‘Risk’ Live Stream: How to Watch Assange Documentary Online Without Cable


Risk, the documentary about Julian Assange by Laura Poitras, is finally going to be widely available to watch online. Poitras — known for her Citizenfour documentary about Edward Snowden, filmed Assange for six years. At one point in the film she says, “This is not the film I thought I was making. (The contradictions) are becoming the story.” The documentary had been previously available exclusively on iTunes and in select theaters, but now it will be widely available online, coinciding with its release on Showtime. According to Huffington Post, Assange sent a cease-and-desist letter to try to stop the film’s initial release in May.

If you want to watch the documentary 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.

Subscribe to Showtime Directly & Watch 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 film 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.

• Roku: Open the Showtime app on your Roku (if it’s not preloaded, manually add the channel from the device or from the web).

If You Have Amazon Prime

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

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.”

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