How to Watch Doctor Who Online without Cable

Pick up right where you left off on BBC America’s most popular series Doctor Who when it airs on April 15 at 9 p.m. ET. Peter Capaldi’s Doctor joins up with Pearl Mackie’s Bill for a new host of adventures through time and space, and for Capaldi’s last spin as The Doctor. But can you watch Doctor Who online without cable.

Here is our guide to watching the Doctor Who live stream when it airs.


Stream Doctor Who Live on DIRECTV NOW


DIRECTV NOW is one of several options to watch Doctor Who streaming right when it airs. DIRECTV NOW is the streaming-only service from AT&T. There is no satellite required to watch at the Doctor Who air time this way.

DIRECTV NOW’s basic package starts at $35 per month for over 60 channels. They offer 120 channels total across all of their packages, including the Doctor Who channel, BBC America. Check out the DIRECTV NOW channels list in our review here.

They are still announcing features and devices, but they do run specials deals on some players, so be sure to check out the options.

Start with a FREE 7-day trial of DIRECTV NOW and watch Doctor Who online free.


Watch Doctor Who Streaming with Sling TV

How does Sling TV work

Sling TV is another popular choice for cutting the cord. Watch Doctor Who online on BBC America with their Sling Orange package.

The Sling Orange basic package is only $20 per month and offers live streaming for all channels and some on-demand content. With it, you can stream Doctor Who as soon as it airs. Read more about the Sling TV packages here.

Sling TV works with a variety of streaming players like Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. They frequently have deals on players like Roku or Apple TV, too.

There is also a special deal for T-Mobile customers going on as we write this. Get 30% off the Best of Live TV package with pricing is good for up to a year. It also works with T-Mobile’s Binge On feature, so you can stream Doctor Who without tapping out your data plan.

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Watch the Doctor Who Live Stream on PlayStation Vue

How does PlayStation Vue work

Sony’s PlayStation Vue is another choice for streaming live TV online. This streaming service offers the Doctor Who channel, BBC America in one of its packages as well.

PlayStation Vue costs $29.99 per month for their basic package. But some markets offer live, local channels and in those areas it is $39.99 per month. You can see the PlayStation Vue channels list here to see where you can subscribe to BBC America.

You don’t even have to be a PlayStation user to subscribe to Vue. While you can watch on your PS3 or PS4, it also works with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or Apple and Android apps.

Vue also has a cloud DVR to record Doctor Who episodes to watch again within 28 days.

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How Else Can I Watch Doctor Who Online Without Cable

A couple of years ago, the BBC struck an exclusive deal with Amazon to host the complete Doctor Who collection that starts with Christopher Eccleston’s reboot. This means the show is not available on either Hulu or Netflix. You won’t be able to watch the newest series of Doctor Who episodes on Amazon Prime for free, but you can buy the season pass to watch the show the next day after it airs.

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