In game show history, there is no villain quite as nasty as the Whammy. It literally eats money. And it doesn’t just eat money, it does it in a cute way that occasionally delights audiences. But that’s the danger that comes anytime you dare to Press Your Luck.
Since 1983, the show has existed in a few different iterations but the concept remains the same. Contestants answer trivia to earn a chance to take a go at the Big Board, where a randomized selection screen alternates between dollar amounts and of course, the furry red villains mentioned above. Once you’ve been Whammied four times, it’s game over.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Press Your Luck.
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What is Press Your Luck?
The original game show bearing the name Press Your Luck premiered in 1983 and ran through 1986. Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck was a brief revival of the program on Game Show Network that ran from 2002-2003. The ABC revival hosted by Elizabeth Banks premiered in June of 2019.
- Launched: June 2019
- Airtime: Season 2 premiers Thursday, September 24 at 9 pm PST/EST. New episodes air on Thursdays at the same time.
- Channel: ABC
- Hosted by: Elizabeth Banks
- Seasons: 2
- Status: Pending
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How to stream Press Your Luck
ABC 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.
Press Your Luck on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream ABC, given the service is owned by Disney. It’s a great option for all live TV, but you also 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, and of course, ABC, where you can stream Press Your Luck.
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Press Your Luck on Sling TV
Sling offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which cost $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $15 per month. To be clear, ABC is not normally available on Sling, but through the magic of AirTV, you can get all your local channels in a system that plays nice with Sling. A complete AirTV set up will allow you to get all your local channels and free you up to choose Sling—if a lack of ABC is what’s holding you back.
Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
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How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge your CBS affiliate and other local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”
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—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.
Press Your Luck on Vidgo
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the Disney family of channels, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks.
Press Your Luck 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 gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels like ABC 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.
Press Your Luck on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is a great solution for families looking for ABC 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.)