REMINDER: How To Watch ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘After Trek’

Today is the day, and if you are still wondering how you can watch the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, we’ve broken down all the info into a guide to help you find out where and when to watch in your country

Discovery starts with a special 2-part (2 episode) premiere and will run for a total of 15 episodes for the first season. The season will be broken into two parts with a break starting November and scheduled to pick up again in January 2018. Each episode of Discovery will be followed by an episode After Trek, the live after show all about Discovery.

USA: Discovery premieres Sunday, Sept. 24 on CBS All Access

In the United States Star Trek: Discovery is an exclusive original show for the CBS All Access streaming service and premieres Sunday, September 24th.

  • The first episode (Part 1 of the two-hour premiere) will be available on CBS All Access at 8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT.
  • The second episode (Part 2) will be available exclusively on CBS All Access at 9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT.

Subsequent episodes will be available at 8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT starting Sunday, October 1st.

This streaming service from CBS costs $5.99 per month to subscribe ($9.99 without commercials). CBS All Access includes access to more than 9,000 episodes on demand – spanning current primetime, daytime and late night CBS series, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV shows, including every episode of every Star Trek TV series.

You can watch CBS All Access on your computer, mobile devices, gaming devices and streaming devices. For more see TrekMovie’s buyer’s guide to CBS All Access devices. To subscribe CLICK HERE (with free trial).

CBS broadcast of Part 1 of premiere: In order to promote Star Trek: Discovery the first episode of the show (Part 1 of the 2-hour premiere) will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network on the same night as it is released on CBS All Access. To watch, tune in Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm CT. Note the time is approximate following NFL Football and 60 Minutes. To see part 2 of the pilot or any other episodes, you will have to subscribe to CBS All Access.

The first episode of After Trek (the after-show for Discovery) will stream live on CBS All Access on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 11:00 pm ET (8:00 pm PT). Subsequent episodes will stream live at Starting Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 pm ET. In addition, all episodes will be available to watch on demand for CBS All Access subscribers.

Canada: Discovery premieres Sunday, Sept. 24 on Space

The two-part pilot of Star Trek: Discovery premieres on the Space Channel on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET. Subsequent episodes will air on Space on Sunday nights at 8:30PM ET starting October 1st.

Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the newly launched Space GO app, in addition to being available on and participating On Demand channels. Star Trek: Discovery will also stream exclusively in Canada on the CraveTV streaming service starting Monday, September 25 at 10 p.m. ET.

CTV broadcast showing of Part 1 of premiere: To promote interest in Discovery, Part 1 of the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery will be broadcast on CTV at 8:30PM ET. To see the part 2 and all subsequent episodes you must subscribe to a cable or satellite package with Space Channel or the CraveTV streaming service.

Discovery will also be shown the Bell Media owned Z channel in French, starting on Sunday, September 24 at 9:00PM. With new episodes airing weekly Sundays at 9:00PM.

The Space Channel in Canada will also be carrying After Trek. The premiere episode will be broadcast live at 11pm ET. It will also be available on the CraveTV streaming service starting Monday, September 25th at 10PM, with new episodes rolling out every week at 9 p.m. ET.

Outside of USA & Canada: Discovery premieres Monday, Sept. 25 on Netflix

If you live outside of the USA and Canada watching Star Trek: Discovery is really straightforward. Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25, starting with the first 2 episodes (the same two hour premiere that was shown in the US and Canada on Sunday). Subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Mondays. Each episode will be available at 8am BST / 9am CET.

After Trek will also be available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada. The first episode will be posted in English-speaking territories simultaneously with the first episode of Discovery (Monday, September 25th, 8 am BST). For non-English speaking countries the first episode of After Trek will be available Tuesday Morning at the same time.

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

The show stars Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), Jason Isaacs (Capt. Gabriel Lorca), Michelle Yeoh (Capt. Phillipa Georgiou), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Paul Stamets), Shazad Latif (Lt. Ash Tyler), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culbert),  James Frain (Sarek) and Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly).


