Comprehensive Guide On How To Watch ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2

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.

Amazon Prime Members

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 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.

How to Stream CBS All Access

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.

Smart TVs

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.

Game consoles

If you’re a gamer, the CBS All Access app is available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Streaming devices

If you have a dedicated streaming device such as a Google ChromecastRoku (2015 models or later), Amazon Fire TVApple 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.

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It’s a song. A rather popular one at that: “Money” by Pink Floyd. As to what the commenter meant to say… no idea. He might not like streaming services.

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Ok…here ya go….try to post a awesome Picard series pic

I can’t wait until tonight!

HAHA WE Canadians get it on Space I wonder if Nintendo owns CBS

In that respect, I am envious of you lucky Canucks. ;)

Thats why its Great To Be Canadian

Both as corrupt.

Looks like Space Channel has moved Discovery back to the 8:00 p.m. ET time slot. Originally, S2 of Disco was supposedly being moved to a more “adult” 9 p.m. slot because of Canada’s “broadcasting watchdog language police” but I guess Cadet (now Ensign) Tilly has agreed not to be throwing out any f-bombs this season haha.

When Space had the replay of Discovery Season 1 last Saturday afternoon, Tilly’s ‘This is effing cool’! was bleeped, but other colourful metaphors ((c)Spock) weren’t.

L’Rell’s breasts were blurred, however.

The negative side to Amazon plus is that you need to pay for that service already in order to get the superior image. CBSAA should be embarrassed by that.

Once again, watering down cable tv to the point where nothing worth watching will be on it. I’m pretty sure CBS is paid to be on cable, so they are basically just testing the concept of giving the middle finger to cable subscribers. Can you imagine paying 9.99 a month to 50 different channels?

Anyone know a good CBS AA promo code when you need one? Like now? Yaknow, one that gets you like 4 months of free service? No? Ah well …

Well, if you wait to start your service this weekend you can slice one month off your subscription. I plan on starting my service on Sunday and spending two hours with Trek. The 4 shorts and episode one. Sadly, my friends who I shared an account with last year have no interest in doing so again. I tried to talk them into it by telling them it looks like the producers are trying to learn from their mistakes. But still no luck. I’m paying the full $10 this time. Dud.

Where to watch? Don’t?