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How to stream ‘MacGyver’

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Mar 16, 2021, 11:56 am*

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Jaime Carrillo

You see a stack of toothpicks, a stale blueberry bagel, and some rubber bands. Angus MacGyver sees everything he needs to take down bad guys and save lives.

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Based on the hit ’80s series, MacGyver brings back the secret agent who’s more Bill Nye than James Bond. Unlike the rest who are armed with guns, knives, and gadgets, MacGyver’s secret weapon is his massive intellect and, of course, his whip quick creativity. While working for the secretive Phoenix Foundation, Angus MacGyver uses non-lethal means to tackle his enemies, and maybe even invent a few new life-saving doodads along the way. And you thought you knew your way around duct tape.

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Here’s everything you need to know to watch MacGyver.

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What is MacGuyver

The show is a revival and reimagining of the 80s action drama of the same name starring Richard Dean Anderson which ran from 1985-1992.

  • Launched: September 2016
  • Channel: CBS
  • Genre: Action/Drama
  • Starring: Lucas Till as Angus “Mac” MacGyver, George Eads as Jack Dalton, Sandrine Holt as Patricia Thornton, Tristin Mays as Riley Davis, Justin Hires as Wilt Bozer, Meredith Eaton as Matilda “Matty” Webber, Isabel Lucas as Samantha Cage, Levy Tran as Desiree “Desi” Nguyen, Henry Ian Cusick as Russell “Russ/Rusty” Taylor
  • Seasons: 4
  • Status: Renewed for season 5.
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MacGuyver Reviews

What the critics are saying:

  • “Lucas Till, as the 2016 version of the title character, doesn’t make much of an impression in the premiere, which involves a bioweapon that has fallen into bad hands. It’s nice to see George Eads of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” back on TV as Jack Dalton, one of MacGyver’s partners in disaster prevention, but the show is bogged down by its premise.” –Neul Genzingler, The New York Times
  • “With the breezy action comes some valuable knowledge about magnets and ammonia. Who knew TV could be educational? … This reboot looks to be a pleasant way to start the [CBS Friday] lineup and the weekend.” –Mark A. Perigard, Boston Herald
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How to stream MacGyver

CBS 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. 

MacGuyver 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.

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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, CBS, where you can stream MacGuyver.

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MacGuyver 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 MacGuyver, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.

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

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MacGuyver on Sling TV

For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $30 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. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.

Sling TV
Orange$35
Blue$35
Orange + Blue$50

How to use AirTV with Sling

CBS is not available on any Sling TV package. However, there is an easy workaround. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can gain access to local channels in your Sling TV package. As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

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The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services. It’s the only way to watch MacGyver using Sling TV.


MacGuyver 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 CBS, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.

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Plus$55
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


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*First Published: Feb 7, 2020, 12:24 pm