Just as we did back in 2017 for season one, here’s an updated guide to how to find and watch Discovery if you’re just joining in, or if you’d like a reminder, since it may have been a while. Also, remember, episodes are released weekly. This season there are 14 episodes and they will be released without a hiatus.
Where to Watch
USA: Discovery premieres Thursday, January 17 on CBS All Access
In the United States Star Trek: Discovery is an exclusive original show for the CBS All Access streaming service.
Episodes of season two will be posted on Thursday evenings at 8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT.
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.
If you’re wondering what devices you can watch All Access on, we’ve got you covered, keep reading, further down in the article is a section on supported Smart TVs and streaming devices.
If you’re already an Amazon Prime member, you might be interested in subscribing to All Access through Amazon Prime Video Channels.
Prime Channels are a way for Amazon to offer premium (subscription) content from partners, for example a person could add HBO Now, Starz, Showtime, or a number of other streaming content partners directly to your Amazon Prime account, it’s billed via Amazon and watchable on any device that has an Amazon Prime Video app.
CBS worked out a deal with Amazon back in January 2018, right before Discovery season 1 returned from hiatus. All Access is available as a Prime Channel, it still costs $5.99 (limited commercials) or $9.99 (no commercials) a month.
A potential plus to going with this method is that there’s an Amazon Prime Video app available on just about every smart TV and streaming device sold in the USA, while the CBS app has somewhat more limited availability.
Canada: Discovery season two premieres Thursday, January 17 on Space
All episodes of season two of Star Trek: Discovery air on the Space channel at 8:00 PM ET/ 5:00PM PT.
Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the Space GO app, in addition to being available on Space.ca and participating On Demand channels. Star Trek: Discovery will also stream exclusively in Canada on the CraveTV streaming service 24-hours after it airs on Space.
Discovery will also be shown the Bell Media owned Z channel in French, with new episodes airing weekly on Thursdays at 10:00 PM ET and PT.
Outside of USA & Canada: Discovery season two premieres Friday, January 18 on Netflix
If you live outside of the USA and Canada watching Star Trek: Discovery is really straightforward. Netflix streams season two of Star Trek: Discovery on Friday, January 18. New episodes will be made available within 24-hours of its US premiere. Typically the episodes have been made available at 8am BST / 9am CET.
The CBS app is a bit newer than other services and has more limited availability on Smart TVs. The situation has improved quite a bit since we first wrote a similar article back in 2017 when Discovery season one debuted. CBS also has a knowledge base article with more details.
Any Android TV, including recent higher-end Sony smart TVs, are CBSAA-ready. As are Vizio smart TVs from 2016 and newer. And Samsung smart TVs, including most models made in 2015 and newer. If you have a Roku TV (made by TCL, Sharp, and Insignia, among others), you’re good to go. And the new Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs (made by Toshiba and Insignia) have a CBS app too.
Notably still missing a CBS app are LG smart TVs. You’ll need to use a streaming device, or if you’re already an Amazon Prime member, subscribe through Amazon.
If you’re a gamer, the CBS All Access app is available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
If you have a dedicated streaming device such as a Google Chromecast, Roku (2015 models or later), Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, or Android TV box (like the NVIDIA Shield), then you, too, are ready for CBS All Access.
Of course the CBS app is available on Android and iOS, so you can certainly watch it on your phone or tablet screen easily, as well as on your computer through the CBS website. But we recommend watching the cinematic show on as large a screen as you can.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 premieres Thursday, January 17 in the USA on CBS All Access at 5:30 PM PT/8: 30 PM ET. It will air in Canada on Space at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET the same day. For all other regions, the premiere will be available on Netflix within 24-hours (January 18).
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.