Where To Stream ‘Doctor Who’ Now That The Sci-Fi Fave Is Off Netflix!
I'll never forget that fateful day that Rose Tyler met the Doctor and the whole world changed — well, at least mine did, anyway. While I was always a moderate sci-fi fan, there was something in Billie Piper's effervescent joie de vivre and Christopher Eccleston's lively energy (followed by David Tennant's, and then Matt Smith's after him) that got me hooked right off the bat. The BBC's rebooted Doctor Who is everything I love about the sci-fi genre — imaginative, a bit silly, but with a whole lot of heart — and I can't tell you how many times I've rewatched the new series over the years. I have the DVDs, but when I was too lazy to dig them out (read: always), I just pulled up Netflix and streamed to my heart's content. But now that the series is off Netflix, where can you stream Doctor Who when you need a fix?
Thankfully, we've got options. If you're a huge fan, you probably have the DVDs and it's no big deal. But what if you're on vacation or they're packed away in storage or you don't feel like getting off the couch? Don't abandon hope just yet, because the Internet always delivers. Admittedly, things could get a bit pricey since none of these options are free, but if you're dedicated to the Doctor, that shouldn't really matter, right?
Your easiest option is probably to hit up Amazon, which carries all nine seasons of the new series. You can either buy a single episode at either $1.99 or $2.99 each (the most recent seasons are the most expensive) or grab a whole season at a time from them for anywhere from $19.99 to $30.99. The delivery upon download of these files is pretty instantaneous, depending on your Internet speed, and you'll be off and running in no time.
There's also YouTube, which recently got into the for-purchase world of videos by offering single episodes and full seasons of some shows people are always searching for. Doctor Who is available via TheBBCStore account for a rather reasonable $1.99 per episode or $24.99 for the season (at least the first few) — the same as Amazon, but still a bargain, if you ask me. Later seasons become more expensive, with Season 8 selling at $5.99 per episode or $29.99 for the season. Oh, and all of these are available in HD!
If all else fails, you can always head over to iTunes, where every season is carried and available for purchase (albeit at slightly higher prices than the above options). SD and HD options are yours for the taking, and they even carry the season soundtracks if you just can't get enough of Murray Gold's beautiful compositions (and I'm a sucker for good music). If you're an Android user and want to buy via mobile, the Google Play store also offers all seasons.
There you have it — everything you need to get your Doctor Who stream on ASAP!
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