Following news that most cinemas around the world are closed as a result of COVID-19, it’s natural that film fans everywhere are feeling a little lost.
I’m one of those people, as going to the cinema was a weekly treat that I really enjoyed doing and I tried my very best to keep up to date with the latest releases.
Self-isolation, the closing of businesses, and advice to avoid ‘unncessary human contact’ is scary and it’s left many of us unsure what to do with ourselves. In some way or another, we’ve all been impacted by this.
And whilst it might seem futile, catching up with entertainment via streaming services might help to put a smile back on our faces.
We all pay for things like Netflix, so why don’t we make the most of them whilst we can?
That’s why I’ve created Streaming Saviours, a new column which will be solely dedicated to enjoying entertainment in the comfort of your own home.
We’re lucky to have so much good content at our fingertips, and sometimes it’s easy to miss some absolute gems as a result of this.
I’ll be updating this as often as I can with my own personal recommendations about film and TV across all the streaming services I currently use.
If you currently aren’t subscribed to any streaming services, here’s a list of all the ones I currently use and how you can sign up.
Free streaming services (UK only)
BBC iPlayer – All you need to do is create an account with your email and you’ll have access to ad-free BBC content. You can also watch BBC live for certain programmes.
All 4 – Same as above, sign up with your email and you’re all good to go. This service has ads but you can start a 14-day FREE trial to remove them. After this period, it’s £3.99 per month.
ITV Hub – Sign up with your email and you can watch live ITV shows or catch up with missed programmes. This service has ads that are unskippable but like All 4 offers a free trial period to watch ad-free.
Paid streaming services
Netflix – The big daddy of all streaming services! There’s so much on here and it’s absolutely worth checking out. Sign up with your email for one month FREE.
Shudder – A streaming service full of horror films and original spooky TV shows. Better yet, as a result of COVID-19 they’re offering new customers one month FREE by using code SHUTIN.
This is a bit of a confusing process so make sure you read this next part carefully. When you get to the homepage, click the button inviting you to try 7 days free and create an account.
But make sure you enter code SHUTIN before you check out and it will bump you up to 30 days!
You might not think that five streaming services is a lot, but trust me, we’re just getting started. Over the next few days I’ll be handpicking my favourites and telling you why you absolutely must watch.
I’ll be doing all genres, all age ratings, TV, film, mini-series, everything that’s impressed me will make the cut. I’m excited to share everything with you.
Tweet me your own personal recommendations at @LGTHBlog, I need entertaining too!