How to watch ‘Deadliest Catch’ for free

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It’s a thrilling hunt on the most dangerous seas.

For 14 years, Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel has chronicled the real-life events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the height of crab season.

The show’s namesake is no joke. Hunting Alaskan King crabs can lead to a high risk of injury and even death for the fishermen brave enough to tackle the Herculean task. The action comes naturally, with some of the coldest and stormiest seas on Earth. That’s in addition to the dangers of swinging crab pots, wet decks, and uneven surfaces from stern to bow.

Deadliest Catch also documents how deadly sea life can be from the perspective of hardened sailing veterans and newbies (greenhorns) alike. It’s no surprise the show’s theme song is Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Here’s how to watch Deadliest Catch online for free.

What channel is Deadliest Catch on?

Deadliest Catch airs on Discovery Channel.

When does Deadliest Catch air?

Deadliest Catch premieres on Tuesday, April 9 at 9pm ET. New episodes air Tuesdays at the same time.

How to watch Deadliest Catch for free

Each of the following live TV streaming services offers Discovery Channel. They each come with a seven-day free trial so you can watch Deadliest Catch season 15 for free. There are variations between the services, so pick one that suits your streaming needs and budget.

1) 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 $25 per month. No matter which package you choose, you’ll get Discovery Channel. 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 NetworkHere’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.

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2) Philo

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 Discovery at only $16 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like Animal Planet, IFC, Lifetime, and more. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.

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3) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you 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 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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4) PlayStation Vue

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. 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.)

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How to watch Deadliest Catch episodes

1) Hulu

  • Cost: $5.99 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

If you want to watch episodes of Deadliest Catch after they air, there’s no better option than Hulu. The streaming service just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month. Plus, you can catch up on episodes you missed from seasons 7-13 on demand. If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV (featured above), you’ll get the on-demand portion of Hulu included for free. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month.

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2) Amazon Video

  • Cost: $1.99/episode, $9.99-29.99/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

Individual episodes from seasons 1-14 of Deadliest Catch are available on Amazon for $1.99 each, or $9.99-29.99 for entire seasons. 

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3) Discovery.com

Discovery puts various episodes online to stream for free. However, you’ll need to log in with either your cable provider or use a streaming service like PlayStation Vue or Philo to gain access. Just punch in your info when prompted and stream away.

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4) Discovery Go

  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Samsung smart TVs, Android and iOS devices

If you’re always on the move, you’ll want the Discovery Go app, which works with most major streaming devices and has the same sign-in requirements to use Discovery.com. Not only will you be able to watch live programming, but you can also watch full episodes on-demand of shows like Deadliest Catch.

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

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.