Allblk, formerly known as Urban Movie Channel, is a subscription video on demand service which features content aimed at African American audiences.
The service which was originally created by BET founder Robert L. Johnson in 2015 is owned by AMC Networks.
You can watch Allblk on mobile devices, on television and in your browser as long as you’re in the United States. If you’re outside of the US, you can access the service using a VPN.
Allblk offers programming for black audiences, which is made up of original drama series, comedy and variety/reality shows as well as popular and independent black movies. New content is added on a weekly basis.
To access, a subscription fee of $4.99 is required but you can start with a free trial. If you sign up via the Allblk website, the free trial period lasts 7 days but there is one streaming TV provider where you can get up to 14 days free.
Below, I’ll show you how to start an Allblk free trial with the most popular methods. You can even try them all and get up to 28 days or more of Allblk for free.
How To Start Your Allblk Free Trial
There are more than a handful of ways to get an Allblk free trial. You can download the app for your device or TV and sign up or sign up directly through the Allblk website or a service provider.
Here are three ways you can get a free trial of Allblk.
- Directly through the Allblk website (7 day free trial)
- Add the channel on Prime Video channels (7 day free trial)
- As an addon on YouTube TV (5 day free trial)
Each trial is billed through the provider where you signed up so you can try them all and get up to 28 days free.
Signing Up for Allblk Directly
One of the best ways to sign up for Allblk is directly through it’s website. You’ll get a 7 day free trial with no other trials or services to manage.
With the login credentials you create here, you can use then to log into the app on your preferred device or TV or watch in your web browser.
If you already have Prime Video, YouTube TV or any other service that carries Allblk, you may want to sign up with them instead of directly. But the option is there and you could always get the trial if you need it.
Sign up is a breeze and it’s just about 3 steps before you start watching.
1. Fill in the signup form
When you click the “Try 7 Days Free” button, you’ll get this sign up form where you will be required to enter your email and password and confirm them in the provided fields.
If you have a promo code, you can also enter it on this page also.
There’s info on how much the service cost and a reminder that you can cancel at any time to avoid payment.
2. Fill profile and payment details
On this page, you’ll be able to fill in your profile and also enter your credit card information to check out.
To fill the profile, you’ll need to enter your first and last name. The country is preset to United States but you cannot change this because Allblk is currently only available here.
Next, you’ll choose whether you want to be billed on a monthly basis or annually. Annual billing saves you 20% which is like getting 2 entire months free compared to being billed monthly.
There is no option for PayPal here so you’ll need to add your credit/debit card details. You wouldn’t be charged until after your trial expires and you can cancel anytime during your free trial to avoid paying.
3. Enjoy your 7 day Allblk free trial
Once you’ve successfully added your credit card details, you’re ready to begin watching all black movies and television series on demand and ad-free.
You can log in and start watching.
Free Trial Allblk on Prime Video Channels
Another option for getting an Allblk free trial is to add the service as a channel on Amazon’s Prime Video channels.
If you have a Prime account, you get Prime Video included and this is a great way to try Allblk. This way, you can keep your payments in one place as you wouldn’t need to add your card again. You will be able to cancel anytime during the 7 day free trial to avoid getting charged.
To start your Allblk free trial on Prime Video follow the steps below.
- Visit the Allblk channel page in Prime Video.
- Click on the “Learn more” banner at the top to get started or mouse over any video and click “watch with a free 7 day trial”.
- Click on the “Start Your 7-day free trial” button.
- Confirm your details on the next page.
- Click on the “Start Your Free Trial” button to start watching.
One downside to doing your free trial here is that there is no annual subscription option in cast you wanted to save money by not paying monthly.
Add Allblk on YouTube TV
One way to get a trial, although it’s a shorter one of 5 days, is to get the Allblk addon channel on YouTubeTV.
YouTubeTV is a digital TV service provider where you can get more than 85 live channels as well as add premium channels to your subscription for an additional fee. These premium channels are available to try for a limited period.
YouTubeTV itself has a 14 day free trial if you would like to try it out.
To add Allblk on YouTubeTV, you can either do it at signup or add it from your subscription settings later on. Subscription to this channel is $5/month after the trial expires.
Go here to see how YouTubeTV works and how to add channels to your subscription.
How To Cancel Allblk During Free Trial
For whatever reason, you may want to cancel Allblk during the free trial to avoid getting automatically billed after your 7 days are up.
If you subscribed through Prime Video or YouTubeTV, you’ll need to manage your subscription and cancel through these platforms.
If you subscribed to Allblk directly through the website, cancelling is easy. Here’s what you need to do and what to expect.
1. Go to manage your account
In your dashboard, click on the arrow next to “my stuff” in the top right hand corner and then click on “Manage account” in the drop down menu.
2. Click on cancel membership
In your account settings, click on Cancel Membership.
3. No thanks – keep cancelling
Allblk obviously doesn’t want you to go and will attempt to keep you as a member by reminding you of what happens when you cancel.
You can either stay subscribed or click on the link under the big button to keep cancelling your membership.
4. Complete the exit survey
There is a short exit survey so that Allblk can know why you’re cancelling. Just check an answer and hit the big “Cancel My Membership” button to continue.
4. Your subscription is cancelled
You’ll see confirmation that your membership has been cancelled and they’ll let you know when your 7 day free trial ends. You can keep watching Allblk content until then.
Price After Allblk Free Trial
The cost of Allblk is $4.99/month which is due once your free trial expires. Since the Allblk free trial requires a credit card, you are automatically billed this fee unless you cancel during the trial period.
During the sign up process, you get to pick whether you want to be billed annually or monthly.
Annual subscribers are charged $49.99 after the free trial expires. This fee is a 20% savings compared to the monthly subscription and is like getting 2 months free.
What’s On Allblk?
All of the content on Allblk have a predominantly black cast.
The service carries movies, TV variety shows, reality series, documentaries, comedy specials and one of their biggest selling points is their growing list of original scripted series.
Originals are one of the best reasons to join any streaming service and Allblk has this covered.
Some of the original titles featured on Allblk are:
New content, whether movies or television episodes, are added every week and you can see which ones in the “recently added” category while browsing.
Some of the series are labeled “Binge This” as the seasons are complete or the series has ended. There is also a category where you’ll find all series with this label.
Start Your Allblk Free Trial
A free trial is all you need to see everything Allblk has to offer. You can get a 7 day free trial to check out some movies or TV series or a shorter 5 day trial.
You can also do the trials here separately and get up to 19 free days to check out Allblk content before subscribing.
If you enjoy Allblk, you can also give a gift subscription to someone you know would love Allblk. This costs $49.99 which is the same as the annual membership.