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How To Watch Shark Week Without Cable

How To Watch Shark Week Without Cable

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Shark Week! Here's how to watch it if you don't have cable

We live in a world filled with things like Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, and Roku - most households don't even subscribe to a cable provider anymore. Aside from a few things like watching awards shows, Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - everyone gets along just fine without cable...but then there's Shark Week. 

Shark Week first premiered in 1988 on the Discovery Channel and for the last 30 years has captivated millions of people worldwide. This year, Shark Week will air from July 22nd through July 29th, 2018 and consists of 28 episodes featuring a variety of sharks like the Megalodon, Great White, and all of their favorite fish eating and occasional human chomping friends. 

 Photo courtesy of The Discovery Channel

Photo courtesy of The Discovery Channel

Last year, The Discovery Channel was the #1 cable network during Shark Week across all ages and the show itself reached roughly 40 million viewers each day. This year, the episode line up is pretty impressive - the week kicked off with an episode featuring the "Greatest Hits" of Shark Week's past. 

The remainder of the season, you can expect to see Shaquille O'Neal get over his fear of sharks in the episode "Shaq Does Shark Week." Ronda Rousey will face the mako shark without a cage, Guy Fieri and his son will visit the Bahamas to see some sharks, even the sharks from Shark Tank are scheduled to make an appearance. 

 Photo courtesy of Gifer

Photo courtesy of Gifer

 

How To Watch Without Cable:

1. Discovery.com 

Watching Shark Week on discovery.com is the most obvious way to watch the show without cable. All that you'll need is your login credentials for a cable provider, but they are giving away a few episodes for free. 

2. Playstation Vue

Sony has its own streaming service called Playstation Vue, which includes the Discovery Channel as one of its core channels. 

3. DirecTV Now 

DirecTV, owned by AT&T, has a feature called "Live a Little," which includes the Discovery Channel as part of its package. 

4. Philo 

Philo is a relatively new TV option, available on places like Amazon and AppleTV. It only provides 40 channels and the Discovery Channel is one of them!

5. Roku

Roku has also published an article on how to watch Shark Week without cable using your Roku stick. 

 Photo courtesy of  The Rooster

Photo courtesy of The Rooster

How are you planning to watch Shark Week this week? Let us know in the comments section below!

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