How to Stream ‘Surviving Joe Exotic’ Online Without Cable

A portrait of Joe Exotic from Animal Planet's new special Surviving Joe Exotic.

Animal Planet A portrait of Joe Exotic from Animal Planet's new special Surviving Joe Exotic.

If you just can’t get enough of the Joe Exotic from Tiger King, the true-crime docuseries on Netflix, Animal Planet is here with a brand-new special called Surviving Joe Exotic that is sure to pique your interest. It premieres Saturday, July 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Surviving Joe Exotic on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:

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Watch Animal Planet on Philo TV

The Animal Planet 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:

Philo Free Trial

Once signed up for Philo, you can then watch Surviving Joe Exotic 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.

Watch Animal Planet on FuboTV

The Animal Planet is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Surviving Joe Exotic 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 shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.

Watch Animal Planet on Hulu With Live TV

The Animal Planet 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:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Surviving Joe Exotic 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).


‘Surviving Joe Exotic’ Preview

This new special from Animal PLanet features “one of the last formal interviews with Joe Exotic before his arrest” and “explores the truth behind the exploited animals at the G.W. Zoo.”

The Animal Planet press release teases:

The story behind Joe Exotic and the infamous G.W. Zoo left the audiences stunned as allegations of lies & deception came to light with uncovered wildlife violations at the center. In an all-new Animal Planet documentary special featuring one of Joe Exotic’s last formal interviews before his arrest, viewers will follow the emotional stories of animals that made it out of the zoo for a second chance at life, and hear from ex-employees, including Saff Saffery – who lost an arm to one of Joe’s tigers – rescue leaders, exotic animal experts, and others with firsthand knowledge of the animal trafficking and breeding that fueled Joe Exotic’s empire.

Paired with never-before-seen footage of Joe filmed for Animal Planet’s Wolves and Warriors in 2018, audiences will witness the stories of animals who were caught in the crossfire of Joe Exotic’s big cat breeding business, and the heartwarming stories of those that found new homes after the G.W. Zoo.

The press release goes on to reveal that during the Wolves and Warriors shoot, Animal Planet was given insider access to Joe Exotic’s stage show, interactive tour, and an exclusive interview with the man himself. The special also features “firsthand revelations from staff who worked side-by-side with Joe, including former employee Gaylynn Eastwood and former manager Saff Saffery. Both reveal new details about Joe’s breeding business, his behind-the-scenes treatment of the animals at the G.W. Zoo, and his dangerous dealings of trading in exotic animals.”

Finally, the special will feature the touching journeys of the animals who survived Joe Exotic’s zoo, including Kryxis and Kadira, two visually impaired tiger littermates whose vision was restored after their rescue from the G.W. Zoo through surgery at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Indiana; and Chobe and Kariba, two lions found traumatized by the pain of inbreeding and spending their lifetimes in a small enclosure, who are relocated to Wildcat Ridge Sanctuary in Oregon where they can step on cool grass. The special follows these stories of hope to “learn more about what’s next for the innocent animals who were caught in the endless cycle of neglect and mistreatment that exists in the world of big cat and exotics trade.”

Surviving Joe Exotic premieres Saturday, July 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet.

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