If you’re anything like me, you have to watch the Daily Show, well, daily. But if you’re considering quitting cable, you may be hesitant because of missing out on all the goodness that Comedy Central has to offer. Of course, it isn’t just the Daily Show. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, @Midnight, Broad City, Key & Peele, South Park, and countless other hilarious shows are at home on the premier comedy network. So how can you make sure you don’t miss a minute of Trevor Noah or Chris Hardwick?
Over the years, Comedy Central has evolved greatly. What started out as a place to air standup comedy specials has since become a platform for the best fake news available anywhere. It is synonymous with cutting edge content including a variety of original programming, stand-up specials, and social commentary. Before you panic and continue paying for expensive cable, consider these creative ways to catch a Comedy Central live stream. The best part? They’re 100% legal.
Watch Comedy Central Online with DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is a streaming service that is a great option, especially for new cord cutters. Thanks to the guide looking so similar to cable’s guide, the transition to streaming is simple! With DIRECTV NOW you can choose from a variety of packages and get over 100 channels! In addition to Comedy Central, you’ll be able to watch A&E, AMC, Disney, Cartoon Network, and more. You’ll also have access to an on-demand library of content. DIRECTV NOW works on most streaming devices, and you won’t have any pesky mobile restrictions to deal with!
If you’re ready to test out DIRECTV NOW, you can try the 7-day trial. Introductory pricing is available to give you one of the more popular package options for just $35 a month. If you sign up now, when the sale ends, you’ll get to keep the special price as long as you remain a member. You can even get a free Apple TV with three months of prepaid service.
Access Comedy Central Streaming with Sling TV
Sling TV is one of the best streaming services out there, period. And, luckily, they recently added Comedy Central to their already impressive channel lineup!
Now, you can subscribe to Sling TV for just $20 a month, and enjoy tons of awesome TV shows, movies, news, live sports and more. Comedy Central streaming is available on all of Sling TV’s packages, which offer 25+ and 40+ channels, respectively. Sling Orange is $20 a month for 25+ channels, and Sling Blue is $25 a month for 40+ channels. Comedy Central streaming is available on either package, but check out the other channels to see which would be the best fit for you.
Sling TV works on just about any device, from smartphones to smart TVs to streaming devices. Also, they just recently announced that Apple TV is now supported, which means you can now watch Comedy Central on Apple TV! Plus, Sling TV is known for offering some pretty stellar sign-up bonuses, like a free Roku 2 streaming player (a great device, and watching Comedy Central on Roku has never been cheaper or easier), or $60 off an Apple TV. These deals are currently available when you prepay for 3 months of Sling TV, and the specifics of the deals do change from time to time.
Sling TV offers a ton of value (including one of the only ways to watch Comedy Central on Apple TV), and is a great way to watch Comedy Central shows online. Not only that, it’s a great way to watch TV in general, without paying a fortune for cable. Check out our Sling TV review to learn more.
Sling TV also offers a FREE 7-day trial, perfect for testing out the service!
Watch Comedy Central Online with Amazon Prime
If watching the Comedy Central live stream isn’t your top priority, you can still watch the network online with Amazon Prime (review). The service offers a huge library of past seasons of Comedy Central shows totally free with your Prime membership. You can binge-watch your favorites like Workaholics and Nathan For You, while also getting the fringe benefits like free two-day shipping and lots of HBO content! You can even purchase the latest episodes through Amazon Instant Video the day after they air on the network.
Amazon Prime is only $99 a year, and free shipping is just one of the great perks of the service. In fact, it manages to pay for itself pretty quickly around the holidays. Try it now free for 30 days to see what the fuss is all about, and watch Comedy Central online free.
Watch Comedy Central On-Demand with Hulu
Of course, there is always Hulu. This online streaming service is one of the most popular solutions for cable cutters and gives you a lot of current and past content to make the cost well worth it. Read our review to learn more about why it’s so great. Hulu offers a ton of hit shows from Comedy Central including:
And that is just a drop in the hilarity bucket! Not only can you watch Comedy Central online with Hulu, but you’ll also have access to new shows from ABC, FOX, NBC, and more the day after they air on the networks. If you don’t want to pay extra, the same shows are available within several days of airing on the website.
Hulu is only $7.99 a month with limited commercials, or you can pay $11.99 to ditch the ads altogether. Not convinced? Try it free for 7 days and you can watch Comedy Central online free!
Comedy Central Used to Be on PlayStation Vue! What Gives?
That’s right. We’re sorry to report that as of fall 2016, Comedy Central and all other Viacom channels (MTV, Nickelodeon) have been removed from the PlayStation Vue service. According to their website it was a move made to keep their current price points.
If you are a Vue subscriber and you are worried about missing your favorite Comedy Central programs, don’t despair – you have options! If you do not want to sign up for another streaming service like the ones mentioned above, you can buy individual episodes or seasons of your favorite shows digitally from retailers like Amazon. Follow one of the show links listed above for more information on how to do that.