How to Watch The Strain Online without Cable

Watch The Strain Online Watch the world end in FX's ambitious thriller, and watch The Strain online. Created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, it's a horror drama based on del Toro and Hogan's novels of the same name. When an airplane lands with everyone on board dead, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team are called in to investigate. They discover a deadly virus that is tied to vampirism, and must battle for the future of humanity as they strive to control and cure it before it kills everyone. To experience the horror of this visually stunning show, use our guide below for how to watch The Strain online free and watch The Strain live stream.  

Watch The Strain Online on DIRECTV NOW

Watch The Strain Online Watch The Strain online plus more than 120 other channels (you choose what you want!) with the fantastic DIRECTV NOW. It's $35 per month for the basic package, which is more than 60 channels. Stream The Strain to a device of your choice using Chromecast, Apple TV, and more. Channels on hand include AMC, E!, Food Network, Comedy Central, CNN, SyFy, and Hallmark. Add HBO for $5.  For a full roundup of everything DIRECTV NOW offers, try our DIRECTV NOW review! Want to watch The Strain online free?  Sign up for the free weekly trial!  

Watch The Strain Live Stream on Sling TV

Watch The Strain Online Watch The Strain plus other shows for only $20 a month! Sling TV is a streaming service that's super affordable: you'll want Sling Orange, which has 25 channels including BBC America, Discovery, Lifetime, and TBS. If that's not enough, add on another bundle, or HBO, for a low fee.  If you want more content, just add on a channel bundle or HBO for extra fees as low as $5. Sling has a lot of member discounts.  You can stream The Strain to anything you want, like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, mobile devices, and other streaming devices.  Read our Sling TV review. If you're looking to watch The Strain online free, do the free 7-day Sling TV trial.  

Stream The Strain on PlayStation Vue Watch The Strain Online

Watch The Strain live using PlayStation Vue! Vue starts at $39.99 per month and  includes FX streaming in its packages. Other channels available include for streaming include AMC, Bravo, ESPN, FOX News, MSNBC, Syfy, TNT, TBS and more, so this is a prime destination. You can watch shows live on gaming consoles, Apple TV, phones,  Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and more. If you want to add premium cable channels, you can get them for a small extra fee. It's worth noting that Vue also has a cloud-based DVR to record your favorite programs. To watch Vue outside your home, use your Vue login with the TV EVerywhere app. For everything you need to know, read our PlayStation Vue review. To watch The Strain online free, sign up for Vue’s free five-day trial!  

Watch The Strain Episodes Online with FuboTV

Watch The Strain Online Watch The Strain with another streaming service option: fuboTV. Originally created to be a sports destination, fubo has a ton of channels. Start at $35 per month to get many prime channels like Lifetime, FX, Sprout, Fox Sports, USA, SyFy, Fuse, and Oxygen. With fubo you can watch The Strain streaming on your laptop, smartphone, Roku, Chromecast, and device of your choice. Try our fuboTV review to decide if you want to sign up! And, don’t miss fuboTV’s seven-day free trial for your chance to watch The Strain online free!   

Is The Strain on Hulu?

Watch The Strain Online You can watch previous episodes and seasons of The Strain on Hulu! Unfortunately, you can't live stream The StrainSign up for Hulu.  

Is The Strain on Amazon Prime?

Watch The Strain Online You can't watch The Strain using Amazon Prime, though you can watch The Strain episodes by renting them from Amazon Instant Video. Read more in our Amazon Prime Video review.  

Is The Strain on Netflix?

Watch The Strain Online The Strain streaming is not available on Netflix. If you want to get access to Netflix's ever-expanding library of original and exclusive content, read our Netflix review.  

What Channel is The Strain On?

Trying to find The Strain channel? The Strain is on FX. The Strain air time is Sundays at 10 p.m. ET. To get the FX live stream, subscribe to DIRECTV NOW’s free trial, or sign up for any of the streaming options above!

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Claire Hellar

Claire Hellar

Claire Hellar is a marketing specialist and freelance pop culture writer. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and lives in Denver, Colorado.
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