Watch Animal Kingdom free live or online
The first episode of TNT’s crime drama Animal Kingdom moves fast and it’s a primer of what’s to come. Everything is fast with the Cody family.
If you want to watch Season 1 and Season 2 of Animal Kingdom before new episodes begin airing on May 29, you’re in the right place. This guide will quickly show you all your options for streaming Season 1 through Season 3, including options to watch most episodes of Animal Kingdom for free.
When does Animal Kingdom Season 3 begin?
- Date: May 29
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
- Network: TNT
- Best Way to Live Stream: Hulu with Live TV (free trial) or DirecTV Now (free trial)
How to watch Animal Kingdom Season 1 and Season 2 free
Amazon Prime Video members can now stream all episodes of Animal Kingdom from Season 1 and Season 2. If you don’t have a subscription to Amazon Prime, you can try one free for a month. That should give you plenty of time to binge watch both seasons of Animal Kingdom without paying a dime. If you don’t like all the benefits of Amazon Prime during your 30 day trial, you can cancel before it’s over.
Then you can choose a live TV streaming service and use another free trial to decide how to live stream and record Season 3 of Animal Kingdom.
Watch Animal Kingdom Season 3 on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV is a solid option to stream Animal Kingdom live as each episode of Season 3 airs.
TNT is among 50+ channels offered by Hulu’s live streaming service. You’ll get local ABC, NBC and FOX stations in most parts of the U.S.
There’s A&E, HGTV, ESPN, CNN and Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 and 50 hours of Cloud DVR. So you can always record episodes of Animal Kingdom and see if Smurf eventually regains control of the family on your own time.
If you want access to apps that require you to sign in to some kind of pay-TV provider, a Hulu with Live TV account can help.
Subscribers can use their Hulu with Live TV account to sign in to about 35 TV Everywhere apps. Some of these apps like FXNow offer multiple live streams to channels that are not within your Hulu with Live TV lineup. So it’s like getting extra channels for free. You won’t get access to the TNT app, but with on-demand options and DVR options, you’ll have ways to catch up on episodes.
Hulu with Live TV works on most major streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Fire Stick, and gaming consoles like Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Hulu with Live TV is also ideal if you want to watch a show like Animal Kingdom on your iPhone or Android smartphone. The live streaming service lets you watch up to two streams simultaneously, including one outside your home.
As part of your subscription and free trial, you’ll get unrestricted access to Hulu’s massive on-demand library that people usually pay $7.99 per month for. That includes Hulu Originals like “The Path” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” So a subscription really packs in a lot of value when compared to other live TV streaming services.
You can try Hulu with Live TV free for a week.
Get an Animal Kingdom Live Stream with DirecTV Now
DirecTV Now provides a very reliable service to watch an Animal Kingdom live stream.
TNT is offered on the least expensive channel bundle of DirecTV Now, so you can live stream Animal Kingdom to your Roku or iPhone.
Subscribers to the “Live a Little” bundle gets 60 channels, including A&E, History, BBC America, ESPN and Paramount Network. You can stream on up to two devices at once. So your family has the option to watch something else besides Pope giving that dead-eye stare he learned in prison to Baz and the brothers.
Parent company AT&T has plans to unveil its Cloud DVR soon, upgrade to 4K streaming and add a third stream to its service this year.
DirecTV Now also has a huge on-demand movie collection and some on-demand content for each channel. Similar to Hulu with Live TV, you can use your account to sign in to about 50 TV Everywhere apps.
Use Playstation Vue to watch Animal Kingdom online
I used PlayStation Vue for about a year and a half after I cut the cord, and it’s a very reliable service for streaming Animal Kingdom and a variety of other shows. Channel bundles start at $39.99 per month for 48+ channels. That will include TNT, FX, Discovery Channel and ESPN. PlayStation Vue has unlimited Cloud DVR.
PlayStation Vue offers a free 5-day trial.
Watch Animal Kingdom live stream with YouTube TV
YouTube TV has TNT so you can live stream Season 3 of Animal Kingdom. You’ll get about 50 channels for $40 per month and unlimited Cloud DVR. You can have up to six different profiles on a single account, and watch live TV on streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Xbox One.
You can also live stream TV shows and movies on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
ESPN, A&E, Smithsonian Channel, USA Network and Viceland are part of the channel lineup. You’ll get free access to original programming on YouTube Red. Try YouTube TV free for a week.
Sling TV: Live Stream Animal Kingdom online
Sling TV is the cheapest way to just get access to TNT with no frills. The Sling Orange bundle is 30+ channels for $20 per month. You’ll have to pay another $5 per month for 50 hours of Cloud DVR.
AMC, ESPN, HGTV and Comedy Central are among the other popular channels on Sling Orange. You’ll have the option to weave in more channels through smaller bundles that cost between $5 and $10 per month. You can try out Sling TV and watch some episodes of Animal Kingdom free for 7-days.
Sling TV will give you a discounted or free streaming device if you prepay for a brief subscription.
Is Animal Kingdom on Netflix?
No. Amazon snagged the exclusive rights to stream Animal Kingdom before Season 2 aired on TNT. And it was a smart move for them considering that Smurf and gang have become a popular TV staple.
Can I watch Season 2 of Animal Kingdom on the TNT app?
Not at the moment. TNT has now sold the rights to Amazon, so your only option to watch old episodes of Animal Kingdom right now is through Amazon Prime Video. Try Amazon Prime free for 30 days.
So that’s the whole rundown of how to live stream Animal Kingdom without cable. Your two best options are Hulu with Live TV for its overall value. You can try out Hulu’s live TV service free for a week.
DirecTV Now is worth trying out, whether you do a 7-day free trial or prepay for a brief subscription so you can get a Roku Streaming Stick or Apple TV. Just cancel your free trial online before it ends if either service isn’t for you.
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