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Looking for the best British TV in the United States? Check out BBC America. The British Broadcasting Corporation offers viewers a little bit of everything, including news, documentaries, dramas, comedies, and game shows. Until the past few years, an unavoidable middleman stood between this otherwise outstanding international transaction: your legacy pay-TV provider. Cable and satellite providers made watching the best of British TV pricey. No more! Now you can watch BBC America without cable by following this guide.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream BBC America:
  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 - $159.99 140+ 5 days Watch Now
$40 - $60 30+ - 130+ 3 days Watch Now
$25 60+ 7 days Watch Now

How to Watch BBC America Online Without Cable

Live TV streaming services are a relatively new type of pay-TV service. These services are cheaper and stream using the internet — which means you can access your shows wherever you have a device and internet connection.

A few things set these services apart from their legacy counterparts. Since they stream online, there are zero infrastructure costs. Since livestream providers offer services via the web, there’s room for multiple competitors. More competition means competitive prices and possible savings for the customer.

Not all live TV streaming services offer BBC America, but some do. You can currently watch BBC America on these streaming services:

Can I Watch BBC America on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

The streaming services that offer BBC America also provide good platform support. If you want to stream BBC America with a Roku device, Fire TV Stick, or anything in between, then you’re in luck!

Most Popular Shows to Stream on BBC America

You might notice that the shows on BBC America vary in genre. BBC America has sitcoms, drama, action, and even meerkats. No matter what you’re into, BBC America has plenty of show options for you. Here are our current BBC America favorite shows:

  • “Mayfair Witches”
  • “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”
  • “The Graham Norton Show”
  • “Antiques Roadshow”
  • “Attenborough’s Global Adventure”

More to Watch for BBC America Fans

If you like BBC America, you may also enjoy a sport Americans call soccer (while everyone else calls it football). Whatever you decide to call it, the Premier League is a must-see for fans of the sport.

For those that enjoy British shows, PBS has a show selection that includes “Sherlock,” “Miss Scarlet and the Duke,” and “Poldark,” among others. Since BBC America has many sci-fi series, streaming the SYFY channel may also be a good fit for you.

12 thoughts on “How to Watch BBC America Without Cable in 2024

  1. Manda says:

    You missed the least expensive option of all — Philo.

    1. says:

      Thanks for pointing out! Added.

  2. Suzette says:

    I can’t get it on my Roku device.

    1. says:

      What service are you using, Suzette?

  3. Barbara says:

    It isn’t cord cutting if you’re paying for yet another subscription.

    1. says:

      I understand your point, Barbara, but, unfortunately, it’s not possible to watch cable channels for free.

  4. Ken says:

    Our cable provider doesn’t offer BBC America, so it isn’t an option on the Roku. The Roku BBC America app requires you to have either an existing cable or satellite subscription.

    Why won’t you take my money BBC? Roku could handle the payments!

    1. says:

      If you want to, you can still watch BBC America on a Roku device by subscribing to one of the live TV services listed above.

  5. Janice Donnelly says:

    These are more expensive than my cable or the satellite that is offered in this area?

  6. Bob Emmerich says:

    AT&T Watch is new, since your original article but before the Aug 25, 2018 date, but it is only $!5 per month and it does include BBC America.

    It does look like it is mostly streaming TV, but some On Demand as well with 15,000 shows listed. For people like me who only want to pay to watch Dr. Who live as it airs it’s a cheap option. Doesn’t look like it’s supported on any game consoles but most streaming devices.

    Most importantly, doesn’t look like it will work as a “sign-in” for any app usage. If you want to write a helpful article for people, write about which streaming services support apps. I know for awhile FubtoTV did not – I tried that one. I doesn’t think Philo does either.I’m almost positive AT&T Watch TV does not either.

    As long as the CW keeps letting me watch it’s shows for free via it’s app I only need to pay for Dr. Who. Britbox does have old Dr. Who, but none of the new ones. If Britbox ever gets it’s act together and has new shows it will be the only thing I need. Though I do watch a lot of Netflix and Amazon Prime, I meant for current shows as they air.

  7. Berta says:

    what’s the best way to watch the old Eastenders (to continue where it left off in the US in 2009?)

    if we purchase bbc america, does it have the old episodes of Eastenders and the new ones?

    we have amazon prime, but it says we have to pay for bbc. help!
    THANK YOU!!!

  8. Gregory says:

    BBC America is included with AMC+ through Prime Video.

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