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Escaping Polygamy is back and ready to help more women find new freedom.
The new season follows three sisters—Andrea, Jessica, and Shanell—who fled from polygamy in their youth. They’re joined by Rachel Jeffs, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, who is a notorious prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). This cult is known for practicing polygamy, and the show’s leading ladies band together to help young women escape.
Leaving the FLDS community means rebuilding a new life and normally being exiled from all family and friends. The choice is not readily available since FLDS women are often controlled by strict, repressive rules. It can be emotionally draining and dangerous, and no one knows the consequences better than the four women leading season 5. Their experience allows them to act as strong advocates for the newcomers hoping to follow their lead.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Escaping Polygamy for free.
What time does Escaping Polygamy air?
Season 5 of Escaping Polygamy premiered on Monday, April 1 at 10pm ET. New episodes Mondays at 10pm ET.
What channel is Escaping Polygamy on?
Escaping Polygamy now airs on Lifetime. It formerly ran on A&E.
How to watch Escaping Polygamy for free
Escaping Polygamy is available on several of the major TV streaming services, so how do you choose the one that’s best for you? We recommend comparing the price, the channels that are included, and which devices are compatible.
If you just want to watch Escaping Polygamy for free, you’re in luck because every service includes a complimentary one-week trial.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (40% off first month)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV offers two cable packages based on your particular needs (Sling Orange and Sling Blue), each costing $25 per month. Either individual package includes Lifetime, but you’re getting significantly more TV with Sling Blue (42 channels) than Sling Orange (28 channels). If you want the best bang for your buck, we recommend the upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue for just $15 more at $40 monthly. It’s an especially good choice if you or someone else in the house is a sports fanatic since you get all the top channels like three ESPN networks, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, NFL Network, and more. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
- Cost: $40 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 gives you the best of both worlds: access to on-demand content and live TV streaming, including local networks. That way you can tune in when a new episode airs and catch up on episodes you might have missed or need to watch again. There are 60 channels to choose from, including The CW, ABC, ESPN, and more. You’ll also get tons of great movies and original programs exclusively available on Hulu. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is one of the better options for households with sports fanatics. It is also one of the most generous streaming services, with 85 channels included its most basic package. In addition to Lifetime, you gain access to a slew of great networks, including Food Network, two Hallmark channels, Bravo, MTV, and more. The CW may be available in your market, so be sure to check before subscribing. There are also packages that cater to fans of basketball, international soccer, cycling, fishing, and more. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)
- Cost: $16 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Philo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
Philo is the most budget-friendly streaming service at $16 monthly. Though it only offers 40 channels, you get plenty of bang for your buck in cable entertainment. It has Lifetime for your Escaping Polygamy fix, plus tons of other binge-worthy channels, including DIY Network, Food Network, Travel Channel, and more. You get a sizable amount of other entertainment options, like AMC, MTV, and Comedy Central, just to name a few. It is notably lacking in sports or news channels though. (Here’s a complete guide to Philo channels.)
Other ways to watch Escaping Polygamy online
1) Amazon Video
- Cost: $2.99/episode, $4.99+/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
You can watch past episodes of Escaping Polygamy with a Firestick or on your TV, tablet, phone, or computer with Amazon Video. It costs $2.99 per episode, or you can buy an entire season starting at $4.99+.
You can watch seasons 1-4 of Escaping Polygamy on the Lifetime website if you have a login provider, such as Sling TV. You’ll need to register at MyLifetime.com, then simply choose which of the network’s shows you want to watch.
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Christine Burkson is the Senior Ecommerce Manager of the Daily Dot. Her work focuses on product reviews, Amazon deals, and online shopping. She previously served as an editor at Mashable, where she helped build the site's viral news section, and Yahoo, where she focused on DIY culture. Her work has also appeared on Bustle.