How to watch The Stand online: stream every new episode of the series from anywhere

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There are few authors that have had as many of their novels brought to the small and big screen as Stephen King - and now we have yet another adaptation of his works to enjoy, courtesy of a new CBS TV retelling of The Stand starring Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård. It debuted in 2020 on the network with more new episodes getting released in the new year this January. Read on as we explain how to watch The Stand online and stream the series wherever you are in the world right now.

King's 1978 post-apocalyptic epic is widely regarded as one of the best from his insanely large body of literary work has already been adapted once before for TV  as a miniseries back in 1994. This 21st century take on the book boasts an all-star cast. As well as Goldberg and Skarsgård, it also features James Marsden, Greg Kinnear and Amber Heard. 

How to watch The Stand 2020 online

New episodes of nine-part miniseries The Stand come out on CBS All Access every Thursday - roughly around midnight PT / 3am ET / 8am GMT. Full TV and streaming details are below, with episode 3 released on January 7 in America. Wherever you are, you can watch the show just like you would at home with the aid of a good VPN.

Not likely an easy watch for anyone suffering from coronavirus anxiety, the story is based around the aftermath of a global pandemic caused by a weaponized super-flu.

With millions of lives lost, the fate of the world rest on the shoulders of a  prophet called Mother Abagail (Goldberg), who warns a group of survivors about the Dark Man (Skarsgård) - a mysterious figure who holds unspeakable power.

While long-time King fans will likely know the original story backwards, there remains a key detail to draw them in - the legendary writer has somewhat controversially penned a new ending for the show.

Follow our guide below as we explain how to watch The Stand online and stream every new episode of the CBS miniseries -wherever you are on earth today.

How to watch The Stand online from outside your country

For those abroad on business or getting some winter sun when The Stand lands, you’ll be unable to watch the miniseries due to annoying regional restrictions.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will allow you to stream The Stand online no matter where you are. 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.

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How to watch The Stand 2020 online in the US


This series is exclusive to <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CBS All Access (set to be rebranded as ViacomCBS' Paramount+ at some point this year) in the US, so you’ll have to register to the streaming site to keep-up with all the post-apocalyptic drama.

New episodes are released every Thursday on to the platform. They should be there when you wake up, but for the truly devoted, new stuff typically drops on to streaming platforms around midnight PT / 3am ET on the day of its release.

The release date for episode 3 of The Stand is Thursday, January 7; episode 4 is out on January 14; and so on.

It’s $5.99 for their Limited Commercials plan, or $9.99 to stream without interruption. Both options come with the option of a <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">1-week FREE CBS All Access trial - and you can cancel any time, so you could potentially watch episodes free of charge.

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Outside of the US? Take the same subscription services you pay for at home with you wherever you go - all you need is a <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">reliable VPN.

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How to watch The Stand online in Canada


It's the same story in Canada, with the show exclusively available via <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CBS All Access 

New episodes of The Stand will be released in tandem with the US on the streaming service, which will set you back $5.99CAD a month for limited commercials and ad-free for $9.99CAD a month.

And don't forget that Canadians abroad can still tune in to their home streaming services and favorite content from abroad - just <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">grab a VPN and follow the simple steps outlined above.

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How to watch The Stand online in the UK 


TV buffs in the UK had to wait a bit, but the latest hit series to come out of the US has now arrived for Brits as of January 2021.

The show's broadcast rights in the country were snapped up by the Starz network and so it's being shown on its <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">StarzPlay streaming service.

New episodes are released weekly every Sunday, following the show's UK premiere on Sunday, January 3

The StarzPlay app is available to download on your Android and Apple device and is also available on most Android TVs as well as being compatible with Google Chromecast.  You can <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">also watch StarzPlay content through Amazon Prime Video. 

The service costs just £4.99 per month (on top of the cost of a Prime subscription) and allows you to stream on up to four devices simultaneously. There's a <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FREE trial on offer via Prime Video, too.

UK residents and anyone currently in the country from abroad will also be pleased to hear they can still use their streaming service of choice when travelling. This is thanks to <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the powers of a VPN  - full details of which can be found above.

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How to watch The Stand: Australia release date and streaming


The Stand 2020's release date in Australia is thought to be just around the corner, with the miniseries looks set to come to <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Amazon Prime Video, the online's streaming service that comes included as part of every Prime subscription.

Friday, January 15 is tipped as The Stand release date in Australia (and neighbouring New Zealand) - and anyone new to Amazon Prime can take advantage of its <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">famous FREE 30-day trial!

If you're currently in Oz from a country where The Stand is already out, remember you can <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" data-link-merchant="Amazon AU"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">use a good VPN to regain access to all the same services and content you'd normally watch (and pay for) in your country of residence.

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.