Where to watch all your favourite movies and shows for FREE


It’s often hard to justify curling up for a couple of hours streaming movies and tv shows. So now is the perfect time to do so, guilt-free!

Whether you love a bit of Shorty Street or binging all ten seasons of Friends, New Zealand is fortunate to have access to a range of free online streaming services - there’s something for everyone!

So chuck on your slippers, grab a blanket and some snacks and check out the list of our favourite FREE streaming services! (Or which ones you can test out with a free trial!)

Netflix has something for everyone, with personalised viewing options and even Netflix Party - where you can watch together from afar!
Cost: Subscriptions range from $11.49 to $21.99 per month, however, there’s a 30-day free trial - the perfect length for this time!
Our picks: Glee, Tiger King and The Karate Kid.

Disney+ houses almost every series and movie ever created by Disney, along with Pixar films and National Geographic documentaries.
Cost: $9.99 a month or try it out for a week - the first 7 days are free!
Our picks: Moana, The Simpsons, Toy Story and Frozen 2!

Neon is the home of comedies, thrillers, family-friendly movies, the latest series & so much more!
Cost: $13.95 per month, with a free 14-day trial.
Our picks: How to Train Your Dragon, The Secret Life of Pets & Game of Thrones.

Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime has heaps of award-winning original content, documentaries and movie classics from the ‘90s and ‘00s.
Cost: NZ $9 a month, plus a 30-day free trial.

Catch-up on your favouriteTV shows, enjoy live TV or on-demand streaming. 
Cost: 100% free!
Our picks: Love Island, Westside, LegoMasters, 7 Days

TVNZ On Demand
An on-demand catalogue of shows and movies from TVNZ1, TVNZ2 and Duke, with a range of local and international documentaries, dramas, comedies, movies and current affairs. 
Cost: 100% free!
Our picks: Shortland Street, Friends

Freeview on demand
The hub of free-to-air TV. Freeview On Demand houses all on-demand TV and movies from Māori TV, THREE Now and TVNZ OnDemand into one place, making it easier and quicker to access your favourite shows.
Cost: 100% free! 

Acorn TV
Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond. 
Cost: $7.99 per month, plus a free seven-day trial.

Spark Sport
Spark’s live streaming and on-demand sports service. It brings you the action from the F1, NBA TV, MUTV, NFL, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Motorsport, Hockey, Swimming, eSports and more.
Cost: Free seven-day trial, then $19.99 per month.

NZ On Screen
An online historical showcase of New Zealand television, film, music video and web series. If you’re looking to travel back in TV time, NZ On Screen is the place to come.
Cost: 100% free!
Our picks: Every episode of Shortland Street & Hudson and Halls.

Maori TV
Māori Television specialises in the stories of Aotearoa. There’s a broad range of entertaining programmes to choose from, including; news, current affairs, sports, drama and documentaries.
Cost: 100% free!

On-demand streaming video service with a large collection of award-winning independent, international and classic films, and documentaries.
Cost: Free if your local library is a member, or are a University Student!