Pretty Little Liars is a teen-drama that airs on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) on Tuesdays at 8 PM ET. The show is based on a book series of the same name about a group of friends and the drama they encounter when someone tries to break them up, pick them off, and destroy their entire lives. Fans of the show, including my 16-year-old daughter, can’t get enough of the drama, which is why I recently created a complete legal streaming guide for PLL. And thanks to wireless Internet and technology being what it is, kids and adults alike are streaming this and other Freeform shows whether they have cable or not.
In fact, Tru Optik, a leading media intelligence agency, has pointed out that despite the fact that Pretty Little Liars doesn’t have huge ratings, it is projected to be one of the top 10 most popularly streamed TV shows of 2016. Fans might not be catching it on Freeform, but all indications point to Pretty Little Liars becoming one of the most popular shows online. And those numbers will continue to grow, as the season finale rears its head in the coming weeks.
So, whether you’ve made the choice to cut the cord, or you’re just looking for the best way to enjoy Pretty Little Liars online, here’s a quick rundown of the most popular legal options that won’t break your bank.
Catch the Pretty Little Liars Live Stream on Sling TV
Sling TV is a live streaming service that allows people to watch cable channels without a cable subscription. My teenage daughter can’t stop raving about it because all of her favorite shows, including Pretty Little Liars, air on Freeform, which is one of the channels included in the Sling TV package. Other channels include TBS, TNT, AMC, and A&E. All in all, you receive over 20 popular channels for the bargain price of $20 a month. You don’t have any contract with Sling TV either. It’s all pay as you go, and it’s simple to cancel, should you decide to do so. Currently, you can get a free 7-day trial to test out the Sling TV service.
Catch Up on Episodes of Pretty Little Liars Online with Hulu
Hulu is quickly becoming one of the most popular streaming services online because of the amount of new shows people are able to stream. Many of the most popular television shows are available anywhere from one day to eight days after they air on television. Add in the fact that you can watch Hulu on all major devices, and there is a no-commercial tier available, and Hulu becomes one of the best options available. Many Freeform shows are available on Hulu, including Pretty Little Liars. New episodes are available a day after they air on TV, and the most recent five episodes are available for 35 days from their original air date.
Other Legal Options for Watching Pretty Little Liars
When a show is as wildly popular as Pretty Little Liars is, a lot of people stream the show illegally, because they think that it the only way to get it without cable. Well, if Sling TV or Hulu doesn’t appeal to you, there are actually plenty of other options ranging from pay-per-episode to Netflix. Here are the best additional legal options to catching Pretty Little Liars online.
- Amazon Instant Video: You can catch Pretty Little Liars on Amazon Instant for $2 per episode or you can purchase the season pass to save some money. New episodes end up in your video library the day after they air.
- Netflix: Most people already subscribe to Netflix, so rather than point out what a great service it is, I will merely point out that Netflix offers old episodes of Pretty Little Liars for those in need of catching up. Currently, the previous five seasons are available. The only downside to watching Pretty Little Liars on Netflix is that it can take months for new episodes to appear. Still, if you’re behind, Netflix remains one of the easiest, cheapest legal options for playing catch up.
Still have questions about how to watch Pretty Little Liars online? Shoot us your questions in the comments, and we will answer them. Enjoy the end of Pretty Little Liars season 6!