August 7, 2015 5:39 pm

How to watch your favorite TV shows on Lumia

Catch up on must-see television this summer on your Windows Phone with shows such as “The Walking Dead,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “South Park.”

Netflix on Lumia

 

Several apps (all free) are available for Windows Phone so you can watch popular TV series anytime and anywhere—all you need is an Internet connection (preferably Wi-Fi) and, in most cases, a subscription to a service provider.

Here are the best ways to watch TV and the most popular shows available on each service.

Services available globally

BODY_TV-Shows_NetflixNetflix (U.S., UK, Australia, and other regions; subscription required)

Netflix-exclusive series:

  • “House of Cards”
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • “Sense8”
  • “Daredevil”
  • “Orange is the New Black”

Other popular shows:

  • “Damages”
  • “Breaking Bad”
  • “The Walking Dead”
  • “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • “Mad Men”
  • “American Horror Story”
  • Many more!

Box TV (Global; subscription required for some content)

Popular shows include:

  • “Jay Hind!”
  • “Comedy One”
  • “Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki”
  • “Khwaish”

Ditto TV (Global; subscription required)

  • “Teenovation”
  • “Pyaar Ka Haq”
  • “Tishnagi”
  • “Jodha Akbar”

Services available in the US BODY_HowtowatchTVonLumia_Hulu

Hulu Plus (subscription required)

  • “Luther”
  • “The Daily Show”
  • “The Tonight Show”
  • “Coronation Street”
  • “Absolutely Fabulous”
  • “Empire”
  • “Louie”
  • “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
  • Many more!

FOX Now (TV provider subscription required)

Popular series:

  • “So You Think You Can Dance”
  • “Empire”
  • “Family Guy”
  • “Gotham”
  • “The Last Man on Earth”
  • “The Simpsons”
  • “Wayward Pines” (Read more about “Wayward Pines” and its excusive online content here.)

WatchESPN (TV provider subscription required)

Access live streaming video from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and other ESPN networks, including live games and studio shows.

Watch TBS (TV provider subscription required)

Popular series available:

  • “Conan”
  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Friends”
  • “Seinfeld”
  • “American Dad”

A&E (TV provider subscription required for some content)

Popular series available:

  • “Duck Dynasty”
  • “Bad Ink”
  • “Cold Case Files”
  • “Dog the Bounty Hunter”
  • “Storage Wars”

VH1 (TV provider subscription required)

Popular series available:

  • “Dating Naked”
  • “Twinning”
  • “Basketball Wives LA”
  • “The Gossip Table”

History (TV provider subscription required for some content)

Popular series available:

  • “Ancient Aliens”
  • “Mountain Men”
  • “Swamp People”
  • “Ax Men”
  • “The Bible”
  • “Ice Road Truckers”
  • “Pawn Stars”

BODY_TV-shows_ComedyCentralComedy Central (TV provider subscription required for some content)

Popular series available:

  • “The Daily Show”
  • “Futurama”
  • “South Park”
  • “Key and Peele”
  • “Tosh.0”
  • “Inside Amy Schumer”
  • “Archer”
  • “Chappelle’s Show”

Bravo Now (TV provider subscription required for some content)

Popular series available:

  • “Top Chef”
  • “What What Happens Live”
  • “The Real Housewives of Orange County”

Watch TNT (TV provider subscription required)

Popular series available:

  • “Falling Skies”
  • “Murder in the First”
  • “Bones”
  • “Rizzoli & Isles”
  • “Grimm”
  • “Castle”

Syfy Now (TV provider subscription required for some content)

Popular series available:

  • “12 Monkeys”
  • “Killjoys”
  • “Wizard Wars”

Watch ABC (Limited cities; TV provider subscription required for some content)

Popular series available:

  • “Blackish”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “The Bachelorette”
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
  • “Marvel’s Agents of Shield”
  • “Scandal”
  • “Once Upon a Time”

BODY_TV-shows_YidioPlayOn

Stream virtually any online video to your Windows Phone with this free app when paired with the PlayOn Media Server on your PC. PlayOn supports services such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Vimeo, and HBO Go, allowing you to catch up on shows such as “Game of Thrones,” “Transparent,” and “Silicon Valley.” Services may require subscription or payment.

Yidio

Search for TV shows or movies across 16 different sources—including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Crackle—and watch them on your Lumia. Most of these services require a subscription or payment.

 

Services available in the UKBBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer

  • “EastEnders”
  • “Storyville”
  • “Cordon”
    “Dirk Gently”
  • “Rev”

ITV Player

  • “Downtown Abbey”
  • “Coronation Street”
  • “Reckless”

Which one is your favorite catch up TV service? What TV shows do you watch on your Lumia?