How to watch Bel-Air season 2: stream new episodes of the Fresh Prince reboot from anywhere

Jabari Banks wearing a shiny burgundy and gold jacket as the fresh prince in Bel-Air season 2
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Watch Bel-Air season 2 online

While new episodes of Bel-Air are free to view in New Zealand on TVNZ Plus, in the US you’ll want a Peacock Premium subscription at $4.99 a month. Travelling outside New Zealand? Use ExpressVPN to watch your local stream from anywhere. Full details of the Bel-Air season 2 streaming options below.

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Premiere date: Thursday, February 23 from 2am PT / 5am ET
New episodes: at the same time every week
Free stream: TVNZ Plus (NZ)
Watch online: Peacock from $4.99 a month
International streams: Stan (AUS)
Use ExpressVPN to stream 100% risk-free from anywhere

After finally getting a foothold in the gated community of Bel-Air, the past threatened to overtake Will (Jabari Banks) at the end of season 1. We’re dying to see what happens after a long-kept family secret was revealed, and you can find out now with our guide explaining how to watch Bel-Air season 2 online from anywhere.

*Warning – season 1 spoilers ahead*

Morgan Cooper’s dramatic new take on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air debuted last year to become Peacock’s most-watched original series ever. Now the hit show is bringing some swag back to our screens with more angsty drama with deeply relevant themes.

Following the revelation that Uncle Phil (Adrian Holmes) and Aunt Viv (Cassandra Freeman) lied to Will about his father Lou's whereabouts (played by Marlon Wayans), it looks as if Will has exited the Bel-Air mansion for good and taken up residence in LA's South Central.

Season 2 will see Will enjoying his newfound freedom – although possibly in danger of falling back into old habits – while Carlton (Olly Sholotan) is feeling suffocated by the expectations of his peers. Plus, a young Ashley Banks (Akira Akbar) will find an ally in a thrillingly familiar face: Tatyana Ali, who played Will’s cousin Ashley in the original 90s sitcom.

You can take the boy out of West Philly. But can you take the West Philly out of the boy? Find out with our guide detailing how to watch Bel-Air season 2 online, and from anywhere in the world.

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Watch Bel-Air season 2 for free

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You can watch Bel-Air season 2 free on TVNZ in New Zealand, both live every Friday from February 24 and on-demand on the free TVNZ+ streaming platform.

New Bel-Air episodes air on TVNZ at 7am NZDT every Friday, the same time as they arrive on Peacock in the US.

Outside New Zealand? Remember that Kiwis abroad can use a VPN to tune into TVNZ Plus while away from home, and watch Bel-Air for free, just as you would normally.

How to watch Bel-Air season 2 from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage of Bel-Air, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Bel-Air season 2 live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

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Once you've downloaded the software, just follow the prompts to install it then select the location you want to relocate your IP address to – it really is that easy.

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How to watch Bel-Air season 2 in the US

Thursday, February 23

Return to the exclusive neighborhood of Bel-Air from Thursday, February 23, with new episodes added to Peacock every week from 2am PT / 5am ET.

While Peacock does have a free tier, you’ll need a Peacock Premium subscription to watch Bel-Air season 2 and other Peacock Originals. Premium is ad-supported and costs $4.99 a month.

Alternatively, you can upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 a month, which removes any ad-related interruptions and allows you to download select content to watch offline. Plus, you could save an extra 17% on Premium Plus by purchasing an annual plan at $99 per year.

Peacock is available on a wide range of devices. As web-based service on PCs and laptops, it's also compatible with: iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Vizio Smartcast, select LG smart TVs, and Xfinity Flex 4K.

Not in the US? Anyone from the US who wants to sign up to Peacock from abroad can do so by using a VPN.

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Can I watch Bel-Air season 2 online in Canada?


The good news is Bel-Air season 2 will be coming to Canada. The bad news? It won’t begin its run on the Showcase channel until Monday, March 20. Episodes will air weekly from 9pm ET / 6pm PT.

Viewers will also have the option to watch it live online or on-demand through the Global TV app. You will, however, need to login with your cable provider login details.

But don’t fret if your household ditched cable for OTT solutions. A subscription to Amazon Prime (CAD$7.99 a month after your free month-long trial) means you can also purchase Amazon Channels, with a subscription to StackTV providing a bundle of great programming that includes Showcase content. 

If you haven’t used it before, you’re entitled to a 30-day free trial before paying a thing. Thereafter, it'll cost you CAD$12.99 per month, in addition to your basic Prime membership.

If you're abroad right now, you'll need to download a VPN to tune in just like you would if you were at home.

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Can I watch Bel-Air season 2 online in the UK?

We're still awaiting an official UK release date for new episodes of Bel-Air. However, as the show’s freshman season was made available to Sky and NOW TV subscribers the day after it debuted in the US, it’s reasonable to assume season 2 will follow shortly after its American broadcast too.

Although Peacock isn’t available in Blighty right now, you can watch a number of Peacock Originals through Sky or its streaming service NOW. In addition to Bel-Air season 1, these include Girls5eva, Angelyne, and most recently, mystery anthology series Poker Face starring Natasha Lyonne.

If you don't have Sky TV, you’ll want to check out our Sky TV deals and packages to find one that suits your tastes and budget. 

Alternatively, you could enjoy the contract-free streaming service NOW and watch dozens of hit TV shows, including numerous Peacock Originals, with a subscription to its Entertainment pass at £9.99 a month.

Currently out of the country? Download a good VPN to connect to your usual streaming services and avoid signing up to any more while abroad.

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How to watch Bel-Air season 2 online in Australia

Friday, February 24

Bel-Air season 2 will arrive Down Under on Friday, February 24 on Stan and at roughly the same time as the first episode is added to Peacock in the US.

Following the free 30-day trial for newbies, Stan is available in three paid tiers: Stan Basic gives you one SD stream for AU$10 per month, Stan Standard grants you three HD streams for AU$14 per month, and Stan Premium gets you four 4K streams for AU$19 per month.

And if you're an Aussie currently away from home, you can also use a good VPN to gain access to all the same services and content you'd normally watch (and pay for) back in your country of residence.

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.