Showtime’s The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together.
The series’ fifth and final season premiere airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. If you don’t have cable or don’t have Showtime, you can watch The Affair live or on-demand on your computer, phone, or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services.
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1. Amazon Prime With Showtime ChannelPrice: $10.99Pros:
- Tons of Other High Quality Shows
- Easy to Set Up If You Have Prime Video
- High Quality Streams
- Brief Quality Dip When You First Begin Streaming
- Not the Best Interface
- Other Premium Channels Might Be Better
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand Showtime content through the Showtime Amazon Channel, which also comes with a free seven-day trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the Showtime channel, you can then watch The Affair live on your computer via the Amazon website or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
If you don’t watch live, the Amazon Showtime Channel also comes with Showtime’s complete on-demand library, which includes all past episodes of The Affair and will have new episodes once they air live.
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).
'The Affair' Season 5 Preview
The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and budding novelist with a wife of 20 years and four children. Alison is a young waitress and wife from Montauk at the end of Long Island who's trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds separately from multiple perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of each character to tell the story. Season 5, the show's last, will deal with the aftermath of last season’s shocking events. While the characters must come to terms with the consequences of their actions, they realize that in order to move on to the future, they must first face the past.
Joining the series for its last round is Oscar and Emmy winner Anna Paquin who stars as Alison and Cole’s now-adult daughter Joanie Lockhart. After a time-jump, Joanie returns years in the future to figure out the truth about what happened to her mom. Along with Paquin, series regulars Dominic West, Maura Tierney, Sanaa Lathan, Julia Goldani Telles, and Jadon Sand will return to the series.
Season 5 is also chock-full of guest-stars including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lyric Bent, Russell Hornsby, Emily Browning, Omar Metwally, John Doman, Kathleen Chalfant, Max Fowler, Michael Braun, Abigail Dylan Harrison, and Jake Siciliano.
Deadline reported some additional plot details for The Affair's final season: "Helen (Tierney) begins the season involved in an intoxicating new affair with a charismatic movie star (guest star Claes Bang), who offers to give her everything she’s been missing. Noah (West), meanwhile, has to swallow his pride and his jealousy and step in to take care of his family in her absence. But just when things seem to have stabilized, a chance encounter with someone from the distant past sets in a motion a sequence of events that brings them both to their knees."
The network released the Season 5 teaser trailer here.
The series was created by playwright, writer, executive producer, and showrunner Sarah Treem (House of Cards, In Treatment). Jessica Rhoades (Sharp Objects), Hagai Levi (In Treatment), and Michele Giordono (Nurse Jackie) are on board as executive producers.
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