watch-the-xfiles-onlineYou know you’re in for a treat when you hear that theme music echoing through your 1999 living room. Mulder and Scully are on the case for another episode of The X-Files. Monsters, Aliens and government conspiracies: yep, they’re all in this particular show. Whether you’re looking to stream the old X-Files series or you’d prefer to watch the new Fox Network reboot there are a few different ways to watch The X-Files online for free and we’ll go through them together below.

The X-Files is an experience that must be experienced to be understood (whoa, that was deep, right?).

Is The X-Files Streaming on Netflix or Hulu?

You may stop reading this article now and just click over to Netflix if you’re a subscriber. All nine seasons of the old X-Files are on Netflix streaming for free. Yep, this is the place to catch up on the old episodes of The X-Files.

Hulu is the place you’ll want to go to stream the new reboot of The X-Files the day after it airs on Fox. They actually have all of the old episodes as well so this might be a better total package solution for you if you want it all in one place online.

Watch X-Files Live with Sling TV

Sling TV is a new alternative to cable that allows you to subscribe to several channels for a mere $20, including Fox and X-Files. It gives you live television so you can watch online just like you would on a traditional television. Head over there now to check it out and sign up for the free seven day trial.

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Stream The X-Files on and the official Fox App

Fox, which owns The X-Files, has a couple of official methods for streaming their content. First, is the website of record for Fox. Here, you’ll find all of the newest episodes of the reboot and from time to time they’ll post a classic episode available for streaming for a limited time.


The Fox App also allows you to stream The X-files but remember this only includes the newer reboot and only while it’s on the air this year. After 2016 you probably won’t be able to stream The Xfiles here anymore unless they renew it for yet another farewell season (which is unlikely in this writer’s journalistic opinion).

Download Full Episodes of The X-Files and Live Stream in HD

If you’d rather download episodes of The X-Files to your computer and watch them on a plane or in the middle of the Vancouver, BC woods you should consider purchasing them on Amazon. This is a great streaming option because you’ll own The Xfiles forever and you won’t have to worry about who owns the rights or what device they’ll work on exclusively 10 years from now when everyone you know is dead except you, holding a torch for The Xfiles.

Watch The X-Files Movies Online

In addition to the episodes in the series there are two X-Files movies to consider. They aren’t currently on Netflix or Hulu oddly enough but you can stream them on Amazon for a small fee. Keep checking Netflix and Hulu because as this show becomes popular again with the reboot we think they’ll pop up sometime soon.

This movie is tough to find. You may have to check eBay if you’re wanting to own every piece of The Xfiles. Good luck. We Want to Believe.