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S.W.A.T. made its CBS debut in 2017 with 22 heart-pounding episodes featuring certified crime TV heartthrob Hondo (Shemar Moore). The show is currently in its second season on CBS. Whether you’re catching up on what you’ve missed or you’re cord-cutting, you can easily keep up with the S.W.A.T. team’s most high-profile cases on your favorite streaming service. Here’s how to watch the S.W.A.T. TV show online for free.

SWAT season 2

Season 2 of S.W.A.T. premiered on Sept. 27, 2018. The show returned after a mid-season break on Jan. 3. New episodes air Thursdays at 10pm ET/9pm CT.

How to watch SWAT online for free

Moore already certainly made a name for himself as a crime TV favorite during his tenure on Criminal Minds. S.W.A.T. pushes the actor further into the spotlight as Sergeant II Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, a former Marine working to keep L.A. safe (with no shortage of action and drama along the way). Thankfully, it’s easy to keep up with every bit of LAPD drama with your favorite streaming service or via CBS’ streaming offerings, all of which offer a free trial to get started. 

1) CBS All Access

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  • Cost: $5.99 per month for streaming with ads, $9.99 per month for the ad-free version, add Showtime for $14.99 per month. 
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV,  Android and Android TV, Google ChromecastAmazon Fire TV, select smart TVs, Xbox, PS4, and the CBS app.

If you want to keep up with S.W.A.T. season 2 full episodes, take a look at CBS’s own streaming service, CBS All Access. It’s a somewhat limited service launched in 2014 in response to the success of other streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu. But if CBS is your go-to cable destination, you’ll get access to live TV streaming and other CBS series like The Big Bang Theory and CBS All Access exclusives like Star Trek: Discovery.


2) Hulu with Live TV

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With Hulu with Live TV, you’ll get live channel streaming plus access to Hulu’s full on-demand catalog of Hulu originalsdocumentariesanime, and movies. You can probably blaze through S.W.A.T. season 1 with a seven-day free trial, and subscribe to watch season 2 as it’s released. (Here’s the complete guide to Hulu Live TV channels.)




3) FuboTV

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You might know FuboTV as an excellent streaming option for world soccer fans, and you can certainly watch international games here. But subscribers can also stream CBS series and more channels, including Syfy, Lifetime, HGTV, AMC, and more. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


4) YouTube TV

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Looking to split a subscription or share with your family and friends? With YouTube TV, you can add up to six accounts for each subscription, and all of those come with unlimited cloud DVR to keep all your favorites ready to stream on a whim. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


Watch SWAT full episodes

CBS All Access

CBS All Access is your best bet for watching old, full episodes of S.W.A.T., plus the latest season as they are releasedFor just $4.99 per month, you can stream every episode plus have access to other CBS series and live TV streaming. All-in-all it’s a solid deal if you know you’re a repeat offender.

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Lauren L'Amie

Lauren L'Amie

Lauren L'Amie is the SEO editor of the Daily Dot. Her work focuses on women and the internet, tech, and health. Previously, she has contributed to Tom's Guide and Texas Monthly. Currently, she is based in Brooklyn and becoming a keyword ninja.