Streaming deals: watch great sci-fi content for less

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There’s arguably never been a better time to catch up on a wealth of TV content, and ahead of the holiday season, there are plenty of sci-fi TV shows and movies to binge.

Whether it’s the likes of Halo on Paramount Plus, Rick and Morty on Hulu, or Star Wars show Andor on Disney Plus, there are plenty of options to choose from. There are regular deals on Hulu, Paramount Plus, Peacock, HBO Max, Showtime and Sling, including a Hulu/Disney Plus bundle (opens in new tab) you won't want to miss. 

If you’re looking for your next favorite sci-fi show, be sure to check out our round-ups for the best sci-fi movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix, Disney Plus, and Amazon, but for now, let’s take a look at the finest streaming deals on offer. We’ll be sure to update this page as more deals arrive, and if more huge sci-fi extravaganzas premiere, so be sure to check back regularly. 

Best streaming deals

This section highlights the very best streaming deals for services that have a ton of great sci-fi content. HBO Max is offering a big discount for the first three months of your subscription, with DC, Doctor Who, and plenty more just $1.99 a month.

For the same price, you can Hulu's ad-supported plan, too. With it, you can watch the likes of Rick and Morty, The Orville, or The Handmaid's Tale.

Peacock may just take the cake, though, with a drop to just $1 per month that gets you access to Resident Alien, Battlestar Galactica, and movies that include the likes of Serenity.

now $4.98/month (opens in new tab)

One year of Hulu and Disney Plus - was $7.99/month now $4.98/month (opens in new tab).

Hulu and Disney Plus are offering a bundle of the two streaming services, making it easier than ever to jump in to streaming some of the best TV shows and movies around like "Andor," "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Lightyear."

, now $1.99 per month at Hulu (opens in new tab)

Hulu (Ad Supported) - was $7.99 per month, now $1.99 per month at Hulu (opens in new tab)

Hulu’s ad-supported plan is down to $1.99 per month, and features sci-fi comedies like The Orville and Rick and Morty, as well as classics like Lost, and the award-winning Handmaid's Tale.

, now $1 per month at Peacock (opens in new tab)

Peacock - was $5 per month, now $1 per month at Peacock (opens in new tab)

Peacock’s sci-fi offerings range from superhero drama Heroes, to Battlestar Galactica, to the Alan Tudyk-starring Resident Alien. Cult classic Serenity is found in the movies section, too.

now $24.99/year (opens in new tab)

One year of Paramount Plus - was $49.99/year now $24.99/year (opens in new tab).

Paramount is offering 50% off its two plan levels, allowing you to get a deep discount whether you choose ads or not. The Essential plan is now $24.99, or if you want uninterrupted streaming you can go for the Premium plan for just $49.99.

NOTE: Expires Nov. 27, so act fast!

now $72/year (opens in new tab)

One year of Paramount Plus + Showtime (Essential) - was up to $144/year now $72/year (opens in new tab).

Paramount is offering 50% off a bundle with Showtime, normally $11.99/month or $119/year, allowing you to get a deep discount whether you choose ads or not. For Premium, it is $14.99/month or $149.99 a year.

Discovery +| Get your first 3 months for $0.99 per month  (opens in new tab)

Discovery +| Get your first 3 months for $0.99 per month  (opens in new tab)

You can save 80% on Discovery Plus for Cyber Monday for awesome documentaries and series about science, exploration and life on Earth. That's $4 off the normal $4.99/month.

, now $1.99 per month at HBO (opens in new tab)

HBO Max - was $9,99 per month, now $1.99 per month at HBO (opens in new tab)

For the first three months, get access to HBO’s vast library of sci-fi and superhero content including DC movies and TV shows, Doctor Who, and Westworld for less than two dollars a month.

get $10 off your first month (opens in new tab)

Sling - was $40/month get $10 off your first month (opens in new tab) and get a free Amazon Fire TV stick!

Sling offers packages of streaming television channels starting at just $40 a month. If you sign up using this special Black Friday deal, you can get $10 off your first month and get a FREE Amazon Fire TV stick so you can stream your favorite sci-fi on the go!

get 30 days for free (opens in new tab)

Showtime - was $10.99/month get 30 days for free (opens in new tab)!

Showtime has long been among the top of the premium video channels, and for good reason. Aside from streaming some of the best films around, Showtime has stepped up its game with a wide variety of original series such as the captivating "Yellowjackets" and the eerie "Let the Right One In."

Expired deals

Up to six months free when you sign up to Amazon Music Unlimited (opens in new tab)

EXPIRED: Disney Plus | Up to six months free when you sign up to Amazon Music Unlimited (opens in new tab).

Get up to six months free on the Disney Plus — the home of all things Star Wars. Aside from arguable the biggest franchise in cinematic history, the streaming service is also home to a great selection of sci-fi movies, TV shows and documentaries. 

Note: You can now get 3 months of Amazon music for free (opens in new tab) but this is not connected to Disney Plus in any way.

99 cents a month for a year, saving 85% (opens in new tab)

EXPIRED: Hulu | 99 cents a month for a year, saving 85% (opens in new tab).

Save a whopping 85% on a Hulu subscription and start enjoying a host of great sci-fi content including Rick and Morty, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Three seasons of the original Star Trek series. 

Other streaming services with great sci-fi content

We've included this section because there's a host a great sci-fi content for space fans on other streaming services. With the nights getting longer, now is the perfect time to crowd around the television and have a great selection of movies and TV shows to choose from.

Netflix includes movies like 'Inception', 'Men In Black', 'Don't Look Up' and 'Total Recall' (both the 1990 and 2012 versions). Although, if it's TV shows you're after then 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', 'The Twilight Zone' or 'Another life' might be for you. 

Amazon can offer you the 'Alien' movies (apart from 'Alien 2' which is only on Disney Plus), 'Robocop' and it's own sci-fi blockbuster of last summer, The 'Tomorrow War'. It's choice of TV shows include the ever-popular 'The Expanse' and the classic, 'Thunderbirds'. 

Disney Plus needs no introduction. It is the home of all things 'Star Wars' including the hit TV shows 'The Mandalorian' and 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' as well as it's new show 'Star Wars: Andor'. On top of this, There's also a range of great sci-fi movies, TV shows and real-world documentaries.

As for Hulu, you can still get the first month free and enjoy shows like Rick and Morty, Star Trek: The Next Generation and three of the original Star Trek series. 

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Alexander Cox
E-commerce Staff Writer

STAFF WRITER, E-commerce — Alex joined Space.com in June 2021 as staff writer covering space news, games, tech, toys and deals. Based in London, U.K. Graduating in June 2020, Alex studied Sports Journalism in the North East of England at Sunderland University. During his studies and since his graduation, Alex has been featured in local newspapers and online publications covering a range of sports from university rugby to Premier League soccer. In addition to a background in sports and journalism, Alex has a life-long love of Star Wars which started with watching the prequel trilogy and collecting toy lightsabers, he also grew up spending most Saturday evenings watching Doctor Who. 


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