CBS is about to kick off what might be the greatest season of Survivor in its 40-season history — “Winners at War,” a season premiering February 12 (8 p.m. ET/PT) that features 20 returning winners all vying for their second (or in one case, third) time to be crowned Sole Survivor.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of CBS and Survivor 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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If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or you want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS Channel, you can then watch Survivor live or on-demand on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
CBS (live in most markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Survivor live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch new episodes on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
CBS (live in most markets) is included in 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 Survivor 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 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).
Like the Amazon Prime CBS channel, this is a good option if you simply want to watch CBS and not any other channels. This is ultimately the same as Amazon option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead:
Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch Survivor live or on-demand on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
‘Survivor: Winners at War’ Preview
This 40th season of Survivor promises to be pretty epic. The show is bringing back some of the greatest players in its 20-year history and everyone is going to be trying their hardest to become the second two-time winner. The only person to have that distinction so far is Sandra Diaz-Twine, who won Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.
Of course, Sandra, who rightly calls her the Queen of Survivor, is also playing in “Winners at War,” so maybe no one will become the second two-time winner and instead, Sandra will become a three-time winner. That would be kind of amazing.
But regardless of who eventually wins the title of Sole Survivor, the season looks to be completely crazy. Not only has the show evolved to include many twists and turns each season, but this season is also rumored to include the Edge of Extinction twist, a divisive feature of the 38th season.
The Edge of Extinction involved taking the pre-jury eliminated cast members to a separate location where they could continue to play the game. They were still living in harsh conditions and were able to learn about the on-going season as each newly eliminated castaway arrived. Then at the merge, all eliminated castaways were given the opportunity to compete in a challenge where the winner got to re-join the game.
That return didn’t rankle fans so much. What rankled fans was that after one person returned, the others could choose to stay on Edge of Extinction island and compete in another challenge to re-join the game at the final five. A lot of viewers saw that part as a bit unfair because the returning player at that point was Chris Underwood. He was originally eliminated on day eight and didn’t return until day 35, which means he wasn’t involved in voting anyone out in the interim. That means he didn’t have to face a jury full of potentially hostile members who were bitter at him having voted them off the island.
Chris did play a good game at the end, but it was only for four days, with 27 days missing from the middle of the game where all he had to do was camp out on the Edge of Extinction island. Unsurprisingly, he won by a vote of 9 to 4.
The twist is back this time, but hopefully, the producers learned something from season 38 and they are only going to let one person return about halfway through the game.
Guess we’ll have to tune in to find out!
Survivor: Winners at War airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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