For all the fans of the universe originally created by Gene Roddenberry, the latest iteration of Star Trek arrives on September 24th, 2017. Called Star Trek: Discovery, this show returns to Starfleet after 12 years of being in Dry Dock. Though the first episode will be shown on network TV, subsequent ones will be shown exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service. To watch it, you will need an account.
The distribution of this show is an interesting move by CBS. It seems to be the first time they have made a show specifically to promote their streaming service. Since the first episode is on network television, it will as-as a teaser to entice others to get their service. As you might guess, the show follows the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery. It has a diverse cast of characters, and once again, Klingons have been re-designed. If you are a fan of the Klingons, know that the language will be used extensively.
Be sure to check out the after show called Talking Trek, also on CBS All Access. For those planning on traveling abroad during the season, you’ll want to connect to a US server with a VPN first.
Using CBS All Access to stream Star Trek: Discovery
In late 2014, CBS launched a streaming service called CBS All Access. This popular OTT (over the top) offering allows the subscriber the opportunity to watch the great programming online without any other service. This is the only way you can see the new Star Trek: Discovery series. You can also watch certain programs while they’re being aired, and you have the ability to purchase or drop your subscription at any time. The cost is $5.99 a month with limited commercials or the commercial-free plan for $9.99 a month after the 7 day free trial.
You can use this service on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Android, Xbox, PlayStation 4, iOS, Windows, and more. Be sure to check the website if we did not list your favorite device or operating system here.