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Watch The Knick Online & Streaming for Free

April 29th 2017


The Knick has all the elements of a great HBO program. The famous director, the superstar actor and writing creds and production value to bring it all together. But what you and many others may not know is that The Knick isn’t an HBO show at all. It’s created for her sister network, Cinemax which has been taking on some valuable series’ of their own these days.

There are several ways to watch Cinemax online but The Knick has a few streaming options that pertain to that show exclusively. Here are some of the better solutions to streaming The Knick online for free.

Watch The Knick on Netflix or Hulu? Probably Not.

HBO and Cinemax both don’t give any streaming services, including Netflix and Hulu access to their programming online. That deal ended long ago and now the companies are all bitter enemies of one another (in business, not like The Sopranos or anything, sheesh!)

So suffice it to say you won’t be able to stream The Knick online via Netflix or Hulu.

Watch Live The Knick with Sling Premium

Sling is a cable alternative that doesn’t require much more than $20 a month to get most of your favorite channels. This doesn’t include Cinemax or The Knick, though and you’ll have to add $10 for Cinemax to that if you want to watch The Knick live that way.

You can sign up or explore the service more here.  There’s a 7-Day free trial so this might be a nice alternative if you just want to give it a chance.

Watch The Knick Online with HBO’s Special Screenings

Each season so far HBO has put The Knick into their library for a limited time. You’ll have to scramble to watch the episodes of The Knick with HBO or HBO Now because they only put them up there for a few weeks tops.

We wouldn’t say that The Knick is on HBO, it’s on Cinemax but you can even catch full marathons of The Knick on HBO proper if you check your loca listings around the time the newest season of the show airs, you’ll find one.

Stream The Knick with Cinemax’ Official App: Max Go

The easiest way to watch The Knick online is to download their official app, Max Go. Here you’ll get 100% access to all of Cinemax’ programming. It’s almost identical to HBO Go and HBO Now so if you’re familiar with those apps you’ll be good to go. Should be confusion free.


The-knick-streaming-cinemaxDownload Full Episodes of The Knick or Purchase the Blu-Ray Sets

Amazon and iTunes allow you to purchase full digital episodes of The Knick online for a small fee. It’s about three dollars per episode but you can also get full seasons online for a lesser fee.

If you don’t want to worry about files or streaming or downloading The Knick online then you can always head back to good, old-fashioned DVD and Blu-Ray sets. They’re about $20 per season  so this might actually be the most cost effective and certain way to get The Knick onto your TV screen. If you only subscribe to Cinemax because you want The Knick then you should just grab the DVDs if you’re patient enough.

Of course, Cinemax is worth the subscrption price and some providers throw it in with your HBO subscription. So give them a call to get connected today if you’re interested in The Knick.

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