The twelfth doctor is back, and you can watch the season premiere on BBC America when it airs on April 15 at 9 p.m. ET. U.S. fans no longer have to wait eons for Doctor Who to air here. Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is joined by new a companion, Bill, played by Pearl Mackie. Are you ready to watch The Doctor and his companion face adventures across space and time this season? And can you watch Doctor Who online without cable.
BBC America is getting easier to find, so we have good news for you if you want to watch the Doctor Who live stream on April 15.
Stream Doctor Who Live on DIRECTV NOW
BBC America is available with one of the DIRECTV NOW packages, so this is one great option to watch Doctor Who streaming right when it airs. DIRECTV NOW is the streaming-only service from AT&T, so you don’t need a satellite, or to pay satellite prices, to watch Doctor Who online this way.
DIRECTV NOW starts at $35 per month for their package of over 60 channels. The service now carries over 120 channels all total across their packages. BBC America is in one of these packages, so check out the DIRECTV NOW channels list in our review here.
There are some pretty awesome features with DIRECTV NOW. One of our favorites is their grid-style TV guide, similar to those used by cable providers. Because this is a familiar format, it may make cable cutting easier for some new users.
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Watch Doctor Who Streaming with Sling TV
Sling TV is another popular choice for users who want to cut the cord. You can watch Doctor Who online with BBC America on their Sling Orange package.
Sling Orange has many of the most hard to find networks available. It is only $20 per month and offers both live streaming across all of their channels and some on-demand content. With BBC America and Sling Orange, you can stream Doctor Who as soon as it airs and not miss a single live moment. There are no contracts, so you can cancel at any time. Read more about the Sling TV packages here.
You can watch on a variety of devices since Sling TV is compatible with most of the popular ones on the market like Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. You can also watch on your phone, tablet, or PC. They often have special deals, like a free Roku or discounted Apple TV, so click the links to learn more.
There is also a special deal right now for T-Mobile customers. You can get 30% off their Best of Live TV base package, which works out to $14 per month. The pricing is good for up to a year, and there is still no contract so you can cancel at any time. It also works with the service provider’s Binge On feature, so you can stream Doctor Who on the go and not use up any of your data plan.
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Tune In for the Doctor Who Live Stream on PlayStation Vue
Another option for cord cutters is Sony’s PlayStation Vue. Like its competition, this streaming service also offers BBC America in one of its packages, so you can watch Doctor Who streaming live right when it airs.
PlayStation Vue starts as low as $29.99 per month. Or, if you’re in a market that offers live, local channels, it is $39.99 per month. You can see the PlayStation Vue channels list here to see which is the best bet for BBC America and to watch Doctor Who online.
You don’t have to be a PlayStation user to subscribe to Vue. You can watch on PS3 or PS4 or on other connected devices like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. They also have iOS and Android apps.
They also offer a cloud DVR so you can record Doctor Who full episodes and watch them back, or again, within 28 days.
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Is Doctor Who on Hulu?
A couple of years ago, the BBC signed an exclusive deal with Amazon for the on-demand streaming of Doctor Who full episodes. For this reason, you won’t be able to watch new or old episodes of the popular show on Hulu.
But that doesn’t mean you should discount Hulu all together. The service has a ton of great international shows only available in the US on Hulu, like The Wrong Mans (Starring late night funny man James Corden) and Misfits (Where you can see Iwan Rheon before he was the evil Ramsey Bolton on Game of Thrones).
Hulu is just $7.99 per month and you get access to tons of old and new TV content from tons of networks. New shows are usually available within a day or two of airing. You can also pay a little more, $11.99, to avoid advertisements on the service.
Is Doctor Who on Amazon Prime?
Every season of Doctor Who streaming on-demand now lives exclusively with Amazon. That is to say, New Who. There are other methods to watch the classic Doctor Who before the reboot with the Ninth Doctor. However, the newest season is not yet available free on Amazon Prime. But you can pay for the seasons pass prior to the complete season airing and watch Doctor Who full episodes the day after they air on Amazon Instant Video.
Prime has a lot of awesome benefits, though. There is tons of free streaming content, access to a free music library, and free 2-day shipping on tons of items across the site. And all of this is just $99 per year. They also have monthly options for the full subscription or just streaming video.
You can even add on subscriptions to premium channels, like Showtime and Starz.
Is Doctor Who on Netflix?
Due to this exclusive deal with Amazon, you can’t stream Doctor Who full episodes on Netflix. The series left that site a while ago.
We hope we’ve given you the tools, or sonic screwdrivers, you need to watch Doctor Who online. To search for your other favorite series, click here. We also encourage you to learn more about special deals for cord cutters on internet services providers in your area. Click here for details.