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How to Watch ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Online: Live Stream Season 16 & Older Seasons

Written by Gabriela Vatu
Last updated June 4, 2019

For the past fourteen years, there has been an American show that has inspired a whole new generation of dancers - So You Think You Can Dance. With a new season getting ready to land this summer, we hope you're looking for ways to watch So You Think You Can Dance live online.

The show premiered back in 2005 thanks to producers Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe. While the format has changed somewhat over the years, the show has returned to its roots - having wonderful dancers compete against each other while doing wonderful choreographies that tell stories. The show covers numerous genres, from contemporary to classical, to the ballroom, to hip-hop, street, jass, Broadway, and more.

Hosted by Cat Deely, the 16th season of So You Think You Can Dance promises to bring back what people love the most - quality dancing. Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will be joined at the judges' table by Laurieann Gibson (Emmy Award Winner) and Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval(So You Think You Can Dance alum). At the very least, they'll stay on for the first part of the show - the auditions - but they may very well remain through the season.

Season 16 was originally supposed to premiere on June 10th, but they moved up the date so the first episode will hit TVs on June 3rd. The show remains on FOX, even after all these years. The Monday show starts at 9/8c, so prepare for it all.

Fox also features a live stream on its website, but you're going to need to log into an account to accomplish this. This involves associating a cable contract or a live TV platform account, which means that you're still paying for access in a roundabout way. We do recommend you head over for a live TV platform, though, because those offer you so much more than the Fox website could.

How to Watch So You Think You Can Dance Without Cable?

Nowadays, we use the Internet for anything from connecting with friends, chatting with our coworkers, actually working, watching cool movies and more. So, following that logic, why wouldn't we also watch TV? The cable is expensive, you can't customize the service in any way, and getting out of those contracts before they expire is hard work. In contrast, live TV platforms are cheaper, you can customize the service, and you can cancel your subscription in no time since there are no contracts to hold you back. Plus, you can start watching your favorite shows even if you didn't make it home in time because all you need is an Internet connection and a compatible device. Here's what options you have in front of you.

fuboTV - fuboTV - fuboTV is first on our list and it's a great platform that features dozens of channels we're sure you love. There's a single bundle to get here and it's $54.99 per month. You can add more by picking any of the channel packs and premium networks they have to offer. FOX is found in the fubo bundle, so there's no need to dig deeper unless you really want to. Read TechNadu's fuboTV review if you want more info on what they have to offer.

Sling TV - We have Sling TV next, which is a great platform that's quite versatile. There are three bundles to choose from and Fox can be found in two - Blue and Orange + Blue. You can add premium networks galore, and loads of channel packs. Make sure to read our Sling TV review if you want more details before subscribing to the service.

Hulu - Next, we have Hulu, which is a great platform that only features one bundle of channels which makes it easy to pick, right? The subscription costs $44.99 per month, but it does include access to the Video on Demand library. If you want to customize the plan a little, you can add a couple of channel packs and a few premium networks. Our Hulu review features loads of details about the service.

YouTube TV - We also have YouTube TV on this list, which comes from one of the world's largest Internet companies, which means its server powers are quite impressive. The platforms' bundle costs $49.99 per month and includes access to dozens of channels, including Fox. The only way to customize the service is by adding premium networks to the mix. Make sure to read TechNadu's YouTube TV review to find out more about what the service has to offer, including those really cool perks.

DirecTV Now - Finally, we have DirecTV Now on the list, a platform that now has a whopping seven bundles. Don't get too excited about the options because two of these are new - Plus and Max - and they're scarce on channels and quite expensive, but they do feature HBO. The other five bundles are the ones that the platform used to have, but now have a new name and a price that's double than what it used to be - Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas. There are also several customization options, such as the three international bundles, the two Spanish-language channel packs, and the premium networks. Our DirecTV Now review comes with full details.

PlayStation Vue - PlayStation Vue is another great option for those who are looking for a quality platform. There are four bundles to choose from as you start off here - Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra - and they all feature Fox, so you're good to go. You can add premium networks if you want, as well as loads of extra channel packs. Make sure to check our PlayStation Vue review for more info.

So, What Do You Do If Fox Isn't Available in Your Area?

Fox is one of the channels that are available in some locations across the United States, but not in others. This is quite frustrating, of course, especially since it also applies to live TV platforms, not just cable. Now, the lucky part is that these platforms operate online, so they know where you are by looking at your IP address. A simple VPN can help you "switch" your location in under a minute so you can check out Fox in another location. Let's see what you have to do.

Note: If you ever find yourself traveling abroad, you'll discover that live TV platforms, much like any other streaming service, are geoblocked. This means that you can only watch if you're within the United States, due to licensing deals. It's annoying, but it's totally common. Now, if you use a VPN to connect to a US server, you're going to bypass the situation entirely.

How About Using a TV Antenna to Watch So You Think You Can Dance?

Using a TV antenna to watch Fox, and subsequently, So You Think You Can Dance, is totally doable. There are many reasons why cord cutters have been going for antennas long before live TV platforms existed - the devices are pretty cheap and you get to watch TV for free. The only downside we can see is that you can only watch a limited number of channels, rather than the hundreds you become used to prior to cutting the cord.

Before you make a decision, you should make sure to check a site like NoCable, where you can find out what channels are available over the air in your location and how strong their broadcast signal is. This will not only help you decide whether to go for an antenna or not but also how large the range on the device should be. We already gave you a suggestion, but you can, of course, do your own research.

How About Watching Older So You Think You Can Dance?

We absolutely love So You Think You Can Dance, although some seasons were better than others due to a change in rules or an experiment or another the producers decided to do. You can watch some of the show's clips over on Fox, but they won't satisfy your need to binge on the show's seasons, so we need to look further. Once the show starts, however, you should be able to watch the latest episodes over on Fox's website. Also, last year, the episodes also showed up on Hulu. While they're not there anymore, we might see the new season show up on the platform after June 10.

The older seasons were also available for purchase on platforms like Google Play, but they are currently missing. It is quite likely they will get added again once the show kicks off again in June.

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