‘The 80s Top Ten’ Streaming: How to Watch Nat Geo Show Online

Nat Geo Pop culture icon Rob Lowe takes viewers down memory lane with six entertaining and thought-provoking top ten countdowns of 1980s pop culture, as voted by a panel of experts. Revisit the most memorable moments, gadgets, toys, fast foods, commercials and streetwear of this iconic decade, and see which items our panel put at the top of each list. With stories youÕve never heard before from stars who were at the heart of the action, from the launch of MTV and the Apple Macintosh to the tale of Teddy Ruxpin and WendyÕs Super Bar, this series will remind you why the aftershocks of the Ô80s are still felt today. (National Geographic)

The latest nostalgia-filled countdown show coming to TV is “The ’80s: Top Ten,” which premieres Saturday, January 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo.

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch “The ’80s: Top Ten” streaming online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of Nat Geo and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch “The ’80s: Top Ten” live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of Nat Geo and 30-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s Sling Blue bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with Nat Geo, and you can get your first month for just $10:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch “The ’80s: Top Ten” live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Nat Geo is included in “Ultimate” and “Premier,” but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch “The ’80s: Top Ten” live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of Nat Geo and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch “The ’80s: Top Ten” live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of Nat Geo and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes both ESPN+ and Disney+ as part of their special bundle:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch “The ’80s: Top Ten” live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which includes most shows after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


‘The ’80s Top Ten’ Preview

Hosted by ’80s heartthrob Rob Lowe, “The ’80s Top Ten” aims to take viewers “down memory lane with the best of ‘80s lists and remind viewers why the aftershocks of that decade are still felt today,” according to the Nat Geo press release.

It continues:

Pop culture icon Rob Lowe takes viewers down memory lane with six entertaining and thought-provoking top 10 countdowns of 1980s pop culture, as voted by a panel of experts. Revisit the most memorable moments, gadgets, toys, fast foods, commercials, and streetwear of this iconic decade, and see which items our panel put at the top of each list.

With stories you’ve never heard before from stars who were at the heart of the action, from the launch of MTV and the Apple Macintosh to the tale of Teddy Ruxpin and Wendy’s Super Bar, this series will remind you why the aftershocks of the ‘80s are still felt today.

The show premieres with back-to-back episodes on New Year’s Day. The premiere episode is titled “Watercooler Moments,” where Lowe counts down the greatest, most buzz-worthy moments of the 1980s. Episode two is titled “Streetwear,” where Lowe counts down the greatest street fashions of the decade.

Then on January 2 comes two more episodes. Episode three is titled “Commercials,” where Lowe “counts down the best ads of the ’80s, uncovering the secrets behind spots like Bud’s Spuds MacKenzie, Where’s the Beef, and Apple’s 1984,” followed by episode four, titled “Fast Food.” This episode counts down the 10 most memorable fast food items of the 1980s.

Then on January 3 are the final two episodes, “Gadgets,” which explores “how lives were changed by inventions like the Walkman, Gameboy, and Macintosh,” and “Toys,” which looks at the top 10 toys of the 1980s.

In a preview on “Entertainment Tonight,” the voice over bills the show as, “The clip show you never knew you wanted.”

It also previews special guest commentators Tiffani Amber Thiessen, Kevin Smith, Jon Lovitz, Dee Snider, Joan Collins, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, as host Lowe says, “IT’s been said nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. But there is a time and a place we all love to look back on and that is the 80s. … It’s the decade we just can’t quit.”

“The ’80s Top Ten” premieres Saturday, January 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on Nat Geo.

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