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How to stream ‘Dead Pixels’

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Aug 18, 2020, 6:00 am

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Jaime Carrillo

Gamers are a rambunctious bunch, at least the ones that don't spend their waking hours yelling at women on Twitter. Dead Pixels is a celebrated British comedy that shines a light on these underdogs, and it's finally coming stateside to The CW.

When it comes to gaming online, Megan Jeffries and her best chum Nicholas Kettle are practically inseparable, despite spending most of their time together across cyberspace playing the hit MMO RPG Scrolls. While holding off potential sieges and vying for online glory against a world of enemies, the two must also grapple with their personal lives online and off, that is, if anyone can pry them from their gaming stations.

Here's everything you need to know to stream Dead Pixels.

What is Dead Pixels?

Dead Pixels originally aired in the UK on Channel 4 on March 19, 2019. It will air in the US on The CW, but will undergo heavy editing for language and content.

  • Launched: August 18, 2020
  • Airtime: Tuesdays at 8 pm
  • Channel: The CW
  • Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
  • Starring: Alexa Davies as Megan "Meg" Jefferies, Will Merrick as Nicholas "Nicky" Kettle, Sargon Yelda as Usman, Charlotte Ritchie as Alison, David Mumeni as Russell, Noush Skaugen as Zara
  • Seasons: 1
  • Status: Pending

Dead Pixels Reviews

What the critics are saying:

  • "The passions of Dead Pixels are funny, and the dialogue by creator Jon Brown (whose Loaded was also about gaming) is edgy and tart—the good lines are even more frequent than the bleeped-out vulgarities, which are easy enough to figure out. Given all the censoring, it seems an odd choice for The CW, but a very welcome one." -John Anderson, The Wall Street Journal

How to stream Dead Pixels

The CW is available on a few 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. 

Dead Pixels on Hulu with 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 movies, shows, 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 Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. and of course, The CW where you can stream Dead Pixels.

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Hulu Live TV $64.99
Hulu Live TV
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Hulu content)
$70.99

Dead Pixels 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 180+ FuboTV channels. If you're looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, 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 ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To watch Dead Pixels, you'll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.

fubo tv
Standard$59.99
Family$64.99
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)
Elite$79.99

Dead Pixels on AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now's biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you're looking for Dead Pixels, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.

at&t TV Now
Plus$55
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


Dead Pixels on YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you're looking for Dead Pixels, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.

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