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Watch ‘Scandal’ Online Free, Without Cable, Live, On-Demand (New Episodes Thursdays)

By Steph Myers / May 11, 2017 / Tags: , ,

Here’s how to watch Scandal online — Season 6 and past seasons.

Watch 'Scandal' TV show online

If you’re looking for an addictive drama full of secrets, dirty deeds, and intrigue the TV series Scandal is a good place to start.

What To Stream Today

The premise: Olivia Pope is a “fixer.” She cleans up problems and keeps the damaging secrets of her celebrity clients from going public. But while Olivia is a star when it comes to fixing other people’s lives, she has trouble fixing her own.

Scandal is one of those shows that’s hard to stop watching once you get sucked in to the story. The drama is currently in its 6th season on ABC. If you want to watch the current or past seasons of Scandal online — for free, without cable, live, or on-demand — you have a few options.

How To Watch The Scandal Online If You Have Cable

ABC will stream new episodes of Scandal live online, both on ABC.com and the Watch ABC app.

Go here to watch the Scandal live stream on ABC. You will need to log in with a TV provider. If you don’t have one, see the best cable TV alternatives for other ways to get access (even for free).

Note that the ABC live stream is only available in a handful of US cities (Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco). So if you’re not in one of these areas, see below for how to get access.

You can also watch full episodes of Scandal on demand on ABC after logging in with your cable provider.

How To Live Stream Scandal If You Have Cable, But The ABC Live Stream Isn’t Available In Your Area

You can watch Scandal live online on ABC from any city in the country. You just need to bypass ABC’s location-detectors.

For step-by-step help, see: How To Watch ABC’s Live Stream Anywhere. You can do this to watch the Scandal live online on ABC.com or the Watch ABC app.

Watch Scandal Without Cable On YouTube TV

If you don’t have a TV provider, you  can use YouTube TV to watch Scandal live or on-demand.

YouTube TV is YouTube’s new live TV streaming service. You can live stream a bunch of popular network and cable channels — including ABC — plus you get unlimited DVR space. It’s a great new option for streamers and cord-cutters. You can take advantage of the 1-month free trial to stream a ton of free TV, even if you don’t keep it.

The drawback is that it’s only available in a couple of cities. The good news is that even if it’s not available where you are, you can still get access. See how to get YouTube TV in any location.

Stream Full Episodes Of Scandal On-Demand

Besides YouTube TV, there are also a few other ways to watch Scandal on-demand without a TV provider.

Amazon Video TV Shows

First, you can rent episodes from all 6 seasons on Amazon Instant Video. iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and the PlayStation Store also have episodes available to rent or buy.

You can also stream Seasons 1-5 of Scandal with a Netflix subscription. Season 6 will be available after the last episode has aired on TV.

More Ways To Watch Scandal Online — Free, Without Cable

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

You can use Kodi to watch Scandal (plus lots of other shows) online for free. 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: A Simple Quick-Start Guide

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 the media player and need help finding quality sources to stream TV on Kodi, see our list of the best Kodi add-ons. This includes some great options to watch shows on ABC both live and on-demand.

An alternate approach to Kodi is to download free episodes of Scandal — but this is technically illegal, so beware of the risks and the precautions to take before you head down this path. See more about downloading free TV.


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