You can watch Investigation Discovery live without cable with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV or Sling TV. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch Investigation Discovery on Philo

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Philo is the cheapest way to get Investigation Discovery without cable. In addition to Investigation Discovery, Philo has all kinds of other science, lifestyle and history-related channels. However, it doesn’t have any news or sports channels.

Philo Pricing and Packages

Prices begin at just $16/month. The most basic plan has 44 channels, but you can upgrade to 58 channels for just $4 more per month.

58 Channels
7-day free trial
$20.00/ month

58 channels

3 simultaneous streams

30-Day DVR

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For more information on Philo plans, check here.

Philo Channels

With Philo, you get not only Investigation Discovery but also several other educational channels like Discovery, History Science Channel and more. The reason why Philo is so cheap may have to do with the fact that this service doesn’t carry any news or sports channels. But if you have an over-the-air TV antenna, you may not need them.

For more information on Philo channels, check here.

Philo Supported Devices

For whatever reason, the Philo app for Android doesn’t let you stream any of Philo’s channels. However, you can still use Philo on your Android phone if you use the mobile version of Chrome to stream.

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all models), Chromecast and Roku (all current models)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (5.0 and up)
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (7.0 and up, Chrome browser), iOS (10.3 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Check here for more information on Philo’s supported devices.

Philo Simultaneous Streams

Philo’s simultaneous stream limit is three screens at a time. That means that you can share your account with two other people and you can all watch TV at the same time.

To learn more about Philo’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Philo DVR

Philo’s unlimited DVR is one of its best features. You can record as much TV as you want with it.

Check here to learn more about Philo’s DVR.

Philo On-Demand Library

Though Philo does have some on-demand content, it can’t rival on-demand specialists like Hulu and Netflix. According to the Philo website, the library includes 25,000 on-demand titles.

Click here to learn more about Philo’s on-demand library.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Investigation Discovery with fuboTV

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You may not expect fuboTV to carry a channel like Investigation Discovery– but it does. This streaming service has come a long way since it first debuted.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

The base subscription costs $55/month and comes with roughly 90 channels. Half of those are sports channels. A few additional add-ons give you the ability add more channels to your entertainment menu, but all subscribers get Investigation Discovery.

Learn more about fuboTV’s subscription plans here.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

SIGN UP
*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

fuboTV Channels

Two channels– NBCSN and FS1— stream some sports events in 4K. Some channels that you might like if you like Investigation Discovery include the History Channel, Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild.

You can see a full channel list here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

Aside from game consoles, fuboTV has excellent support for TV devices that cord-cutters use.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s supported devices here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

The default simultaneous stream limit is two devices, but you can add on a third if you get a paid upgrade.

You can learn more about fuboTV simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

fuboTV’s cloud DVR holds 30 hours of recordings unless you get another upgrade, which gives you 500 hours of recording time.

You can learn more about the fuboTV DVR here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV is mostly about live TV, but it does have an on-demand library. Both TV episodes and movie titles are available.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Investigation Discovery on Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is a very solid streaming service with a great lineup and an awesome on-demand library. Investigation Discovery is part of its core live TV lineup.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

The main Hulu with Live TV subscription costs $45/month.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s plans, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

As mentioned earlier, Hulu with Live TV’s base subscription includes Investigation Discovery. Several premium channels are available along with many classic cable TV staples.

Click here to see the full list of Hulu with Live TV channels.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV has great app support:

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain Samsung and LG televisions as well as some devices based on Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.

Click here to learn more about devices that work with Hulu with Live TV.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

If you plan on sharing your account, it’s hard to find a better option than Hulu with Live TV. For $10/month, you can buy an upgrade that will let you stream to an unlimited number of devices with the Unlimited Streams feature add-on.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streams.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

Like most TV replacement services, Hulu with Live TV comes with a free cloud DVR. You can’t fast forward through commercials when you watch your recordings, though– unless you get the $15/month Enhanced Cloud DVR upgrade. Without the upgrade, you can record up to 50 hours of TV. With it, you can record 200 hours.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu was originally an on-demand only video service before it added Hulu with Live TV. As you might expect, its on-demand library is large and diverse compared to what the other cable alternatives offer.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library, click here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Investigation Discovery on Sling TV

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Sling TV was one of the first streaming services to offer an alternative to cable. Investigation Discovery is on its menu along with a wide array of other great cable TV brands.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

After you sign up for Sling TV, the first thing you’ll do is pick one or both base plans. Sling Blue and Sling Orange are your options and they both cost $25. If you get them both, you can get a discount. From there you can expand your channel lineup by purchasing channel add-on packs.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

No matter which base plan you get, you’ll be able to watch Investigation Discovery. Both plans come with around 30 channels and they both have ID.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has a very competitive device lineup:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV.
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended.

