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How to stream Investigation Discovery online for free

Getting a cheap live stream shouldn't be a mystery.


Joseph Knoop


Posted on Mar 15, 2019   Updated on Jan 27, 2021, 6:30 am CST

The last few years have seen an explosion of interest in true crime thrillers and investigative documentaries. Serial, S-Town, Making a Murdererand more grip audiences with cold-blooded narratives. Thankfully, for those who prefer true crime with visual flair, there’s Investigation Discovery. Even better, there’s a wealth of streaming services to pick from that are far cheaper and more accessible than your standard cable fare. Here’s everything you need to know to watch Investigation Discovery.

What is Investigation Discovery?

Investigation Discovery is a true-crime channel that features documentaries about some of the darkest mysteries. Popular shows include Disappeared, Homicide Hunter, Evil Lives Here, Deadly Women, Body Cam, American Nightmare, and People Investigates.

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Investigation Discovery on Philo

Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMCDiscoveryIFCLifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. If you want to watch Investigation Discovery, you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.


Investigation Discovery on Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from moviesshows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon NetworkFXHGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course, Investigation Discovery where you can watch shows like Deadly Women and Disappeared.

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Investigation Discovery on Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To stream Investigation Discovery, you’ll either need Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.

Orange + Blue$50

Investigation Discovery on FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, BravoIFCMTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABCESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To watch Investigation Discovery, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.


Investigation Discovery on AT&T TV Now

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up, you’ll be able to watch Investigation Discovery and 45+ other channels, including local networks and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


Investigation Discovery on YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels, while Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

1 Month$64.99

Other ways to watch Investigation Discovery online

Investigation Discovery website

Investigation Discovery

Like a lot of other channels, you can watch a live stream of Investigation Discovery shows on the channel’s site. Go to, click the “Sign In” button in the top right, and provide your login information from one of the streaming services listed above (Sling TV is not compatible). Then, sit back and enjoy a live stream from any laptop or desktop.

Investigation Discovery GO app

Investigation Discovery

Available on: Android and iOS, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV

To get access to an Investigation Discovery live stream on the go, simply download the app from your preferred platform and sign in with an applicable streaming provider.

Best Shows on Investigation Discovery

  • On the Case with Paula Zahn
  • American Monster
  • In Pursuit with John Walsh
  • The Murder Tapes
  • See No Evil

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*First Published: Mar 15, 2019, 5:30 am CDT

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