The Emmy Award-winning documentary news program Vice is returning Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, but it has moved from HBO to Showtime for its seventh season.
If you don’t have cable or don’t have Showtime, you can watch new Vice episodes live or on-demand 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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The easiest way to watch is through Showtime’s own streaming service, which includes all live and on-demand Showtime content. It comes with a free 30-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for Showtime’s streaming service, you can watch Vice live or on-demand on your computer via the Showtime website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, Smart TV, Facebook Portal TV or other compatible streaming device.
For those who like to watch on Amazon’s digital platforms, this is ultimately the same as the above option only it’s through Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content via the Showtime Channel, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the Showtime channel, you can then watch Vice either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after.
For either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Showtime is available as an add-on to FuboTV’s main 95-channel package. Both the main channel bundle and the Showtime add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:
Once signed up, you can either watch Vice live, or you can watch on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch 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.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, Showtime is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV:
Once signed up for Hulu and the Showtime add-on, you can watch Vice live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after.
You can watch 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, PlayStation 4 (on-demand only), Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
‘Vice’ Season 7 Preview
Vice is a documentary news program created by journalist Shane Smith and produced in conjunction with political commentator Bill Maher and CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria. Its first six seasons aired from 2013 to 2018 on HBO and earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special in 2014 for its second season, but Vice was canceled in February 2019.
In September 2019, Showtime decided to pick up the series for a seventh season, saying in a press release that Vice “has delivered crucial in-depth journalism from the frontlines of global conflict, including civil uprisings in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and beyond, and has provided perspective on some of the world’s most pressing issues, from LGBTQ rights and the climate crisis to immigration and gun control.” Maher is no longer an executive producer now that the show has moved to Showtime.
At the 2020 Television Critics Association winter press tour, Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., announced the March 29 premiere date and a panel of the producers and correspondents said they are “incredibly excited” to have gotten a pickup at Showtime and the new season will “tell stories all around the world.”
“The truth is that we go anywhere,” said executive producer and showrunner Subrata De. “We will tell stories all around the world. I mean, in terms of prioritization, the world is kind of a crazy place right now. So, obviously, we do a lot of conflict and post-conflict reporting. Seb has spent a lot of time in Syria. Isobel has spent a lot of time in China and reporting on the oppression of ethnic minorities. Paola has also done the same. She’s on her way to Nigeria. We lean into international reporting.”
Correspondent Seb Walker added, “We go to places that a lot of other people don’t. We spend more time there. The types of feedback and response that we get from our viewers is they want to see more of that, and we are going to continue to build on the coverage that we’ve done so far and take it to a new level with this show. This is a really exciting opportunity for us to go deeper into that, do more investigative work with a longer format.”
The team also talked about the risks involved in the kind of reporting they do, especially if they are going undercover. De says they run a “rigorous risk assessment for every assignment that [they] do.”
“I’m not going to lie. There is a massive risk that comes with reporting from some of these regions,” said correspondent Isobel Yeung. “Like, last year I slept with a hidden camera in my bed whilst I was in China. And getting caught with that is being charged with espionage, which is extremely unpleasant. The year before, I got evacuated from Yemen twice because of various threats of kidnapping.
“You know, there’s an inherent risk with going to some of these places. But, yeah, we have the security protocols in place which are able to mitigate those risks to a point. And the rest of that risk is on you and what you’re comfortable with.”
Vice season seven premieres Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.