Stand-up comedian Louis CK isn’t the first to fictionalize his routines to create a sitcom, but his version of the concept may be one of the most unique. Rather than going the route of Home Improvement or Everybody Loves Raymond, Louie showcases the humor in short, unconnected vignettes that are punctuated with stand-up routines. By choosing to work with FX, Louie can be as edgy as it is funny without the constraints of network TV. Learn how you can watch Louie online with this cable-free tv guide.
5 seasons of the series have already aired, and while FX did renew for season 6, filming won’t start until Louis CK himself says it’s time to start.
If you’re toying with the idea of giving up cable cold turkey, access to networks like FX may be one of the fears that is holding you back. But don’t worry, you can still watch Louie online and on-demand with these solutions.
Watch Louie Online Free with Amazon Prime
If you have Amazon Prime for the free shipping then you probably know all about the amazing catalog of free TV and movies available to you. Seasons 1 through 4 of Louie are already available for free with your Prime subscription so you can watch them without any huge additional investment. If you don’t already have Amazon Prime, you may want to consider adding it to your life. The service costs $99 per year and you get your money’s worth for the free 2-day shipping alone.
For season 5, you can still watch Louie full episodes with Amazon Instant Video but you’ll have to buy each episode or a season pass. Or, you can wait for it to become part of the Prime service, if you’re patient. But once you do, you own Louie for life like a set of Blu-Ray discs but without the need for a storage tower.
To watch Louie online with Amazon Prime and see if the streaming service is right for you, try it on for size with a free 30-day trial.
Watch Louie online with FX and PlayStation Vue (in Select Cities Only)
PlayStation Vue is a relatively new and experimental service from Sony that allows you to stream TV without cable directly through your PS3, PS4, iPad, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. The service is only available in limited markets for now, including:
- New York City
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
Since FX is part of their basic package you can watch Louie streaming for the low price of $39.99. And, once season 6 is aired, you can even watch Louie live streaming with your Vue account. You’ll also have access to a number of other networks such as the newly added ABC, Disney, and ESPN family of channels. Find out more here to see if PlayStation Vue is right for you.
Catch Louie Streaming with Hulu
Currently offering the first 4 seasons, Hulu is another great investment option for watching Louie online and for cutting cable in general. It is one of the most popular subscription streaming services available right now, and for good reason. There is a huge select of current and past TV hits and movies. Hulu is compatible with just about any device and makes cutting cable pretty user friendly.
There are three ways to watch Hulu:
- Basic Hulu online for free with limited options
- Hulu Plus with commercials for $7.99 a month
- Hulu Plus with no commercials for $11.99 a month
Not only can you watch Louie streaming with Hulu, but you can catch some other edgy comedies like the animated show Drawn Together (not safe for kids!) and the British “Comedy Thriller” The Wrong Mans.
Sign up for 7 days free to try it out for yourself!
Watch Netflix for Louie Full Episodes
Netflix has really boosted its popularity lately by adding a number of originals to their already outstanding TV lineup. Seasons 1 through 4 of Louie are currently available, and season 5 will follow after several months. And, even if you want to do more than watch Louie online, Netflix offers so much content that it’ll be hard to stop once you’re down that rabbit hole. In fact, follow the “Because you watched Louie” thread and you’ll find gold at the end. It might suggest their original series Master of None starring comedian Aziz Ansari. Or Wilfred staring Elijah Wood and Australian comedian Jason Gunn. We could keep going, but we won’t.
Netflix is very accessible and you can watch it on a variety of devices. There are three tiers of subscription, so go to their website to learn what is best for you.
Buy Louie Full Episodes Online
We’ve already discussed the possibility of buying Louie with Amazon Instant Video, but there are more options for owning individual episodes or entire seasons of the show. Vudu, iTunes, and others are also buy-as-you go video services.
You will own the content forever and ever, but that doesn’t always make it the best deal. In general, these options will be much more expensive than subscribing to one of the other streaming options.