How to Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Online – Live Stream Season 12 Episodes

By Gabriela Vatu / December 30, 2019

Doctor Who is soon coming to the United States! As 2020 begins, the 12th season of Doctor Who is premiering in both the United Kingdom and the United States, so you get to watch it all at the same time. We will be watching Doctor Who online, and we invite you to find out how to do this as well.

This will be Doctor Who's 12th series after the program had its revival back in 2005, and the 38th season overall. The show will feature Jodie Whittaker for her second season as the Thirteenth Doctor, the most recent incarnation of the alien Time Lord traveling through time and space in the TARDIS.

The 12th season will feature ten episodes which were directed by Jamie Magnus Stone, along with Lee Haven Jones, Nina Manzoor, and Emma Sullivan. The series actually started filming back in January 2019 and wrapped up back in November, which makes for a very labor-intensive TV show. The series is traditionally succeeded by a special episode, but we don't have a premiere date for that one yet.

When and Where to Watch Doctor Who?

Over in the United States, Doctor Who will premiere on January 1st on BBC America at 8 PM. Following the Special Premiere night, subsequent episodes will start airing every Sunday at 8 PM, beginning with January 5th.

How Can I Live Stream Doctor Who?

In recent years, we have all become so accustomed to watching a lot of content online, that transitioning to watching TV in the same manner only feels natural. Thankfully, BBC America is a channel that is super easy to watch online, and we think you should join us in doing the same. In fact, one of the best platforms that you can watch BBC America is fuboTV, which comes with a single bundle of channels. Among the many networks available on fuboTV's main bundle, you will easily find BBC America so you can enjoy watching Doctor Who. Start your fuboTV subscription with a 7-day free trial!

Besides the main bundle that you can get on fuboTV, there are also a lot of channel packs that you can try out, as well as plenty of premium networks. There are many ways that you can enjoy fuboTV, considering that it comes with apps for a wide range of devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Roku, Chromecast, and more. (Note: fuboTV is a service that only works in the United States, so if you want to access it when traveling outside of the United States, you should know that you will need a VPN for the job. Click here to learn how you can do this.)

Here's how you can start your 7-day free trial on fuboTV:

Other Ways to Watch Doctor Who

Sling TV - We also have BBC America over on Sling TV, as the channel is available on all bundles. Whether you're going to go for the Orange, Blue, or Orange + Blue bundle, you should be aware of the fact that each of them comes with different specs and prices, meaning that, besides the difference in the number of channels or the price, they come with a different number of devices that you can watch content on simultaneously. The Orange bundle allows users to only watch content on a single device at a time, while the Blue bundle enables them to watch on up to three devices simultaneously. Orange + Blue subscribers get the best option because they can watch on up to four devices at the same time. Start your Sling TV subscription by saving 40% OFF the first month! There are a ton of channel packs that you can add to your subscription, as well as plenty of premium networks available for you when you subscribe to Sling TV.

Philo - Another service that carries BBC America is Philo, and this is a great option for those who want simplicity. There is a single bundle of channels available here, and it includes BBC America. You can start your 7-day free trial on Philo now! You should be aware of the fact that there are no channel packs, as well as no premium networks available to add to your subscription on Philo.

How Can I Watch Doctor Who When Traveling Outside of the United States?

The problem when you travel outside of the United States is that you suddenly lose access to the live TV platforms or the streaming services you pay for back home. This happens because they are not allowed to permit people from beyond US borders to watch their content due to licensing deals. This can be quite annoying, but there is an easy solution for those who want to continue watching their favorite content when traveling, by simply using a VPN, so they appear to be back in the United States.

We can recommend you use ExpressVPN, which will change your IP address in just a few seconds and keep your data private.

Here's how you can set up ExpressVPN so you can watch Doctor Who wherever you travel:

Can I Watch Doctor Who on the Network's Website?

Watching BBC America live on the network's website is something that is quite easy to do because there is a live stream available for anyone who wants it. In order to access the live stream, however, you will need to use credentials from your TV provider so you can log into an account. (Note: The BBC America live stream is geo-blocked, so if you're going to access it when traveling outside of the United States, you're going to need a VPN to unblock it. Click here to learn exactly how you can do this.)

How Can I Binge-Watch Doctor Who?

If you're looking for a way to binge-watch Doctor Who, you should know that some of the episodes are available for free over on the BBC America website. Later on, you may need to log in to an account to enjoy them all, but right now, you can watch them for free. You won't find Doctor Who episodes on Hulu or Netflix right now, but if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can stream them all there. Of course, only the first ten seasons are available for free streaming with a Prime subscription, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Can I Purchase Doctor Who Episodes?

There are a lot of seasons of Doctor Who, and you can find most of them available to purchase online on various platforms. We can recommend you try out Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, Microsoft Store, Amazon Prime, and Vudu, and see if any of them have a better price for these.

We cannot wait to hear back from you so you can tell us which platform you chose to start watching Doctor Who as 2020 begins. Share the article online with friends and family so they can read it too, and follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter for more tech news, guides, reviews, and interviews.

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