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How to watch ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 12

Thirteen queens. One crown.

Jun 29, 2020, 4:01 pm*

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As it enters its 12th season, we can officially say that RuPaul’s Drag Race is an American tradition up there with apple pie, baseball, and savage sassy “owns.” The latest season promises to be the biggest Drag Race yet.

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The irreplaceable RuPaul helms this yearly sequined bloodbath where aspiring queens vie for drag superstardom. Each episode pushes the drag queens to their limits, testing their wits, their walk, and perhaps most of all, their style.

This season’s guest judges run the gamut from the silver screen to the halls of congress. Jeff Goldblum, Whoopi Goldberg, and Nikki Minaj will be among the judges, but so will queen-in-her-own-right and future president Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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What is RuPaul’s Drag Race?

The drag competition hosted by RuPaul originally began on the Logo network. After becoming a pop culture sensation, it moved to Vh1.

  • Launched: February 2009
  • Channel: Logo (2009-2016) Vh1 (2017-present)
  • Genre: Teen drama
  • Starring: Presented by RuPaul
  • Seasons: 12
  • Status: Renewed for season 13
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Reviews

What the critics are saying

  • “The level of polish and preparedness of the contestants on season 12 is higher than ever, and dividing them into two groups gives them the opportunity to show us what they can do.” –Paul McCallion, Vulture
  • “After 11 seasons of love, liberty, and lots of one-liners, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 Episode 1 came to slay with a new batch of queens that served amazing talent and fashion.” Justin Carreiro
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How to stream RuPaul’s Drag Race 

The following streaming services offer VH1, which is essential if you’re going to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race. 

philo
Monthly$20
7-Day Free Trial
Philo Guide
Philo Channels
Philo Devices

Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to 60 great entertainment channels for only $20 a month. You’ll get popular channels like Animal Planet, MTV, Discovery, IFC, AMC, Lifetime, Nick Jr, and the Paramount Network, as well as deep cuts like ID and Game Show Network. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.


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Sling TV
Sling Orange$30
Sling Blue$30
Sling Orange & Blue$45
14-Day Free Trial
Sling TV Guide
Sling TV Channels
Sling TV Devices

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 $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. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


fubo tv
Standard$54.99
Family$59.99
Ultra$84.99
7-Day Free Trial
FuboTV Guide
FuboTV Channels
FuboTV Devices

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.


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vidgo
Core$29.99
Plus$39.99
Latino$9.99
Latino Mas$19.99
7-Day Free Trial
Vidgo Guide
Vidgo Channels
Vidgo Devices

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.


at&t TV Now
Plus$65
Max$80
Ultimate$135
7-Day Free Trial
AT&T TV Now Guide
AT&T TV Now Channels
AT&T TV Now Devices

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 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.


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*First Published: Feb 28, 2020, 2:00 pm