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National Streaming Day: Discounts From Some of the Biggest Streaming Services

This National Streaming Day get the best Hulu, Sling TV, and DIRECTV STREAM deals while you can during this “holiday.”

Yup, you heard us… the U.S. (unofficially) recognizes National Streaming Day as a holiday, and that day is here. Established by Roku in 2014, May 20th celebrates the emergence of streaming media, and most sports streaming services use the holiday to reward consumers with exclusive deals, promos, and discounts. Read on to find out how you can get wildly cheap limited-time access to Hulu plans, Sling TV plans, and DIRECTV STREAM plans, if you’re eligible.

National Streaming Day promos and discounts compared 

Streaming ServiceRegular Plans and PricingPromo/Discount
HuluHulu (Basic): Regular access to an ad-supported streaming library for $7.99 per month. Hulu (Basic): $2 per month for three months (offer available through May 27 for new subscribers or customers who canceled their subscription at least one month ago).
Sling TVOrange: 31 channels for $40 per month.
Blue: 39 channels for $40 per month.
Orange & Blue: 43 channels for $55 per month.
$10 off your first month for any plan.
One month free of the News Extra add-on
30 days free of Showtime, MGM+, and AMC+
DIRECTV STREAMEntertainment: $79.99 for 75+ channels
Choice: $108.99 for 105+ channels
Ultimate: $119.99 for 140+ channels
$10 per month off for your first three months on any DIRECTV STREAM plan, PLUS three months free of HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, and MGM+

What promos are Hulu offering? 

Hold on tight because this exclusive promo is going to blow you away! Hulu is offering subscribers (or customers who canceled their subscription at least one month ago) three months of the basic, ad-supported Hulu package for just $2 per month. 

That’s right: $2 per month for three months. We didn’t leave out any zeros.

Instead of paying the usual $7.99 per month (or about $24 for three months), you’ll get access to Hulu’s extensive streaming library for just about $5 total for 90 days. With this ad-supported plan, you can watch a wide variety of original shows and movies, including The Bear, Cruel Summer, Queen Sugar, and more.

You’ll find new episodes that aired on TV the night before, popular movies that recently left the theaters, and your all-time favorite nostalgic films from the past. You’ll also get access to major networks, such as ABC, AMC, MTV, NBC, Animal Planet, the Food Network, Freeform, Nickelodeon, and more if you upgrade to Hulu + Live TV. And, as always, if you want to personalize your watch experience, you can pay a little extra for add-ons and upgrades like HBO Max for $14.99 per month, SHOWTIME for $10.99 per month, and STARZ for $8.99 per month.

This National Streaming Day offer is available through May 27. All subscribers will be direct-to-pay and roll to the full-price basic Hulu plan at the end of the promotional period. 

What promos are Sling TV offering?

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If the Hulu discount wasn’t enough, we have more good news for you. Sling TV is offering $10 off each of its plans, all of which come with 50 hours of DVR storage.

Sling Orange, which typically costs $40 per month and includes 31 channels, such as ESPN, TNT, TBS, CNN, HGTV, and AMC, is on sale for $30 for your first month. This plan comes with one device stream and is best for families and NBA lovers.

Sling Blue, which offers 39 channels, such as TNT, TBS, TLC, USA, FOX News, and CNN, usually costs $40 per month, but you can get your first month for just $30. The Blue plan comes with three device streams and is best if you’re looking for an entertainment- and news-filled watch experience. 

Sling’s third plan, Orange & Blue, offers 43 channels, including ESPN, TBS, TNT, USA, CNN, TLC, and MSNBC, for $55 per month, but with the current promo, you can get your first month for just $45. This subscription is the go-to choice if you can’t decide between the Blue and Orange plans. This combo plan will give you access to every type of content you never knew you needed. 

On top of the half-off deal, Sling is offering free upgrades and premium add-ons so you can customize your plan however you’d like. You’ll get one month free of the News Extra, along with 30 days free of Showtime, MGM+, and AMC+

What promos are DIRECTV STREAM offering?

Last but not least, DIRECTV STREAM is offering a $10 per month discount. Take $10 off the price of any of DIRECTV STREAM’s plans for three months. That brings the price of the Entertainment plan from $79.99 to $74.99 per month, the Choice plan from $109.99 to $99.99 per month, and the Ultimate plan from $119.99 to $110.99 per month.

Additionally, you’ll get three months free of HBO Max, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, and MGM+, a $160 value.

Final thoughts

We can thank National Streaming Day for the major discounts provided by some of the biggest streaming services, including Hulu, Sling TV, and DIRECTV STREAM. Choose which plan is best for you based on your tastes, head to the website, and sign-up before time runs out. Once you’re happy with your highly discounted subscription, make sure your family and friends are in on the secret, too.

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