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Sling TV’s simultaneous stream restrictions are one of its main drawbacks. You can only stream Sling Orange channels to one device at a time. The limit for Sling Blue channels is three simultaneous screens.

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

You have to pay $5/month extra if you want the ability to record TV with Sling TV. You can’t record any Sling Orange channels with it, though.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV has a sizable on-demand library, but most of the titles are TV show episodes. Some movies are available as well, though.

How to Watch Investigation Discovery on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch Investigation Discovery on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV or Sling TV. Simply go to the Amazon Fire TV app store and click whatever live TV service appeals to you the most– or try them all.

How to Watch the History Channel on Roku

You can watch Investigation Discovery on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV or Sling TV. The process of installing a Roku app is the same as installing a smartphone app. Just look up the app you want to try and complete the sign-up process to get going.

How to Watch the History Channel on Apple TV

You can watch Investigation Discovery on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Philo, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV or Sling TV. Apple’s app store has them all, so try them out for yourself and compare.

Watch ID Shows On-Demand

Netflix used to have Investigation Discovery shows, but those were pulled years ago. Hulu and Amazon Prime Video still have ID titles, though.

Hulu

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  • Lieutenant Joe Kenda: Homicide Hunter
  • Deadly Women
  • Who the Bleep Did I Marry?
  • Nightmare Next Door
  • A Crime to Remember
  • Disappeared
  • Unusual Suspects
  • Your Worst Nightmare
  • Obsession: Dark Desires
  • Scorned: Love Kills
  • Barbara Walters Presents: American Scandals
  • Wives With Knives

Prime Video

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  • Dark Temptations
  • Dates From Hell
  • Murder Calls
  • Deadly Women
  • Imposters

Free Episodes of Investigation Discovery Shows

If you don’t watch much cable except for Investigation Discovery shows, you may be able to get your ID fix for free via YouTube. Check out the links below to watch full episodes of ID shows without paying a dime.

Deadly Women

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Deadly Women debuted on the Discovery Channel back in 2005. The show went off the air the next year, but was brought back to life on Investigation Discovery in 2008.

Like its name suggests, Deadly Women shines a spotlight on the most notorious female serial killers. Episodes feature dramatic reenactments of real life events.

Over 20 full episodes from seasons 4 through 8 are available for free via the official Deadly Women YouTube channel.

Facing Evil With Candice DeLong

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Facing Evil’s host is former FBI profiler, Candice DeLong. The show follows DeLong as she interviews various convicted killers serving time in various American prisons. Her probing questions tries to get at the truth — and the result often makes for compelling TV.

Eight full episodes of Facing Evil are currently available on YouTube via its official channel.

Dark Minds

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Dark Minds seems similar to Facing Evil, in that both shows revisit old cases. However, Dark Minds takes a second look at the actual evidence of the original crime. 

This show’s twist is that the real life investigative work on various crimes is informed by clues derived from an anonymous source called “13.”

Fourteen full episodes of Dark Minds are available via the show’s official YouTube channel.

Behind Mansion Walls

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What causes a person who seems to have it all risk everything for murder? If you’ve ever been curious about the answer, you may want to check out Behind Mansion Walls — a show about violent crimes perpetrated by wealthy individuals. Interviews with experts and witnesses give insights into various famous cases involving high society killers.

Over 30 full episodes of Behind Mansion Walls and several other similar shows are available on the official Behind Mansion Walls YouTube channel.

Our Verdict: The Best Way to Watch the Investigation Discovery Without Cable

If you want to get Investigation Discovery without a traditional cable subscription, you have plenty of options. Here’s a quick breakdown of your best available choices.

The overall best skinny bundle for Investigation Discovery

The best overall option for watching ID is Hulu with Live TV. It has not only an unlimited simultaneous stream upgrade, but also a huge on-demand library and a varied channel lineup that includes many edu-tainment options.

The cheapest way to watch Investigation Discovery without cable

As mentioned above, hundreds of ID show episodes are available for free on YouTube. However, if you want a live feed of ID, your cheapest option is Philo. Though Philo won’t replace 100% of the channels you used to watch via cable, it will let you get Investigation Discovery, Discovery and 36 other channels.

 

 

Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.