Star Trek fans need not wait much longer! The much-anticipated CBS All Access original, Star Trek: Picard premieres on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Eager fans in the US can stream the new Star Trek: Picard series online immediately after CBS pushes it out to its streaming service. Meanwhile, any Trekkies living, working, or traveling abroad can still stream every episode online with the help of a VPN. Regardless of where you live, you can likely stream the first or every episode of Star Trek: Picard free online.
Important: This only recommends official streaming sources. Star Trek: Picard is set to be one of the biggest premieres and TV events of the year. Its popularity also means a high chance that many unofficial streams sources will attempt to provide the show for streaming or downloading. Note that this won’t be necessary. Fans worldwide will have easy and potentially free access to Star Trek: Picard from legal and official streaming sources.
Star Trek: Picard is only on geo-locked streaming services. If you’re traveling abroad and still want to watch Star Trek: Picard, you may need to use a VPN to unblock CBS All Access or other streaming services that are carrying the show.
How to watch Star Trek: Picard online with a VPN
How can Star Trek: Picard fans watch the show abroad? The primary services carrying the show all region-lock their content using your IP address. However, you can bypass these restrictions by connecting a VPN server in the country of your choice. Just follow these quick steps to set up your VPN and start streaming the new Star Trek: Picard series from abroad.
Here’s how to watch Star Trek: Picard online from anywhere:
- First, create your VPN account. We recommend ExpressVPN, although CyberGhost and NordVPN are also excellent and low-cost alternatives.
- Next, download and install the VPN app for your chosen device(s).
- Now, choose the streaming service you’d like to use. CBS All Access is the go-to option for US viewers, for example.
- Connect to one of the VPN servers in your desired country. For example, if you plan to watch the show on Amazon Prime Video, you might connect to a UK server.
- Stream Star Trek: Picard on your chosen service. You should be able to stream without issues. However, if you get an error message, you may want to try clearing your cache and cookies, opening the page in a private browsing session, or refreshing the page.
Star Trek: Picard will be broadcast live, which means it’s important you ensure your VPN works properly ahead of time. This way, you’ll have time to get help from your VPN’s support team in case of any issues, and shouldn’t have to miss any of this exciting new series.
How to Watch Star Trek: Picard in the US
If you’re in the US, there are two ways you can watch the new Star Trek: Picard.
First, the most obvious route is to use CBS All Access. As Star Trek: Picard is a CBS All Access original, this streaming service is your most direct route. You can sign up to CBS All Access for either $5.99 per month with commercials, or $9.99 per month commercial-free.
Every CBS All Access subscription comes with a 7-day free trial, so if you’re not a subscriber, you can easily watch the first episode for free. Alternatively, if you’re willing to wait until the 10-episode series has run its course, you could sign up afterward, get the 7-day free trial, and then watch for free.
The alternative for US views is Amazon Prime Video, combined with a VPN. Outside of Canada and France, Amazon Prime Video will be carrying every episode of Star Trek: Picard within 24-hours of the release on CBS All Access. Many US fans already have an Amazon Prime account, which comes with Prime Video.
If you want to save money, you could sign up for a VPN, connect to a server in your home country where Amazon Prime Video is carrying Star Trek: Picard (such as the UK, Germany, or Australia). Most VPN services, such as ExpressVPN, offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, making it similar to signing up to CBS All Access but with a much longer trial period.
How to watch Star Trek: Picard in Canada
Similar to Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek fans in Canada can watch Star Trek: Picard first on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and Z for French speakers, and then on the Crave on-demand streaming service. Of course, Canadian viewers can also use a VPN to connect to a server in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, or many other countries to stream Star Trek: Picard through Amazon Prime Video as well.
How to watch Star Trek: Picard in the UK
Star Trek fans in the UK can turn to Amazon Prime Video to watch Star Trek: Picard. Episodes will release to Amazon Prime Video around 24 hours after they release on CBS All Access. You’ll likely want to go on a social media blackout to avoid spoilers.
However, UK fans with US-based payment methods can sign up to CBS All Access with a VPN connection to a US server. That should also help you avoid spoilers from your American friends on Twitter and Facebook.
Where else can I watch Star Trek: Picard online?
Star Trek: Picard is limited to only a few streaming options. In the US, CBS All Access is your option. In Canada, CTV Sci-Fi and Crave are your options. Everywhere else in the world, Star Trek: Picard will be on Amazon Prime Video.