Though it’s off the air now, Timeless stands as one of the very few shows canceled before their time that has a satisfying finale. It follows three time travelers as they fix American history from sabotage by a mysterious organization named Rittenhouse. If you’re into history with a twist, it’s a pretty good option, which is why we’ve put together this guide on how to watch Timeless online.
Timeless aired on NBC for its first season, but was canceled because those 16 episodes didn’t garner the audience the network wanted to see. We also presume the high cost of making a show set in the past played its part; ruffled dresses and horse-drawn carriages don’t come cheap.
In the end, though, NBC decided to opt for a second season of Timeless. However, after those 10 episodes went out, they concluded that axing the show worked out better, though not before commissioning a special two-part finale that tied up most of the show’s loose ends.
Like many niche shows, Timeless didn’t hit the targets its network wanted, which was a real shame for its fans. The show offers a good mix of American history, action and suspense, while the characters and their interactions will keep you amused. Add to that a very interesting overarching story, and you have a show that will keep you entertained for all of its brief run time.
With this guide, you can watch Timeless from anywhere and follow the adventures of Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus for yourself. Let’s get started.
How to Watch Timeless Online
NBC has no streaming service, so unlike, say, Arrow, you can’t watch Timeless on a proprietary online channel. Instead, you have two options, depending on which side of the Atlantic you are: Hulu and Netflix. You can, of course, fake your location by using a virtual private network, but we’ll get to that.
Hulu is a great streaming service that offers tons of shows, among them Archer and The Handmaid’s Tale, so when you’re done with Timeless, you have plenty more to watch after. However, it’s only available in the United States, so you’re going to hit a geoblock if you try to access the site from anywhere else.
The only reliable way to get around a block is by using a VPN, a program that can spoof your location. In the case of Hulu, this is made extra difficult because the service actively goes after IP addresses it has identified as belonging to a VPN. Therefore, unless you use one of the best VPN for Hulu, you’re going to have a bad time.
If that sounds like too much hassle and you’re in Europe, you’re in luck: EU Netflix has both seasons of Timeless. However, the two-part Timeless finale is missing.
Netflix has an even bigger collection of shows and movies than Hulu, so in our opinion it’s a slightly better deal than its competitor — as added bonus, it has no ads. It becomes an even better deal if you use one of the best VPN for Netflix, as that will remove all geo-restrictions, meaning you get access to a lot of shows.
How to Watch Timeless for Free
Another option, if you want to watch pretty much everything out there right now, is to go the road of piracy. We have three options for you, if you’re interested in that. We’ll start by taking a look at illegal streaming. There are about a dozen sites you can pick from, but we like PutLocker because you can easily disable its ads using any of our best pop-up blockers.
In fact, even if you prefer to go the legal route, you’ll have to turn to PutLocker to watch the finale, as for some reason Netflix doesn’t have it. Piracy saves the day here, as not only are both seasons on PutLocker in full, the finale is, too.
Be warned, though, that you could maybe get in trouble if you’re caught visiting sites like this. For that reason, we recommend you use one of our best VPN picks and best antivirus software when putting on your skull-and-crossbones hat.
How to Watch Timeless on Kodi
Another less-than-legal option is to use Kodi, a media streaming platform originally developed for Xbox, but now widely available. You could probably use your car’s OS to run it, by now. If you’d like to know a little more about Kodi before installing it, check out our full Kodi guide to get you on your way.
Generally speaking, the Poseidon add-on is where you find most TV shows and movies, and Timeless is no exception. We named it one of our best Kodi add-ons for a reason, after all. It has both seasons as well as the finale available for watching.
If all of the above sounds like fun to you, but you prefer to go old school, then torrenting Timeless is very much an option, though you have less choice than you normally do with other shows. Timeless’ lack of popularity is mirrored by the very small number of torrents we could find.
No word on whether the finale is included in the Timeless season 2 torrents, and we’d appreciate it if somebody could let us know in the comments below.
As usual with torrenting, you need to be very careful or risk getting fined. We have put together a list of the best VPN for torrenting, all of which are guaranteed to keep you away from copyright cops’ eyes while downloading.
Timeless is a pretty good show that pays sharp attention to historical details, yet still offers an amusing romp through the history of the United States, with a memorable cast and an intriguing mystery. We hope the above tips help you watch it and that you enjoy it as much as we did.
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