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How to Watch ‘Alone: The Skills Challenge’ Streaming Online for Free

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While Season 9 of “Alone” is currently airing, fans who can’t get enough of the hit survival show can enjoy the new spinoff, “Alone: The Skills Challenge,” which premieres Thursday, August 4 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on the History Channel.

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch “Alone: The Skills Challenge” online, with the first three options all offering a free trial:

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Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of the History Channel and 30-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s Sling Blue or Sling Orange bundle, which you can watch for free through August 20:

Sling TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch “Alone: The Skills Challenge” live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” The History Channel is included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch “Alone: The Skills Challenge” live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


Philo TV

You can watch a live stream of the History Channel and 60-plus other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

Philo Free Trial

Once signed up for Philo, you can watch “Alone: The Skills Challenge” live on the Philo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile), any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer on the Philo website.

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 most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of the History Channel and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch “Alone: The Skills Challenge” live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

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).


‘Alone: The Skills Challenge’ Preview


Alone: 10 Items to Survive the Brutal Canadian Wilderness (Season 9)Follow along as the Alone contestants reveal the 10 critical items they'll need to stay alive, in this compilation from Season 9. #AloneShow Subscribe for more from Alone and other great The HISTORY Channel shows: histv.co/SubscribeHistoryYT Find out more about the show and watch full episodes on our site: history.com/shows/alone What gear are the participants…2022-06-08T16:00:57Z

The popular “Alone” franchise, the adventure-based reality show that puts individuals into harrowing environments with limited survival equipment, is getting a spinoff called “Alone: The Skills Challenge.”

The spinoff will bring back fan-favorite “Alone” contestants to compete in “survival build challenges,” accoridng to the History Channel press release.

It reads:

Each episode of “Alone: The Skills Challenge” will feature three former participants from “Alone” competing in survival build challenges devised by another former participant. Using only basic tools and the natural resources around them, only one survivalist will be deemed the winner, proving they have the skills needed to thrive in the wilderness.

Competitors will be judged on their ingenuity, execution, and completion of each task. From elevated shelters to hand-crafted ovens to watercraft, each episode is self-filmed by the survivalists and will feature some of the most impressive builds ever seen.

Returning survivalists of “Alone: The Skills Challenge” include Callie North (season three), Lucas Miller (season one), Amós Rodriguez (season seven), Britt Ahart (seasons three and five), Jordan Jonas (season six), Joel Van Der Loon (season seven) and Clay Hayes (season eight).

The premiere episode is titled “Earth Shelter” and its description reads, “Three of the strongest Alone participants take on a bushcraft challenge devised by one of their own, to build an Earth Shelter in three days using just a few surprise tools.”

Then on August 11 comes episode two, titled “Bushcraft Bridge.” Its description reads, “Three former Alone participants take on a difficult challenge they’ve never tackled before – build a Bushcraft Bridge in three days using just a few simple tools. Lucas Miller (season 1), Callie North (Season 3) and Britt Ahart (Seasons 3 & 5) will compete to show off their skills.”

Also on August 11 is episode three, titled “Smoke-Free, Bone-Dry Shelter.” Its description reads, “Former ‘Alone’ participants go head-to-head to complete incredible bushcraft builds using only basic tools and the natural resources around them.”

“Alone: The Skills Challenge” is one of two new “Alone” spinoffs premiering in August 2022. The other one is “ALone: Frozen” and both will feature “former fan favorites” in “new scenarios” as they “push themselves to the limit and test their survival skills like never before.”

“Alone: The Skills Challenge” premieres Thursday, August 4 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times before moving to its regular timeslot of 10 p.m. on August 11. “Alone: Frozen” premieres on August 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times, all on the History Channel.

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