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Space has been running a marathon of the movies since Friday evening. I’m currently watching [i]First Contact[/i].

They have also been running promos for [i]Discovery[/i], but I haven’t seen any for [i]After Trek[/i].

So excited for this. Have fun tonight US & Canadian friends, I will be catching up tomorrow as I’m in the UK.

Logging off now to avoid spoilers! :)

I plan to watch on Tuesday. Hopefully we get a long and successful tv series which stands proud with TOS and TNG.

Also in the UK, can’t wait to watch when I get home from work :)

Data dies mate, soz!

Data was never alive in the first place mate, he’s an android!

Very psyched! Can’t wait!

Do we know if the first two episodes will be available for on demand streaming following the original Sunday premiere on CBSAA? I’m sort of half thinking I want to wait until next Sunday and binge all three episodes at once, especially after the SPOILER about episode 3 explaining the Discovery …

It says in the article they are being shown at the same time

@Stuart — that’s clear, but then are they available for streaming on demand following the premiere? And if so, how quickly afterward? Immediately? Will they ever get pulled from on-demand afterward? I would think it will be on demand immediately after its posted, and would stay up forever. But that’s not how all network streaming apps work. Then again they’re also offering free screenings.

I’m so excited. I feel like I’ve been waiting twelve years for this.

I was too. But it appeared so lackluster from the start that I tuned to B5.
NOW, how can I ever see the Discovery premiere w/o access?
Plus I noticed it was NOT on any of the Verizon channel guides.
Not even a hint.

Splitting a two-parter to force subscription is going to backfire bigly. People are going to be angry at Trek. Should be you, but they’ll take it out on Trek.

OR they’ll be like “Wow, that was a really impressive first episode, I’m not at all surprised CBS decided to split it in two because now I’m considering CBSAA.” It worked for this fan. I’m not alone.

That’s what they’re hoping for, at least. Some Star Trek fans are an easy get, others are skeptical and non-fans are unlikely to subscribe.

But the thing is even if people go to AA to see the second episode, its free anyway. Everyone gets the first week free and can cancel before its up. So its not that big of a deal NO ONE is being forced to pay for AA to see the second episode. In fact its a smart move to get people to go on it and see what other things are on there in case they do want to sign up for the third episode on.

But yes essentially the first two episodes will be completely free. ITs the next week when the commitment kicks in.


That was CBS’s plan all along. President and COO of CBS Interactive told Adweek that he hopes the big cliffhanger “will prompt people to immediately watch the second episode on All Access.”

It was a smart move but I think All Access needs to produce something along the lines of “Orange is the New Black” or “The Handmade’s Tale” to pull in a diverse group of viewers, not spin-offs of existing properties.

@Denny C — they ARE producing something like THE HANDMAID’S TAIL — DISCOVERY. It’s a platform launch … they have to start somewhere. Wouldn’t every studio love to produce an Emmy winning sci-if drama right out of the gate. They’re going with their strengths. Would you be happier if they just held onto DISC for another year until they had some more diverse companion shows to go with it? They also have THE GOOD FIGHT which is certainly a different demographic, but you wouldn’t know that because on its own it hasn’t drawn enough attention. In addition, they announced three new orig series including a mystery/thriller, a drama and a Will Ferrell comedy.

@CmdrR — that’s ridiculous. That’s like saying that viewers of LOST were so angered that each episode every week ended on a cliff-hanger that they refused to ever watch LOST again. Yeah, they took their anger out big league on LOST, so much so it made it one of the highest rated TV shows of all time.

@Curious Cadet,

What a ridiculous analogy. People watching the first hour of the two-part pilot on ABC didn’t need to subscribe to ABC All Access to continue watching the rest of ‘Lost’.


Exactly. I was going to mention the same thing. People didn’t have to pay for and extra service and buy extra add ones just to see the next episode of Lost. It is indeed a terrible analogy.

