How to Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16

The Christmas Tree is about to light up and launch yet another RuPaul’s Drag Race! Here’s everything you need to know for watching the competition’s Season 16 premiere online — even if you don’t have cable.

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How to Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16
Drag Race Season 16 premieres on MTV Friday, Jan. 5 (8/7c) with a talent show that will span the first two episodes. If you’re a cord-cutter trying to keep up with the weekly drops, need not worry! There are plenty of ways for watching MTV online, you’ll just need to subscribe to a live-TV streaming service that includes the channel. Below, we outline all of the ways to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 online.

How to Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Online: Sling TV
Sling TV is one of the most affordable cord-cutting options for accessing MTV. Plans usually start at just $40/month, but right now the streamer is offering half off all their subscriptions! You can choose between three customizable subscriptions with different channel lineups, but we recommend the Sling Orange plan since it’s the least expensive at $20/month (with the half-off deal). Once you select a plan, you’ll need to add the Entertainment Extra to your subscription for an additional $6/month to access MTV. That means during this promotional period, you can watch Drag Race Season 16 online for one month for just $26, and $46 thereafter.

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Sling Orange + Entertainment Extra

$46/month $26/month

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How to Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Online: DirecTV Stream
DirecTV Stream is pricier than Sling, but it does offer a five-day free trial so you can test out a plan before paying. We recommend the most popular subscription, The Choice package, but there are a few different subscription options offered for a variety of prices so you can choose whichever fits your budget. With the Choice plan, you can access over 100 channels in addition to MTV — including Bravo, Freeform, USA, VH1 and more — for $99.99/month. But right now DirecTV is offering its own deal: Subscribe to the Choice plan with the Sports Pack add-on for just $83.99/month for your first month, instead of its regular price of $123.99/month. And with no annual contract what’s not to love about watching Drag Race Season 16 with DirecTV Stream?

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DirecTV Stream Choice + Sports Pack

$123.99/month $83.99/month

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How to Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Online: Fubo TV
Fubo offers users a hefty seven-day free trial and its Pro plan grants subscribers access to MTV and over 175 other channels. The plan is on sale for $54.99/month, $20 less than its usual $74.99/month. If you sign up now you can lock in the discounted price for your first month, after which your plan will renew at the regular price. And you can cancel and change your subscription at any time, making Fubo an easy and low-commitment way to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 online.

How to Watch RuPaul's Drag Race Season 16 Online

Fubo Pro Plan

$74.99/month $54.99/month

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How to Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Online: Hulu + Live TV
The Hulu + Live TV subscription is the most expensive option for watching MTV online, costing $76.99/month. But you get a lot of bang for your buck with this bundle option. As a Hulu + Live TV subscriber, you not only stream Drag Race live, you can also watch the entire streaming libraries from Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+. So if you’re looking for a near-total replacement for cable — not just new Drag Race Season 16 episodes — this may be the best option for you.


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