It's season over for Poker Face with Peacock's Columbo-style detective show proving a royal flush. The good news is that the whole series can still be streamed online from anywhere, with all 10 episodes already aired. So what are you waiting for?
Poker Face brings us the stellar pairing of Russian Doll actress Natasha Lyonne in a 'case of the week' whodunnit series, devised by Rian Johnson, the mastermind of the Knives Out films. It also feature heaps of guest stars in wildly entertaining roles.
Poker Face is on Peacock in the US but, below, we'll explain how to watch Poker Face online from anywhere in the world, including watching for FREE.
Watch free: TVNZ Plus (NZ)
Watch from anywhere: with a 100% risk-free VPN
Watch online: on Peacock from $4.99 a month
International Streams: Citytv Plus (CA)| Stan (AUS)
That Netflix paid $450 million for the rights to two Knives Out sequels is proof that anything Rian Johnson touches right now turns to gold, and promisingly, Poker Face looks like an amped-up serialization of that franchise.
It features Lyonne as casino worker Charlie Cale, who finds that her preternatural ability to know when someone is lying makes her an uncommonly good detective – although not someone you’d invite over to play Texas Hold'em.
Each episode introduces a new murder, in the “howcatchem” tradition popularized by Columbo, as Charlie speeds from town to town trying to outrun trouble. And each episode features a dizzying new selection of guest actors: a glittering roster that includes Adrian Brody, Chloë Sevigny, Ron Pearlman, Nick Nolte, Lil Rel Howery, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt among others, who play either murderous criminals or body bag-clad victims.
Expect an outrageously entertaining original series, full of zinging dialogue, twisted mysteries, and high-octane action: basically everything you've come to expect from a Rian Johnson production. Although it's nothing like Knives Out, Poker Face is terrific.
Below we explain how to watch Poker Face online from anywhere.
Watch Poker Face TV show for free
You can watch Poker Face free on TVNZ in New Zealand, both live every Friday and on-demand on the free TVNZ+ streaming platform.
New Poker Face 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 Poker Face for free, just as you would normally.
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How to watch Poker Face online outside your country
Out of the country for either work or pleasure? If so, you’ll likely encounter geo-blocking restrictions when trying to access your local streaming service, which means you won’t be able to stream the highly anticipated Poker Face online.
Luckily, the best VPN – otherwise known as a virtual private network – provides a simple solution. It alters your IP address to make it appear like you’re somewhere else. While this can be used for privacy, it can also be used to access your preferred streaming platform back home, even when you're out of the country.
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How to watch Poker Face in the US
You can watch Natasha Lyonne in Poker Face on Peacock, beginning from Thursday, January 26.
After the initial bulk drop of four episodes, one new episode was added to the streamer every week at 12am PT / 3am ET, right up until the series finale on March 9.
While Peacock does have a free tier, you’ll need a Peacock Premium subscription to watch all of Poker Face 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 10% 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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How to watch Poker Face online in Canada
Up North and this Peacock Original got its debut on Thursday, January 26 – the same day as in the US – through on-demand service Citytv Plus.
It’s currently only available as an add-on channel as part of an Amazon Prime Video subscription. But, as both offer a 30-day free trial to new and returning subscribers (over 12 months from having had an active account), you could access thousands of titles on prime video, stream City TV shows, and enjoy one-day delivery for absolutely nothing for a whole month.
If you decide to keep your membership, Citytv Plus will set you back CA$4.99 a month, in addition to the CA$9.99 fee for your Amazon Prime Video account.
NB: if you’re travelling when new Poker Face episodes debut, you’ll find geo-blocks prevent you from connecting to your streaming service. The solution? Just download a VPN to change your IP address to back home and continue to stream your favorite shows from anywhere.
Can I watch Poker Face online in the UK?
The highly-anticipated new show from mystery wunderkind Rian Johnson hasn’t got a UK release date yet. We’ll update this space as soon as we hear any different.
However, although Peacock isn’t available over in Blighty right now, a number of its Peacock Originals – Bel-Air, Girls5eva, Angelyne – are distributed through Sky TV and its on-demand service NOW. So there’s a good chance Poker Face will arrive here further on down the line.
If you don't already have Sky TV, then 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.
How to watch Poker Face online in Australia
Poker Face will premiere from Friday, January 27 on streaming service Stan over in the Antipodes, at roughly the same time as the first four episodes land on 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.
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.