How to watch ‘Supernatural’ online for free


The Winchester brothers are back.

For more than a decade now, the Winchester brothers have protected humanity from demons, ghouls, and all manner of monsters. They’ve pretty much eclipsed every other team of supernatural hunt squads, from the Ghostbusters to Van Helsing. And yet, Sam and Dean Winchester still manage to stay sane and, occasionally, crack a few solid one-liners while undertaking the family business of “saving people/hunting things.”

By the end of Season 14, Supernatural will celebrate its 300th episode. That’s a lot of dead monsters.

Season 14 of Supernatural is already underway. Sam and Dean are continuing their desperate struggle against Michael, who is ready to unleash his army of monsters on poor, unsuspecting Kansas City, Missouri. The Winchesters, along with their confidante Garth Fitzgerald, face down against the nasty Archangel (only to fail pretty spectacularly in the process). Sure, the cliffhanger was a total bummer, but the Winchesters will likely dig themselves out it when Supernatural returns. They’ve gotten out of worse situations, after all.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch Supernatural online for free.

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Supernatural cast

  • Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
  • Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester/Michael
  • Misha Collins as Castiel
  • Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer
  • Alexander Calvert as Jack Kline

Supernatural season 14

Season 14 of Supernatural premiered Oct. 11, 2018. Like most programs, Supernatural took a break over holidays, but new episodes will air starting Thursday, Jan. 17, at 8pm ET/PT on the CW.

How to watch Supernatural online for free

All the big name live TV streaming services let you try out their services for one week, allowing you to watch Supernatural for free. There are variations among them, though, especially when it comes to the local channels offered. Depending on which service you choose, the availability of the CW in your area might vary. The links below will offer a quick primer on what channels you’ll get with each service.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV not only gives you access to on-demand content, but you’ll also be able to stream live TV, including local networks. If you miss Supernatural when it airs, no worries: It will be available on-demand along with countless movies, classic programs, and of course, original series available exclusively on Hulu. You’ll also get access to almost 60 channels, including Lifetime, ESPN, USA,  and plenty more. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)



2) FuboTV

If you’re a sports fanatic, FuboTV is a streaming service built just for you. There are packages tailor-made for fans of basketball, international soccer, golf, and even rock climbing. For the rest of the family, there’s a suite of great channels including Food Network,  IFC, TBS, Cartoon Network, and more. The CW may not be available in your market, so be sure to check before subscribing. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


3) YouTube TV

The original destination for videos online has rolled out a streaming package of its own. YouTube TV offers a streaming suite of more than 60 popular cable networks, including local channels. Among them are sports channels including ESPN and FS1, entertainment destinations like FXX and TBS, and even a handful of Spanish language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. One YouTube TV subscription lets you add up to six accounts, each with unlimited cloud DVR. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


4) DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now’s Live a Little package

DirecTV Now is DirecTV’s answer to online streaming. If you simply must have the most channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 channels in its most expensive package. Of course, its basic $40-a-month Live a Little plan will get you access to NBC, where you can get your Supernatural fix. (You can find the full list of DirecTV Now channels here.)


How to catch up on Supernatural episodes

If you’re looking for a place to catch up on older Supernatural episodes, there are a couple of solutions.

1) Netflix

  • Cost: $7.99-13.99/month (after a free month)
  • Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii

While its one season behind, you can watch seasons 1-13 on Netflix. You’ll definitely want to catch up on older episodes before diving into season 14.

2) The CW

You can catch up on the most recent episodes of Supernatural on the CW website, but don’t sleep on them. They won’t be around forever, and it’s a long wait for them to reach Netflix.  

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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.