How to watch Shark Week 2024 online without cable: dates, schedule

Shark Week is back on July 7 and promises to be just as strangely addictive as ever. Known for its high-profile hosts – including Dwayne Johnson in 2022 and Jason Momoa in 2023 – this year's shark extravaganza will be headlined by actor and pro wrestler John Cena. Here's how and when to watch the cult classic marathon of movies, documentaries and specials.

At a glance: How to watch Shark Week On-line

How to watch Shark Week 2024: Dates, channels

The 36th annual Shark Week runs from Sunday, July 7th to Saturday, July 13th and airs nightly between 8pm and 11pm on the Discovery Channel.

How to watch Shark Week 2024 Online without cable

Right now, you can watch dozens of Shark Week classics on Max in the lead-up to this year's event. Shark Week 2024 will be available to stream on live TV streaming services that offer the Discovery Channel, including Max, Hulu + Live TV, and DirecTV Stream, beginning July 7. You can watch most of Shark Week online for free with a five-day free trial of DirecTV Stream or a three-day free trial of Hulu + Live TV.

More shark-themed content will air on CNN, HGTV, ID, National Geographic, TBS, TCM, TNT and TLC between July 7 and 13, and can be streamed online via Hulu + Live TV and DirecTV Stream. You can also stream National Geographic's shark shows and movies on Disney+.


Warner Bros. Discovery

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Packages starting at $9.99 per month

Stream Discovery's official Shark Week online with a Max subscription.

Max (formerly HBO Max) costs $9.99 per month with ads, $16.99 per month without ads, and $20.99 per month for the ad-free Ultimate package. (Annual packages cost $99.99 – $209.99 per year, so you save 17%.) The Max With Ads and Ad-Free packages let you stream on two devices at once in Full HD video resolution. The latter option gives you 30 downloads to watch on the go.

DirecTV Stream


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5-day free trial; packages starting at $79.99 per month

Regard Shark Week on Discovery for free with a five-day free trial of DirecTV Stream.

The Entertainment package ($79.99 monthly) offers live TV streaming, on-demand content, and more than 90 additional channels, including ABC, CBS, CNN, Disney Channel, E!, MSNBC, Nickelodeon, and others.

Other plans offer over 125-160 channels at prices ranging from $123.98 to $134.98 per month (currently on sale for the first three months).

Hulu + Live TV


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3-day free trial available; plans starting at $76.99 per month

Regard Shark Week on the Discovery Channel with Hulu + Live TV, which is available with Disney+ and ESPN+ starting at $76.99 per month. A free three-day trial is currently underway.

Subscriptions are available with or without ads and include ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC and 90 other major news, entertainment and sports channels. You also get access to live streaming and events on ESPN+, like UFC Fight Night, PGA Golf, soccer and baseball. Get even more sports with the Sports Add-On package ($9.99 per month), which includes NFL REdZone, Tennis Channel, MAVTV, TVG and more.

Shark Week 2024: Dates, schedule

Here's the schedule of new shows premiering on Discovery on July 7 and available to stream on Max, Hulu + Live TV, and DirecTV Stream.

Sunday, July 7

  • 8pm Belly of the Beast: Bigger and Bloodier
  • 21 clock Jaws vs. Leviathan
  • 22 O `clock Makozilla
  • 23 o'clock Shark invasion in Sydney Harbour

Monday, July 8

  • 8pm Big shark energy
  • 21 clock Shark Frenzy: Mating Games
  • 22 O `clock The Great White Serial Killer: Sea of ​​Blood

Tuesday, July 9

  • 8pm Deadliest bite
  • 21 clock 6000 pound shark
  • 22 O `clock Monster Hammerhead Sharks: Type X

Wednesday, July 10

  • 8pm Great White North
  • 21 clock Expedition Unknown: Sharks against Nazis in Paradise
  • 22 O `clock Alien Sharks: Ghosts of Japan

Thursday, July 11

  • 8pm The Monsters of Oz
  • 21 clock Caught! When sharks attack
  • 22 O `clock Large white danger zone

Friday, July 12

  • 8pm The real Sharknado
  • 21 clock Sharks of the Dead Zone
  • 22 O `clock Shark Attack Island

Saturday, July 13

  • 8pm Sharktopia
  • 21 clock Mothersharker: Hammer Time