A sixth season of the cult-fave TV show "Community"? Check. The movie promised in the show's own meta hashtag #sixseasonsandamovie? For now we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed.
But about that sixth season: It debuts March 17, meaning it's time to fire up the DVR so you don't miss a single minute. Except, wait a minute, Greendale has moved from NBC to Yahoo, meaning your cable box won't do you any good. If you want to watch new episodes of "Community" in your living room, you'll need to explore some non-traditional viewing options.
That's because this season will be "broadcast" exclusively on Yahoo Screen, which rightfully sounds like like something that requires a Web browser. Thankfully, though, it's possible to access this "channel" via other means. Here are the options for enjoying "Community" from your couch:
- Apple TV The Yahoo Screen app for iOS supports AirPlay, meaning you can stream "Community" episodes from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV box. Update: Apple TV also has a Yahoo Screen channel, so there's no separate iDevice required.
- Chromecast Although Yahoo Screen for Android doesn't currently support Google Chromecast, you can enable the latter's screen-mirroring option to "cast" from your Android phone or tablet to your TV. I tried this with the just-released , and the playback was smooth and sharp (though a little pixelated during scene transitions).
- Roku Do you a own Roku box or stick? You're all set: Just install the Yahoo Screen Roku channel.
- Xbox 360 Likewise, there's a Yahoo Screen channel for Xbox. Once installed, you can stream "Community" straight to your TV.
And that's about it, at least for now. (Sorry, Amazon Fire TV fans.) Of course, you could always run an HDMI cable from a PC or laptop to your TV, then just fire up Yahoo Screen in your browser. For any real "Community" fan, that's a small hoop to jump through for a whole new season of the show.
Hit the comments to share where and how you plan to watch the upcoming episodes.