I agree with those who have said that if things fall apart at cbsaa they will undoubtedly blame Trek for it.

I wonder how bowlderized the CBS Broadcast network version of the first episode will be, considering that Discovery is rated TV-MA and we already know that F-bombs are going to be dropped at some point.

I’m wondering if we should watch the premiere episode on CBS just for the unique opportunity to see Star Trek on a major broadcast network channel for the first time in 48 years (first and last time, most likely).

More than likely they’ll ADR. Same scene, different dialogue or even a different take for broadcast. I suspect that the show will always come in as a TVPG or TV14 unless they use F bombs (which apparently will disappoint a lot of people who really need their f bomb fix).

My guess is the F-bombs will please the Soprano’s fans out there.

Not sure there will be any F-bombs during the first episode. From what we know, it’s from a dialogue between Tilly and Stamets. The first episode likely focuses on the Shenzhou and not the Discovery. The conversation between Georgiou and Burnham in the sand dunes (as seen in the trailer) feels like an opening scene, while the ‘We have engaged the Klingons’ bit feels reminiscent of ‘Mr. Worf… Fire!’ at the end of ‘The Best of Both Worlds’.

Will be watching on CTV tonight and if the show is good, and regardless of the cliffhanger, then I will subscribe to Space channel to catch the rest of the show.

Have already done so. I hadn’t subscribed to Space in a couple of years. Discovery has brought me back.

Same here FLB. I started again Friday. Even though I have all the movies, watching the marathon of Trek movies. Love the promos for DISC.


Very envious of you. Wish I could just add a tire to my existing service to get this show.

Hell, I wish I didn’t have to buy any silly add on devices just to watch this show….

Almost two years we’ve been waiting for this…I can’t believe it’s finally here. This is as excited as I’ve ever been about Trek since the lead-up to Trek09. I have no doubt this series will rejuvenate our beloved franchise for years to come. Star Trek! It’s back!

So looking forward to this! However, I can’t help but think they’ve buggered up the release somewhat by making those on Netflix wait until Monday to stream it. Sure, it’s not a long wait by any stretch of the imagination, but there’s no reason why they couldn’t have made it available on Netflix at the same time it’s available on cbsaa, and that would have removed one possible reason people outside North America would have to torrent it. It’s a pity…

This is true, though being in the U.K myself I guess the wait isn’t too bad as with the time difference it would be shown around 1/2am here so waiting till 8am isn’t so bad, and I’ll sadly be at work anyway so still have to wait longer haha :p

@Joel, more than likely because in all territories outside of North America, Netflix would air the premiere up to a day ahead. It seems clear that CBS wants to launch CBSAA in the US, therefore, they don’t want leaks coming from international viewings, in some cases up to a day before it airs in the US. In that sense international viewers are going to be at a disadvantage in that they will have both critical reviews and word of mouth potentially spoiling the two parter with the cliffhanger.

^^This! A lot of countries, it would be aired now if they aired it on Sunday and that would create leaks already. CBS wants it where they can say they were ‘first’ being their show and all so I can’t blame them.

But yes obviously it will spoil for viewers outside of America but sure they are use to it by now. ;)

What time on Netflix? 00:00?


Sounds like subscribers to commercial-free tier of CBSAA will get to watch at premiere time ad-free! Hope that’s the case. Was expecting to have to watch the premiere on CBS w/Ads, or wait a day to watch like you have to with Hulu shows.

@Harley3K — If you’re subscribed to CBSAA ad free, then you’ll be able to stream it ad free starting as early as 5:30pm pacific time …

Indeed I did!

I’m a die hard Star Trek fan, but I will never pay for CBS’s app – EVER. In fact, I predict that if CBS insists on only airing Star Trek Discovery on its app, it will kill the franchise, at least as a TV series.

Sorry to hear that. Sucks to be you then.

Agreed. I’m not knocking the fans who choose to subscribe to CBSAA (IDIC after all). I just already have Netflix and Amazon Prime and don’t see the need for another subscription service to experience only one show. I’ll wait for the blurays. There are plenty of good shows and books to experience in the meantime.

