How to Watch ‘Assembly Required’ Online Without Cable

Richard Karn, Tim Allen and April Wilkerson on the set of 'Assembly Required'

History Richard Karn, Tim Allen and April Wilkerson on the set of 'Assembly Required'

What time is it? Tool Time. Because Tim Allen and Richard Karn are reuniting for a new show called Assembly Required, premiering Tuesday, February 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the History Channel.

If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Assembly Required streaming online for free:

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Philo TV

You can watch a live stream of History and 60+ 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 Assembly Required 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), 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.


FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of History 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 Assembly Required live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also 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.


AT&T TV

History is included in all four of AT&T TV’s channel packages, but the “Choice” and above packages also come with HBO Max and NBA League Pass, the best perk any streaming service is offering right now. You can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but when you sign up and select whatever bundle and extras you want, you’ll see that–if you’re a new customer–the “due today” amount is $0. You won’t be charged for 14 days, and you can cancel at any time:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch Assembly Required live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV comes with 20 hours of cloud DVR (with the option to upgrade to 500 hours).


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of History and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which you can try with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Assembly Required live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of History and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Assembly Required live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, 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).


‘Assembly Required’ Preview

New Competition Series “Assembly Required” l OFFICIAL TRAILER | New Episodes Tuesdays at 10/9cThe HISTORY® Channel’s new nonfiction series “Assembly Required” stars and is executive produced by Golden Globe® winner Tim Allen as he reunites with Richard Karn who will serve as series host and executive producer, marking the 30th anniversary of the pair’s original television debut. Additionally, the duo will be joined by woodworking do-it-yourself YouTube star…2021-02-18T17:19:51Z

Strap on your tool belts, Home Improvement fans because Tim Allen and Richard Karn are back for a new DIY competition series called Assembly Required co-starring do-it-yourselfer April Wilkerson.

According to the History Channel press release, “In this new hourly, 10-episode competition series Tim Allen and Richard Karn spotlight the best and brightest makers from across the country, as they compete head-to-head, to create mind-blowing builds — everything from a dual all-season ice melter/leaf blower and all-in-one riding comfort mower to a do-it-yourself jacuzzi and BBQ bicycle — which not only pushes each builder beyond their limits but challenges their inner fixer and inventor to build it bigger, better and more powerful. Additionally, the duo will be joined by woodworking do-it-yourself YouTube star April Wilkerson who will act as the series’ own resident expert.”

“They say a longtime friend is someone who responds with, ‘This is by far your worst idea ever’ … Fortunately, this was a great idea working with Richard,” said Allen in a statement. “I loved those days doing ‘Tool Time.’ We both share a great appreciation of people who can solve a problem not by talking about it, but by ‘doing’ it with creativity and amazing building skills. Plus it gives me more time to make fun of his fake beard.”

“Tim has always been jealous of my facial hair…mainly because when he grows his it looks a bit off…but I will say this has been one of his best ideas ever,” said Karn. “Working alongside him has been the bright spot of this difficult year. We see eye to eye on a lot of things, but if nothing else this show has brought out the differences in our own personal design preferences and when you add in the creativity of our contestants, well let’s just say, it brings me great joy to be a part of this!”

The way the show works is every week, three builders will compete from the comfort of their own homes as Allen and Karn virtually oversee the competition and provide color commentary. Wilkerson will break down each build and give the audience an idea of what the competitors are doing.

Round one is a “make or break challenge,” which means they have 90 minutes to complete an item that Allen and Karn have chosen using items from their “mystery crate.” Two of the three competitors will move on to round two, which is the “run with it challenge.” In this round, they have five days “to construct something that has never been created before by using the contents of another ‘mystery crate’ as well as parts from their round one build.”

What they don’t know is that Wilkerson will enter with “April’s Secret Challenge” that may up-end everything. In the end, the final two builds are sent to Allen and he and Karn will personally test each one. The winning builder gets $5000.

Assembly Required airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the History Channel.


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