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How to watch Succession for free in the UK, US and abroad

Watch the third season of the gripping HBO TV series, Succession, for free from anywhere in the world

The third season of HBO’s hit show Succession is currently airing with a new episode every week. From the early reviews, it seems like the new season is as good as the first two, if not better. New episodes air every Sunday night on HBO Max in the US and every Monday night on Sky TV in the UK. The season finale airs in mid-December.

Both streaming services also have the first two seasons in case you want to refresh your memory about the dysfunctional Roy family. What’s even better is that both streaming services also have a free trial that you can avail of.

If you live in the UK, you can watch Succession on Sky TV. If you don’t have this, simply get a Now TV Entertainment Pass, which costs £10/mth but comes with a seven-day free trial for new customers. Similarly, if you’re based in the US, you can watch Succession on HBO Max, which costs $15/mth and also includes a weeklong free trial for new accounts. If you’re travelling abroad, you’ll need to use a good VPN service, like ExpressVPN, to access the aforementioned streaming services.

Succession won the prestigious award for Outstanding Drama Series at last year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Jeremy Strong also won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. What was even more impressive is that all the show’s leading actors – Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen and Sarak Snook – received award nominations in their respective categories.

The hit HBO show revolves around the steadily declining health of Logan Roy, boss of the Waystar Royco media conglomerate and father of four power-hungry children. As Logan’s health deteriorates, the Roy children begin to prepare for a future without their father, with each one eyeing up the soon-to-be-vacant position of Waystar Royco head honcho.

Where most families would (hopefully) come together to provide emotional support in such a situation, the Roy children instead begin ruthlessly vying for their father’s envious position. As the series continues, we see the family unravel in an effort to secure power and money.

Succession hasn’t gone unnoticed, earning a string of nominations and various wins including a BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe award. Whether you’re looking to rewatch the previous two series or you wish to embark on your next binge, we’ve got every option to suit you.

Read on for our guide on how to watch every episode of Succession in the UK, US and abroad for free.

How to watch Succession for free in the UK: Sky and Now TV

The first two seasons of Succession – and new episodes of the current season – are now available on Sky TV and Now TV Entertainment Pass in the UK. If you don’t have Sky TV, don’t worry because the Now TV Entertainment Pass comes with a seven-day free trial for new customers during which time you can watch both seasons, provided you’re quick. After your trial gets over, the Entertainment Pass costs £10/mth but you can cancel at any time.

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How to watch Succession for free in the UK: Hulu

Another way for UK viewers to watch every released episode of Succession for free is to subscribe to US-streaming site, Hulu. Hulu costs $5.99/mth, and you can add HBO to your existing plan for $14.99/mth, but you get the first month free.

In theory, this means you can stream every episode Succession without paying a penny. The streaming service lets you watch Succession and other TV series on multiple devices and you can also switch plans or cancel your subscription at any time.

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How to watch Succession for free in the US: HBO

If you’re based in the US and you want to get your Roy family fix, then HBO’s streaming and catch up services are the only answer. HBO NOW is a stand-alone streaming service that lets you stream HBO content on a number of different devices, whereas HBO GO is an on-the-go feature that comes with a cable subscription. HBO NOW will set you back $14.99/mth while HBO GO is free, provided you have a relevant cable subscription.

Earlier this year, HBO launched a new streaming service called HBO Max. It includes everything that’s available on HBO Now, including every episode of Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Studio Ghibli titles and Cartoon Network shows. You can convert your HBO Now subscription to HBO Max for $12.99, or take a new HBO Max subscription for $14.99/mth.

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How to watch Succession abroad: use a good VPN service

Sky, Now TV, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and HBO employ geo-blocks that restrict you from using the service when you’re abroad. This can create problems when you want to stream your favourite shows in another country, especially when you’re trying to access these services from abroad and dying for an evening in front of the telly. The only solution to this is to use a good VPN service.

Short for ‘virtual private network’, a single VPN subscription covers multiple devices, which they spoof into thinking you’re based in another country, thereby giving you lag-free access to any streaming service that you choose, including Hulu, Amazon Video and HBO.

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VPNs work by tunnelling your connection, encrypting your IP address and discarding user logs to protect your identity when browsing online. All of the VPNs we recommend have impressive speeds, a very high standard of security and great customer service. That said, there’s only one that we wholeheartedly recommend for streaming TV series and live sporting events abroad.

ExpressVPN: ExpressVPN is, by far, the best VPN we’ve tested because of its combination of super-fast speeds, 24-hour customer service and proven security measures. They are one of the few VPNs to have carried out an independent audit to prove that it doesn’t retain any user logs. What’s more, our readers get three months free if you choose the yearly plan, saving you almost 50% and all plans come with a 30-day free moneyback guarantee if the service doesn’t meet your expectations.

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NordVPN: Second on our list of best VPN services is NordVPN, which shares the same features as ExpressVPN, including fast speeds, 24/7 customer support and a secure connection from start to finish. NordVPN is the cheaper service of the two and we like its user-friendly desktop interface that shows you a globe. Simply point to the UK or US, wait for the VPN to connect, then choose the streaming service you want to start watching episodes of Succession online on any device.

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