You do realize you can just cancel one of those for a month or two and watch Star Trek? I don’t understand why so many people feel like they have to keep all of them at the same time…or always? This isn’t cable. If you don’t want all three but want to see Disvovery, cancel one for a month and give Discovery a chance. If its not doing anything for you after a month cancel AA and go back to the one you had. I mean, there is really nothing on ANY of these sites where you need them every day of the year. I have gone months without looking at my Amazon subscription sometimes. I do a little more for Netflix, but thats because they do admittedly make a lot more original shows to watch. I just finished Ozark a week ago and just started on Narcos (both great shows). But yeah I can survive without that one too for a month or two.

Yes, as much as I appreciate your thoughtful explanation, I do understand that I can choose to cancel; however, my wife and I watch Netflix and Amazon Prime on a regular basis. CBSAA offers me nothing beyond Trek. I will wait for the Blu-ray.


One can add and remove cable channels quite easily. You could add hbo just for GoT and then cancel. It’s quite easy. And you can even do it on line if you like.

And so the blu-rays are going to be cheaper than $6? I don’t think so.

Price isn’t a factor for me. It’s the principle of being forced by a company to subsidize an unnecessary subscription service. Perhaps I’m being unreasonable, but, again, it’s my choice. Please don’t confuse my unwillingness to pay for CBSAA with any desire for the show to fail. Quite the opposite – I want the show to be a great success. For me, it’s really no different than skipping a movie in the theater and waiting to buy it on Blu-ray. Either way, they receive my money.


You mean the same way CBS killed the STAR TREK Home Video HD franchise market when they committed it exclusively to HD DVD?

That’s a bit different. A few studios backed DVD-HD. But when that format lost out what happened? They all went Blu.


Re: They all went Blu.

I know. That’s my point. CBS’ commitment of STAR TREK to one technology OR another is not the franchise killer Tony think’s it is guaranteed to be.

RCA CED Video’s demise didn’t kill it. HD DVD’s demise didn’t kill it. And if CBS’ streaming video flops, it won’t kill it either. Most likely there would be an orderly transition to NETFLIX.


I’m not sure why everyone thinks if cbsaa dose not succeed like cbs hopes that Trek will simply move to Netflix. I suspect CBS will just pack Trek away while they decide what else they can do with it.


Maybe because NETFLIX is its production PARTNER with CBS?

“If you ever needed more proof that this isn’t a zero-sum game, on the STAR TREK [DISCOVERY] series we [NETFLIX and CBS] are doing it together. We are launching it outside of U.S. all over the world. And coming in as production partners, we have been great partners together on making a show that could have been smaller, bigger. It is a net gain for everybody.” — Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix from TrekMovie’s article, ‘Star Trek Discovery Back On For Fall; CBS CEO Talks Netflix Importance’ by A Pascale | May 3, 2017 |

I wish they actually HAD an app.

With a question as to whether or not chromecast needed a wifi network to function, I just bought an AV adapter for my iPhone. Phone to adapter to hdmi cable to tv. Everything works. I’m ready.

Find the fact that i have to pay CBS to watch Star Trek after the premiere a load of crud. You lost this fan.

@Jeffery– yup, they know they’re gonna lose a few old guys like you. But they’re probably gonna gain three new fans in your place from a generation who understands streaming as a way of life. So long, at least you have your DVDs and cable subscription!

From their sign up page: “You agree to receive updates, alerts and promotions from CBS and that CBS may share information about you with our marketing partners so that they may contact you by email or otherwise about their products or services.”

So it’s not bad enough that you have to pay for yet another subscription service, the greedy pricks are selling your contact information wholesale.

I would have signed up for a month here and there but that is out of the question now. Anyone who signs up knowing this is part of the problem.

