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Watch ‘Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery’ for free

The unsolved case endures after 12 years.

Aug 12, 2019, 12:35 pm*



Jaime Carrillo

It’s been more than 10 years since the disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann and the world is still baffled. The UK toddler vanished from her family’s hotel room while on vacation in Portugal, and her loved ones have been searching for answers ever since.

The case led to a global manhunt, which is still an ongoing investigation that has cost £11.6 million total.  Media fallout and initial suspicion from local police on the case led to a backlash against the McCanns, who were cleared of “arguido” (aka suspect) about a year after Madeleine’s disappearance, according to the Telegraph. That didn’t stop UK press from painting the couple as negligent at best and criminal at worst.

New information has trickled in as late as 2017. Though it’s known as one of the most heavily reported missing-person cases in modern history, Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery will offer new perspectives on a story that continues to baffle law enforcement in at least two different countries.

The two-part mini-series features exclusive interviews from members of law enforcement, the family’s legal team, and some of the journalists who’ve covered this unusual case from the beginning.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery online for free.

What channel is Madeleine McCann on?

Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery will air on Investigation Discovery (ID).

When does Madeleine McCann air?

The full, two-hour special premieres Sunday, April 7 at 9pm ET. The first 85 minutes are already available to stream on ID’s website.

How to watch Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery for free

You can watch this two-part mystery series through all of the streaming services featured below. No matter which service you choose, each starts with a one-week trial so you can watch Madeleine McCann online for free.

1) Sling TV

watch Madeleine McCann an ID murder mystery online free on Sling TV
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. ID is available in either package. 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. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


2) Philo

watch Madeleine McCann an ID murder mystery online free on 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 ID 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.


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 because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows and movies. 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 more. Fans of Madeleine McCann: An ID Murder Mystery might also enjoy Hulu’s original series The Act, featuring another famous true crime case. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.


4) PlayStation Vue

watch Madeleine McCann an ID murder mystery online free on Playstation Vue
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.)


Other ways to watch Investigation Discovery online


watch Madeleine McCann an ID murder mystery online free on Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery

Like many cable channels, you can watch a live stream of ID shows straight from its website. You can watch the first episode totally free right now without log-in information. If you want to catch the second half, simply visit the site, click the “sign in” in the top right corner, and punch in your login information from a cable provider or streaming services listed above, except Sling TV which is not compatible. 


2) Investigation Discovery GO app

watch Madeleine McCann an ID murder mystery online free on Investigation Discovery Go
Investigation Discovery Go

To tap into ID shows on the go, download the app and log in as you would on the Investigation Discovery website with your cable or live streaming service credentials.


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*First Published: Apr 7, 2019, 9:00 am