UPDATE: Nov. 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EST This story has been updated to include the best Black Friday deals on subscription services, streaming sticks, and more.


This holiday season, we may not face the same social distancing rules that we did in 2020, but the urge to hunker down is hard to resist stthroughout the winter months.

If you’re looking for something new to watch during the holiday lull, Black Friday is a great time to sign up for — and save on — a new streaming service. Many subscriptions (TV and music) see price drops in their monthly costs, and streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku often hit their lowest prices of the year. Google has even entered the chat with some pretty incredible extras (like six months of Netflix) included with a Chromecast purchase.

Check out the streaming services to sign up for while they’re on sale, and pop back to this page for updates on Black Friday streaming deals as they go live.

TV and movie subscription deals


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Showtime

30 days for free, then $3.99/month for 4 months



Why we like it:

Access to Showtime is required to watch Dexter: New Blood, which a three-month subscription will definitely cover. You can also catch up on ShamelessThe L WordRay Donovan, and plenty of other shows not available on other streaming services. Movies on Showtime include HereditaryEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade.

More Black Friday streaming service deals:

  • Amazon Prime Video — get a $5 Amazon credit when you watch a movie or episode on Prime Video

  • Vudu — save 30% on your first purchase or rental

Music streaming deals


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Credit: Amazon

3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited and Showtime



$0.99 per month



Why we like it

What’s not to love about a two-for-one deal? Add 75 million songs and shows like Dexter: New Blood to your entertainment arsenal with this bundle deal from Amazon. For three months, get Amazon Music Unlimited and Showtime together for under a dollar per month, which are typically $7.99/month and $10.99/month with regular subscriptions.

More Black Friday deals on audio streaming services:

Streaming device deals


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Credit: Showtime

Our pick: Roku Premiere

$19.99 at Amazon (save $20)



Why we like it:

The most affordable Roku streaming stick operates similarly to Amazon’s cheapest Fire Stick, which is on sale for the same price. Roku’s platform is a little more straightforward (it avoids bombarding you with show suggestions) and there’s a Disney+ shortcut button right on the remote.

More Black Friday deals on streaming sticks and other devices

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