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How to watch Archer season 12 online without cable

How to watch Archer season 12 online
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His name is Archer, Sterling Archer and he's back! It's time to watch Archer season 12 online, even if you're without cable. 

The animated spy spoof premieres with two new episodes. Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) is on solid ground after the mind trip he experienced after waking up from his coma. Now, he and his fellow spy operatives are just coming off the triumph of saving the world. Their work is never truly done, however, and Archer season 12 introduces a new antagonist: Fabian Kingsworth, the head of the rival International Intelligence Agency.

Archer season 12 start time, channel

Archer season 12 premiere episode airs at 10 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 25) on FXX.

Kingsworth bears quite a resemblance to that other world-famous spy who goes by 007. "People have always compared that. What would happen if Archer met Bond? We kind of wanted that," showrunner Casey Willis told Newsweek (opens in new tab).

In the first part of the premiere, titled "Identity Crisis," Archer and the gang just discover their reward for saving the world is five nights in a rat-infested Moldovan hotel. In the second episode, "Lowjacked," the Agency embarks on a team building exercise that doesn't quite get off the ground.

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch Archer season 12 online.

How to watch Archer season 12 online, from anywhere on Earth

Just because FXX isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Archer season 12 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 Archer season 12 in the U.S.

In the U.S., viewers can watch Archer season 12 premiere with two episodes on Wednesday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET on FXX, which you can get with a cable package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can access FXX on multiple live TV streaming services including Sling TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, Hulu With Live TV and AT&T TV Now.

We recommend Sling and Fubo, two of the best streaming services. Sling is the more affordable option, but Fubo offers a broader channel lineup.

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Cheaper Live TV

Sling TV (opens in new tab):  New subscribers can get the service for just $10 for the first month. To get FXX, you'll need the Sling Blue package (regularly $35) plus the Hollywood Extra add-on ($10). With that, you'll get more than 50 channels, including AMC, CNN, Fox News, HGTV and TNT. 

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is one of the best live TV services out there. With the Starter Plan ($65 per month), you get over 120 channels, including local broadcast networks and top cable brands like FX, AMC, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. 

How to watch Archer season 12 in the UK

Bad news for Brits. Currently, Archer season 12 isn't scheduled to air on any UK channels. It will eventually be available on Netflix UK, but not for some time.

If you're traveling abroad and want to use the services you already paid for, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) will help you get access to them.

How to watch Archer season 12 in Canada

Canadians can watch Archer season 12 on FXX Canada, if they get the channel through their cable provider or stream it on FXNow Canada (opens in new tab) using their cable login. Eventually, season 12 will hit Netflix Canada, but not for some time.

Travelers who have already subscribed to other services can get access to them with the help of ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Kelly Woo
Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.