Shark Week 2016: Watch For Free Without Cable Subscription!

Shark Week 2016: Watch For Free Without Cable Subscription!
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It is possible to tune in to Shark Week if you are a shark enthusiast but do not own a television. There is no need to be hysteric as you can see all the underwater action for free without a cable subscription.


Shark Week is a yearly, week-long television show, which broadcasts programs related to sharks on Discovery Channel. The first episode of  the series aired on Sunday and runs until next Sunday, July 3.

The best way to catch the shark action is to download the Discovery Go app for iTunes or Android. After the download, you can login with an existing cable subscription, said Money Magazine.

One can also register using a computer on the Discovery website .

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In case you don’t have cable, you’ll have to purchase a subscription to Sony’s PlayStation Vue by paying $29.99 for a month. This subscription will let you to live stream well-known and popular cable networks like the Discovery Channel.

You can also live stream and watch Discovery Channel on your PlayStation 3 or 4, iPad, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast devices. And more interestingly, even after Shark Week is over, you can still take advantage of your subscription to watch cable shows on networks like AMC and the Food Network.

The Discovery Channel is making sections of the broadcast available in Virtual Reality and 360 video. This will make it possible for the audience to swim with sharks without risking their lives. And the best part is, it is all free, says Heavy.

All you have to do is download the Discovery VR app for iOS, Android, Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

After that, you can launch the app, select Shark Week, find several videos, and swim with the sharks.

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  • Sarah Davies

    Call me crazy, but I can honestly say that Shark Week is one of my favorite times of the year! Did anyone else see the epic “Isle of Jaws” special — amazing stuff! I don’t know what it is about the Shark Week episodes that just rope me in hour after hour, but on more than one occasion I’ve found myself glued to the television for longer than I’m proud to admit. Obviously it has prompted me to do some research and I actually came across some awesome ideas for anyone interested in travel having to do with sharks!! I’ll post a link here for those of you who are interested to check out! Cheers!!