How to Watch ‘Instinct’ Live Online: Stream Season 2 Episodes

By Gabriela Vatu / April 10, 2019

Those who are fans of shows where the police find the bad guys are already well-aware of Instinct, a show that's based on James Patterson's Murder Games. Well, the second season of Instinct is landing soon so if you want to watch the show live online, we've got you covered.

Instinct features Alan Cumming as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA paramilitary officer, current author and university professor, who gets dragged back into crime solving after a serial killer uses his books as inspiration. Well, the second season is bound to be quite interesting too, following the events in the first one, but we won't go into details so we don't spoil it for anyone who's just starting out.

The show's second season will premiere on June 16th on CBS. New episodes will air on Sundays at 9/8c, so you can make sure you clear your schedule so you can watch the show. Let's go ahead and learn all the cool ways you can watch Instinct online.

Can I Watch Instinct for Free on CBS?

Sorry, that's a "no". CBS no longer features a free live stream on its website, as they're trying to push their own streaming platform, CBS All Access. While you can still watch episodes that have recently aired, you can't watch the show live for free. What you can do, is subscribe to one of the live TV platforms we'll discuss in a second. Let's see what options you have.

What Live TV Platforms Can You Subscribe to Watch Instinct On?

Nowadays, we use the Internet for pretty much anything from listening to music to binging on shows, from chatting with our friends to working, from procrastinating to ordering groceries. Why wouldn't we also use the Internet and enjoy the freedom it brings to watch TV online? Cable has become quite expensive and it's annoying because we've become so accustomed to customizing the services we use and that's something that's nearly impossible with cable. Plus, since there's a contract involved, it can be quite expensive to cancel. Live TV platforms, on the other hand, are far cheaper, they can be customized to some extent and you can cancel the plan at any time. The best part, however, is that you can watch your favorite shos no matter where you are when they start because all you need is a compatible device and an Internet connection.

fuboTV - At the top of our list we have fuboTV, a platform that had evolved from a sports-only platform to family service. There are a couple of channel packs to choose from here, namely fubo and fubo Extra, and they both feature CBS. You can customize the service by adding premium networks and various channel packs. Plus, when you subscribe, you can save some money on add-ons by starting out with one of their pre-made packs. Our fuboTV review will give you all the details you need to have before making a decision.

Hulu - Next, we have Hulu, which is a name you've certainly heard before since their video on demand service has been around for a while. The live TV plan features a single bundle of channels and it only costs $44.99 to access it all, including the VOD library. The channel list includes CBS so you can easily watch Instinct live. There are a couple of channel packs you can add if you want, as well as several premium networks, so make sure to read our Hulu review to find out all the info.

YouTube TV - Another platform you can pick is YouTube TV. For $40 per month, the service gives users access to dozens of channels, including CBS, as well as some really cool features. You can only add premium networks to customize YouTube TV, so there are no additional packs to pick from. Make sure to read our review to find out more.

PlayStation Vue - One platform that managed to impress us a lot of PlayStation Vue. With four bundles - Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra - the service gives users the opportunity to pick whichever one fits their needs best because all of them include CBS. If you're thinking of ways to make the service "yours," you can add several premium networks and channel packs. Read up on our PlayStation Vue review to find out everything about the perks subscribers can enjoy.

DirecTV Now - We've got DirecTV Now next, a service that's suffered a lot of changes recently. There are two new bundles now, called Plus and Max, and the five old bundles they used to have got renamed and have a new price that's double than what it used to be. CBS is part of all seven bundles, so choose the one you like best and can afford. There are also quite a few ways to customize the service, such as the two Spanish-language channel packs, the international bundles, or the premium networks. Read TechNadu's DirecTV Now review for more info before making a decision.

CBS All Access - The list also includes CBS All Access, of course, which is the network's own streaming service. This one offers two plans to choose between with the only difference being whether or not it includes ads or not. The service enables subscribers to watch a CBS live stream and to access dozens of the network's shows. Read our CBS All Access review to find out more details.

What Is There to Do If CBS Isn't Available in Your Area?

There are various channels across the United States that only broadcast via local stations, including CBS. This means that if you're unlucky enough, you may very well live in an area that does that feature the famous channel, even when using a live TV platform. Thankfully, these live TV platforms know where you live by reading your IP address and deliver you local channels in accordance with that. Well, IP addresses can easily be changed with the help of a VPN. Let's see what you need to do.

Note: We can't move on without mentioning that the very same VPN can save the day if you're traveling abroad. You see, live TV platforms are geoblocked, much like any other streaming service, which means you have to be within the United States to enjoy the content. So, if you find yourself abroad and unable to access your account, just power up the VPN and pick a US-based server to enjoy it all.

Can You Use a TV Antenna to Watch Instinct?

Yes! That's certainly an option. You see, TV antennas have been the go-to solution for many cord cutters for many years, way before live TV platforms were available. The main appeal of this solution is the saved money - you only have to pay for the antenna itself and then you get to watch TV for free. Of course, there's also a downside, namely the fact that only a bunch of channels broadcast over the air, so your channel numbers will drop from hundreds to maybe a dozen or two, depending on where you live.

We must advise you to take one extra step, however. Before buying an antenna, check out a platform like NoCable, where you can check out what channels are available in your area exactly and how strong their broadcast signal is. This can help you figure out if a TV antenna is a right solution for you, and if it is, exactly what range to look for in an antenna. If it's all good - go ahead and have fun signing in

How Can You Binge-Watch Instinct?

If you want to check out the first season of Instinct before the second one lands, you can go ahead and binge on it. The first place you should look in is CBS All Access, where you can watch all episodes. Unfortunately, you won't find the show on Hulu or Netflix, so you'll have to make do.

The other option is to go ahead and purchase the full season or episodes you love from various platforms like Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, iTunes, or Microsoft Store. Just make sure to check them all since some of them may run deals when you want to make the purchase.

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