Something to Stream Every Day this Week: ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Returns, ‘The Princess’ Debuts, Wimbledon Action
In a world where there is an insurmountable amount of content to watch and an ever-increasing number of streaming services to watch it on, sometimes you need something (or someone) to just tell you what to watch on a given day. So while you certainly don’t have to take all of my recommendations, I’ve selected one thing every day this week that promises to be a worthwhile streaming option. So here are my picks for what to stream every day of the week from Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 3, 2022.
Monday, June 27
“The Championships, Wimbledon” | ESPN+ and the ESPN App
For the next two weeks — or “fortnight” if you prefer — the ESPN family of networks will be broadcasting over 600 matches from the All England Lawn Tennis Club for a combined 1,500 hours of Wimbledon coverage. ESPN+ will host daily marathons from all 18 courts as well as serve as the home for on-demand viewing of Wimbledon films and historic matches.
The ESPN App will also be the hub for matches airing live across all ESPN platforms as well as for on-demand viewing after the matches end. You will be able to watch all of the action on the app with your TV Everywhere log-in credentials.
ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.
The service can be subscribed for US$9.99 / month per month or annually for US$99.99 / year.
You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL with NHL Power Play (previously NHL.TV). For NFL Fans, they have an exclusive NFL game, and simulcast select Monday Football games.
The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.
College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.
For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.
ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.
What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN AND ESPN2.
To get access to those channels you have to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. We suggest reading our guide on How to Watch ESPN without Cable.
Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic starts the tournament as the No. 1 seed in the Gentleman’s side. Last year’s Ladies’ champion Ashleigh Barty retired from tennis in March — despite being the No. 1 player in the world at the time — so current World No. 1 Iga Swiatek has received the honor of opening the Ladies’ draw on Centre Court.
So, grab some strawberries and cream and put on your crispest whites, and watch the most complete tennis grand slam coverage on streaming.
Tuesday, June 28
“Only Murders in the Building” Season 2 Premiere | Hulu
I have been anticipating very few days this summer as much as I have this Tuesday as one of my favorite shows in recent years finally returns with an all-new mystery. “Only Murders in the Building” was a breakout hit for Hulu in 2021 pairing the shockingly reserved comedic talents of Steve Martin and Martin Short with the dry, acerbic charms of Selina Gomez to tell an engaging murder mystery while also lampooning the entire true-crime genre.
Only Murders in the Building
Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
Having solved the Arconia’s first murder, Charles-Haden Savage, Oliver Putnam, and Mabel Mora have now been framed (or have they?) for the killing of building board president Bunny. With the additions of Cara Delevigne, Michael Rapaport, Shirley MacLaine, and Amy Schumer to the all-star cast for the second season, there is no doubt that this will be a must-watch, edge-of-your-seat roller-coaster ride for the next 10 weeks.
Wednesday, June 29
“Baymax!” Series Premiere | Disney+
Whether you were first introduced to him in the Disney animated film “Big Hero 6” or in the Marvel comics that preceded the movie, Baymax is one of those characters that you can’t help but fall in love with; and this week, even more viewers young and old will get the chance to do just that with the premiere of the new Disney+ series “Baymax!”
The feel-good animated show returns to the fantastical city of San Fransokyo where the affable, inflatable, inimitable healthcare companion, sets out to do what he was programmed to do: help others. There has been a lot of consternation lately over what is family-friendly enough to appear on Disney+, but there is no doubt that this big-hearted series will be the perfect kind of content that any family will love to stream together.
Thursday, June 30
“So You Think You Can Dance” Top 10 Week | Hulu
There are very few shows on television that have brought me as much continual comfort over the years as “So You Think You Can Dance” has; in fact, I have been writing about my love for this show for the better part of a decade. So, while new episodes air on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Fox, Thursday is a great time to catch up on the auditions and first three weeks of in-studio competitions culminating in Top-10 Week.
So You Think You Can Dance
Dancers selected in open auditions across America take part in a rigorous competition designed to best display their talents, training and personalities to a panel of judges and viewers as they strive to win votes and avoid elimination.
