Can I watch Dexter online/downloaded (paid)
September 26, 2010 10:41 AM   Subscribe

How can I watch the new season of Dexter (on my media center Mac) without subscribing to Showtime? I certainly don't mind paying for the episodes but would like them in a timely manner. I do not live in a place where I can go to a bar that'll be showing it.
posted by jz to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
boxee allows you to watch many of the showtime shows. They have been adding Weeds episodes as season 6 airs, and have season 3 and 4 of dexter, so it seems as though they may show season 5 as it airs. I'm not sure about timeliness though, since i don't actually know when these shows first run.
posted by anthropophagous at 10:50 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

I have heard that folks using software like Boxee and Plex watch current stuff within a few hours of airing by digging around for torrents. A friend of mine does this and has the whole thing scheduled automatically. I've never done it, and so don't know the nuts and bolts of it.
posted by jquinby at 10:50 AM on September 26, 2010

Seasons 1-4 are available on Itunes and Amazon Video-On-Demand, so it's likely they be available when the new season starts tonight.
posted by sharkfu at 11:00 AM on September 26, 2010

To build upon these other answers, Automatic (which I have never used and do not condone) will allow you to subscribe to shows and will download the torrents automatically.
posted by EL-O-ESS at 11:00 AM on September 26, 2010

It's fairly simple to set up a bittorrent client to automatically download the new shows as they air; seems to have all the previous Dexter episodes so it stands to reason they'll have the new ones as well. That's just a randomly-selected sitee, google "tv torrents" for a larger list.
posted by bizwank at 11:03 AM on September 26, 2010

Just to be clear: I know how to use bit torrent to watch tv shows. I don't want to do that. I want to pay for the show I want without paying for an entire showtime subscription. I don't mind BT for shows that I could watch/record with my existing cable setup. I don't have showtime and feel that I should pay for Dexter or get a Showtime subscription.

iTunes would be great but they don't mention season 5 yet. I'm hopeful they'll add it tonight.
posted by jz at 11:10 AM on September 26, 2010

Download it now through bittorrent and pay for it later through iTunes?
posted by Memo at 11:22 AM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the suggestions. In the end, I just added Showtime to my Cable. It's only $10 a month.
posted by jz at 12:38 PM on September 26, 2010

I need to catch up on Dexter before I start Season 5. I am about to get a Showtime subscription. Is Season 4 available on-demand right now? If not, I think I will purchase the episodes but if it is -- I'm saving that money.
posted by coolsara at 3:40 PM on September 26, 2010

Season 4 is available on iTunes and Amazon.
posted by jz at 6:41 PM on September 26, 2010

Season 4, if available on Comcast On Demand, would only be available to Showtime subscribers. I don't, however, think it's available.
posted by jz at 6:43 PM on September 26, 2010

@jz - there is a rebate right now for having Showtime for 3 months. You get $25 back. (Just keep your monthly bills and send them over when 3 months are up)
posted by getawaysticks at 5:36 AM on September 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

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