The original Black Ink Crew reality show chronicles the lives and work of a group of tattoo artists in New York. The first of the franchise, the New York team starts as part of a Harlem tattoo empire with a growing celebrity clientele, although later seasons see the artists branching out on their own ventures. This article will explain how to watch the latest season of Black Ink Crew as it airs and on-demand, as well as past seasons of Black Ink Crew on-demand.
- When does Black Ink Crew Return: Black Ink Crew airs on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET.
- What Network: Black Ink Crew airs on VH1.
- Best Way to Watch Live: You can watch Black Ink Crew on Philo (Free Trial).
Watch Black Ink Crew Without Cable
Black Ink Crew airs on VH1, and here are some of the best ways to stream VH1. You can also read more in our guide: How To Watch VH1 without cable. Here are the best options.
Philo is the Cheapest Way to Watch Black Ink Crew
Philo carries VH1 in its channel lineup allowing you to watch new Black Ink Crew episodes as they air. The streaming service offers a 1-week free trial. After the trial, Philo costs only $25 per month, making it the most affordable way to stream Black Ink Crew. Philo also will have season 2 episodes available on-demand.
There is no contract with Philo, so you can cancel whenever you like. If you cancel during the free trial, you will not be charged for the first month. You can watch VH1 and other channels through Philo on up to three devices simultaneously. The streaming service even includes a cloud DVR so you can record episodes.
Philo is currently supported on Mac and PC on a web browser, Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or later), Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. You can read our review of Philo for more details on the streaming service.
Other Ways to Watch Black Ink Crew
The following streaming services carry VH1 in their channel lineups, allowing you to watch new episodes of Black Ink Crew when they air.
fuboTV offers over 100 live channels, including VH1 at the cost of $74.99, with upgraded plans available. The service supports iOS, Android, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and more. The price includes a cloud DVR and the ability to stream on three devices at once. See our review of fuboTV for more details.
Sling offers VH1 in their “Lifestyles Extra” package. You first must subscribe to Sling’s basic Blue or Orange package at $40 per month, then add the Lifestyle Extra package for an additional $6 per month. Sling includes 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and the option to stream to devices simultaneously. The service supports iOS, Android, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and more. Sling offers a 3-day free trial. See our review of Sling TV for more information.
Vidgo offers over VH1 and 60 other channels at the cost of $69.99 per month, with upgraded plans available. The service supports iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Web browsers, and Chromecast. The price includes a cloud DVR and the ability to stream on three devices at once. Vidgo offers a 3-day free trial. See our review of Vidgo for more details.
Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. However, they also offer Hulu Live TV service, including live VH1 Streaming and most top channels typically found on cable. Hulu Live TV starts at $76.99 after signing up. With Hulu Live TV, you can watch VH1 on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. See our review of Hulu for more information.
YouTube TV offers over 85 live channels with three simultaneous streams and a personal cloud DVR. All this comes with a price tag of $72.99 per month. YouTube TV supports Android, iOS (includes airplay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. YouTube TV offers a 1-week free trial. See our review of YouTube TV for more information.
DIRECTV STREAM offers VH1 and more for a price of $79.99 per month with upgraded plans available. The service supports Apple TV, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and most modern web browsers. DIRECTV STREAM See this promo page or our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details.
Watch Past Seasons of Black Ink Crew
Where to Watch On Demand
The most recent complete season is available through Philo, or any of the streaming services that carry VH1, or through the VH1 app if you log in with a compatible service above.
Seasons 1 – 8 On-Demand
Older seasons of Black Ink Crew are available on Paramount+ (free trial). Paramount+ offers two subscription options. A subscription to Paramount+ costs $5.99 per month for their ‘Limited Commercials’ Plan. You can also subscribe to the Paramount+ ‘Commercial Free’ plan for $11.99 per month. Paramount+ streams to Roku Players, Apple TV, Xbox One, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick, so you watch right on your television. See our review of Paramount+ for more information on this streaming service.