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How to Watch ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island’ Online for Free

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The classic Nickelodeon ’90s youth horror show “Are You Afraid of the Dark” got a reboot in 2019. Now it is back with the third installment in the new anthology, subtitled “Ghost Island.” It premieres Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch “Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island” online for free (the first three options all offer a free trial):

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DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Nickelodeon 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 “Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island” 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).


FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of Nickelodeon and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch “Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island” live on the FuboTV 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), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 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.


Philo TV

You can watch a live stream of Nickelodeon 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 “Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island” 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 Nickelodeon and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes both ESPN+ and Disney+ as part of their bundle:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch “Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island” 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).


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of Nickelodeon and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo. This option doesn’t come with a free trial:

Get Vidgo

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch “Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island” live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, 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 Vidgo website.


‘Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island’ Preview

The third chapter of the updated “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” horror anthology is subtitled “Ghost Island,” which introduces “new members of the Midnight Society” who are completely unsuspecting of “the horrors that await them on their vacation,” according to the Nickelodeon press release.

It continues:

A group of kids calling themselves the Midnight Society meet every week around a campfire to tell terrifying horror stories. But their love of all things scary is put to the test when the real world starts to become as spooky as one of their tales.

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Kayla, played by Telci Huynh; Max, played by Conor Sherry; Leo, played by Luca Padovan; Summer, played by Dior Goodjohn; and Ferris, played by Chance Hurstfield. Julian Curtis also stars as Stanley Crane, the hotel manager at the island resort.

In an interview with Headliner Chicago, the stars said that it has been so amazing to join a legacy show like “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”.

“It’s crazy, to be a part of the Nick fam, the ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ fam, it’s such an incredible opportunity … I love the spook, I love the scare,” said Telci Huynh

Conor Sherry added, “It’s really cool to jump on a show that’s being rebooted because the roots are so deep … it’s been so fun to find and be like a little reminder of people’s childhood beause Nick was my childhood.”

The two-hour premiere is actually two episodes airing back to back. The first is titled “The Tale of Room 13” and its description reads, “Four best friends encounter terror locked away in one of the rooms after checking into a hotel on a resort island.”

Immediately following that comes episode two, titled “The Tale of the Teen Spirit.” Its description reads, “As the kids try to enjoy summer vacation, they are pulled back into the mystery of the island’s ghosts.”

Then on Saturday, August 6 comes episode three, titled “The Tale of the Looking Glass.” Its description reads, “After unleashing an evil ghost from the mirror, the kids face a night of terrors in the haunted hotel, where they must uncover the truth.”

“Are You Afraid of the Dark: Ghost Island” airs Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on Nickelodeon.

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