Boasting stars from Game of Thrones and Line of Duty among its cast, Alex Rider - the gritty new TV adaption of Anthony Horowitz's teenage spy books - has hit written all over it. Read on to find out how to watch Alex Rider online and stream every episode of the show right now from anywhere in the world.
Otto Farrant (War and Peace and Mrs Wilson), takes the lead role of orphan Alex, whose life is turned upside down when he finds out that his carer uncle Ian was actually an agent for a shady wing of MI6 called The Department following his death while on duty.
Release date: Thursday, June 4
Number of episodes: 8
Available on: Amazon Prime Video (globally)
Cast: Otto Farrant,Titus Welliver, Brenock O'Connor, Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure, Andrew Buchan, Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, Ace Bhatti and Nyasha Hatendi
Blackmailed into working for the Department, Alex is given a new identity as the son of a billionaire and sent to Point Blanc, an elite boarding school in the French Alps, to do some undercover work.
Line Of Duty and This Is England star McClure plays Mrs Jones, the deputy head of MI6, who becomes Alex's professional guardian, while Brenock O'Connor, who played Olly in Game of Thrones stars as Alex's nerdy friend Tom.
Not to be confused with the 2006 movie adaption of Horowitz's books, this new TV version focuses on the second Alex Rider thriller, Point Blanc.
With 13 novels in the series to draw plot lines from, it looks likely this will be a long-running franchise for Amazon, so why not get stuck in from the get go? Read on and we'll show you how to watch Alex Rider online as well as stream every episode of the show from anywhere - plus give you some pointers on other shows you might like to watch if you're currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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How to watch Alex Rider on Amazon Prime Video
Alex Rider is an Amazon Original. This means that all 8 episodes of the new series will drop on Amazon Prime Video at once on Thursday, June 4.
It also means that the popular streaming service is the only place you'll be able to watch the show.
Amazon's video streaming service comes standard with an Amazon Prime membership alongside Amazon Music and premium delivery services, and costs:
- US: $12.99 per month or $119 for the year
- UK: £7.99 per month or £79 for the year
- Canada: $7.99 per month or $79 for the year
- Australia: $6.99 per month or $59 for the year
You can also subscribe to Prime Video in the US without an Amazon Prime membership for a monthly cost of $8.99.
But most importantly, don't forget that a FREE Amazon Prime trial is on offer, so you can watch Alex Rider for free and see if the service is right for you .
Whether you subscribe in full or just take advantage of this deal, you can access Prime Video via your web browser, on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones/tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X, streaming boxes and dongles like the Roku Premiere+, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, Apple TV, as well as a number of compatible Blu-ray players.
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How to watch Alex Rider from outside your country
Alex Rider is set to be released at a time when people are desperate for something new to watch. If you're looking to get stuck in but find yourself stuck abroad in the lockdown in a country where Amazon Prime Video isn't available, you might worry that you'll be unable to watch show using your normal streaming service, due to frustrating geo-blocking restrictions.
Fortunately, there's an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch Alex Rider online no matter where you are, by changing your IP address to one in another location.
While there are hundreds of VPNs to choose from, we always recommend ExpressVPN. As well as being fast, simple, and straightforward to install, it's also compatible with a whole host of devices - Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS and Android to name some of the main ones.
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Once installed, select the location of your home country and simply click connect. You’ll then be able to easily watch Alex Rider from pretty much anywhere in the world.
Can I watch Alex Rider for free?
Yes and no.
In the truest sense, it's a negative, as you need an Amazon Prime subscription to watch Alex Rider which costs money.
However, if you want to see the glass as half-full, one of the best things about Amazon Prime is that your subscription covers absolutely everything the streaming platform has to offer, plus all of Prime's other benefits such as premium delivery services and Amazon Music - all for $12.99 per month or $119 for the year in the US and £7.99 per month or £79 for the year in the UK.
And as we've said, you can take advantage of a FREE Amazon Prime trial to see if its extensive entertainment catalogue and other benefits pack enough of a punch to merit your hard earned money in the long run.
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