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Watch “Who Killed Tupac?” series, Notorious B.I.G. special on A&E without cable
To watch the new A&E series “Who Killed Tupac?” without cable, you will need to decide how to live stream this six-part series.
The series delves into the unsolved murder of rapper and actor Tupac Shakur.
|How to Watch: “Who Killed Tupac?”|
|Date: Nov. 21, 9 P.M. ET|
|Live Stream: DirecTV Now, fuboTV and Sling TV
On-demand: Catch up on episodes with the A&E app using a live streaming subscription.
Questions have lingered about who killed Tupac and Biggie, and at least one of these shows may reveal new the about the murders.
It’s unclear whether the Biggie biography and the Tupac series will be available on the A&E app. The A&E network hasn’t put the latest two-hour Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath on the A&E app after it aired on May 29.
So your best bet to watch the Tupac series and the Notorious B.I.G. biography special is to take advantage of streaming services if you don’t have cable. With some of the choices listed below, you will also be able to use Cloud DVR to record these shows if you want to watch them after they air on A&E.
About Who Killed Tupac? on A&E
“Who Killed Tupac?” is a six-part limited series that promises “a no-stone-unturned investigation” twenty years after the death of the dynamic and influential rapper and actor.
Each installment of this investigative series will follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind his murder.
For Crump, the investigation is personal.
His mother went to high school with Tupac’s mother, the late Afeni Shakur. Before she died last May of a heart attack, Shakur praised Crump for his work representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and other victims of gun violence.
Through Tupac’s own words and exclusive new interviews with eyewitnesses, family, friends, and colleagues, viewers will come to understand every facet of Tupac Shakur’s complex personality.
Executives at Death Row Records, former gang members of the Bloods and the Crips, Quincy “QDIII” Jones III and Digital Underground’s Money-B are among those interviewed.
Other interviews include Tupac’s brother, Mopreme Shakur, childhood friend E.D.I. Mean as well as other members of his group Outlawz.
In exploring how Tupac didn’t get his due process, Crump seeks to show how it is relevant to what is happening in the social justice movement in America today.
Theories about who killed Tupac
It remains to be seen how much Crump will rely on retired Los Angeles police detectives, who worked the Tupac murder case.
One theory over the years was that Orlando Anderson, a Southside Crip fatally shot Tupac as retaliation. Anderson got stopped by Tupac and members of Death Row in the lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight. The shooting happened moments later on the Vegas strip.
A former LAPD detective, Russell Poole, once believed that corrupt LAPD officers working for Death Row records were responsible for the murder. Poole has changed his theory to blame Sharitha Knight and head of Death Row security, Reggie Wright Jr.
About the Notorious B.I.G. biography special
Unlike the “Who Killed Tupac?” series, the Biggie biography special is geared as a celebration of Christopher Wallace’s life.
Remember the A&E show “Biography” back in the day?
“Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” will relaunch the series with a three-hour, deeply personal biography.
The late Christopher Wallace will even narrate some of his own incredible life story. The show will use exclusive archival footage and audio recordings that have never been heard before as well as new interviews by those who loved him most.
“Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” is the first biography to be authorized by his estate.
Producers of the show say it will be the most personal and revealing documentary about Wallace that anyone has ever seen.
Sean “Diddy” Combs, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Nas were interviewed for the special along with those closest to Wallace. His widow Faith Evans, his mother Voletta Wallace, his close friend Lil Cease and members of Junior Mafia also take part in the special.
The show will also focus on Evans as she embarks on an emotional journey to reconcile her own turbulent memories.
The special will explore the people and places that shaped Wallace’s life, including his youth hustling on the streets of Brooklyn and his rise to fame.
The biography will also cover his feud with Tupac Shakur, and his shocking murder on the streets of Los Angeles. The Biggie special aired on Sept. 4, but there’s still a way to stream it.
Live Stream “Who killed Tupac?”, and Biggie Smalls special with Roku, Fire TV or Android
For any of the live streaming services discussed below, you can use popular streaming devices like a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, NVIDIA SHIELD TV.
DirecTV Now: best choice for live streaming on the go
DirecTV Now will give you the A&E channel anywhere in the U.S. and most channels overall. The advantage of their service is that you can live stream your channels at home on your TV, or outside of your home using a smartphone or computer.
The “Live A Little” channel lineup is $35 for 60+ channels. Aside from A&E, you can get channels like FX, Viceland, MTV and MTV2.
DirecTV Now doesn’t have a Cloud DVR option at the moment. But you can access to the A&E app with DirecTV Now subscription or free trial. You can use the A&E app to watch Who Killed Tupac? on demand.
DirecTV Now has a free 7-day trial. Just cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to continue with the service. If you prepay for one month of a subscription, DirecTV Now will give you a free 2017 Roku Streaming Stick. Like I just said, you don’t have to keep the subscription afterward. Just cancel online if the service isn’t for you.
fuboTV: best choice for sports fans who want A&E
fuboTV is known for being a sports-first platform that live streams channels like beIN Sports, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network. fuboTV carries A&E everywhere in the U.S. and even has a Cloud DVR feature that you can use to watch shows later. The platform has also recently picked up channels like HGTV and Travel Channel.
If you own a Roku, fuboTV just launched a brand new app with a really nice user interface. Using Cloud DVR on this interface is really easy, and you’ll get 30 hours of recording space. You can add up to 500 hours of Cloud DVR space for a little more money. fuboTV recently launched a look-back feature, which stores certain shows or games that aired within the last 72 hours. Read my review of fuboTV if you want to learn more about it.
fuboTV has a free 7-day trial if you want to check out their service.
Sling TV: Use Cloud DVR to watch Who Killed Tupac?
If you definitely want to DVR the Tupac series and Biggie special, then Sling TV is the way to go. The “Sling Orange” channel package has A&E. Their Cloud DVR service is the easiest to use at the moment. The Sling Orange package also gives you the AMC, History Channel, HGTV and Comedy Central. You’ll get 30+ live channels for $20 per month. If you subscribe to Sling TV, then you can add on Cloud DVR for an extra $5 per month.
Sling TV has a free 7-day trial. If you don’t have a streaming device, Sling TV is offering a free Roku Express or RCA indoor antenna for new customers who prepay for two months. You can also get a 50 percent discount on a Roku Ultra or AirTV Player if you pre-pay for three months of service.
What’s the best way to watch Who Killed Tupac?
I recommend going with DirecTV Now, and trying it free for 7 days if you want the most channels and flexibility of where to watch it. DirecTV Now will give you a free 2017 Roku Streaming Stick if you prepay for just one month. You can easily cancel online if you don’t want to keep your subscription after that.
“Who Killed Tupac?” will premiere its first of six installments on A&E on Nov. 21 at 9 P.M. You can catch up on episodes of “Who Killed Tupac?” and watch Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. on the A&E app with your DirecTV Now or fuboTV login credentials.
How you are going to watch “Who Killed Tupac?” and Biggie special? Tell fellow readers about it in the comments below.
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