I can say with certainty that CBS will rue the day they decided to offer Discovery on all access streaming. 50% of their potential audience doesn’t understand a thing about streaming. As excited as I am for Discovery, this business decision will doom it to oblivion. Mark my words.
Many people I know are excited about the show, but when I explain that it’s exclusive to CBS all access, or other streaming services, they go, “Ugh!”
I actually have people peed off w/ me because I got them all excited but they have no way to watch. They own computers and such, but streaming is out of their league. But they might go through Netflix. Most people I know don’t like CBS shows, so they won’t sink down extra money for it.
I’m watching the premier on all access, but later episodes on Netflix. I see no point in extending my membership beyond the free trial.

@Dibbles — and I can say for a certainty you don’t have a clue what you’re rambling on about.


I have had similar experiences. Tell people about a new Trek show but when I mention it is on a streaming only platform I get groans. Groans from people who already stream and have full understanding of the tech. These are people who would watch but have no desire to add another service. And are not big enough fans to buy it.

Got the DVD ready to go tonight.

Probably will catch it tonight. If not then tomorrow for sure.

I guess I’ll start the subscription tomorrow or Tuesday. One free week and one month will take me to the winter break. Then it’s cancelation time until it returns next year.

That’s DVR. Sorry… would hope that typo is a little obvious.

Well, I guess I’ll only be watching one part of this. I said it before & I’ll say it again, I am NOT paying $6 a month for yet ANOTHER streaming service. I already subscribe to two. Les Moonves wants me to watch the show, he can put it on one of those. Otherwise, I’m out. Have fun.

Now that the premiere is delayed 20 mins on CBS due to football, will it still start at 8:30 on CBS-AA?

Nope. 7:34pm and not yet available.

It’s 8:53 Eastern Time, and the All Access Site is still just showing a listing of video clips. CBS, it seems, has not gotten off to a good start with this.

Just turned on CBS to make sure there is no delay. 60 minutes is on right on time. It would seem Trek will start on time at 8. But I set the DVR to start a bit early and end a bit later when I programmed it yesterday just in case.

Eastern/Central Time it started 18 minutes late due to football.

Yet another advantage to being in the Pacific time zone. :)

Access to “After Dark” outside of NA is fantastic!. Mondays are going to be ST:D, Orville, DS9 and After Dark back-to-back.

Did anyone see After Trek? Is it worth watching?

man, the guy hosting After Trek is so damned annoying. They should really try and get him off there and find someone better. Not sure if he thinks he’s being like Chris Hardwick or not but he isn’t even in the same galaxy.

I’m not paying for another subscription service. I don’t care how good the show might be. After all the money Netflix fronted you’d think we’d get Discovery here in the U.S. FU CBS.

Wow CBS, you suck. I swore I’d never sigh up for AA,but I really want to see Discovery. So I bite the bullet and sign up. Then guess what? Keep getting errors that the cbs server can’t be reached. So I’m out $6 for this month and can’t watch the show. Get Bent CBS, you’re the worst.

You didn’t sign up for the free trial?

It’s VERY difficult upgrading from ‘limited commercials’ to ‘commercial-free’. When I tried to do it on my Amazon Fire account, it stated that I had to go to the original provider to do that (which is CBS All-Access). When I called CBSAA customer service, they were closed for the night (they are not 24/7). When I called them this morning, I waited 20 minutes before they answered the phone. Then they told me that there are ‘proprietary issues’ and they couldn’t upgrade my account immediately but would send instructions to my email at home. What a hassle!

Really, now they want me to pay $72 a year to watch CBS ?? Then how much for the others… so for 10 stations we should all pay $720 a year? For something we have gotten for free our whole lives ? Then we pay the price by having to watch advertising.. so if I am paying then there should never be a commercial….. oh no you still want the marketing revenue as well as the subscription?????

Not likely…

Geez… the “other options” were just so much better… I guess that why THIS happened… really CBS? You kill the good things (continues, renegades etc).. for this? Yeah your attempt really sux. In the future let someone who understands create.