watch the big bang theory online

Who loves some hilarious nerdy comedy?

The Big Bang Theory has been one of the most popular television shows on CBS of the last decade, following a group of friends of the nerdier variety as they deal with everything from jobs to friends to relationships and frankly just dealing with one another.

For those of you less familiar, The Big Bang Theory was created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, Cybil, Grace Under Fire) and Bill Prady (Gilmore Girls, Star Trek) starring four geeky friends and their more socially enabled friend Penny. The dynamics between these friends revolves around techy jokes, the lack of any social skills especially when it comes to women, and their careers in various scientific fields.

A fun little story about The Big Bang Theory (BBT) is that its original version was rejected by CBS, but the show’s creators were given the option to give it another shot by retooling the show a bit to suit the network’s desires. The writers hit the drawing board a bit harder, and now we all have The Big Bang Theory as we know it today on television.

So where can you watch The Big Bang Theory online? Great question. We’ll break it down below for you.

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Stream The Big Bang Theory online on CBS All Access

The good news: You can stream The Big Bang Theory online with CBS All Access. The bad news is that it requires a subscription. Ok back to the good news. You can watch five episode of The Big Bang Theory for free on right now. No word if they’re planning on offering more episodes in the near future.

Is The Big Bang Theory on Netflix?

There was a rumor that The Big Bang Theory would be picked up by Netflix a while back, but it seemingly only remained a rumor, unless this is the longest developing rumor ever. Regardless, at this point it doesn’t seem very likely that Netflix will stream The BBT anytime soon.

Is The Big Bang Theory on Hulu?

It’s that pesky little problem, that Hulu is owned in part by NBC, ABC and FOX, but not CBS. The Big Bang Theory is on CBS, thus The BBT isn’t currently available on Hulu, and the BBT page on Hulu currently directs page viewers to the CBS website where they can stream a handful of episodes right now.

The Big Bang Theory on Amazon Prime

If you’re interested in watching a bunch of episodes and you don’t mind paying a few bucks for each episode you can currently stream The Big Bang Theory on Amazon Instant Video. Sure this will end up pretty expensive, but for those of you who can’t wait until The BBT ends up on a streaming service, this is a great option.

Google Play and iTunes

Google Play and iTunes both have episodes of The Big Bang Theory for $2-3 bucks an episode. This is a great option for those of you who might have missed a few episodes and want to catch up on the show.

The Big Bang Theory is one of the harder shows to watch online, but we’re confident one of the big streaming services will eventually pay big bucks to bring this one to its viewers.

Grab Your Favorite Seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD & Blu-Ray

If all else fails you can always purchase a physical copy of The Big Bang Theory. Hey, it isn’t streaming but at least this way you won’t have to worry about who owns the rights to The Big Bang Theory ten years from now. Check the latest prices for this show on Amazon.

Watch The Big Bang Theory’s trailer below: