‘People don’t often realise!’ Simple payment hack lets you save on TV subscriptions

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Alice Beer provides advice on TV subscriptions savings

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Around 1.5 million Britons have cancelled subscriptions to Britbox, Disney Plus, NowTV, and Apple TV Plus in the first three months of 2022. This is a staggering increase of half a million (500,000) on the same time last year.

Cancelling ‘luxuries’ like TV streaming subscriptions could save people hundreds of pounds per year which could be put towards energy bills and council tax.

Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, Ms Beer said: “Are you really going to notice the difference – are you really using the top level of service?

“If you can, then do it, downgrade.”

The journalist said people could also make use of family plans to save money.

She said: “Have a look also at the family plans.

“Netflix you can get up to four devices – my daughters are using my account – so that’s fine.”

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She said “people don’t often realise” they can save money by paying in advance.

This doesn’t work if people are going to ‘bounce’ from subscriptions.

However, it could help people save money if they are sure they will keep the services throughout the year.

Ms Beer explained: “Disney is £7.99 per month.”

She continued: “It’s £79.99 if you sign up for the whole year – that’s two month’s free.”

Amazon Prime is also cheaper if people sign up for the 12 months package.

Ms Beer added: “It’s £6.58 instead of the £7.99 if you pay in advance.”

If someone is signed up to all the streaming packages, downgrading or cancelling some of these could save them a fortune.

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The typical TV streaming packages cost:

  • Netflix £10.99
  • Amazon Prime £7.99
  • Now TV £9.99
  • Disney+ £7.99*
  • Apple TV+ £4.99
  • BritBox £5.99.

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