How to watch ‘Channel Zero’ online for free

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Hate to be the one to break it to you, but another beloved horror series has come to a close–however, there are still ways to stream Channel Zero for free (and without losing your head). So if you’re looking to catch up on entire seasons or just a few individual episodes, we’ve got your back. Listed below are all the ways you can watch Channel Zero without cable TV.

What is Channel Zero and when is it on?

For those of you just looking to dip your feet into a new thriller, Channel Zero is an American horror anthology loosely based on popular internet creepypastas. The series was written and produced by Nick Antosca, the American author and screenwriter of the novels Fires and Midnight Picnic, as well as Hulu’s true crime series The Act. Channel Zero has a total of four seasons–each of which is self-contained, so you don’t necessarily have to start them in order (yay!). The show was originally made for and distributed by Syfy Networks in October of 2016 and wrapped up its fourth and final season this past fall.

5 ways to watch Channel Zero online for free

1) Shudder

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  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, VRV, iOS and Android devices

Fans of horror from creature features to thrillers will find a ton to love about Shudder, the first streaming service completely devoted to the genre. From classics like Let the Right One In, Army of Darkness and Halloween to originals like Mandy and The Witch in the Window, Shudder’s offerings will keep horror fans glued to the couch for many a long weekend.

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2) Sling TV

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If you prefer to pick and choose your channels, Sling TV is a great choice. Two packages are available, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. Should you want both, (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers a total of 40 channels, including sports favorites like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also get much-loved channels like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)

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3) PlayStation Vue

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PS4 owners have much more than just gaming at their disposal thanks to their consoles. If you’re looking for a streaming option for TV shows, PlayStation Vue is a great option. It’s easy to swap from playing a game to watching a series or a movie, and the PS4 controller doubles as a remote (or you can get a dedicated remoteif you like). What’s really cool is that PlayStation Vue is not exclusive to PS4 owners. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. The entry-level package comes with tons of great channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo. You also get unlimited cloud DVR storage, and one subscription works with up to five devices so it can be watched on your phone or tablet too. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

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4) FuboTV

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FuboTV offers over 100 channels for fans of just about every programming genre you can imagine. Enjoy both TV and movies from channels like Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. If your true crime addiction goes hand-in-hand with a love of sports, Fubo is terrific for that too for everything from basketball to outdoor sports. And you’ll also get 30 hours of cloud DVR space at no extra charge when you want to save stuff to watch for later. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)

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5) YouTubeTV

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If you have a big family and everyone likes to watch something different, YouTube TV is a terrific pick. One subscription can add up to six accounts, and each one comes with unlimited cloud DVR, so everyone can watch what they want when they want. In addition to AMC, you’ll get access to more than 60 networks. The kids will enjoy Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network, while the sports fans binge on NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. It even offers Telemundo and NBC Universo for Spanish-language speakers. And of course AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you’ll still have everything from historical dramas to indie films to choose from. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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How to watch Channel Zero episodes

1) AMC Premiere

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  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

If you’re interested in watching more of AMC’s content, AMC Premiere allows you to do so without commercials. It also grants you access to perks like behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive content. In order to use it, however, you need to log in using a cable or live TV streaming subscription, and it’ll set you back an additional $4.99 a month. Then you can binge all The Walking Dead you can shake a dismembered limb at.

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2) Sundance Now

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  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

A must for anyone who loves indie films, Sundance Now is the official streaming service of SundanceTV. Dig into countless films and dramas that you know will be worth your time. Check out new documentaries like Ministry of Evil and movies like Django Unchained, Amour, and Big Fan.

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3) Amazon Prime Video

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  • Cost: Add Shudder to your Prime membership for $4.99 a month (after 7-day free trial), individual episodes and entire seasons are also available for purchase starting at $3.99/episode or $14.99/season. 
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

Already have an Amazon Prime membership? Great! In addition to enjoying Amazon original series, you can also add a Shudder package to unlock all the horror and sci-fi your very dead heart desires.  However, if that seems like overkill, you can also choose to either buy an individual episode or purchase an entire season of Channel Zero. 

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