Star Trek: Discovery is a brand-new CBS series which has been specially developed for the CBS All Access service. It is the second such series after Star Trek: Enterprise which concluded back in 2005. However, the latest series is set ten years prior to the events of the original series and happens on a separate timeline from the feature films. So, if you haven’t watched any of the latest Star Trek movies, there is no need to worry! Discovery mainly explores an event in history mentioned in the original Star Trek series while closely following the adventures of the USS Discovery. The series was originally announced in 2015, with Fuller joining as the showrunner in 2016 and latter stepping back in October of that year owing to other commitments. Discovery stars Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones, and Sonequa Martin Green. The first season consists of 13 episodes which premiered in May 2017 and later streamed on All Access despite it being formatted specifically for All Access!
Watch Star Trek: Discovery Online via CBS All Access
All Star Trek: Discovery fans can be assured that they can stream episodes of the show on CBS All Access. CBS All-Access for those who don’t know is CBS’s version of an online streaming service but one that gives subscribers a chance to stream all original CBS shows or those it has a license to show. The pricing does fluctuate a fair bit but right now expect to pay around $6 a month. Long time subscribers can expect a better deal. However, if you’re not yet a subscriber click on the link below to trial the service for seven days before buying!
Live Stream Star Trek: Discovery Online with Sling TV
Even though Sling TV allows subscribers to stream dozens of channels on the go for a fraction of the cost of regular cable it does not include CBS. Sling TV has not yet struck a deal with CBS to stream the network and its programming live. However, there is a chance that CBS may license Star Trek: Discovery to another network once the show’s first season concludes. Till then as a Sling TV subscriber, you can stream dozens of channels such as CNN, ESPN, Syfy, etc.
Watch Star Trek: Discovery with DIRECTV
DIRECTV is a similar service to Sling TV, but it’s owned by AT&T and slightly more expensive with the basic package starting at $35. However, you can’t stream CBS via DIRECTV just yet, but you do get access to over 60 channels such as Comedy Central, CNN, Disney Channel, etc. with the basic ‘Live a Little’ package. So, even though it’s a bummer for Star Trek: Discovery fans wanting to stream their favorite show, they still get access to dozens of other hit shows and sporting events.
Streaming Star Trek: Discovery on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon
Ever since CBS inked a long-term agreement with Netflix, almost every show has made it to Netflix. So, it’s only fair that you should be able to stream Star Trek: Discovery on Netflix. We assume there is a waiting period between when an episode is aired on CBS and when it becomes available on Netflix but then again you’re streaming it on the go in most cases and at your convenience.
Hulu will not get Star Trek: Discovery because it’s one streaming service that CBS does not particularly like! So, Hulu subscribers will need to look elsewhere for their Star Trek fix.
You should be able to find episodes and eventually the complete season of Star Trek: Discovery on Amazon once the season closes. However, expect to pay $2.99 an episode which is available in HD!
Other Methods of Streaming Star Trek: Discovery for free
We are not aware of any free methods of streaming Star Trek: Discovery but if they are any we bet you it’s illegal. Illegal streaming will get you branded as a pirate and that too, not the warm and fuzzy type! Expect to serve some jail time (probably not) if you’re caught streaming illegally…you have been warned!