Bethany Biron
Updated Jul 23, 2018 @ 4:31 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right, we’re talking about Shark Week 2018, baby. Shark Week 2018 is extra special, as the Discovery Channel’s annual week-long event of all-shark-everything turns 30 years old. When it returns on Sunday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. ET, it will officially be the longest running program in cable television history. Crazy, right?

You may be wondering: How can you stream Shark Week 2018? And how can you celebrate Shark Week if you don’t have cable? The answer, dear friend, is through free trials. The trick, as Bustle reports, is to sign up for a trial from one of a variety of different services. One option is Philo, a streaming service that offers several channels for $16 a month, with a 7-day free trial. Perfect.

You can also test out DirecTV NOW or PlayStation Vue, which cost about $40 a month normally, but also offer week-long free trials. Just be sure to cancel in time if you decide that you don’t want to pay for a streaming cable package once Shark Week ends.

But the Shark Week 2018 viewing options don’t stop there.

If signing up for a free trial sounds too complicated, you can just check out the Discovery Channel’s YouTube page, which includes short clips and miniseries. While it’s not as good as the real deal, it’s a low-effort way to sink your teeth into some Shark Week 2018 content for free.

The Shark Week 2018 lineup already sounds incredible based on its kickoff night alone. Tonight, the Discovery Channel will air Alien Shark (an examination of the strangest breeds), Bear vs. Shark (as in, Bear Grylls), and Shaq Does Shark Week, in which Shaq confronts his fear of the sea creatures. Obviously you can’t miss that.

Other fun shows throughout the week will include classics like SharkCam, new documentaries about sharks, and more celebrity-themed content like Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy. Time to get streaming.