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In our high-tech world, there’s no better gift you could give than that of a streaming service subscription. Gifting a streaming subscription is easier than you might think, and we’re here to walk you through all the details. If you want your friends and loved ones to stay up to date on all your favorite shows and movies, take a look at our list of different subscriptions and how to gift them.
Let’s start with the streaming service that has the most extensive library of content: Netflix. Netflix is a safe choice that contains a little bit of something for everyone. Netflix has Academy Award-winning films, superb originals, and exciting shows like “Behind Her Eyes,” “Ratched,” “Emily in Paris,” “The Crown,” and “Schitt’s Creek,” to name just a few. And since it also has game shows, raunchy comedies, and trashy reality TV, Netflix really does have everyone covered.
If you’re ready to give the gift of Netflix, all you need to do is purchase a Netflix gift card, available online at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target, or in-store at Kroger, Walmart, and Target. Your recipient will then be able to choose a plan that suits them best. The Netflix monthly plans start from $8.99 for one device with standard definition to $13.99 for two screens at a time, along with downloading options in HD, and premium for $17.99 with four screens at a time, as well as Ultra HD 4K capabilities.
Hulu is yet another exciting streaming service that has many enticing viewing options, especially for those who love reality TV. From “The Bachelor” to fan-favorite “90 Day Fiancé,” there is an endless list of fun content to explore. Hulu also offers the option of subscribing to their live TV content.
While you can’t directly gift someone a Hulu subscription, you can still buy them a Hulu gift card, available via major retailers online, including Target. Your recipient can then redeem the card on Hulu. Current Hulu pricing starts at $5.99 per month for a basic Hulu plan with ads, or $11.99 without ads, and $54.99-$60.99 per month for Hulu + Live TV.
For those who don’t have an Amazon Prime membership yet, it can make for a great gift. Your recipient will not only have access to a wide variety of content but will also receive free delivery on almost anything they order via Amazon.
In order to give your friends and family access to Amazon Video you have to purchase Prime. Head on over to Amazon’s website where you can fill out the appropriate email address and date of delivery along with a personal message. Amazon currently offers a three-month gift subscription for $39, and a yearlong gift subscription for $119.
As we explained in our Disney Plus review, Disney Plus is currently the most exciting family-friendly option in the realm of streaming services. Featuring brand new content including the animated movie “Soul,” as well as the thrilling series from the “Star Wars” franchise, “The Mandalorian.” This gift is bound to please both the kids and adults of any given household.
As of March 26, 2021, a Disney Plus subscription is going to cost $7.99 per month or $79.99 for a full year. If you get the card before March 26 you can take advantage of the lower cost of $69.99 for a year. In order to give the gift of Disney, simply head over to the Disney Plus subscription page and follow the instructions to fill out a gift subscription. Your recipient will then receive an email notifying them on how they can redeem their new subscription.
Paramount Plus (the rebrand of CBS All Access) is an exciting service that features a mixture of movies, shows, and live TV from channels like BET, Comedy Central, and MTV. With the service continually growing its catalog of content, you are certainly not going to disappoint anyone by gifting them a subscription to Paramount Plus. .
The best way to gift a subscription to Paramount Plus is by buying a digital gift card. You can get a month’s subscription for $5.99 with ads, or $9.99 per month without ads.
HBO Max has a top-tier library of content that almost anyone can enjoy. From classics like “Seven” and “Rocky” to popular contemporary shows such as “Game of Thrones,” there’s lots to love about HBO Max. If you’re stuck trying to decide which streaming service is worth it, HBO Max is always a safe bet.
There’s just a small problem: you can’t technically gift this subscription. But, if you’re really set on this particular streaming service as the one, we suggest purchasing a prepaid cash gift card to give to friends and family. An HBO Max subscription currently costs $14.99 per month.
For the sports lovers in your circle, there is no better gift than ESPN Plus. With an endless stream of live sports and sports news programming, this subscription can make the perfect gift for the right person.
So what’s the price of ESPN Plus? You can purchase a year of exclusive live sports and originals for $59.99. The offer is valid for new ESPN Plus subscribers only. Head on over to the ESPN Plus gift subscription page and simply pick the delivery date so that your recipient of choice can receive an email with instructions on how to redeem their gift.
Another great option for gifting live TV is the fuboTV service. Featuring an extensive channel selection and a variety of live sports action, this is a gift that keeps on giving.
Unfortunately, there is no fuboTV gift card. If you are interested in giving fuboTV to a friend, we suggest purchasing a prepaid credit card gift card. fuboTV’s pricing starts at $64.99 a month.
Sling TV offers great content for those who can’t go without live TV. It has two main skinny bundles plus extras to choose from in order to tailor the channels toward the viewer’s preferences. Another great thing about Sling TV is how easy it is to give it to family and friends.
Sling TV offers convenient prepaid gift cards that can be purchased at Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and other retailers. Meanwhile, digital gift cards can be purchased online from PayPal.com, Walmart.com, or BestBuy.com. Your recipient simply has to scratch the PIN code on the back of their gift card and enter it on the Sling TV website. They can also add the gift card to their existing account. Another exciting feature of the Sling gift cards is that they never expire! Both the Sling TV Blue and Orange bundles start at $35 per month.
With a plethora of exciting content, Philo provides another great option for those who enjoy live TV. In fact, it is one of the most affordable live TV options. Some of the channels included are Comedy Central, VH1, Nickelodeon, and History Channel.
Philo does not currently offer a gift card; however, if you’d like to purchase this service for a friend or loved one, we suggest buying a prepaid cash card. A Philo subscription costs $20 per month.