One of the Discovery Channel’s biggest hits is back Tuesday, April 14 when Deadliest Catch premieres its 16th season at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a special two-hour episode.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to stream Deadliest Catch on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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The Discovery Channel is included in Philo’s main 59-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It also comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Philo, and you can then watch Deadliest Catch live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay shows that have aired in the last three days.
The Discovery Channel 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 then watch Deadliest Catch 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 comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air (and sometimes longer) even if you don’t record them.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package comes with 47 channels, including the Discovery Channel. It normally costs $20 for the first month, but if you sign up between 5 p.m. ET and midnight ET, you can sign up without a credit card (only email address) and watch for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Deadliest Catch 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.
‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 16 Preview
Discovery is pulling out all the stops for the 16th season of Deadliest Catch because this year, it’s an all-out fishing war between the U.S. and Russia.
“For the first time ever on Deadliest Catch, the Alaskan crab fleet will face off against their biggest rival – the Russians. A competition so fierce, the captains must push into uncharted territory, including one veteran actually going to Russia. This season will bring new fishing alliances, former Catch captains returning to the fleet and a global, headline-grabbing winter storm that pounds their crab boats,” promises a press release from the Discovery Channel.
It continues, “This year, the Russians are taking an unprecedented move by revamping their crab quota system, and in turn, cutting down on illegal fishing. Now, the price of King Crab is slated to skyrocket, igniting the most cut-throat season yet. The quicker the captains can catch their crab and return to the dock, the more money they can make. Everyone is vying for an edge – luring back some of the fleet’s most legendary faces. But just how hard can they push before things get deadly?”
The captains and ships this season include:
Captain Jake Anderson on The Saga: “This year, Jake calls in one of his closest friends: Bering Sea legend and Time Bandit Skipper Johnathan Hillstrand, lured out of retirement in hopes of a historic payday. Johnathan brings his crab quota, while his ‘protégé’, Jake, provides the boat to catch it. But will this unorthodox approach pay off?”
Captain Scott Campbell Jr. on The Seabrooke: Campbell Jr. returns to the show “in the hopes for a multimillion-dollar payday. But will life-threatening back injuries prevent him from hitting the jackpot?”
Captain Sig Hansen on The Northwestern: Hansen is “hoping for the most profitable season yet, with big plans for a first-place finish. This year, Sig has a jump start on the competition with his daughter Mandy, 24, at the helm for the first solo trip of her young career, before later joining her at the helm as father and commander. Will Sig’s strategy work? Can Mandy stand up to the pressure? Will they make a solid team? Or will it prove true that you should never mix family with business?”
Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski on The Summer Bay: Wichrowski “hopes to take advantage of the squeeze in supply caused by the new Russian quota system. The quicker to the market, the higher the dollar. The only problem? He’s down two crew members after firing them just hours before the season launch. Will he be able to find skilled replacements? Or will new blood on deck knock him out before the race even starts?”
Captains Josh Harris and Casey McManus on The Cornelia Marie: Harris and McManus have “funneled a fortune into the storied crabber, hoping the new and improved Cornelia will help them beat the Russian and American competition to the dock. This season, they plan to work their crew even harder, including a new crew member who proves to be their secret weapon: Maria, a 25-year-old Alaskan native who has spent most of her life working on boats. She certainly shows the guys more than a thing or two.”
Captain Steve “Harley” David on The Southern Wind: David is “digging into his bag of tricks to hopefully outsmart the Russians and his own compatriots. And Wizard Captains Keith and Monty Colburn are back as well with big plans to uncover new crabbing grounds. But will their strategy put them head-on with a powerful arctic storm that’s headed straight through the heart of the fishing grounds?”
This year, it’s “the red versus the red, white, and blue in an all-out war for crab.”
The previews tease “forty-foot waves, hurricane-force winds, heavy machinery and massive ice” are just a few of the things that make this season the most dangerous yet.
Deadliest Catch airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.
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