How to Watch Better Call Saul
The sixth and final season of Better Call Saul has dropped, so you’d better call the experts at CableTV.com to find out how to watch it.
How to watch Better Call Saul
You can watch the first five seasons of AMC’s Better Call Saul on Netflix (Breaking Bad is there too if you’re down for a Saul/Bad mega-watch party.) However, you won’t find Season 6 on Netflix or AMC+—you’ll have to purchase a digital or hard copy if you want to watch the final season before it’s finally added to Netflix on April 18, 2023.
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
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Season 6 (2022)
Caught up on Better Call Saul on Netflix and anxious for Season 6? You’ll be able to stream Season 6 on Netflix on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. In the meantime, here are some other options:
Video on Demand (VOD)
You could purchase the full sixth season of Better Call Saul on demand. At the time of writing, it’ll run you about $24 or $25 dollars. That seems like a lot for a single season of one TV show, but it stings a little less if you think of it like paying for two movie tickets.
You can purchase Better Call Saul Season 6 on the following platforms:
Better Call Saul Season 6 on DVD
You could also go full old-school and purchase Better Call Saul season 6 on DVD and Blu-ray. This option has the added bonus that you’ll own the season forever—you won’t lose access if Netflix ever decides to drop the series from its platform.
If the price tag is still making you hesitate, one of our writers recently had luck finding Better Call Saul Season 6 on DVD at her local library. She only had to wait about a week before her hold came in, and didn’t have to pay a cent. Maybe Arthur was right about libraries all along.
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 a “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, we hopeful romantics want to believe he’ll reunite with Kim.)
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 broke it into two parts (the first half aired April through May, while the second half runs 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.