How to watch ‘A Discovery of Witches’ for free

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The story of Twilight is long over (well, except for the AO3 fanfic). But those with a taste for romantic supernatural dramas still have plenty of new stories to capture their interest, and thanks to A Discovery of Witches, here comes another.

Based on a trilogy by author Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches follows the adventures of history-loving witch Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) and tall, dark n’ handsome vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode) as they seek out the whereabouts of a magical manuscript that may just contain the secrets they need to understand the origins of their kind–not to mention their survival. It premiered in the UK in 2018 to massive acclaim on streaming services Sundance Now and Shudder, and with both seasons two and three already in the making, there’s no better time to find out what all the fuss is about.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch A Discovery of Witches online for free.

What channel is A Discovery of Witches on?

A Discovery of Witches will be simulcast on AMC and BBC America. 

When does A Discovery of Witches air?

A Discovery of Witches premiered Sunday, April 7 at 9 pm EST/8 pm CST and all eight episodes will be available to watch.

6 ways to watch A Discovery of Witches online for free

If your cauldron’s already bubbling with excitement, you can watch right now. There are several different ways to stream A Discovery of Witches.

1) Shudder

  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

Fans of horror from creature features to thrillers will find a ton to love about Shudder, the first streaming service completely devoted to the genre. From classics like Let the Right One In, Army of Darkness and Halloween to originals like Mandy and The Witch in the Window, Shudder’s offerings will keep horror fans glued to the couch for many a long weekend.

TRY SHUDDER

2) Sling TV

If you prefer to pick and choose your channels, Sling TV is a great choice. Two packages are available, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. Should you want both, (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers a total of 40 channels, including sports favorites like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also get much-loved channels like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)

TRY SLING TV


3) Philo

If you’re looking for the cheapest option, Philo is definitely it. For less than $20 a month you’ll get access to 44 channels, but one thing sports fans should know is that Philo is probably not the right pick for them. It offers much less in the way of devoted sports channels than its competitors, but if you’re not into sports that may not be an issue for you. It’s easily the cheapest way to access AMC at $16 a month, and along with that, you get popular stuff like Food Network, Animal Planet, Comedy Central and more. Music fans will be happy to see not one but three MTV channels (including MTV Original for old-schoolers like myself). Philo also includes cloud DVR for free, but be aware that anything you record will go poof 30 days later.

TRY PHILO


4) PlayStation Vue

PS4 owners have much more than just gaming at their disposal thanks to their consoles. If you’re looking for a streaming option for TV shows, PlayStation Vue is a great option. It’s easy to swap from playing a game to watching a series or a movie, and the PS4 controller doubles as a remote (or you can get a dedicated remote if you like). What’s really cool is that PlayStation Vue is not exclusive to PS4 owners. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. The entry-level package comes with tons of great channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo. You also get unlimited cloud DVR storage, and one subscription works with up to five devices so it can be watched on your phone or tablet too. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

TRY PLAYSTATION VUE


5) FuboTV

FuboTV offers over 100 channels for fans of just about every programming genre you can imagine. Enjoy both TV and movies from channels like Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. If your true crime addiction goes hand-in-hand with a love of sports, Fubo is terrific for that too for everything from basketball to outdoor sports. And you’ll also get 30 hours of cloud DVR space at no extra charge when you want to save stuff to watch for later. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)

TRY FUBOTV


6) YouTubeTV

If you have a big family and everyone likes to watch something different, YouTube TV is a terrific pick. One subscription can add up to six accounts, and each one comes with unlimited cloud DVR, so everyone can watch what they want when they want. In addition to Oxygen, you’ll get access to more than 60 networks. The kids will enjoy Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network, while the sports fans binge on NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. It even offers Telemundo and NBC Universo for Spanish-language speakers. And of course AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you’ll still have everything from historical dramas to indie films to choose from. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

TRY YOUTUBE TV


How to watch A Discovery of Witches episodes

1) AMC Premiere

  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • 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’re interested in watching more of AMC’s content, AMC Premiere allows you to do so without commercials. It also grants you access to perks like behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive content. In order to use it, however, you need to log in using a cable or live TV streaming subscription, and it’ll set you back an additional $4.99 a month. Then you can binge all The Walking Dead you can shake a dismembered limb at.

TRY AMC PREMIERE


2) Sundance Now

  • Cost: $4.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices

A must for anyone who loves indie films, Sundance Now is the official streaming service of SundanceTV. Dig into countless films and dramas that you know will be worth your time. Check out new documentaries like Ministry of Evil and movies like Django Unchained, Amour, and Big Fan.

TRY SUNDANCE NOW


 

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Colette Bennett

Colette Bennett

Colette Bennett is a writer and editor who specializes in geek culture, beauty products, and Amazon deals. Her work has appeared on CNN, HLN, Engadget, Kotaku, Colourlovers, and Continue Magazine. She's also given talks on working in news for CNN's Leadership Unplugged program. Bennett also runs popular Korean beauty blog Chok Chok Beauty and regularly slathers her face in snail slime.