The latest novel adaptation in the Nancy Drew universe, the new series Tom Swift premieres on Tuesday, May 31, at 9:00 p.m. ET, on The CW. Based on the books of the same name, which focused on the value of science, invention, and technology, the series updates Tom as a brilliant, wealthy, and charming inventor. As introduced in the CW’s Nancy Drew series, the modern character of Tom Swift (Tian Richards) is also Black and queer, centering on a much different population than the boys’ adventure books of the previous century did. Read on for more on the series, and how you can watch Tom Swift without cable.
How to Watch Tom Swift
Stream Tom Swift Free
Tom Swift premieres on Tuesday, May 31, on The CW, and you can watch the new episodes as they air for free by using a TV antenna to pick up your local CW broadcast. If you can wait a day, new episodes of Tom Swift are available to stream for free on The CW’s website and The CW app the day after airing. The CW app will keep the last five episodes of Tom Swift available free to watch. For information on using the CW app, see “How To Use The CW App.”
Watch Tom Swift on These Streaming Services
If you don’t want to wait a day and want to watch Tom Swift in real-time, several streaming services offer new episodes of Tom Swift as they air. All the ways you can stream Tom Swift are listed below. All free trials auto-renew when they expire, but you will not be billed if you cancel before the trial ends.
Watch Tom Swift on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM offers The CW live in many markets. Through its “Entertainment” package for $79.99 a month, The CW is available along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. DIRECTV STREAM offers The CW in many TV markets in the US. Check this online offer to make sure The CW is offered in your area. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM.
How Much: $79.99 per month through its “Entertainment” package.
Watch Tom Swift on Hulu
Hulu offers live The CW in nearly all US markets along with cable TV and broadcast networks. Therefore, you can watch Tom Swift every week as it airs on The CW. To see if The CW is available live in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link.
Watch Tom Swift on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is another excellent option for watching Tom Swift. YouTube TV offers The CW live with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US.
YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
How Much: $72.99 per month.
Watch Tom Swift on fuboTV
FuboTV offers The CW in numerous US cities allowing you to watch Tom Swift every week when it airs. FuboTV supports the following streaming devices:
For more information on FuboTV features, please see our Fubo TV review.
How Much: FuboTV costs $74.99.
More About Tom Swift
After the shocking disappearance of his father, Tom Swift (Richards) goes on a mysterious adventure full of unexplained phenomena and conspiracies, including an Illuminati-scale cabal hot on his heels. The cast includes Ashleigh Murray as his best friend and visionary Zenzi; Marquise Vilsón as his fiercely committed bodyguard and potential love interest Isaac; April Parker Jones as Tom’s mother who is pushing for him to step into his father’s footsteps; Albert Mwangi as the mysterious and captivating Rowan; and LeVar Burton as the voice of Tom’s AI Barclay. Tom must depend on his genius, flair for innovation, and close friendships to tackle the mystery at hand, and those yet to be solved.