The Owl House is a new animated series on Disney Channel. It follows a teenager named Luz (Sarah Nicole-Robles), who struggles to become a witch amidst the medieval world she occupies. The series premieres Friday, January 10 at 8:45 p.m. ET.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the Disney Channel on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include Disney, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
The Disney Channel is included with Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes and specials available 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 Disney Channel is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package, which comes with 32 live TV channels. It costs $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with Disney if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the show live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
‘The Owl House’ Season 1 Preview
The first episode of The Owl House is titled, “A Lying Witch and a Warden,” and the synopsis reads, “When 14-year-old outcast Luz discovers a portal to a new world, she meets a witch named Eda, and a demon named King; in order to get home, Luz has to help them with a mission.”
The second episode is called “Witches Before Wizards,” and the synopsis for it states, “When an ancient wizard gives Luz a map for a mystical quest, she wonders if she is actually a Chosen One.”
Series creator Dana Terrence talked to Newsweek about the creative direction of The Owl House, and admits that Disney Channel was a bit concerned about some of the darker content. “I just do what I want, and I let Disney tell me if I’m going too far,” she explained. “I am always trying to push them to go a little bit darker and weirder because I find that stuff fun. I hope that people are entertained and learn that if you are a little weird, if you don’t feel at home somewhere, then there is a place for you somewhere. You just have to look a little.”
Alex Hirsch, the creative consultant, praised the network for giving him and Terrence the creative freedom to do what they wanted. “There is sometimes a concern with family networks for what is considered family friendly… because Disney is such a big company that in certain corners, they say that maybe they don’t want to take those risks,” he said. “Walt Disney took those risks, and that’s why we are sitting in this building. You have to remind yourself that Disney is the full spectrum of emotions, creatures and scary things.”
The Owl House stars Sarah-Nicole Robles as Luz Noceda and television veteran Wendie Malick as Eda. In addition to serving as the show’s creative consultant, Hirsch voices the demon warrior King and and the sentient doorknocker Hootie.
The Hollywood Reporter states that there are also guest appearances from live-action stars like Isabella Rossellini and Matthew Rhys. The former is best known for her main role in 1986’s Blue Velvet, and the latter for his Golden Globe-nominated work in the spy series The Americans.
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