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Watch the Season 4 Premiere of Life in Pieces Online, Without Cable

By Gabriela Vatu / March 20, 2019

Sometimes, when you watch your favorite shows, you may miss out on cool stories because they can't tell everything there is to tell. With CBS' Life in Pieces show, however, you can enjoy four short stories for each branch of the Short family.

So, this sitcom follows three generations of the Short family as they live their lives in Los Angeles. The first season aired back in 2015, so they've already hit season four. According to the announcement, the fourth season will premiere on April 18th, 2019, so you've still got a few more weeks until you can return to watch this fantastic cast.

Talking of which, among the cast members of Life in Pieces, we have Colin Hanks, James Brolin, Thomas Sadoski, and Dianne Wiest to name a very few.

The first three seasons each had 22 episodes, with an average viewership between 8 and 10.5 million per episode, depending on the season. Needless to say, it's quite popular. The show will air on Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS, so you have quite a few ways to watch the show online.

Can I Watch Life in Pieces for Free on CBS?

Well, that's a "no" unfortunately. CBS no longer features a free live stream on its website, choosing instead to push its own streaming platform. This isn't necessarily a surprise, but it's slightly annoying. However, CBS All Access is a good option if you're looking for a streaming platform, but we'll also discuss some other live TV platforms that do feature CBS. So let's go ahead and find out all the details.

What Live TV Platforms Can You Subscribe to Watch Life in Pieces On?

We live in the digital age, so it makes perfect sense to also start watching TV over the Internet. After all, we already do everything else online. There are numerous advantages to switching out from cable since live TV platforms are cheaper, offer more customization options, and can be canceled in under a minute. Plus, you can start watching your favorite shows whenever they're on, even if you're not yet home since you can stream them even on your smartphone. Let's go ahead and find out all the platforms that can be of use you to watching Life in Pieces.

fuboTV - We're kicking off our list with fuboTV, which is a platform that's been around for a while, focusing on sports for a long while. Nowadays, they also have a lot of entertainment channels, including CBS. There are two main bundles to choose from - fubo and fubo Extra - and CBS is part of them both. There are also several ways you can customize the service, such as by adding premium channels or packs full of sports networks. Read our fuboTV review to better understand the service.

Hulu - Next up on our list is Hulu, which is a great platform that's been around for quite a while. There's only one bundle to fiddle with here and it does feature CBS. The monthly cost is of $44.99 per month, but you'll get access to dozens of channels and the full VOD library. If you want to customize the service, you can add a couple of more channel packs and several premium networks. Read our Hulu review for more details.

YouTube TV - Our next suggestion is YouTube TV, which is another platform that only offers one bundle to choose from. The list of channels they feature, however, does include CBS, so you're good to go to watch Life in Pieces. The monthly subscription price is set at $40 per month, and people can watch dozens of channels. The only way to customize YouTube TV is to add premium networks since there are zero additional channel packs available. The platform does come with some really cool perks and you can read all about those in our YouTube TV review.

DirecTV Now - Another entry on our list is DirecTV Now. The platform has recently gone through a lot of changes, and now only features two bundles - Plus and Max. The two bundles feature CBS, so you can enjoy watching Life in Pieces quite easily. Plus, you should know that Plus already comes with HBO access, while Max comes with HBO and Cinemax. If you want to enhance your plan, you can add Showtime and Starz, as well as a couple of Spanish-language channel packs and several international bundles. Make sure to read our DirecTV Now review to find out all the details you need to know before making a decision.

PlayStation Vue - Going forward, we must mention PlayStation Vue, which is one of the platforms we liked the best for the really cool features it has. It comes with four bundles to pick from, as well as a couple of channel packs and several premium networks. CBS is present in all four of its bundles - Acces, Core, Elite, and Ultra. All the details about those cool perks we mentioned can be found in our PlayStation Vue review.

CBS All Access - We can't discuss CBS All Access without mentioning its very own streaming platform CBS All Access. There are two plans to pick here - the $5.99 per month one that comes with some ads, and the $9.99 per month one that comes without ads. The service enables users to live stream whatever CBS is broadcasting on its channel and access on-demand shows. Make sure to check out our CBS All Access review to better understand what the service has to offer.

Sling TV - Even though Sling TV doesn't exactly feature CBS in any of its bundles and packs, we're going to include the service because if you really like the platform, you can get a free TV antenna. The requirement is to pay for two months of subscription on Sling TV, and you'll get this antenna that you can use to watch channels over the air, including CBS. Check out TechNadu's Sling TV review to find out more about the platform.

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

Various channels only broadcast locally across the United States, so sometimes you'll find that the channel you need, including CBS, isn't available in your area. Luckily, this isn't cable, and the platforms operate online, which means that your "location" is flexible. What we mean to say that live TV platforms, like any other website, figure out your location by reading your IP address. And wouldn't you know it, but IP addresses can easily be changed to reflect a different area with the help of a VPN. So, if you're in some remote Alaskan city where CBS isn't available in, you can change your IP to some big metropolitan area and you'll suddenly get to watch the channels there. Here's what you need to do.

Note: We should mention that live TV platforms like the ones we already discussed, as well as pretty much any streaming platform across the United States, are geoblocked. This means that you can only access them if you're inside the United States. So, if you ever find yourself traveling abroad for whatever reason, make sure to use a VPN, follow the above-mentioned steps, and log into your platform in order to watch your favorite shows.

Can You Use a TV Antenna to Watch Life in Pieces?

Sure thing! The notion of watching CBS over the air with a TV antenna has already been mentioned when discussing Sling TV, but you can get one of these from pretty much anywhere. There are quite a few advantages to using a TV antenna, particularly the fact that you get to watch TV for free. Apart from the initial investment into a TV antenna, you no longer have to pay any fees, which is great. The downside of it all is that you only get to watch about a dozen channels, depending on where you live.

What you need to pay attention before buying one of these devices is whether or not it's an idea that pays off for you personally. What we mean is that you should first visit a site like TV Fool, put in your address, and check what channels are available in your area and how strong the signal is. If it all checks out, go ahead and buy the antenna you like best.

What If You Want to Binge-Watch Life in Pieces?

Whether you're just starting out to watch Life in Pieces or you want to refresh your memory before season 4 kicks off in April, you may want to get your hands on previous seasons. You can, of course, start watching all the seasons right on CBS All Access. The CBS site also features the latest five episodes, which you can watch for free, but you'll need to find a different solution if you want to go beyond that.

You can also check out all seasons over on Hulu if you already have a subscription. If you'd rather own the episodes and/or seasons, you can also purchase them via several platforms we're sure you've already heard of like Google Play, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes, or Microsoft Store.

We'd love to hear which platform you chose to watch Life in Pieces on and what made you choose it over the others, so please drop us a note in the comments section below. Share the article online if you have the time and please follow TechNadu over on our socials - Facebook and Twitter - for more tech news, guides, reviews, and interviews.



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