Watch Animal Kingdom free live or online
Season 5 of Animal Kingdom promises to have a wild new edge now that the Cody family is operating without Smurf.
If you’re just coming to TNT’s premiere crime drama, you still have a good way to play catch up.
This guide will quickly show you all your options for streaming Season 1 through Season 4 of Animal Kingdom, including options to watch most episodes for free. I have used a number of these services since I cut the cord a few years back.
When does Animal Kingdom Season 5 begin?
- Date: July 11, 9/8c
- Network: TNT
- Best Way to Live Stream: Hulu with Live TV (free 7 day trial)
How to watch Animal Kingdom Season 1 through Season 4 free
Amazon Prime Video members can now stream all episodes of Animal Kingdom from Season 1 through 4.
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 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 5 of Animal Kingdom.
Watch Animal Kingdom Season 5 on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV is a solid option to stream Animal Kingdom live as each episode of Season 5 airs.
TNT is among 65+ channels offered by Hulu’s live TV 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 which Cody eventually gains control of the family on your own time.
A Hulu with Live TV account can activate apps that require you to sign in to some kind of pay-TV provider.
Subscribers can use their Hulu with Live TV account to sign in to about 38 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 and DVR options, you’ll have ways to catch up on episodes.
Hulu with Live TV works on most major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Fire Stick, and gaming consoles like Xbox One.
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 $5.99 per month for. That includes Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale.” So a subscription really packs in a lot of value when compared to other live TV streaming services.
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 34+ channels for $35 per month. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for free.
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 $6 and $11 per month.
Animal Kingdom live stream with YouTube TV
YouTube TV has TNT in its channel lineup, so you can live stream Season 5 of Animal Kingdom as it airs.
Subscribers get 85+ channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and on-demand episodes for $64.99 per month.
You can have up to six different profiles on a single account. YouTube TV lets you watch live TV on streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Xbox One. (Following a contract dispute, there is currently a workaround to watch YouTube TV on Roku.)
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. Try YouTube TV free for a week.
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 the Cody gang has become a popular TV staple.
Can I watch Season 4 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 best options for watching Season 5 are Hulu with Live TV and Sling TV. Hulu with Live TV has a free 7 day trial.
The free trial works even if you already subscribe to Hulu on-demand.
Sling TV is your best budget option, but there is no free trial. You can try out one month of Sling Orange for $10. Just cancel online before the month ends if their service isn’t for you.
How do you watch Animal Kingdom without cable? Who is your favorite character? Tell fellow readers in the comments below.
This article was originally written May 3, 2018 and has been updated for Season 5.
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble