How To Watch MasterChef: United Tastes Of America Without Cable

"MasterChef: United Tastes of America" is premiering on May 24, and those who can't get enough of the drama and spectacle of culinary competition — or the drama and spectacle of chef Gordon Ramsay – won't want to miss the first episode. "MasterChef: United Tastes of America" will showcase chefs from four different regions of the United States. The contestants will work in teams to present their dishes to judges Gordon Ramsay, Aarón Sánchez, and Joe Bastianich, plus other famous guests like Daphne Oz and Graham Elliot. At least, until those tight units are split up, and the chefs have to start competing individually, which we can only guess will amp up the drama — just as Ramsay likes it. 

The show will be airing on Fox on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., but how can fans of the show who don't have cable tune in? Fortunately, there are many ways to watch "MasterChef: United Tastes of America" without cable. You'll need a smartphone, smart TV, or computer with internet access to catch the new episodes of "MasterChef," but a cable box? Not necessary.


Hulu subscribers can get their "MasterChef" fix through the app (available on mobile and smart TVs) or through Hulu's website. In the past, new episodes of the show that aired on Fox were added to Hulu the next day, so we can only guess the same will be the case for Season 13 of "MasterChef." Hulu currently offers subscriptions starting at $2/month for three months, then $7.99/month after. Its ad-free subscription starts at $14.99.


Viewers can watch new episodes of "MasterChef: United Tastes of America" on Fox using DirecTV or the company's streaming service, DirecTV Stream. DirecTV subscriptions start at $64.99/month, while DirecTV Stream costs $64.99/month for the first three months, then $74.99/month afterward. DirecTV and DirecTV Stream have apps that work on smartphones and can be used on smart TVs. Both allow viewers to watch "MasterChef" on-demand after new episodes have aired — each episode can be recorded with DirecTV, or customers can log in to watch anytime with DirecTV Stream.


Those who want to watch "Master Chef: United Tastes of America" on YouTube have to pay for the service. Though the show isn't airing episodes on the streamer's free app and website, it is available to watch through YouTubeTV. With YouTube TV, customers can watch new episodes as they air. YouTubeTV subscriptions begin at $72.99/month. Viewers might also be able to catch full episodes of the show posted to regular YouTube for free by unofficial accounts, but doing so could violate copyright laws.


FuboTV is a sports-focused online streaming television service similar to YouTubeTV, but even though its specialty is airing sports games, it also offers regular programming. "MasterChef" fans can watch the new season, "MasterChef: United Tastes of America," on the Fox channel with a fuboTV subscription. A basic fuboTV subscription starts at $74.99/month and includes up to 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR, so episodes of "MasterChef" can be recorded and stored to watch later if viewers can't tune in for the live airing.

Amazon Prime Video

In the past, "MasterChef" seasons (as recently as Season 12) have been available to purchase after airing on Amazon Prime Video, either one episode at a time ($1.99 SD, $2.99 HD) or the entire season ($29.99 SD, $34.99 HD). "MasterChef: United Tastes of America" isn't listed on the service's app or website yet, but those who prefer using Amazon Prime Video to other apps should check back the day after the first episode airs to see if it's been added to the service for purchase. 


Viewers can watch the first episode of "Master Chef: United Tastes of America" once it airs on the Fox Now app or the Fox website by using the one-time 60-minute complimentary preview pass the network offers those who don't yet have access. Or, viewers can sign in with a TV provider like DirecTV, Dish, Xfinity, or Spectrum. They can also log in to watch "MasterChef" on the Fox Now app if they have a paid subscription to another TV streaming service like Hulu + Live TV, DirecTV Stream, or YouTubeTV.