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How to Watch Deadliest Catch Online

One of Discovery Channel’s original documentary series, Deadliest Catch (R) follows the lives of fisherman who brave the Bering Sea in search of king crab, snow crab, and bairdi crab. It has racked up an impressive 13 seasons throughout its massively popular and successful run. Its initial season premiered in April of 2005, running 10 episodes of about an hour in length. As the seasons progressed, more episodes were added each year. Reaching 12 in its second season, 16 in its fourth, and finally 18 episodes in its 11th season. Over the course of the show’s 13 seasons, they have aired nearly 200 episodes, which includes its specials and complementary episodes.

What To Expect From Deadliest Catch

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The concept of the show, including the meaning behind its name, comes from the extremely dangerous life of crab fisherman during the two main crab fishing seasons. Perilous waters, harsh weather, and unorthodox working conditions on the boat leads to the “deadly” nature of the crab fishing profession. While each episode covers a new topic dealing with a few specific crew members, it centers around the struggles and strain this career puts on both rookie fisherman and veterans alike.

With an extremely high risk of death while on the job, these specific crab fishermen have earned the title of having one of the deadliest jobs in the world, which is highlighted dramatically in the harrowing footage recorded aboard their fishing vessels. With the inherent nature of the show and career, the show itself has even suffered one of its own crew member losses, with Captain Phil Harris passing away during the filming of season six in 2010.

Popularity And Acclaim

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Obviously, Deadliest Catch has been one of the most well received reality programs to be aired on the Discovery Channel, with its longevity speaking to its popularity amongst the viewers. It has also received critical acclaim during its run as well, with eight Emmy nominations, with two wins coming in 2012. They have also had solid viewership numbers throughout the course of the series, ranging between 3-5 million viewers per episode. Deadliest Catch also takes home the honor of having the third most viewed broadcast in the Discovery Channel’s history, with 8.5 million tuning into a single episode during season six.

Availability

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With a massive index of episodes throughout the series’ 13 seasons, there are quite a few different routes when attempting to watch online. Whether you are watching new episodes, or you are looking to catch up on all the past seasons, we will give you the best options for watching Deadliest Catch in its entirety.

Unfortunately, Netflix does not feature any episodes or seasons of Deadliest Catch, however, the other cornerstone subscription service Hulu does in fact feature five of the show’s 13 seasons on demand. Another great option is viewing via the Discovery Channel’s own webpage, with certain episodes frequently available with a valid cable subscription account. Currently season 13 is available online through www.discovery.com (R), however there may be additional past/future seasons available in time, so always be sure to check and see which episodes are featured. For any additional episodes or seasons that are not covered through these methods, you can always purchase them individually via iTunes, Amazon Video, or the Google Play Store.

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For future seasons and episodes, subscribers to either Playstation Vue, or DirectTV Now will be able to watch them live as they are broadcast. The Discovery Channel is featured in each of their base cable channel packages, so this means you’ll be able to watch all new and any re-aired episodes as they are broadcast live.

On Demand

  • discovery.com– All of season 13 is currently available with a valid cable subscription account.
  • Netflix-Not currently available.
  • HuluSeasons 7-11 are currently available with a base Hulu subscription
  • Amazon Prime-Episodes and seasons are available for individual purchase.
  • Sling TV– Nor Sling Orange or Blue currently carry the Discovery Channel.
  • Playstation Vue- All new episodes, and any re-airings of old episodes, will be available via the base channel package that includes the Discovery Channel.
  • DirectTV Now- All new episodes, and any re-airings of old episodes, will be available via the base channel package that includes the Discovery Channel.

Amazon Video: A la Carte

  • Price Per Episode: HD $2.99 – SD $1.99
  • Season 1: SD $14.99
  • Season 2: SD $14.99
  • Season 3: HD $14.99 – SD $14.99
  • Season 4: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 5: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 6: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 7: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 8: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 9: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 10: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 11: HD $24.99 – SD $24.99
  • Season 12: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99
  • Season 13: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99

 

Google Play Store: A la Carte

  • Price Per Episode: HD $2.99 – SD $1.99
  • Season 1: SD $14.99
  • Season 2: SD $14.99
  • Season 3: HD $14.99
  • Season 4: HD $19.99
  • Season 5: HD $19.99
  • Season 6: HD $19.99
  • Season 7: HD $19.99
  • Season 8: HD $19.99
  • Season 9: HD $19.99
  • Season 10: HD $19.99
  • Season 11: HD $24.99
  • Season 12: HD $29.99
  • Season 13: HD $29.99

 

iTunes: A la Carte

  • Price Per Episode: HD $2.99 – SD $1.99
  • Season 1: SD $14.99
  • Season 2: SD $14.99
  • Season 3: HD $14.99 – SD $14.99
  • Season 4: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 5: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 6: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 7: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 8: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 9: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 10: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 11: HD $24.99 – SD $24.99
  • Season 12: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99
  • Season 13: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99

 

Fandango Now: A la Carte

  • Price Per Episode: HD $2.99 – SD $1.99
  • Season 9: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 10: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 11: HD $23.99 – SD $23.99
  • Season 12: HD $28.99 – SD $28.99
  • Season 13: HD $28.99 – SD $28.99

 

Microsoft Store: A la Carte

  • Price Per Episode: HD $2.99 – SD $1.99
  • Season 1: SD $14.99
  • Season 2: SD $14.99
  • Season 3: HD $14.99 – SD $14.99
  • Season 4: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 5: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 6: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 7: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 8: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 9: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 10: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 11: HD $24.99 – SD $24.99
  • Season 12: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99
  • Season 13: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99

 

Playstation Store: A la Carte

  • Price Per Episode: HD $2.99 – SD $1.99
  • Season 1: SD $14.99
  • Season 2: SD $14.99
  • Season 3: SD $14.99
  • Season 4: SD $19.99
  • Season 5-Volume 1: SD $19.99
  • Season 5-Volume 2: SD $19.99
  • Season 6: SD $19.99
  • Season 7: SD $19.99
  • Season 8: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 9: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 10: HD $24.99 – SD $24.99
  • Season 11: HD $29.99 – SD $27.99
  • Season 12: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99
  • Season 13: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99

 

Vudu: A la Carte

  • Price Per Episode: HD $2.99 – SD $1.99
  • Season 7: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 8: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 9: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 10: HD $19.99 – SD $19.99
  • Season 11: HD $24.99 – SD $24.99
  • Season 12: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99
  • Season 13: HD $29.99 – SD $29.99