How to Watch Will Smith Shark Week Special Without Cable

Will Smith will face his greatest fear, the ocean, during his Shark Week 2020 special 'Will Smith: Off the Deep End'

Discovery Channel Will Smith will face his greatest fear, the ocean, during his Shark Week 2020 special 'Will Smith: Off the Deep End'

One of the headliners of Shark Week 2020 is none other than actor/rapper Will Smith, who debuts his very own shark special on Tuesday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.

If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Will Smith: Off the Deep End on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:

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Watch on Philo TV

The Discovery Channel is included in Philo’s main 61-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 Will Smith: Off the Deep End 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 on FuboTV

The Discovery Channel is one of 100-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 Will Smith: Off the Deep End 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 on Hulu With Live TV

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:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Will Smith: Off the Deep End 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).


‘Will Smith: Off the Deep End’ Preview

In this new Shark Week program, Will Smith is “diving headfirst into action, excitement, and shark-infested waters, as he confronts his fear of the open seas and the open jaws of nature’s fiercest predators, according to the Discovery Channel press release. Smith has always been upfront about his fear of the ocean. In a video he posted on YouTube two years ago, Smith talked extensively about it.

“Something that probably a lot of people don’t know about me — I don’t fuck with the ocean,” said Smith, adding, “The ocean is like the ultimate woman. She is beautiful and she will nourish you, but she will tear you to shreds also. The ocean is my worst fear. I don’t know what it is or where it came from, but there’s something about not being able to breathe … my 50th birthday is this year and I just wasn’t going to go into the back nine of my life without having attacked my fear of the ocean.”

He flew to Australia to face his biggest fear head-on by scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. It went really well despite the fact that the first fish he saw was a pretty large shark.

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“The question is not can you handle the situation. The question is can you handle your mind,” said Smith.

Now he is going back into the ocean for Shark Week. In a preview video, Smith says, “God places the greatest things in life on the other side of your biggest fears. The ocean is alie. The ocean is moving and changing and adjusting and reacting and responding. The ocean is talking to you the whole time and you hope it’s not saying something you don’t want to hear.”

He also says that it was about the time that he worked on M. Night Shyamalan’s 2013 film After Earth that he was “introduced to that low din of fear.”

“I’m always running from that fear. And then I started to realize how poisonous fear can be. It steals your ability to be able to enjoy life,” says Smith.

Will Smith: Off the Deep End premieres Tuesday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.

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