Dexter (R) is an American television crime drama mystery series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a forensic technician specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system.
Dexter received four consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series starting in season two. Season four aired its season finale on December 13, 2009, to a record-breaking audience of 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched original series episode ever on Showtime at that time. The original broadcast of the series finale—shown at 9 pm on September 22, 2013—drew 2.8 million viewers, the largest overall audience in Showtime’s history.
Dexter TV Show Information
- Channel: Showtime
- First Aired: October 1, 2006
- Episode length: 45-60 minutes
- Number of Seasons: 8
- Based on: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
- Actors: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Lauren Velez, David Zayas, James Remar
- Genre: Crime drama, Psychological thriller, Mystery, Dark comedy
How To Watch Dexter
There are several different ways to watch Dexter without cable. This TV show was aired on Showtime. To find which online TV streaming services have Showtime as part of their channel lineup you can read our streaming services review. You can use a streaming service to watch on-demand. If the streaming service has Showtime available you will also gain access to the Showtime Anywhere App allowing you to watch Showtime shows on-demand anytime you want.
It is also possible to buy this TV show on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW as a download or rent it on Microsoft Store online. Below are our top choices to watch Dexter.
Stream Dexter With Hulu
Hulu is both a live TV streaming service and an on-demand streaming service. Subscribers can get access to the Showtime add-on for $8.99/month. You can either watch this show live as it airs or you can watch the most recent season and episodes on-demand. Plans begin at $40/month. To learn more about this service read our Hulu review.
Live Stream Dexter With DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is a live TV streaming service. Users must subscribe to the base package and then purchase the Showtime premium add-on. The Showtime add-on is only $8/month and gives you access to the Showtime Anywhere app. Plans start at $35/month and include 60+ channels. There are no annual contracts or cumbersome satellite dishes. To learn more about this service read our DIRECTV NOW review.
Watch Dexter With Sling TV
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service. Users must subscribe to the base package which starts at $20/month and then purchase the Showtime premium add-on. This add-on costs $10/month extra but gives you access to all of the on-demand programmings from Showtime. The good news is that Sling TV regularly offers free devices if you prepay a few months. To learn more about this service read our Sling TV review.
Watch Dexter On-Demand With Netflix
Netflix is an on-demand streaming service. Netflix lets you binge-watch all 8 seasons of this TV show. This is the least expensive way to catch this amazing TV show as plans begin at $7.99/month. To learn more about this service read our Netflix review.
Which Devices Stream Dexter
This TV show can be found on just about any streaming device on the market. Here are some of the top devices that can be used to access one of the services that carry Dexter. To learn more click on the icons below or read our streaming device guide.