Here's How to Watch Star Trek: Discovery

Are you ready for a new era of action-packed and intellectually stimulating sci-fi drama?

Star Trek: Discovery will soon make its way to television, breathing new life into a beloved franchise. Taking place 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek series that starred William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, this latest iteration will center around Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), first officer of the Federation ship USS Shenzhou. And yep, she has connections to the original series; she was raised by Spock's father and transfers to the Discovery for reasons yet to be revealed.

She does so at a tumultuous time when the human-led Federation is in the middle of a Cold War with the often antagonistic Klingons and tensions are brewing.

The new series also stars Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca of the Discovery; Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou, captain of the Shenzhou and Burnham's mentor; Doug Jones as Saru, the Discovery's science officer and a new alien species called Kelpian; plus Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz as Paul Stamets and Hugh Culber who make history as the first openly gay couple in the Star Trek's universe (known as the Prime timeline which exists outside the J.J. Abrams reboots).

With the premiere fast approaching, we've compiled a list of how to watch the highly-anticipated series.

Linear TV

CBS -- 8:30/7:30c

The first episode will be broadcast live across all CBS networks before moving exclusively to CBS All Access, CBS' premiere streaming service.

Devices available: Your handy old television.

Streaming

CBS All Access -- 8:30/7:30c

The first episode and second episodes will go live following the broadcast premiere and after that, you can watch Star Trek: Discovery online, on-demand every Sunday. Comprised of 15 episodes, Season 1 will be split into two chapters with the first 8 episodes running Sept. 24 through Nov. 5. Part two will kick off in January 2018.

Devices available: CBS.com; CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10; and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Fire TV.

Netflix -- 24 hours after the premiere

For those who live outside of the U.S. and Canada, you'll be able to catch the latest episode on the popular streaming service 24 hours after it has aired. Netflix and CBS Studios International have teamed up to distribute the series in 188 countries through the streaming platform.

Devices available: Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, computers, and wherever else Netflix is available.

23 Secrets We Learned on the Star Trek: Discovery Set

Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS before moving exclusively to CBS All Access. How will you be watching?

(Full Disclosure: TV Guide is owned by CBS. )

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Sep 25, 2017
it amazes me how out of touch these big media companies are with consumers 45 and under.  We will not be paying for subscriptions from every source.  I ditched me tv like 5 years ago and they still dont get it.  it is so easy to monetize, we aren't trying to be pirates, you force our hand.  it's pathetic really.
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Sep 25, 2017
I won't be watching until it airs somewhere other than All Access
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Sep 25, 2017
I will be watching. KCBS2 (L.A.) will be showing it at 8:00 PM PDT.
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Sep 24, 2017
So Netflix customers get to watch . . . unless they live in the US or Canada. Man the people at CBS are jerks.
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Sep 24, 2017
Usenet.
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Sep 24, 2017
If I got to pay, this is a show i won't be watching until it shows up on something for free, if i bother at all. But of course this will be set before the original star trek and somehow i am sure they will have technology that didn't exist in the original series.
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Sep 24, 2017
My word, Cnet.com already revealed info about where to watch the new Star Trek 3 days ago! Talk about falling behind!
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Sep 24, 2017
Reposting the same article from 10 days ago...? Ye gods, TV Guide is bad writing AND very lazy as well.
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Sep 24, 2017
No one (besides the people who use websites to watch everything for free) will watch it if you have to buy another subscription... I mean really? Dumb CBS trying to make more money.. Fail
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Sep 24, 2017
Agreed, put it on Netflix and be done. Do these companies really think cord cutters will pay for 50 different digital subscriptions? We left Cable because of that very reason.
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Sep 13, 2017
I won't even subscribe to Hulu, so why would I pay for CBS All Access? Had they been smart, they'd have put it on Netflix or Amazon Prime or even Hulu but they didn't, so that'll be their downfall. They should have it where the 5 most recent episodes are free but everything after that needs a premium subscription to watch anything older than that.
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Sep 24, 2017
I think it says it will air 24 hours after it airs on CBS, on Netflix. But I'm not sure if that goes for the entire season, or just episode 1.  Either way, you have to pay some form of subscription (two in some cases) to legally watch it, which will be the shows downfall imo.
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Sep 25, 2017
Outside of USA only.
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Sep 24, 2017
If it's even available in the US.. sounds like that is just for international viewers...
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Sep 24, 2017
Yeah, it's only on CBS All Access for the US and everywhere else gets it on Netflix. I have Prime and Netflix, it should have went to one of those. Even Hulu would be better, I just don't want to subscribe to more.
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Sep 12, 2017
I pay for CBS as part of my DirectTV fees, but have to pay more for All Access? Nearly every other channel offers their on demand programmes free if you are already paying for Satellite. So no, it breaks my heart as I am a trekkie, but no. You would have still made money off the cord cutters by offering a stand alone subscription service like HBO Now etc but I'm not paying you twice.
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Sep 13, 2017
CBS offers all their shows (as long as it's produced by CBS and/or Paramount), past and present, on CBS All Access. The other networks only have a handful of past shows... but yeah, I'm not paying for CAA, they can dream on.
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