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How to watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 in the UK, US and abroad

Thomas Barley
13 Jun 2019
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Want to know how to watch the third season of The Handmaid's Tale? You've come to the right place

While it may be difficult to watch at times, The Handmaid’s Tale is still one of the most engaging shows currently on air and, if there’s one thing that TV audiences love, it’s dark and dramatic television.

So, when season 2 ended on numerous cliffhangers and hints of major developments to come, viewers had high expectations for season 3 when the season premiere aired in the UK on Sunday 9 June.

Adapted from Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale will see the return of Elisabeth Moss as Offred/June, as she tries to destroy the Republic of Gilead once and for all.

With numerous Emmys and Golden Globes under its belt – including an Emmy for Best Drama – the show’s popularity and quality don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon and the events of season 3 are sure to continue that trend, picking up almost immediately from the end of season 2.

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How to watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 in the UK: Channel 4

If you want to watch the third season of The Handmaid’s Tale, Channel 4 has you covered. The show airs new episodes each week on Sunday at 9pm on Channel 4.

If you happen to miss the show when it airs, however, you can catch up using the All 4 app or website. Best of all, it’s free! All you need to do is register an account using your email address.

It’s also important to know that Channel 4 is staggering the release of The Handmaid’s Tale in the UK. What this means is that, while the third season is up to date in the US, only the first episodes have been released – so far – in the UK. With the UK being a few episodes behind the US, you might want to be careful of spoilers online when discussing the most recent episode.

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How to watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 1 and 2 in the UK: Now TV

You can stream the first two seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale using Now TV, if you purchase the Now TV Entertainment Pass. Available for £7.99 per month, with an initial seven-day free trial for first-time customers, you will be able to watch The Handmaid’s Tale’s first two seasons on any compatible device through the Now TV website or its downloadable app.

Be aware, however, that Now TV does not have the ongoing third season of the show on its service. If that’s not an issue, though, you can start your subscription with the service by clicking on the link below.

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How to watch all seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale in the US: Hulu

In the US, The Handmaid's Tale is a Hulu exclusive, meaning you’ll have to subscribe to Hulu’s streaming service if you want to watch the show. Getting a subscription with Hulu (prices start at $5.99 per month) will allow you to watch all seasons of The Handmaid's Tale. The first month comes free, too.

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How to watch all seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale in Canada: Crave

For those of you living in Canada, the streaming service Crave has all seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale for you to watch. For $9.99 per month, you get immediate access to every season of the show, including the currently ongoing season 3.

You get the first month of subscription completely free, too, so after catching up on The Handmaid’s Tale, you still have time to watch some of their other shows – such as Killing Eve, Big Little Lies and Chernobyl – before deciding if you want to continue subscribing.

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How to watch all seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale in Australia: Stan and SBS

Watching The Handmaid’s Tale in Australia is a bit complicated. To watch season 1, you have to use the streaming service, Stan, and pay $10 per month. The first month is free, however, so if you only want to watch The Handmaid’s Tale and call it quits before paying, you can. You can watch seasons 2 and 3 through SBS On Demand. The service is free, but you'll need to create an account and be based in Australia.

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How to watch The Handmaid’s Tale on Amazon Prime

If you live in the UK, there’s one other method you can use to watch The Handmaid’s Tale. Using Amazon Prime, you can either purchase a specific episode or an entire season. Season 1 will cost you £8, season 2 is £12 and season 3 is £25. Purchasing individual episodes from any season will set you back £2.49.

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Is The Handmaid’s Tale on Netflix?

Since we know you’re wondering, no, The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t available on Netflix in any region. While you may be holding on to the hope that it might one day make its way to Netflix, it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon.

How to watch The Handmaid’s Tale wherever you are

If you’re not based in the UK and have been wondering how to watch The Handmaid’s Tale wherever you are, then you still have options. One such choice is the use of VPNs.

The gist of how a VPN works is this: usually when accessing a website, you will start by connecting to your internet service provider (ISP). This is how streaming services, like Netflix, identify the region you’re from and provide you with content that’s licensed specifically for that region.

With a VPN, however, you can essentially trick your computer into believing you’re from a different country entirely. This will allow you to watch any content that isn’t available for streaming in your region. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, we’ve picked some of the best VPNs for you to use.

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ExpressVPN

Our first recommendation is ExpressVPN. With unlimited bandwidth and the ability to watch content from 160 locations across 94 countries, it’s likely that ExpressVPN will have your region covered. It also has the fastest speeds of all the VPNs we’ve tested, which means that you’ll be able to watch The Handmaid’s Tale in high definition with minimal lag.

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NordVPN

Available in 60 countries and with the ability to quickly connect to the best possible server connection in a moment’s notice, NordVPN is second only to ExpressVPN in terms of speeds and service. With different monthly payment options available, you can also choose the one that works best for you.

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What do we know about The Handmaid’s Tale season 4?

Season 3 has only just started but we can’t ignore the potential promise of a season 4. Season 1 and 2 both premiered in April 2017 and 2018 respectively, and the third season first aired in June 2019.

So, if season 4 is confirmed, it’s likely to release sometime between April and June 2020, before airing a few weeks later in the UK.

While it’s expected that the likes of Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski would return as June, Commander Waterford and Serena Joy respectively, The Handmaid’s Tale is the type of show where anything can happen to anyone. Just look at Aunt Lydia at the end of season 2. Making any bets about who might return for a yet-to-be-announced season 4 could be a losing game.

One constant we can rely on, though, is the creator and showrunner of The Handmaid’s Tale, Bruce Miller, who has already envisioned the show being potentially ten seasons long, all with him at the helm.

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