Star Trek is about to return to television for the first time in over a decade, but not in the traditional sense.
Star Trek: Discovery will be the first streaming Star Trek series, but fans will have the chance to get their first taste of the new show on traditional television.
How one goes about watching Star Trek: Discovery varies a bit from country to country, so we’re here to clarify exactly what you need to do to make sure you don’t miss the dawn of a new era for Star Trek.
Star Trek: Discovery’s 15-episode first season kicks off with a special two-part premiere. In the United States, the first hour of the premiere will broadcast on CBS on Sunday, September 24th at 8:30 p.m. ET following NFL Football and 60 Minutes.
In the US, the first part of the premiere will be simultaneously available on the CBS All Access streaming service, which will be the show’s new home for the remainder of the season. The second hour of Star Trek: Discovery’s two-part premiere will become available exclusively to CBS All Access subscribers at 9:30 p.m. ET on September 24th.
Future episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be released Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS All Access.
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A subscription to CBS All Access costs $5.99 per month. Those interested in an ad-free experience have the option of getting one for the higher price of $9.99 per month. CBS is also offering a one-month free trial period for new CBS All Access subscribers.
CBS All Access has more to offer than just Star Trek: Discovery. The service boasts over 9,000 episodes of television, including current CBS programming, older episodes, and original series.
Perhaps of most interest to Star Trek fans is that CBS All Access offers every episode of Star Trek television ever produced as part of its streaming library, as well as most of the Star Trek film series.
CBS All Access can be accessed in a web browser and has apps available for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Google Chromecast, Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Roku, Windows 10, and Xbox. The CBS All Access app is also available on select smart TVs.
That’s how you get to watch Star Trek: Discovery in the United States, but what about internationally?
Star Trek: Discovery will be televised in Canada, but is still using a similar release model to that of CBS in the United States.
The first part of Star Trek: Discovery’s two-part premiere will be broadcast on CTV on September 24th at 8:30 pm ET.
To see the second part of the premiere and the rest of Star Trek: Discovery Canadian fans will need to subscribe to a cable package that includes The Space Channel. The two-part premiere will air at 8:30 p.m. ET on Space and new episodes will follow weekly.
Episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will also be available to Space subscribers via the new Space GO app, as well as On Demand and at the Space website.
Star Trek: Discovery episodes will also stream the day after they premiere via the CraveTV streaming service, beginning with the premiere on Monday, September 25 at 10 p.m. ET.
For French-speaking Canadians, Star Trek: Discovery will also air on Z beginning September 24th at 9 p.m. ET, with new episodes following in the same timeslot weekly.
Outside of the United States and Canada, Star Trek: Discovery will be carried by Netflix.
The two-part premiere of Star Trek: Discovery will be available on Netflix internationally on Monday, September 25th.
The exact timing of future Star Trek: Discovery episode releases is a bit fuzzy, but Netflix promises that each new episode will be uploaded and available for streaming internationally within 24 hours of its premiere in the United States and Canada.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24th. The first half of its 15-episode first season will air new episodes into early November, after which the series will go on hiatus and the return in January 2018 to air the second half of the season.
While a renewal has not been announced yet, Star Trek: Discovery's second and third seasons are already in the planning stages.
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