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Billions casts legendary actors Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis in an addictive, complex drama about the House of Cards-level power politics n the world of New York high finance.
It’s a bloodbath of egos between Giamatti’s shrewd and savvy (now-former) U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades and the ambitious hedge fund don Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Each of these power players spends their waking hours trying to outsmart, outmaneuver, and occasionally, outspend one another on an explosive collision course. It’s the sort of conflict and drama Wall Street is infamous for. The stakes are literally in the billions.
If the drama of Billions sounds familiar, the series is loosely based on the battles between former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. Season 3 took a surprising turn, setting up an unlikely alliance that may or may not make it all the way through season 4. We’ll soon find out.
Here’s how to watch Billions online for free.
- Paul Giamatti as Charles “Chuck” Rhoades, Jr.
- Damian Lewis as Robert “Bobby” Axelrod
- Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades
- Malin Åkerman as Lara Axelrod
- Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty
- David Costabile as Mike “Wags” Wagner
- Kelly AuCoin as “Dollar” Bill Stern
- Condola Rashād as Kate Sacker
- Asia Kate Dillon as Taylor Amber Mason
- Jeffrey DeMunn as Charles Rhoades, Sr
When does Billions season 4 air?
Billions season 4 premieres Sunday, March 17, at 9pm ET. New episodes will weekly air at the same time.
What channel is Billions on?
New episodes of Billions air exclusively on Showtime.
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How to watch Billions season 4 for free
1) Sling TV
Cost: $25 to $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial) for Sling TV | $10 per month for Showtime
Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
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 $25 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 add Showtime to it for an additional $10 a month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
Cost: $10.99 per month (after 7-day free trial) for Showtime | Prime subscription for $119.99
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
If you’re using Amazon Prime for two-day shipping, you also gain access to Prime Video. It’s a great hub for your premium channels, including Showtime, where you can stream Billions season 4. You can also catch seasons 1-3 through the same Showtime channel add-on.
To gain access to Showtime, go straight to the channel’s website. Showtime Anytime is the streaming service that gives you access to all the movies and TV shows the premium cable channel has to offer. There are cheaper alternatives to gain access, but you need to subscribe to a secondary streaming service first. However, if you want to watch Billions, this is the quickest and the cheapest way to do so. PAll previous episodes of Billions are available on the app as well, along with Ray Donovan, Shameless, and countless other Showtime hits and movies.
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4) Hulu and Hulu with Live TV
- Cost: $7.99-$11.99 for Hulu or $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial) for Hulu with Live TV | $10.99 per month for Showtime
- 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)
Adding HBO to your Hulu account is easy as pie. If you’re looking for an online cable package that comes with all that great Hulu on-demand content, Hulu With Live TV is a great offer at a great price. 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. Whichever Hulu package you choose, adding Showtime will cost $10.99 a month, after your free trial expires. (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) | $10.99 per month for Showtime
- 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 want your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. You don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service, though. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and Kodi. Plus, you’ll get 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 making it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial) for FuboTV | $10.99 per month for Showtime
Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android 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, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Access to Showtime will cost an additional $10.99 a month. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.
7) YouTube TV
Cost: $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial) for YouTube TV | Showtime currently costs $7 per month on YouTube, down from $10 per month
YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
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. Adding Showtime to your subscription is easy, and only runs an additional discounted price of $7 a month. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
8) DirecTV Now
Cable giant DirecTV offers its own online streaming solution with DirecTV Now. For those who need a pile of channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 channels in its most expensive package in case you want to relive the days of endless surfing. However, its basic Live a Little Plan will cover most of your live-streaming needs. If you want to watch Billions season 4, you can add Showtime to your DirecTV Now package for $8 a month. You can find the full list of DirecTV Now channels here.
How to catch up on Billions episodes
1) Amazon Video
- Cost: $2.99/episode, $29.99/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
As stated above, the cheapest way to catch up on older episodes of Billions is using Showtime Anytime. But you can also watch past episodes of Billions on your TV, tablet, phone, or computer with Amazon Video. If you have Prime, season 1 is available free with your subscription. Individual episodes from seasons 1-3 cost $2.99 each, but you can nab an entire season for $29.99
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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.