How to Watch Better Call Saul

The sixth season of Better Call Saul is finally here, so you’d better call the experts at CableTV.com to find out how to watch it.

How to watch Better Call Saul

The sixth and final season of Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul premieres Monday, April 18 on AMC and AMC+. But, if you’re behind on the saga of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman—or if you’ve decided to finally jump in—the only place you can stream the previous five seasons is Netflix. Breaking Bad is there too if you’re down for a Saul/Bad mega-watch party.

Seasons 1–5 (2015–2021)

Like many of AMC’s biggest shows, Better Call Saul’s previously aired seasons are available on Netflix, thanks to streaming deals put in place years before the launch of AMC+. You can also buy or rent seasons and episodes on Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, or YouTube for $1.99 an episode. But multiply that by 50 episodes; Netflix is your less-pricey option.

Netflix plans and pricing

Service Price Video Streams Details
Netflix $9.99–$19.99/mo. 720p, 1080p, 4K 1–4 View plans

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Season 6 (2022)

Season 6 of Better Call Saul will premiere on AMC and AMC+ with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET. To see it, you’ll need access to a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service that carries AMC (which is most of them), or a subscription to the standalone AMC+ app. Unlike other AMC shows, BCS episodes won’t drop early on AMC+ (s’all bad, man).

Best cable providers for AMC and Better Call Saul

Provider Price Channels (including AMC) Details
Our pick
Spectrum
$49.99–$99.99/mo. 125–200+ View plans
Xfinity $49.99–$89.99/mo. 140–220+ View plans
Cox $25.00–$69.99/mo. 75–140+ View plans
Suddenlink $79.99–$129.99/mo. 225–290+ View plans
Sparklight $15.00–$84.00/mo. 27–100+ View plans

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Best satellite providers for AMC and Better Call Saul

Provider Price Channels (including AMC) Details
Our pick
DISH
$64.99–$94.99/mo. 190–290+ View plans
DIRECTV $64.99–$134.99/mo. 160–330+ View plans

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Best live TV streaming providers for AMC and Better Call Saul

Provider Price Channels (including AMC) Details
Our pick
YouTube TV
$64.99/mo. 85+ View plans
Cheapest
Philo
$25.00/mo. 60+ View plans
Sling TV $35.00–$50.00/mo. 30–50+ View plans
fuboTV $64.99–$79.99/mo. 120–160+ View plans
DIRECTV STREAM $69.99–$149.99/mo. 65–140+ View plans

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Best on-demand streaming provider for AMC and Better Call Saul

Service Price Video Streams Details
AMC+ $8.99/mo. or $88.83/yr. 1080p 5 View plans

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What is Better Call Saul?

Better Call Saul is a prequel series to Breaking Bad, chronicling the life and crimes of New Mexico lawyer Jimmy McGill (played by Bob Odenkirk) in the years before he enters the Bad storyline as Saul Goodman. Since it was created by the showrunners of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul shares a similar sensibility and look, but with a more comic edge—a darkly comic edge, that is.

Besides Saul, Better Call Saul also features several other characters from the future world of Breaking Bad, including gruff cleaner Mike Ermantraut (Jonathan Banks), drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), and his partner Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser). Fingers crossed, small-time criminals Badger and Skinny Pete will also cross over from Bad in season 6.

Better Call Saul also introduces characters never seen or even mentioned in Breaking Bad, including Saul’s older brother and legal role model Chuck McGill (Michael McKeon), and fan-favorite Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), a fellow lawyer and Jimmy/Saul’s love interest. What happens to Kim in the final BCS season is of big concern—why didn’t she make it to Breaking Bad? Kim’s fate has been a major speculation point for years.

We also get glimpses of Saul’s post-Breaking Bad life in Better Call Saul, managing a Cinnabon store in Omaha, Nebraska, under the name Gene Takavic (a witness relocation alias, complete with “disguising” mustache). As with Kim, Gene’s (final?) destination is also a mystery—we know Jimmy/Saul survived two shows, but Gene could be in for a less-than-happy ending by the series finale. (Meanwhile, us hopeful romantics want to believe he’ll reunite with Kim.)

Final take

The critical hype is real: Better Call Saul is one of TV’s best-ever dramas, maybe even better than Breaking Bad itself. From the writing to the cinematography to the cast, BCS is as perfect as it is perfectly unpredictable. We’re so pumped for the final season that we don’t even care that AMC is breaking it into two parts (the first half airs April through May, while the second half will run in July and August).

For Better Call Saul newbies who are also unfamiliar with Breaking Bad, don’t worry: Saul works as a standalone series as well as it does as a prequel. It also doesn’t matter which you watch first because the universe is so impeccably defined. Start with Better Call Saul then roll into Breaking Bad or flip it for the full, immersive timeline experience. S’all good, man.

How to watch Better Call Saul FAQ

Where can I watch Better Call Saul season 5?

The fifth season of Better Call Saul is available on Netflix, two years after it aired on AMC. Seasons 1–4 of Better Call Saul are also on Netflix; season 6 is expected to premiere on the service in early 2023.

Is Better Call Saul made by Netflix?

Better Call Saul, and Breaking Bad, are AMC network originals that Netflix licenses to stream. However, 2019 Breaking Bad sequel movie El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story was produced by Netflix and eventually aired on AMC in 2020.

Can I watch Better Call Saul on Hulu?

Neither Better Call Saul nor Breaking Bad are available on Hulu. Also, Hulu + Live TV is one of the only live TV streaming services that doesn’t carry AMC.

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