Cord Cutters: Where to Watch X-Files 2016

The X-Files returned to television Sunday night, and while Agents Mulder and Scully were hunting to see if the truth is still out there, cord cutters were staying away from Twitter to avoid spoilers. Luckily, there are legit ways to watch the new episodes assuming you're willing to wait a day.

The new X-Files is available on iTunes and Fox NowThe new X-Files is available on iTunes and Fox Now

Watch X-Files for Free

If you have an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One or Xbox 360, Android TV, Chromecast, or certain Samsung Blu-ray players and smart TVs, you can watch X-Files in the Fox Now app for free. The free price tag, however, comes at a price: You can watch the first episode commercial-free, but the rest will be commercial-laden and Fox has a bad habit of missing the scene breaks by a couple seconds.

Pay to Watch X-Files

If sitting through commercials isn't your thing, and you want the option to stream or download, iTunes is the way to go. You'll get all six episodes the day after the air, plus extra content, for US$14.99. Bonus: everything is HD and there aren't any commercials.

More legit streaming options will no doubt pop up soon for cord cutters who aren't into iTunes or Fox Now. And don't forget: We all want to believe.