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Avengers: Endgame may have wrapped up the MCU Phase 3 with a bow, but you’re likely experiencing a superhero hangover that needs to be nursed. What better remedy than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will soon enter season 6?
While the upcoming streaming service Disney+ promises to connect more movie storylines with television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the first to introduce crossover characters. Agent Phil Coulson, who has appeared in Avengers, Iron Man films, Thor, and Captain Marvel, has led S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division) from danger for five seasons.
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- MCU Phase 4: Everything we know so far
Before we get into it, consider this your warning if you haven’t watched up to season 5 yet. Skip down a couple of paragraphs to the how to watch portion now if you’re not caught up.
In the explosive season 5 finale Quake saved the day by blasting Graviton into space. Agent Coulson stepping down as the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. to enjoy his retirement in Tahiti, which is pretty fitting for his character.
The rest of the department won’t have the luxury of soaking in the sun, with half the squad venturing into space to find Leo Fitz. Meanwhile, the other half remains on Earth to keep the planet safe from HYDRA. Also, there’s a creepy new bad dude in town who suspiciously looks very much like Agent Coulson.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. online for free.
What channel is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on ABC.
What time does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. air?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts Friday, May 10 at 8pm EST. New episodes air will follow on Fridays at the same time.
How to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. online for free
All of the following live TV streaming services offer a one-week trial, so you can watch the latest episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for free. But they all vary in terms of which local channels they offer and their coverage areas. In some cases, a live version of ABC won’t be available. Instead, the service will offer an on-demand version, allowing you to watch the next day. Be sure to use the links below to see exactly which channels you’ll receive with each service.
If you live in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Boston, Dallas, or Washington, D.C., you can also try Locast, a not-for-profit service that lets you stream all of your local channels through any web browser. It’s a free service, but donations are encouraged.
- Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live. You gain access to a massive library of on-demand content, including classic and current TV shows, movies, plus Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
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- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. Your PS4 controller is your remote, after all. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
3) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. 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.)
Where to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes
1) Amazon Video
- Cost: $1.99/episode, $14.99-19.99/season
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii
Seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are available on Amazon Video. Single episodes start at $1.99, or $14.99-19.99 a season. Season 3 is available totally free with Prime.
You can catch up on episodes you missed straight from the ABC website. You will need a login from a cable provider or any of the live TV streaming services above to watch.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson and Sarge
- Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May
- Brett Dalton as Grant Ward and Hive
- Chloe Bennet as Daisy “Skye” Johnson/Quake
- Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons
- Nick Blood as Lance Hunter
- Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse
- Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie
- Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell
- John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe
- Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez
- Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw
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Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.