through Fios Home Internet and 5G Home Internet, if you meet certain criteria.
Verizon also offers the Disney Bundle for $12.99 a month, which includes Disney + ESPN, and Hulu. Users on Verizon’s get More Unlimited Plan or Play More Unlimited plans get the Disney Bundle for no extra charge. To sign up for the Disney Bundle, open the My Verizon App and take the following steps:
- Click the More tab in the lower-right of the app window and select Add-Ons and Apps.
- Tap the Entertainment tab and then click on Learn More in the Disney Bundle section.
- Tap Enroll, enter your email address, then tap Validate. Accept the terms and conditions, tap Confirm, then tap Go to Disney to finish setting up your account.
Amazon Prime is mostly known for free shipping, but the service includes some impressive streaming services as well. An Amazon Prime membership gives you access to thousands of movies and TV shows, and over two million ad-free songs through Amazon Music.
A yearly subscription to Amazon Prime will set you back $119.00. Verizon often offers a free year of Amazon Prime to military service members, veterans, and military families when they purchase a new smartphone. Ask whether such deals are available when you enroll.
Discovery + typically costs you $5.00 a month for unlimited streaming with ads, or $7.00 a month for ad-free streaming. Depending on your unlimited data plan it’s possible to get six months to a year of ad-free Discovery + streaming with Verizon.
Verizon plans that offer a year of free Discovery + include Verizon Play More, Get More Unlimited, Fios, and 5G Home Internet. If you use Above Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, Go Unlimited, or Start Unlimited you can sign up for six months of free Discovery +.
Not matter which Verizon Wireless unlimited streaming plan you use, you’ll sign up for your free six-month or twelve-month Discover + subscription in the same way:
- Log into your Verizon Account.
- At the Account section at the top of the page click on the Add-ons and Apps Overview menu option.
- Scroll down to Your Add-Ons and click See Eligible Add-Ons.
- Click the Get It Now button next to Discovery +.
- Click Go to Discovery + and you’ll be prompted to create a Discovery + account.
If you’re already paying for Discovery + through Verizon you still qualify for the free offer. Once your six or twelve-month subscription expires, you have the option of continuing the ad-free subscription at $7.00 a month or paying $5.00 for access with ads.
ESPN + is included with Hulu in Verizon’s Disney Plus Bundle, which is offered free to More Unlimited Plan or Play More Unlimited streaming data plan subscribers. Once you sign up for the Disney Bundle simply download the ESPN app and sign in using your Disney Bundle credentials.
If you have an existing ESPN account with Verizon, the Disney Bundle package automatically replaces your existing ESPN subscription. If, however, you have an existing ESPN account with Amazon, Google, or another third-party provider, you will be sent an email explaining how to switch to the Disney Bundle subscription. It’s important to follow the instructions in this email, otherwise, the third-party provider will continue to charge you for your older subscription.
How To Get Apple Music Free With Verizon Unlimited
Apple Music is a gateway to all the music, podcasts, and radio stations you could ever need. You can make online playlists to meet your tastes, and you don’t even need to be an iPhone user: Apple Music is available for download through Google Play as well as the Apple App Store.
Does Verizon have free music streaming offers? Absolutely. If you subscribe to Verizon’s Get More Unlimited data plan you get Apple Music for free. Subscribers to Play More Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Above Unlimited qualify for free Apple Music if they purchased their data plans before 8/20/20/.
Subscribers to the Verizon Plan Unlimited, Go Unlimited, or Start Unlimited can get six months of Apple Music free if their data plans were purchased before 8/20/20. Subscribers to Do More Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, and Start Unlimited also qualify for the six-month free trial if they purchased their data plans after 8/19/20. Once the six-month trial expires users are charged $9.99 a month unless they cancel the subscription. .
To activate your Apple Music service with Verizon, open the Verizon app and tap Account. Tap Add-Ons and then tap Enroll next to Apple Music. Follow the instructions, accept the Terms and Conditions, and you’ll be sent a text message with a link to download the Apple Music app. If you already have an Apple Music subscription, you need to cancel the existing subscription before you sign up with Verizon.
Choosing a Verizon Wireless Unlimited Data Plan
Choosing a Verizon data plan depends on your personal needs. A single person might be quite happy with Play More Unlimited, which includes a 15GB mobile hotspot allowance, 5G coverage, and HD streaming. A family data plan, however, needs higher data caps, more lines, and unlimited mobile hotspot capacity: the Get More Unlimited family plan fits these needs perfectly for as little as $55 per phone.
No one data plan meets everyone’s needs. You need to consider how you manage your phone data, how you use your phone, and which unlimited streaming services you’d like to get for free. Once you know what you want, drop by your local GoWireless store. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will help you choose which Verizon Wireless Unlimited data plan is right for you.