How to watch Bel-Air online and stream the Fresh Prince reboot from anywhere

Jabari Banks in Bel-Air
(Image credit: Peacock)

Exclusive to Peacock in the United States, this dramatization of the iconic 90s sitcom will traverse the highs and lows of Will Smith’s journey from rough and ready West Philadelphia to California’s ostentatiously wealthy Bel-Air. Read on below and we’ll explain how to watch Bel-Air online from anywhere now.

Watch Bel-Air season 1 online

When: Sunday, February 13

Cast: Jabari Banks, Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Jimmy Akingbola, Jordan L. Jones, Simone Joy Jones

Executive producers: Will Smith, Quincy Jones, Andy & Susan Borowitz

Stream: Peacock (US) | Showcase (CA) | Sky (UK) | Stan (AU) 

Watch anywhere: try the top VPN around 100% risk-free 

When Morgan Cooper dropped the 2019 reimagining of the 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith was seriously impressed. A far cry from the series' hay-day of gags and slapstick humor, Cooper foregrounded the drama inherently in the  protagonist's emotional journey.

The setup of this Peacock Original series is pretty much the same: Will is bailed out after getting “in one little fight” and his fretful mom sends him cross country to live with his rich relatives in their Bel-Air mansion. But Cooper’s Bel-Air – which he wrote and directed – focuses on the story’s emotional beats rather than its broad comedy, with Will clashing with cousin Carlton, his new classmates, and generally struggling to adapt to this rarefied, upper-class environment.

So, read on below for our guide on how to watch Bel-Air online, and stream every episode with a subscription to NBC’s Peacock.


How to watch Bel-Air from outside your country

For those of you abroad when Bel-Air lands, you’ll be unable to watch the new drama series due to annoying regional restrictions.

Fortunately, there is a solution in the form of a VPN. This nifty bit of software changes your IP address so that you can access all the content you normally would at home, only from anywhere in the world.

Use a VPN to watch Bel-Air online from anywhere

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How to watch Bel-Air online and stream the new drama show in the US on Peacock

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The first three episodes will debut on NBC’s streaming service on Sunday, February 13 to subscribers with a Peacock Premium subscription, which <a href="https://imp.i305175.net/c/221109/828265/11640?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.peacocktv.com%2F" data-link-merchant="peacocktv.com"" data-link-merchant="peacocktv.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">costs just $5 a month. Subsequent episodes are released weekly thereafter.

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What devices can I watch Peacock on?

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. We'll let you know where to find the Peacock app you need as soon as they're live.

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How to watch Bel-Air online in Canada

February 14 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT

Canadians with a linear TV package can enjoy brand-new Bel-Air from Monday, February 14 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on <a href="https://www.showcase.ca/shows/bel-air/" data-link-merchant="showcase.ca"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the Showcase channel.

Alternatively, watch it live online or on-demand through the <a href="https://watch.globaltv.com/" data-link-merchant="watch.globaltv.com"" data-link-merchant="showcase.ca"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global TV app. You will, however, need to login with your cable provider login details.

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How to watch Bel-Air online in the UK

Monday, February 14

Bel-Air will be available to watch from Monday, February 14 with <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X363&xcust=hawk-custom-tracking&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sky.com%2Fdeals%2Ftv&sref" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - sky.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sky TV as well as through Sky Go. If you don't already have Sky, check out our <a href="https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/sky-tv-packages-deals-bundles-offers" data-link-merchant="techradar.com"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks - sky.com"">Sky TV deals and packages to find one that suits your tastes and budget.

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How to watch Bel-Air online for FREE in Australia

Monday, February 14

In Australia, Bel-Air will be broadcast exclusively on streaming service <a href="https://www.stan.com.au/watch/bel-air" data-link-merchant="stan.com.au"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Stan, with the show being fast-tracked from the US every week. The show debuts Monday, February 14, the same day as its UK and Canadian release.

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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.