The Good Doctor is a medical drama that is created by Daniel Shore (creator of House M.D.) and Daniel Dae Kim (known from the show Lost and others). It is broadcast on ABC, with the premiere of the first show taking place on September 24th, 2018. If you are a cord cutter and/or don’t have access to ABC, you would likely miss out on this show. Luckily, we have some options that will still allow you to enjoy the show.
Based on a South Korean show by the same name, Freddie Highmore plays the role of Shaun Murphy, a young pediatric surgeon that has Autism and Savant Syndrome. With the cast of this show and the creators, there are high expectations for the series. Many viewers will be interested to see if the show can capture the magic and acclaim of House MD and other medical dramas. While this type of scenario has been a part of various shows, it is new to have a main character with these challenges. Let’s take a look at the ways to watch this show.
Use DirecTV Now to stream The Good Doctor
DirecTV Now is the standalone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though some of the streaming services we mention here are focused more on sports, this one has the goal of being a total package. It provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include ABC, ESPN, Fox, TNT, and many others. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV. That can be a real advantage if you miss part of the show.
Using PlayStation Vue to watch The Good Doctor
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $40 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports but gives you other popular choices as well. It is one of the only services to offer access to the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to watch the show.
Use Hulu Live TV to watch The Good Doctor
The Hulu Live TV streaming service was launched in May of 2017. It offers more than 50 channels for $39.99 a month without the need for a contract. Those channels include ABC, NBC, Fox, and more. Networks with the service may be added, so you may want to check the service for a full list. You also get the option to watch the channel apps associated with the channels and Hulu original programming.
Compatibility for this service includes Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android devices, Roku, and others. With this service, you can use up to 3 simultaneous streams. To try this option out, be sure to grab the 7-day free trial to make sure this is the right service for you.