I, Sniper, which chronicles the Washington D.C. sniper that dominated headlines in the fall of 2002 as the killing spree went on for over three weeks, is available to stream now. It premiered in June 2020.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch I, Sniper on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or other streaming devices:
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1. Philo TVPrice: $20.00Pros:
- Cheapest Option Long-term
- Free 7-Day Trial
- 72-Hour Rewind Feature
- $16 Plan Discontinued in May 2019
- No Local or Sports Channels
- Very Few News Channels Included
Philo’s main 59-channel bundle is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It also comes with a free seven-day trial.
Once signed up for Philo, and you can then watch any of its channels live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also 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 allows you to replay shows that have aired in the last three days.
2. FuboTVPrice: $64.99Pros:
- 118+ Channels
- Cloud DVR (250 Hours Worth)
- 3 Screens at Once
- No PBS
- Most Live Streams 720p
- No Turner Channels
You can watch a live stream of NBC (live in most markets) and 118-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch 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. 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 new shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
3. HuluPrice: $64.99Pros:
- No Hidden Fees
- Good Selection of Live News Channels
- Customizable with Premium Networks
- Highest Price
- Live TV Not Included in Standard Hulu Streaming Plans
- Only 2 Screens at a Time
You can watch a live stream of 65+ TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch live via 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).
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- A La Carte
- Great Channel Options
- Available on Most Platforms
- No Free Trial Available
- Only 1 Device with Sling Orange
- Only 50 Hours of DVR Included
You can watch a live stream of the channel you want for this show and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. You can get it for $10 for the first month (normally $35), and get Showtime, Starz and Epix included for free.
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch this show, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, 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.
'I, Sniper' Preview[caption id="attachment_2679730" align="alignnone" width="782"] Washington area sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad is led into court by sheriff deputies after a break in his trial at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court November 6, 2003.[/caption]
This eight-part series is Vice's latest documentary, this time looking at one of America's "most notorious killing sprees," according to Vice's press release.
For 23 days in the fall of 2002, 17-year-old Malvo and Gulf War veteran John Muhammad terrorized the Washington D.C. area with a series of random shootings from inside the trunk of a blue Chevy Caprice. They killed 10 people and injured three others.
I, Sniper "offers a gripping, minute-by-minute account of the 2002
Washington D.C. sniper case, with unprecedented access to the people at the heart of the story; the surviving shooter himself, Lee Malvo, opens up in a series of powerful phone calls from his supermax cell at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia and allows for an examination of the circumstances that led a teenager on the path to become a mass murderer."
The docuseries also features "never-before-heard interviews with survivors, victims’ families and investigators, including the lesser-known stories
of those brutally impacted by the killers prior to their arrival in Washington, D.C. This is the definitive account of one of America’s most infamous crimes."
“The D.C. sniper case was one of the most terrifying crimes in recent history. I, Sniper goes beyond the story we thought we all knew and investigates what led Lee Malvo down his horrific path," said Morgan Hertzan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Vice Television. “Viewers will be seized by the incredible storytelling in this series and its ability to take you through this series of events like never before. VICE TV is committed to investigating different angles and digging deeper, and this is another example of that.”
“This ambitious project has been four years in the making," added creative director John Smithson. “In addition to securing unprecedented access to Lee Malvo, we also undertook extensive interviews with the investigators of the Washington D.C. Sniper case, the survivors and the victims’ families, so that we could view the story from all perspectives, and examine both Malvo’s childhood of deprivation in Jamaica and the murders in forensic detail. I, Sniper seeks to understand, not vindicate, and show how and why someone can become a mass murderer, even at the age of just seventeen.”
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