So, we told you a few days ago on how to stream the BBC America Doctor Who Christmas special marathon. Well, today is the day of the show’s 2019 New Year’s Day special, which is replacing the traditional Christmas Day special.
Doctor Who has not had an episode air on New Year’s Day since January 1, 2010. The episode was a two-parter and was the last episode of the 10th Doctor, played by David Tennant, with the first part being show on Christmas Day 2009. It also allowed Tennant to hold the position of the “Doctor” character for five years.
The 1996 Doctor Who movie, which shows off the 8th Doctor for the first time, does have a plot that centers around New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day too.
Right now, the show is currently in its eleventh season (although this episode is technically a part of season 12) and has the 13th Doctor, who is played by Jodie Whittaker.
The best way to stream this episode is by getting a live TV streaming service. The cheapest one that has BBC America is Philo, which will allow you to get a free trial of the service if this is your first time signing up for it. If that is not an option, most live TV streaming services will have it, such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and DirecTV NOW.
- Sling TV: 7-day free trial
- Available on both Sling Orange and Sling Blue plans
- PlayStation Vue: 5-day free trial
- Access plan (44.99 per month)
- DirecTV Now: 7-day free trial
- Live a Little plan ($40 a month)
- YouTube TV: 7-day free trial (only available in certain areas)
- Fubo TV: 7-day free trial
- Philo: 7-day free trial
The episode itself will be airing at 8 PM EST on BBC America. We hope that you enjoy the new special. All of the streaming options mentioned here are available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and the Mac. Click the play button below to view this trailer for this special.
UPDATE (01/02/2019): The Doctor Who New Year’s special is now available on iTunes for $4.99 and can be streamed on your live TV streaming service provider (depending on your package) and on the BBC America app that you will have to sign-in with your TV or streaming service provider.