The season has already had some controversy with new judge Matthew Morrison being fired following the auditions for “breaking protocol” — what that means has been in debate since the announcement. The “Glee” and Broadway alum has been replaced by Leah Remini joining dancer and entertainer JoJo Siwa and “SYTYCD” alum tWitch Boss on the judging panel.
The dancers have already turned out a number of incredible routines this season and they are bringing a more well-rounded, eclectic set of styles and backgrounds than we are used to seeing. It has already been a great season, so if you haven’t caught up yet, now is the perfect opportunity.
Friday, July 1
“The Princess” Premiere | Hulu
Yes, I know that many people will be streaming “Stranger Things” Season 4 volume 2 on Netflix on Friday, but if you are looking for something somewhat different, check out “The Princess” on Hulu. Emmy-nominee Joey King stars as the titular princess who finds herself locked in a tower by Julius — the cruel, evil man to whom she is betrothed (played by Dominic Cooper). Julius is set on stealing her kingdom, but King’s princess is no damsel in distress.
Instead, she is a bad-ass out to save her family and her throne by taking the fight directly to the people trying to keep her locked up. As The Princess says in the trailer, “These guys [beeeeeeeeped] with the wrong princess.”
Check out the Trailer for ‘The Princess’:
Saturday, July 2
“WWE Money in the Bank” | Peacock at 8 p.m. ET
Two eight-person Money in the Bank Ladder matches will main event the WWE extraveganza on Saturday night from Las Vegas. The goal of each match is for one of the eight men or eight women to climb to the top of a ladder in the center of the ring and claim a briefcase suspended high above the canvas. Be the first to grab the case and you lay claim to a contract for a title shot that can be “cashed in” at any time over the course of the next year. A pretty nice prize for a star set on taking home a belt.
WWE Money in the Bank 2022
The 2022 Money in the Bank is the 13th annual Money in the Bank professional wrestling live event produced by WWE. It took place on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada.
In addition to the eponymous matches, four titles will be on the line as Bianca Belair defends her Raw Women’s Championship against Carmella; The Usos put up their Undisputed WWE Tag Team belts against The Street Profits; Natalya will challenge Ronda Rousey for the SmackDown Women’s title; and Bobby Lashley will look to take the United States title away from Theory.
Sunday, July 3
USFL Championship Game | Fox on fuboTV at 7:30 p.m. ET
Following an entire regular and post-season of action taking place in Birmingham, Ala., the return-iteration of the USFL will host its first championship game on Sunday from Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Philadelphia Stars and Birmingham Stallions will play for the title following very different seasons. The Stallions entered the playoffs at 9-1 while the Stars were just 6-4.
Fubo is a live TV streaming service with about 90 channels for US$74.99/month. This plan includes local channels, 25 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs). In total, you should expect to pay about US$85.98/month, after adding in their RSN Fee. Fubo was previously known as “fuboTV.”
Due to a carriage dispute, some areas may not see their local CBS affiliate, but rather a national CBS feed.
The streaming service does not carry channels from WarnerMedia-owned (CNN, TBS, and TNT), A+E (A&E, History Channel, and Lifetime), and AMC Networks (AMC, BBC America, and WE tv).
Fubo also includes MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL RedZone , NHL Network, and beIN Sports (which is not available on most services). You can add Fox Soccer Plus as part of the International Sports Plus add-on for US$6/month.
You can add the fubo Extra (US$8) to add ~39 channels including Baby TV, Cooking Channel, DIY and GSN.
Fubo is a great option for sports fans, especially those who want to stream local sports. They recently announced added Bally Sports RSNs to their channel lineup.
It is the least expensive option to get RSNs in many markets like Altitude, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Carolinas, Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports San Diego, Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports Tennessee, Bally Sports West, Bally Sports Wisconsin, Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Indiana, Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports New Orleans, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Prime Ticket, Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Sun, Fox Sports Tennessee, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Wisconsin, Marquee Sports Network, MSG, MSG Sportsnet, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Northwest, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia+, NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington+, NESN, Root Sports Northwest and SportsNet NY.
Heading into championship week, it was reported that the league would in fact return for a second season in 2023, something that isn’t always a given for upstart football leagues. However, while they had the spring to themselves this year, they will have to compete with the newly reformed XFL which will broadcast all of its games on ESPN networks beginning in February of next year.