Does The Criterion Channel have a free trial?

Who doesn't love a free sample? Or in the case of streaming services, a free trial? Getting to see what a streaming service is all about can help determine if it's worth adding to your monthly budget in the sea of streaming options out there. So, in regards to The Criterion Channel, does it have a free trial?

Does The Criterion Channel have a free trial?

Yes, those interested in trying out The Criterion Channel can do so for 14 days before they have to pay anything. That is actually one of the better deals among the free trials for streaming services, as many platforms only offer seven days while others do not offer any free trial at all.

Once the 14 days are up, you will be automatically charged The Criterion Channel monthly cost of $10.99.

Free trials are just for new subscribers to The Criterion Channel.

What is the $1 charge when signing up for The Criterion Channel?

Considering that The Criterion Channel does have a free trial, you may be asking yourself why shortly after signing up you are likely to see a $1 charge to the account you provided. That is done so The Criterion Channel can prevent fraudulent activity and is automatically credited back to your account once it has been authenticated (should take at most a few days).

How to redeem a promo code

In the event that you have found a promo code to use for The Criterion Channel, here is what you need to know about how to redeem it:

  1. Go to the video of subscription's checkout page
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Add payment details and the correct promo code
  4. Click "Apply"

Current subscribers can apply promo codes by going to the billing tab in their account settings.

Not all promo codes are available for all customers. Some may only be for new subscribers, others for existing subscribers.

You can not use two promo codes at once, but can a new promo card after a previous one has expired.

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Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.

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