Master Chief has burst onto the small screen in the mega-budget live-action Halo TV series. This adaptation of the beloved video game has brought a new beginning for the Halo franchise with a storyline that caters to established Halo fanatics and novices alike. Pablo Schreiber and Natascha McElhone star in this nine-part sci-fi epic with new Halo episodes that air weekly, every Thursday, on Paramount Plus. Get it in the diary. Away from home? Make sure you know how to watch the Halo TV series from abroad with the help of a VPN. (opens in new tab)
Premiere: Thursday, March 24
New episodes: every Thursday
No. of episodes: 9
FREE stream: Watch Halo FREE with a Paramount Plus trial (opens in new tab)
Watch anywhere: try a 100% risk-free VPN trial (opens in new tab)
The visuals are certainly spectacular, as you'd expect from a Steven Spielberg-affiliated production that's had a reported $10 million per episode lavished upon it.
Schreiber looks formidable in the iconic armor of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, while Jen Taylor, who's been the voice of Cortana from the very start of the Halo franchise, embodies the legendary AI advisor.
Set in the heat of the 26th-century interplanetary holy war that underpins the video game series, it's up to Master Chief and the Spartans to save humanity from the all-powerful Covenant.
Base storyline aside, the series is its own entity, a non-canon standalone story that takes place in the separate Silver Timeline, and you can follow our guide below for how to watch Halo online wherever you are.
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How to watch Halo FREE in the US
Halo premieres on Thursday, March 24 in the US, with the show exclusive to streaming service Paramount Plus (opens in new tab). New episodes come out every Thursday.
If you haven't got Paramount Plus, the great news is that new users can watch Halo for FREE!
A subscription to Paramount Plus starts at just $4.99 a month, but there's a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) available for new subscribers.
Outside of the US? You can take the subscription services you pay for at home with you anywhere - all you’ll need is a reliable VPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch Halo from outside your country
If you're abroad when Halo airs, you'll find that you're unable to keep up with all the pew-pew action because of annoying regional restrictions.
Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN service will allow you to stream Halo online from anywhere. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.
Use a VPN to watch Halo from abroad
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Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - so that's Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) for the US.
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How to watch Halo FREE in Canada
It's more of the same in Canada, where Halo is also exclusive to Paramount Plus (opens in new tab), hitting the streaming service on Thursday, March 24, with a new episode released every week.
A subscription starts at $5.99 per month, after a 7-day FREE Paramount Plus trial (opens in new tab).
Outside of Canada? Tune in just like you would at home by using a VPN (opens in new tab) to magically reappear in Canada and gain access to all the content you'd normally stream.
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How to watch Halo online in Australia
It's more of the same in Australia, where Halo is exclusive to Paramount Plus (opens in new tab), with episodes landing on the streaming service on Thursdays, starting March 24.
A subscription starts at $8.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab).
As detailed above, if you’re abroad you’ll struggle to connect to any of the streaming services you usually use. The solution? Try using a VPN (opens in new tab) as per our guide above.
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Can I watch the Halo TV series in the UK?
There's no word yet on when Halo will air in the UK.
We do know, however, that Paramount Plus will hit the UK in 2022 via Sky platforms. All parties have kept the specific details of the launch under wraps, but considering the sheer scale of Halo, many expect Paramount Plus to make its long-awaited expansion shortly after the show's release.
Your only saving grace will be if you're a Paramount Plus subscriber from another country currently visiting the UK. If that's the case, you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to tap into the Paramount Plus platform's service while away.
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How can I watch Paramount Plus and what other shows are on it?
The Paramount Plus app is available through Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, Android TV, Android phone and tablet, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Portal TV, PlayStation 4, Samsung TV, Vizio TV, LG TV, Roku, Xbox One and Series X, and Xfinity Flex.
You can also access it through your favourite web browser at ParamountPlus.com (opens in new tab).
You can watch on up to three devices simultaneously and create up to six separate profiles for family members. Those with a Premium subscription can download up to 25 shows or movies and watch them offline (in 4K where available) on a mobile device.
Paramount Plus also features new originals and is ideal for fans of all kind of TV shows. It's home to 1883, Picard, animated series Prodigy, and Strange New Worlds as well as hits like Kamp Koral, reality TV smash Survivor, and the Rugrats 2021 revival. There's also CBS's live sports action, including the NFL and Champions League, and it will also be the place to watch the Frasier reboot.