How to Watch ‘WWE SmackDown’ Online: Livestream Friday Night Wrestling for Free

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“WWE Friday Night SmackDown!” has been an institution in the wrestling world since it first debuted in 1999. Now, a quarter-century later, the pro wrestling show continues to rope in fans both old and new, with millions of people tuning in each week to see the action-packed drama unfold. The show has even featured the likes of Bad Bunny, who’s a noted WWE super fan.

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Want to find a livestream to watch “WWE SmackDown” online? Here’s what you need to know.

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‘WWE SmackDown’ Date, Time, Location

Also known as “Friday Night SmackDown” or just “SmackDown,” the WWE show airs live every Friday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. You can also watch the “WWE SmackDown” Spanish-language feed on Fox Deportes.

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How To Watch ‘WWE SmackDown’ Online Free

If you have cable, you can watch “WWE SmackDown” on TV through your local Fox affiliate. We recommend picking up a digital antenna, which will pick up Fox to let you watch “SmackDown” at home for free.

Want to stream “SmackDown” online? DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV and Sling Blue all include Fox in their channel lineups, so you can use it to livestream “SmackDown” without cable. Get a free trial to DirecTV Stream or Fubo and use it to watch “WWE SmackDown” online for free.

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Can You Watch ‘WWE SmackDown’ on Peacock?

Another way to watch “SmackDown” online? Every episode of “Friday Night SmackDown” is available to watch on-demand through Peacock, a day after it airs on Fox. The NBCUniversal streaming service is the official streaming partner for the WWE, and it’s where you’ll be able to watch weekly events like “Monday Night Raw” and “Friday Night SmackDown,” along with premiere live events like “Wrestlemania” and “Royal Rumble.”

A subscription to Peacock starts at just $5.99 a month and lets you watch full episodes of “WWE Friday Night SmackDown” on-demand from your smart TV, laptop or phone.

While “SmackDown” is available to watch for free, the WWE still has a number of events on its pay-per-view schedule. The next PPV event is “WWE Backlash,” which takes place in May 4 in Lyon, France and available to watch on Peacock.

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