How to Watch BBC America Without Paying For Cable TV (2018 Update)




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In just a few weeks the new season of Doctor Who with a new Doctor will be airing on BBC America. The good news is BBC America has become a very easy channel to stream online without the need for a cable TV subscription.

So here is our quick guide on how to watch BBC America in the United States on devices such as Roku and the Fire TV without paying for cable TV.

Live Stream: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, & DIRECTV NOW

If you want a live feed of BBC America the way to go is to get a live TV streaming service. The good news is Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, & DIRECTV NOW all have it.

Philo includes BBC American live for just $16 a month.

Sling TV has BBC America in its core package starting at just $25 a month. Not only will you get BBC America but for $25 you will get 30+ other channels.

fuboTV has BBC America in their core package just $39.99 for the first month.

DIRECTV NOW has BBC America in its $40 a month package. Not only will you get BBC America but you will also get 60+ other channels.

YouTube TV for just $40 a month you can get BBC America.

PlayStation Vue has BBC America in its $45.99 package (in some markets it starts at $39.99), which comes with $45+ channels.


If you want BBC America shows but don’t need it live check out services such as Amazon Prime Video. Full seasons of “Doctor Who” can be found there as well as popular BBC America shows such as “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Also if you only want one show such as “Doctor Who” you can get a season pass on services such as Amazon Video and view the shows the next day.

Now you can enjoy all things BBC America without the need for cable TV.

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