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How to stream ‘Billions’ without cable

Here's all you need to know about streaming the acclaimed series.

 

John-Michael Bond

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Published Mar 1, 2020   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 10:39 pm CST

Showtime‘s brilliant drama Billions brings the tension of insider trading and corporate corruption to the small screen for all to enjoy.

Starring Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis, the show follows a cut-throat hedge fund manager and the U.S. attorney desperate to take him down. Blending corporate espionage with the high-stakes drama of prestige television Billions is one of the most addictive shows on TV. If its crimes seem unimaginable, think again. The series is loosely based on U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s quest to take down hedge fund manager Steven Cohen.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream Billions.

Billions cast

  • Paul Giamatti as Charles “Chuck” Rhoades, Jr.
  • Damian Lewis as Robert “Bobby” Axelrod
  • Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades
  • Malin Åkerman as Lara Axelrod
  • Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty
  • David Costabile as Mike “Wags” Wagner
  • Kelly AuCoin as “Dollar” Bill Stern
  • Condola Rashād as Kate Sacker
  • Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Amber Mason
  • Jeffrey DeMunn as Charles Rhoades, Sr

What channel is Billions on?

New episodes of Billions air Sunday evenings on Showtime at 9pm ET.

How to watch Billions online

Showtime is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.

Sling TV
Sling Orange$35
Sling Blue$35
Sling Orange & Blue$50
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For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $35 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


1 Year$119
1 Year Student$59
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Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming services available, in large part because it comes complimentary with every Prime membership. If you’re addicted to 2-day shipping and binging TV shows, it’s one of the best-streaming destinations. There are plenty of exclusives that make having access to the library worth having, including Good Omens, The Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Transparent, and The Tick. Best of all, if you’re a student, you can get six months free before you commit for the rest of the year.

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Amazon Fire Live TV Channels

Monthly$10.99
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Showtime gives you access to all the movies and TV shows the premium cable channel has to offer. There are cheaper alternatives to gain access, but you need to subscribe to a secondary streaming service first. However, if you just want to watch Homeland, this is the quickest and the cheapest way to do so. Showtime hit shows are also available along with Ray Donovan, Shameless, and countless other great TV shows and movies.


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$64.99
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$70.99
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Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.


fubo tv
Standard$54.99
Family$59.99
Ultra$84.99
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FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are here too, including Viceland, Bravo, and IFC.


Youtube TV
Monthly$49.99
5-Day Free Trial
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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.)


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*First Published: Mar 1, 2020, 9:00 am CST