This spinoff of the popular Discovery Channel show Naked and Afraid is entering its sixth season, bringing with it a whole new batch of survivalists — and a new twist. Naked and Afraid XL Season 6 premieres Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Naked and Afraid XL 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, and no credit card is required to sign up:
Once signed up for Philo, you can then watch Naked and Afraid XL 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 shows on-demand if they 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 watch Naked and Afraid XL 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 most new shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
The Discovery Channel 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. You can watch immediately with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Naked and Afraid XL live 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 includes most shows 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 Discovery Channel is one of 47 channels included in the “Sling Blue bundle. 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 Naked and Afraid XL 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.
‘Naked and Afraid XL’ Season 6 Preview
The sixth season of Naked and Afraid XL puts its contestants in the harshest environment yet — and also includes an after show.
According to Discovery’s description of the season, “The scorching savannah of South Africa sets the stage for a Naked and Afraid XL challenge unlike anything ever attempted on previous seasons. Twelve survivalists enter The Valley of the Banished. With resources scarcer than ever, it’s the ultimate take on survival of the fittest, leaving no room for slackers. To make it through this 40-day challenge alive, every survivalist will have to earn every step; while weak links will be cast out for the greater good of the group. All must give it their all or get out.”
The 12 survivalists are:
- Dawn Dussault – Kanata, Ontario
- Joshua Bell – Statham, Georgia
- Kate Wentworth – Passadumkeag, Maine
- Makani Nalu – Venice, California
- Wes Harper – Cary, North Carolina
- Seth Reece – Shortsville, New York
- Ryan Eacret – Hot Springs, Arkansas
- Suzänne Zeta– Ashland, Virginia
- Bulent Gurcan – Point Roberts, Washington
- Gwen Grimes – Eagle, Alaska
- Sarah Bartell – Goldendale, Washington
- Jonathan Bonessi – Southampton, New York
It sounds like they immediately jump out to some high-stakes drama:
With food scarce, Bulent hunts any way possible and after a string of successes, declares himself the “bare-handed killer.” Makani is a vegetarian who survived her 21-day challenge eating plants and basking in “photosynthetic heaven” when she found sunshine. But Africa quickly tests those survival strategies.
During his 21-day challenge, Joshua Bell famously chose duct tape as his survival item. But when his new partners see they’re paired with “Duct Tape Boy,” Joshua’s attempt at redemption immediately becomes an uphill battle. Desperate for food, Gwen and Wes think they’ve scored when they find a large patch of aloe but quickly learn this plant is not only inedible, it could be toxic. Seth struggled to work with his teammates and tapped out during his 21-day challenge. He’s in Africa seeking redemption, but constant conflict with his partner Suzänne puts his plans for 40 days at risk.
Jon, Sarah, and Ryan share their watering hole with aggressive crocodiles. Every attempt to get food or water could end their challenge and their lives.
Furthermore, following some episodes of season six, XL veterans will weigh in on how things are going in Naked and Afraid XL: Clothed and Opinionated, airing May 24 at 10 p.m., and June 7 and June 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT — and the veterans do not hold back on their commentary and opinions.
Naked and Afraid XL season 6 premieres Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
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