How to Stream For Free With Unlimited Data Plans
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.
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.
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.
Apple Music usually costs $9.99 a month. If you sign up for Verizon’s Play More Unlimited or Get More Unlimited plans, however, you get the music service for free. Subscribers to Verizon’s Start Unlimited and Do more Unlimited get six months of Apple Music free.
To activate your Apple Music service with Verizon, either download the My Verizon App in the Apple or Google Play store or contact a Verizon customer service representative.
Verizon Wireless Unlimited Data Plans
Verizon offers five Unlimited wireless plans, and three Fios Home Internet plans. Contact your local GoWireless store to learn which Verizon Wireless Unlimited data plan is right for you.