Watch Shadowhunters Online: Live Stream, Full Episodes, Free Episodes, & More

watch Shadowhunters online

Shadowhunters, the new series based on Cassandra Clare’s smash YA fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments is coming to Freeform (formerly ABC Family) on Tuesday, January 12 at 9 PM ET. The series is set to run on Freeform for at least 13 episodes. Shadowhunters will follow Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) as she learns that she is a Shadowhunter (a human/angel hybrid and demon-hunter) after her mother is taken by a demon. Unsure of what to do, she joins a group of Shadowhunters to save her mother and learn who she really is. Want to watch Shadowhunters online? We’ll show you exactly how you can do just that!

If you do not have cable you can still watch Shadowhunters and other Freeform shows online legally. Without a cable connection you can still watch the Shadowhunters live stream online or you can watch it on demand, the next day, using a number of different options. Included in this guide are all of the legal and low-cost methods for watching full episodes of Shadowhunters without cable.


Watch Shadowhunters Full Episodes with Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is an excellent alternative to a high-priced cable bill, and the best way to watch Shadowhunters online. The service allows you to watch some of the most popular cable television channels without actually paying for cable. You just spend $20 on Sling TV and have access to Freeform, A&E, AMC, Food Network, ESPN, IFC, TNT, and a host of other networks. Without a contract, you just pay monthly for the basic package or any add-ons you purchase (you can add HBO Now, as well as other  network services) and if you decide you don’t want the service you can cancel at any time. Best of all, you can use Sling TV with a variety of devices including phones, tablets, video game consoles, Smart TVs, Amazon Fire devices, Chromecast, and Roku.

For a limited time, you’ll be able to enjoy some Shadowhunters free episodes by using Sling TV. If you sign up now, Sling TV is allowing new members to try the service free for 7 days! This gives you a chance to try out the service just in time for the Shadowhunters live stream. With SlingTV you can watch Shadowhunters as it airs, live on Freeform, or you can watch it on demand, the day after it airs.

The free trial is a great deal, giving you the chance to watch Shadowhunter full episodes for free, then decide if you want to keep the service or not. If you decide to remain a Sling TV customer, if you opt to pay for 3 months of service in one payment, Sling TV is offering a special and will give you a free Roku 2 or 50% off a Roku 3.

The Roku 2 offers just as many channels (as many as 2,000) and equally fast speeds as the Roku 3, so it’s a great choice for the free offer. If you purchase the 3 months of Sling TV (at $60) and choose the Roku 2 (a $70 value) you’ll get $10 off the retail value of the Roku 2 and get 3 months of Sling TV FREE as an excellent bonus! It’s definitely worth considering if you want access to your favorite cable channels, without the sky-hghi

Check out our full review of Sling TV here. Or, if you’re ready to start, begin your free week-long trial to watch Shadowhunters free for a week!


Other Legal Ways to Watch Shadowhunters Online

There are quite a few other legal ways that will allow you to watch Shadowhunters online without cable. Unfortunately, while there may not be any free options, there are plenty of low-cost options that are available.

  • Amazon Instant Video: You can purchase new Shadowhunters full episodes on Amazon Instant, the day after they air on television. Each episode costs roughly $2 or you can buy a season pass and each episode will be delivered into your video library the day after Shadowhunters airs on television.
  • Hulu: Hulu offers a variety of shows from Freeform/ABC Family, including Shadowhunters full episodes not long after they air. This is a great way to keep up with the show. Hulu is just $7.99 a month for the ad-supported version or $11.99 for the ad-free service. You can try Hulu free for one week. Click here to read our full Hulu review for more info.
  • Vudu: The great thing about Vudu is they offer a lot of the first episodes of shows for free. Like Amazon, episodes are available next day and they generally cost $2 per episode or the cost of a season pass.
  • Google Play: Android users have the option of purchasing Shadowhunters full episodes from Google Play. The same rules apply as the above options with episodes being available the day after they air.
  • iTunes: The Apple alternative for viewers is usually iTunes. The episodes can cost a little bit more with this option, so that’s something to consider.

If you have any other questions about how to access Shadowhunters online feel free to leave us a comment and we will help you out. Also, if you are unsure of where to find your favorite shows online without a cable connection, be sure to check out our search tool! It will direct you to the best and easiest ways to watch all of your favorite TV shows online!



Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn is a writer and filmmaker living in New York with her family and her spoiled Shih Tzu, Molly. When she's not writing she enjoys obsessing over her favorite television shows, watching movies, and cooking.
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