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How to watch Star Trek: Picard in the UK, US and abroad

Olivia Woodhouse
24 Jan 2020
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Star Trek: Picard is now available to stream in the US and UK. Here’s how to watch the eighth instalment in the series

Star Trek: Picard picks up 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), so it's fair to say that creator Alex Kurtzman has taken the phrase “live long and prosper” quite literally, stretching the Star Trek legacy that little bit further.

The series focuses on Jean-Luc Picard, played once more by British acting legend Sir Patrick Stewart. The plot follows the aftermath of the destruction of planet Romulus and the death of Data as referenced in Nemesis.

The first episode of Star Trek: Picard premiered on 23 January on the CBS All Access and on 24 January on Amazon Prime Video in the UK. There will be a new episode every week until the end of March. Fans will also be happy to hear that the show has already been confirmed for a second series.

Aside from Patrick Stewart – lead actor and executive producer – the casting has thrown in some lesser-known names into the mix. Santiago Cabrera, of Heroes and Merlin fame, will be co-starring alongside Michelle Hurd who is best known for her detective role in Law & Order.

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the coming series to beam you up into the Star Trek universe once more then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for all the information on how to watch the next instalment in the franchise, whichever galaxy you happen to be in...

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How to watch Star Trek: Picard in the UK - Amazon Prime Video

Star Trek: Picard is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. The first season comprises of 10 episodes that will air every Friday until the end of March.

If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can stream the show at no extra cost. You’ll still be able to purchase episodes even without a Prime account, but you’ll have to pay per episode.

For reasons like this, we highly recommend purchasing a Prime membership because it gives you access to hundreds of TV shows and films for free, exclusive deals on products and next day delivery - all for only £7.99/month, or £79/year.

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Sign up to Amazon Prime UK


How to watch Star Trek: Picard in the US - CBS All Access

If you live in the US, you’re in luck, because all you have to do is sign up to the American based streaming service, CBS All Access.

New episodes of Star Trek: Picard will be available to watch every Thursday and with memberships adding up to a mere $5.99/mth ($9.99 to go commercial-free), you’d be silly not to sign up to the service.

True to its name, CBS All Access gives you, ahem, access to thousands of programmes on-demand and you can even trial the service for a week at no cost to see if it’s something you like.

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Sign up to CBS All Access


How to watch Star Trek: Picard abroad - use a good VPN service

Your favourite streaming services (including Amazon Prime UK and CBS All Access) won't give you access to its content when you’re in another country – this is called geo-blocking. A VPN, or virtual private network, is the only solution to your streaming woes if you happen to be abroad, in this case.

A VPN lets you bypass these geo-blocks by encrypting your IP address and tunnelling your connection through another country, thereby giving you complete privacy when browsing online. One VPN subscription covers multiple devices, making it a worthwhile investment. All our top VPN services have a strict zero-logging policy.

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