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How To Watch The Original 'Unsolved Mysteries' — All 12 Seasons — For Free

Impossible disappearances, unexplained murders, and paranormal phenomena are all standard fare on the original "Unsolved Mysteries" series, now free to stream.

By Ted Quarterman
Unsolved Mysteries

Most true crime fans have already started puzzling over one of Netflix’s latest releases, “Unsolved Mysteries,” which highlights six new cases that are sure to leave viewers scratching their heads. And there's great news for those who are just now diving into the series: Netflix’s “Unsolved Mysteries” is a reboot of the iconic, Emmy-nominated cable TV show by the same name, which premiered in 1987 and ran until 2010. 

The original “Unsolved Mysteries” remains among the most famous true crime shows to date, having investigated hundreds of crimes and quandaries that went unsolved for decades. 

Thanks to the show’s fame, over 260 cases featured in the series were eventually solved through the show’s tip line, where viewers could submit any relevant information they might have on a case that aired. The same might be said of the Netflix reboot, which has already received “hundreds of tips” since its July release, the show’s co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer told Oxygen.com.

Luckily for the casual true crime enthusiast, it’s never been easier to binge the original “Unsolved Mysteries” completely free, no cable subscription required. With Peacock, the new streaming service from NBCUniversal, subscribers get access to a wide assortment of true crime TV shows and specials. Tune in on your TV, smartphone, tablet, or computer wherever you are and join the millions of “Unsolved Mysteries” fans searching for answers or submitting tips.

You can subscribe to Peacock at PeacockTV.com or download the app on Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Xbox One, Vizio SmartCast TVs, and LG Smart TV — and next week on PlayStation 4. There's a free option that allows access to much of Peacock's expansive catalog, including 12 seasons of “Unsolved Mysteries,” a $4.99-a-month option that gives you access to the entire library, and a $9.99-a-month option that lets you watch the entire library minus advertising. You can select the streaming plan that works best for you and start catching up on over 20 years of the most exciting series in true crime programming.

Alternatively, “Unsolved Mysteries” is available to stream for free on Tubi, Pluto TV, Crackle, Sling TV, and Vudu. The series can also be streamed on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video with paid subscription. The newest six episodes of “Unsolved Mysteries” are now available to stream on Netflix.

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