If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch American Soul on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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BET 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, and no credit card is required to sign up:
Once signed up for Philo, you can then watch American Soul 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 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 lets you to watch new episodes on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.
BET 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 American Soul 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 space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch new episodes on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
BET is one of 47 channels included in the Sling Blue package. For the first month, it costs $20 ($30 per month after that) and includes Showtime, Starz and Epix for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch American Soul 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.
‘American Soul’ Season 2 Preview
This period drama is back with its second season, tagline, “Welcome to 1975,” which means it picks up two years after the first season left off. The show is “inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius (Sinqua Walls),” continuing to follow him as he “becomes a rising star” and “continues to manage an assortment of spectacular talent that comes to his show, a shaky family life, personal health and perhaps most importantly, his own ego. While Don has found some success in his new show, he still struggles with gaining white America’s respect in viewership and sales.”
The talented cast includes series regulars Kelly Price as Brianne Clarke, Jason Dirden as Gerald Aims, Iantha Richardson as Tessa Lorraine, Katlyn Nichol as Simone Clarke and Christopher Jefferson as Jeffrey “JT” Tucker. Recurring guest stars include Perri Camper as Delores Cornelius, James Devoti as Brooks Donald and Kearran Giovanni as Ruby Daniels.
It also adds a series of dynamic guest stars that will portray some of the msot prolific musicians and visions of the era: Michelle Williams as Diana Ross, Big Boi as George Clinton, Ledisi as Patti LaBelle, Melanie Fiona as Chaka Khan, Demetria McKinney as June Pointer, London Brown as Bootsy Collins, Darius McCrary as James Brown, Tone Bell as Richard Pryor, Yung Joc as Gary Shider, D.C. Young Fly as Sly Stone, Christopher B. Duncan as Ray Bradley, Alex Ball as Dick Clark, and Hudson Thames as Elton John will lend their talents throughout season two.
In an interview with Ebony magazine, Williams said it was “humbling” to play such an icon.
“It is really just a humbling experience to play such a legendary icon. I don’t think I move as gracefully as she does in real life, but I can really do it in this role,” Williams said, adding, “American Soul is definitely bringing America in on what soul music was all about, and who was the pioneer and the trailblazer into getting it onto our TVs every single day, and that is Don Cornelius.”
American Soul airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BET.
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