Fans of the good-hearted Dr Shaun Murphy are happy again, with The Good Doctor returning with Season 4 soon. UK fans might be wondering how and where they can watch The Good Doctor online or streaming on their telly, legally, WITHOUT an expensive Sky/Cable subscription.
If you’re not on board yet, The Good Doctor is an American medical drama that tells the story of Dr Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, who you might also remember from Bates Motel), a surgeon who had a troubled childhood due to suffering from savant syndrome. Moving from his small town to California, he starts working at the big San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.
The show, which was created by David Shore (who was also the mind behind House M.D.), also stars Richard Schiff and Nicholas Gonzalez, and is broadcast on ABC in the US.
After three popular seasons, The Good Doctor is coming back for a fourth season, on November 2 (in the US). It’s unclear yet when the new season will premiere in the UK.
Where Can I Watch The Good Doctor In The UK – Past And New Episodes?
In the UK, The Good Doctor normally airs on Sky – but as Cord Cutters, we’re here to talk about your other viewing options – those not involving a full-on Sky (or Virgin, BT, etc’) subscriptions.
If you’re wondering, The Good Doctor is NOT on Netflix in the UK or the US. These are your major options:
1. NOW TV – Seasons 1-2
Sky’s on-demand service, meant to compete with Netflix, offers a cheaper price over Sky’s regular TV offerings – and without a long contract (see my guide on getting cheap NOW TV passes).
For now, only the first two seasons of The Good Doctor are available as box-sets on NOW TV’s Entertainment Pass – so you can catch up on past episodes. Season 3 will most likely be back soon as a box-set. Don’t forget you can get a 7-day free trial.
2. Amazon Instant Video – Seasons 1-3
3. Google Play Store – Season 1-2
Google’s play store offers Seasons 1 and 2 of The Good Doctor, as a separate one-time purchase. Season 3 should be available soon.
Watch On: Chromecast, certain models of Smart TVs, Roku, smartphones and certain other devices via the YouTube app (No direct Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV support).