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How to watch Jack Ryan in the UK, US and abroad

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan has returned for a second season. Read on to find out how you can stream the popular political thriller anywhere

Jack Ryan first premiered on Amazon Prime Video in August 2018 and has since made waves by garnering a large fan base because of its compelling storyline.

It’s now back for a second season and we’ll give you all the details on how and where you can watch this popular political thriller online.

The TV series sees rising CIA agent Jack Ryan (played by John Krasinski), partake in a dangerous field assignment where he discovers a pattern in terrorist communication that puts him in the centre of danger.

Krasinki is no stranger to this genre, having starred in 2018 thriller film ‘A Quiet Place’ alongside other notable productions including hit US comedy series, The Office and war movie, Jarhead.

Jack Ryan’s boss in the series is James Greer, played by Wendell Pierce. You may already know him from the Oscar-winning production, Selma, and hit TV show, Suits. Other familiar faces include Michael Kelly, Noomi Rapace and Abbie Cornish.

Before you start with Jack Ryan: Read Tom Clancy’s novels

Author Tom Clancy produced fictional character, Jack Ryan in a series of his New York Times bestseller fiction works titled Ryanverse. The character makes his first appearance in Clancy’s debut novel, ‘The Hunt for Red October’ (1984).

The Amazon Prime Video series is not the first to see the character brought to life onscreen as star actors, including Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford, have portrayed the character in a number of films centred on the novel’s franchise.

Although the adaptations vary, it’s worth reading up on the original source at least to get a better idea of the full history of the character.

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How to watch Jack Ryan in the UK: Amazon Prime Video

Jack Ryan is available to stream and download on Amazon’s popular streaming service, Amazon Prime Video. This includes the entirety of the first and second season, so you can binge-watch to your heart’s content.

Amazon Prime provides a range of subscription options. You can start streaming by signing up to Amazon Prime for as little as £3.99/mth for a student membership. This extends to £7.99/mth for regular membership and £79 for a yearly subscription. A Prime membership includes access to thousands of products, music and more.

Amazon Prime comes with a 30-day trial during which time you can test the service without having to pay a penny. This is the perfect way to go if you want to sample everything that the service has on offer without committing upfront.

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How to watch Jack Ryan in the US: Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is also available in the US with seasons one and two of Jack Ryan available to stream and download. A Prime Video subscription costs just $8.99/mth. Alternatively, a full Amazon Prime subscription – which includes access to Amazon Prime Video – costs $12.99/mth or $119/year, which works out cheaper.

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How to watch Jack Ryan abroad: Use a good VPN

If you can’t access Amazon Prime where you are, the next best option is to use a VPN (virtual private network) to access the service via Amazon Prime Video in the UK or US. In the simplest terms, VPNs work by changing your server’s IP address, tricking it into thinking that you’re in a different country. Using it, you can happily stream Jack Ryan regardless of where in the world you’re browsing from.

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Is Jack Ryan available on Amazon?

The show is an Amazon original production which means that it will only be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. So, unfortunately, Netflix and new arrivals, Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus subscribers, won’t get a look in anytime soon.