After more than 25 years, the wait is finally over. Twin Peaks is back. Just like Laura Palmer promised Agent Cooper that she’d see him in 25 years, we’re going to be seeing everyone again. Fans have a lot of theories about what to expect. The last time we saw Agent Cooper, it looked like he had been taken over by the evil force that calls itself Bob. It’s unclear if this “Bob” doppelgänger has been living Cooper’s life for 25 years, while Cooper’s been caught in the Red Room, or exactly what is happening. We imagine things are drastically different. But the weird vibe that only Twin Peaks could bring — and that inspired many shows all these years later — still remains. We can’t wait to see what David Lynch and Mark Frost have for us next.
If you want to watch the show live, it starts at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central) on Showtime. Can’t get to a television or don’t have cable? Here’s how to stream the show on your computer, mobile device, streaming device or smart TV.
All options are available in the United States only.
Note: Episodes 1 and 2 of Season 3 will premiere on livestream and broadcast at 9 p.m. Eastern. As soon as they finish, Episodes 3 and 4 will then be available to watch online on Showtime’s digital platforms only. These next two episodes will then broadcast on TV (and livestream again) as a two-hour block next week on Showtime.
Subscribe to Showtime Directly & Watch the ‘Twin Peaks’ Premiere on Various Devices
You can subscribe to Showtime’s direct-streaming service here at Showtime.com. The service costs $10.99 a month but offers a 30-day free trial. To avoid charges, you must cancel before the end of the 30-day trial. After creating an account, you can stream the show on the web at Showtime.com or use your new credentials to stream Showtime through the various devices listed below. (You can also subscribe to Showtime directly through the apps on the devices below, with identical subscription price and free-trial terms.)
• iPhone, iPad or Apple TV: Download the Showtime app in the App Store or find it in the Apple TV menu (for Apple TV, be sure to use the Showtime app and not the Showtime Anytime app, which requires a cable login).
• Android Phones, Tablets & Android TV: Download the Showtime app here.
• Amazon Fire TV & Fire Tablet: Download the Showtime app here.
• Samsung Smart TVs: Find the Showtime app on your TV in the Samsung App Store.
If You Have Amazon Prime
You can then stream Showtime on the web at the Amazon website or by downloading the Amazon Video app on your compatible phone, tablet or streaming device. Find links to app downloads and registration for streaming devices here. Amazon specifies here which devices support live programming. There’s also an instructional video here.
If You’re a Sling Subscriber
If you subscribe to Sling and have the Orange or Blue package, Showtime is available as an add-on for $10 a month. There’s a 7-day free trial for new Sling subscribers. To add Showtime to your Sling plan: Go to settings, click “change subscription,” click “Orange + Blue extras,” then click the blue “add” button next to Showtime.
If You’re a Hulu Subscriber
For Hulu subscribers, Showtime is available as an add-on for $8.99 per month with a 30-day free trial. To add Showtime to your Hulu plan: Go to account settings and click “manage premium add-ons.”
If You’re a Playstation Vue Subscriber
For Vue subscribers, Showtime is available here for $10.99 per month ($8.99 for “Plus” members) with a 7-day free trial.
If You’re a YouTube TV Subscriber
For YouTube TV subscribers, Showtime is available for $11 per month with a 1-month free trial. In the YouTube TV app or on the web, add Showtime under “Membership” in the account settings. Select the checkmark next to Showtime and click “Agree.” One additional note, via Google: “If you signed up for YouTube TV on an iOS device, you can only purchase a basic membership. You can’t add any add-on networks to your membership on iOS, even if you see them in the YouTube TV app.”
To get ready for tonight’s episode, you’ll want to watch this preview first: