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What Movie Apps Have 30-Day Free Trial?

The top movie apps that offer 30-day free trials are HBO Max, Hulu, Showtime, YouTube Premium, and Amazon Kids+. These give you plenty of time to test out the service and watch lots of shows and movies before deciding if you want to pay to keep your subscription.


HBO Max has one of the most generous free trials at 30 days. As a self-proclaimed streaming fanatic, I was thrilled to binge top HBO shows like Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Succession during my free month. HBO Max also allowed me to discover new Max Originals like The Flight Attendant, Hacks, and Peacemaker.

In total, HBO Max has over 13,000 hours of curated premium content. According to their media site, this includes:

  • 2,800 movies – The Matrix, Dune, Wonder Woman 1984, Godzilla vs. Kong
  • 1,500 shows – Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Rick & Morty, South Park
  • HBO originals – Euphoria, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Max Originals – The Flight Attendant, Raised by Wolves

After the 30 day trial, you can choose between:

  • With ads: $9.99 per month
  • Ad-free: $14.99 per month

Pro Tip: Paying for a year upfront saves you 16%.


Hulu offers an equally generous 30-day free trial. With thousands of shows, exclusive Originals, and movies, you‘ll have endless options for streaming during your first month.

According to Hulu‘s press statistics, the service includes:

  • 85,000+ TV episodes – This Is Us, Abbott Elementary, 9-1-1
  • 2,500+ movies -Nomadland, Palme d’Or winner Titane, Parasite
  • Hulu Originals – The Handmaid‘s Tale, Only Murders in the Building, Dopesick
  • Next day streaming for network and cable shows

Plans after the free trial:

  • With ads: $6.99 per month
  • No ads: $12.99 per month


For premium content like Shameless, Dexter, and Yellowjackets, try out Showtime with their 30-day trial. In addition to Showtime originals, you also get:

  • New movie premieres every Friday
  • Hundreds of movies – Spiderman: No Way Home, Venom
  • Sports and documentaries – Super Bowl LVI, Stephen Curry docuseries

Pricing after the trial:

  • $10.99 per month
  • $99.99 per year (saves 15%)

YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium offers both streaming and music benefits with a 30-day free trial. For video, you get:

  • Ad-free viewing
  • Background play
  • Downloads
  • YouTube Originals – Cobra Kai, Impulse, Liza on Demand

It‘s $11.99 per month after the trial. But you can bundle Premium with YouTube TV to stream live TV for just $54.99 total per month.

Amazon Kids+

Amazon Kids+ may appeal if you have children. It provides kid-friendly shows, books, apps and games. The 30-day free trial gives you access to:

  • Over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows and educational apps
  • Content from Disney, PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Amazon Originals
  • Parental controls like time limits and content filters


  • For Prime members: $2.99 per month
  • Without Prime: $4.99 per month

Other Great Free Trial Options

While 30 days is ideal for extensively trying out a service, you can still watch plenty of shows and movies with shorter 7-14 day free trials:


Disney+ offers classics from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and more with a 7-day trial. Highlights include:

  • 500 films – Frozen, Moana, Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame
  • 350 series – The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Simpsons
  • New releases like Turning Red

Just $7.99 per month after the free trial.

Apple TV+

Watch top originals like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, and Severance free for 7 days. Apple TV+ is $4.99 per month after the trial ends.


7 days free gets you Paramount movies, CBS and MTV shows, Star Trek: Discovery, 1883, and more.

Plans are $4.99 with ads or $9.99 ad-free after the trial.


Peacock offers about 18,000 hours of NBCUniversal content free with ads. Upgrade to Premium for 7 days free to get full seasons, movies, sports and more ad-free.

Premium is just $4.99 per month after the trial.

Maximizing Your Free Trials

  • Compare services and stagger trials so they don‘t overlap
  • Set reminders to cancel unwanted subscriptions
  • Make a watchlist to maximize your free content
  • Use a different email to re-trial if needed
  • Look for promo codes to extend trials
  • Check for free trial deals through your internet provider, wireless plan, etc.
  • Mix in free services like Tubi, Pluto and Freevee

The bottom line is with a bit of planning, you can enjoy months of free entertainment from the top streaming platforms. Take advantage of the most generous trials to watch tons of movies, shows, sports and more risk-free!