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Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Online — Stream It On-Demand, Live, Without Cable, Free

By Steph Myers / February 3, 2017 / Tags: , ,

Here’s how to watch Doctor Who online, whether you want to watch it on-demand, live, without cable, or even for free.

Watch 'Doctor Who' online

Just who is Doctor Who?

Much of the hit science-fiction series revolves around answering this question, albeit indirectly. The rest of the time everyone is too busy solving various crises both here on Earth and around the universe.

The BBC TV show Doctor Who is one of the biggest sci-fi hits ever to grace television. The current version of the show debuted in 2005 — a remake of the original series that ran from 1963-1989.

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A brief synopsis: The Doctor looks and seems human. He’s handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: A 900-year-old alien with two hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel.

Oh, and doesn’t save people for a living — he saves planets. Okay, it’s more of a hobby actually, and he’s very, very good at it. He’s saved us from alien menaces and evil from before time began. But who is he…? Dum-dum-dum!




This show is a great lot of fun. It’s now in its 10th season (Peter Capaldi plays The Doctor). So if you’ve never seen it, you’ll be able to add a whole lot of binge-worthy TV to your list if you like it.

If you want to watch Doctor Who online, you have a few options to stream it on-demand, live, without cable, and maybe even for free.

How To Watch Doctor Who Online If You Have Cable

If you have a cable or satellite subscription, you can watch Doctor Who online on BBC America’s website. You can live stream Doctor Who as it airs. Go here to watch Doctor Who live online on BBC America.

You can also watch full episodes on demand. Go here to watch Doctor Who on-demand, including past episodes and recently aired shows.

If you don’t have a TV subscription that includes BBC America, keep reading for more options.

How To Watch Doctor Who Online Without Cable

You can also watch Doctor Who online with one of today’s best cable TV alternatives — Sling TV. Sling TV is an internet TV service. The basic ‘Orange’ package, $20/month, includes BBC America.

This is a great option if you want to live stream new episodes of Doctor Who as they air. However, Sling TV has very limited on-demand access. You’ll need a DVR if you want to record episodes to watch them later.

Watch Free UK TV Online

Another option is to watch Doctor Who on BBC One from the UK. You can watch BBC One online for free, both live and on-demand, with no login needed. You can watch even if you’re not in the UK. But you will need to bypass the BBC’s geo-blocks to do so. See how to watch BBC online from outside the UK.

How To Watch Full Episodes Of Doctor Who On-Demand

First, if you have a TV provider login, you can watch episodes of Doctor Who online on BBC America, as described above.
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If you don’t, you can still watch full episodes of Doctor Who on-demand from a few different sources. Google Play has nine seasons available. You can buy individual episodes or full seasons.

You can also stream episodes from Seasons 1-8 free with an Amazon Prime Video subscription (get a 30-day free trial here). Vudu and iTunes also have a handful of seasons available.

How To Watch Doctor Who Online For Free

You can also watch Doctor Who online for free — but stay away from those scummy “free live TV!!!” sites. There’s a better way.

You can use Kodi to watch Doctor Who live online for free (plus lots of other shows). What is Kodi? Briefly, it’s a free media player application you can use to stream TV shows and other content from the internet.

How To Use Kodi: Quick-Start Guide For Beginners

One note — whether Kodi is legal is an issue of debate. Yes, the networks frown upon watching their content for free. Hey, I’m not here to judge. But it is highly recommended you use a VPN with Kodi to stay private and secure.

To see what you can watch on Kodi, and how to get started, check out our beginner’s guide on how to use Kodi or our Kodi review.

If you already use Kodi, see the best Kodi Add-ons to stream TV. To watch BBC shows on Kodi, you’ll want to get the iPlayer Add-on. If you’re outside the US, you will need to unblock it to watch shows. See how to unblock Kodi Add-ons.



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