The Challenge enters its 39th season as The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion. This season will see 24 returning players fighting it out in action-packed, stunt-heavy challenges and adventures around the world, facing brutal eliminations for a share of a $1 million prize. While The Challenge airs on MTV, you don’t need cable to watch. Read on to learn how you can watch every episode of The Challenge this season if you don’t have cable. I’ll also cover how you can watch this season and previous seasons of The Challenge on demand.
- Best Way to New Episodes: Philo carries MTV and has a Free Trial, allowing you to watch The Challenge live when it airs at 8:00 p.m. ET every Wednesday. Philo is the cheapest streaming service to carry MTV at $25/month.
- Watch Past Seasons: Seasons 10 through 38 of The Challenge are available on-demand on Paramount+, which offers a 7-day free trial. Paramount Plus also carries the Paramount+ Originals The Challenge: World Championship and The Challenge All-Stars.
How To Watch The Challenge Without Cable
Below are all the ways you can watch the current season of The Challenge.
Watching The Current Season of The Challenge
New episodes of The Challenge air on MTV every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. You don’t need cable TV as MTV airs on several live TV streaming services. The services below also carry episodes of The Challenge on-demand that MTV makes available.
Stream The Challenge on Philo
Philo is the most affordable way to watch MTV Live online. They have MTV in their channel lineup, which will allow you to watch The Challenge when it airs.
Philo is a live online TV streaming service that provides MTV, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, and 50+ other channels for $25/month. The service includes on-demand and a DVR so you can record any The Challenge episodes you aren’t able to watch live. Philo will also have episodes of the current season of The Challenge available on demand. You can also use your Philo login credentials to unlock all the content available on the MTV streaming app.
You can check out a free trial and see if the service will meet your needs. Philo also includes a cloud DVR for you to record shows to watch later.
Philo supports the Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or newer), Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. For information on what’s available on Philo, check out this review, which includes a list of all channels available on Philo.
Other Ways to Stream The Challenge Live
Other live TV streaming services carry MTV and provide access to The Challenge. They are:
Hulu Live TV – Hulu Live TV starts at $76.99/month. Hulu offers MTV, so you can watch this season of The Challenge along with over 60 other channels. Hulu is supported on most streaming devices. See our review of Hulu for more information on the service.
Sling TV: MTV is not in Sling’s base packages. However, you can get MTV through the Orange or the Blue package for an additional $6 per month as part of its “Comedy Extra” add-on package. That cost is in addition to the $40 per month base package. To find out more about what Sling TV has to offer and more information about Sling TV device compatibility, check out this detailed review of Sling TV or check out their promo page for deals.
Vidgo: MTV is a part of its Core package, along with over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $69.99 per month. They do offer promotions for new customers. We have the full details on features and device support in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
fuboTV: FuboTV offers over 90 channels, including MTV for $74.99. The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up for fuboTV or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
DIRECTV STREAM: This service is another way you can watch MTV live. It is offered as part of their most affordable “Entertainment” package. At $79.99 per month, you get more than 60 channels. You can check out everything this service offers by reading our DIRECTV STREAM review.
YouTube TV: The YouTube TV channel lineup includes MTV for $72.99 a month. YouTube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. Check our review of YouTube TV for more information.
Watching Older Seasons of The Challenge
Paramount+ – Paramount+ has seasons 10 – 38 of The Challenge available on-demand. Right now, you can stream many seasons of The Challenge and The Challenge: All-Stars on their service. Paramount+ offers a 7-day free trial so that you can try the service with no risk. After the trial, the service costs $5.99 per month with ads and $11.99 per month to watch without ads. Paramount+ is available on Roku Players, Apple TV, Xbox, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick. See our review of Paramount+ for more information on this streaming service.