How to Watch Designated Survivor Online without Cable


Kiefer Sutherland makes his dynamic return to television in Designated Survivor. A designated survivor is a member of the cabinet that usually doesn’t yield too much power or influence. During important events, such as the State of the Union, this cabinet member is placed in a bunker, away from Washington, to ensure that if there is a terrorist attack that takes out Congress, the person in hiding can become President and rebuild Washington. Sutherland is the Designated Survivor and is thrust into a job that he didn’t want and isn’t sure he fully knows how to do.

Designated Survivor airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Designated Survivor episodes will begin airing on March 8, after their mid-season break ends. Digital antenna users should be all set to watch. However, if you’d prefer to stream Designated Survivor, we can tell you how to do that, too!


Watch Designated Survivor Live Stream on DIRECTV NOW

DIRECTV NOW is a streaming service you need to check out! If you are looking to watch ABC online, along with all the shows that air on the network, DIRECTV NOW is one of your best options. The base package is just $35 per month, and is called the “Live a Little” package. There are a couple other packages with over 100 channels in the biggest. The smallest has 60, and these channels include Disney Channel, Nick, Food Network, AMC, USA, Comedy Central, and MSNBC. Certain local channels are also available in select areas and/or on-demand. You can check out the DIRECTV NOW service on Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices, and even your computer. Adding on channels like Cinemax and HBO is as simple as paying $5 extra per month, per channel.

DIRECTV NOW allows you to watch Designated Survivor online free. Check out the free 7-day trial, to see if you enjoy the show before committing to purchasing DIRECTV NOW. If you decide you love the service, make sure to check for member specials. They have some good offerings from time to time.

Find out everything you need to know about DIRECTV NOW in our review!


Catch the Designated Survivor Live Stream on Sling TV

A great option for cord cutters who want to stream TV online is Sling TV. This is one of the best ways to watch Designated Survivor online. To stream Designated Survivor episodes, you’ll need at least, the Sling TV Orange package and the Broadcast Extra Package bundle. The Sling TV Orange package is available for $20 a month and has 30 channels to watch! AMC, Disney, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT, and TBS are just some of the channels you’ll have. Your package can be bulked up with the addition of bundle channels. Each bundle pack is $5 and includes anywhere from 3 to 10 additional channels.

The Broadcast Extra pack is one of the available bundles and includes ABC and a few other channels. If you want to watch ABC online with Sling TV, you need this bundle pack! ABC is available in select cities in live stream format, but nationwide audiences have access to on-demand content. So, if you can’t watch the Designated Survivor live stream, you’ll be able to watch Designated Survivor episodes on-demand shortly after they air. HBO and Cinemax are also possible additions. You can stream Sling TV on most devices.

Sling TV will allow you to watch Designated Survivor online free. Signing up for the Sling TV free 7-day trial is all you have to do! You should watch for member specials as Sling TV usually has a good one going! You can find the Sling TV channel lineup and more in our full review.


Stream Designated Survivor Episodes on PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue includes channels the likes of AMC, USA, Syfy, ESPN, FX, TNT, Discovery, and FS1. Of course, there are many other channels available. For $30/month you get more than 45 channels and there are other packages with as many as 90 channels. Want local channels? ABC, NBC, and FOX are available on-demand. Want to live stream your locals? If you live in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, or San Francisco, you can! Want to add HBO or a variety of sports or movie channels? You can add them to any package. Vue works on PS3 and PS4, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, iPad, and other devices.

Mobile restrictions mean that while you can watch on mobile devices, you cannot do so outside of your home. If you’re worried about this, we encourage you to sign up for the free 7-day PlayStation Vue trial. And if you still have questions, you can read our PlayStation Vue review to learn more.


Is Designated Survivor on Hulu?


Hulu not only offers Designated Survivor streaming, you can watch the entire first season on Hulu! With Hulu, you receive new episodes as soon as the next day from many of the leading local and cable networks. And like when you stream Designated Survivor episodes, some of these shows will offer full seasons. Others will have the most recently episodes rotating, so the older ones leave Hulu while the newer remain available. Also available are Hulu Originals and movies. If you don’t mind commercials, Hulu is available for a reasonable $8 a month. Otherwise, you can ditch the commercials and pay $12. Hulu works with pretty much all streaming and mobile devices.

A free 7-day trial is your ticket to watch Designated Survivor online free. You can even binge-watch Designated Survivor episodes to get caught up before the new ones arrive. Any questions? If so, our Hulu review can help!


Is Designated Survivor on Amazon Prime?

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The easy answer here is no. You cannot stream Designated Survivor on Amazon Prime (review). The main reason for that is because Designated Survivor episodes are still airing and Prime only adds shows by the season. If you want to watch the show as it airs, your best bet is a live streaming service.


Is Designated Survivor on Netflix?


Netflix cannot offer Designated Survivor streaming because the season has not ended. The season would need to end, and then it could be quite a while past that until you can stream Designated Survivor with Netflix, if they do end up offering it. Our Netflix review can shed some more light on this subject.

Have questions about how to stream Designated Survivor? Remember, the Designated Survivor airtime is Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET. The show returns on March 8, and airs on ABC. Any other questions you can add to the comments!