It’s time to watch Shark Week online, and Jason Momoa is the special cherry on top. No, he’s not bait for the sharks, but the host of the 35th annual Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, walking us through 20 new hours of shark TV. Of course, he’ll probably mention his upcoming film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
This year, though, Shark Week 2023 sinks its teeth into all angles of shark life. For example, Belly of the Beast: Feeding Frenzy, will provide a rare look at a great white shark feed, which was done using a life-size whale decoy.
Then, that same night, we get a look at the underwater deathmatch of Jaws vs The MEG, as we learn about how the great white shark could have been the culprit behind the whale-killing MEG’s extinction.Oh, and in a nod to Cocaine Bear’s success, we get Cocaine Sharks. Yes, shark expert Tom Hird is going to Florida (of course) to look into what happens when the aquatic hunters happen upon a different kind of ‘white.’
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Shark Week online, and check out this trailer of the Shark Week 2023:
How to watch Shark Week from anywhere on Earth
Just because Discovery Plus isn’t available everywhere doesn’t mean you need to miss Shark Week if you’re away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.
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How to watch Shark Week in the US
In the U.S., Shark Week begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday (July 23). Unlike last year, Shark Week programming will primarily air on Discovery, with some programming airing on Max (specifics TBA). There is no word about Discovery Plus in all of this. The full schedule is available below.
Can you watch Shark Week in Canada and the UK?
The big question this year is will Discovery Plus get any Shark Week content? The service is available in Canada and the UK, so it would be weird if Shark Week content didn’t pop up there at all. Shows could debut as early as July 23 (in Canada) and July 24 (in the U.K.). Of course, some content doesn’t debut on every international version of a streaming service at the same time, so you may have to wait.
However, content restrictions may apply — so not all parts of the week may be clear to air outside of the U.S.. In that event, ExpressVPN can help you access any services you already pay for.
Can you watch Shark Week in Australia?
Well, Max isn’t in Australia yet — but Discovery Channel is, on Foxtel Go.
That said, regional complexities in contracts mean you may not be able to see the entire below schedule down under. Those vacationing abroad can check it out with a VPN service to escape geofencing.
ExpressVPN can help you access any services you already pay for.
Shark Week 2023 schedule
Shark Week will mostly be on the Discovery Channel, with some content hitting Max.
Here is the full Shark Week schedule (with official descriptions from Discovery), all times listed are both Eastern and Pacific.