How to watch Uncle Frank online: stream the new Prime Video movie from anywhere now

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Having first debuted at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, Uncle Frank is a comedy-drama that stars Paul Bettany (Fast & Furious) and is directed by respected screenwriter Alan Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under). While the coronavirus pandemic stopped the film from getting a full cinematic release, it's now available to stream courtesy of Amazon Prime Video. Here's how to watch Uncle Frank online, no matter where you are in the world right now. 

How to watch Uncle Frank online

Uncle Frank is available to watch online from Wednesday, November 25 courtesy of Amazon Prime Video. It's a global Prime Video exclusive, so you won't find it anywhere else - but you will find that it's available at no extra cost to Prime subscribers! Check out Amazon's FREE 30-day Prime trial and you can watch Uncle Frank online free. Prime members can log-in to their account from anywhere in the world with the help of a good VPN.

Uncle Frank is the story of Frank Bledsoe (Bettany) and his 18-year-old niece Beth, who go on a road trip in 1973 from Manhattan to South Carolina to attend his father's funeral. Along the way, they're joined unexpectedly by his lover, Wally, whose presence forces Frank to confront his past and present as he comes to terms with a family dynamic he thought he'd left behind.

The movie received broadly positive reviews upon its release earlier in the year. Now, you can judge for yourself, as Uncle Frank is available to stream via Amazon's Prime Video platform from Wednesday, November 25 - at no additional charge to Prime subscribers.

It's a service you're likely familiar with, given Amazon's ubiquitous nature (especially at the time of year when Black Friday deals are everywhere), but there are still a few hurdles you might encounter if you want to stream it - especially if you find yourself abroad. 

Read on as we detail how to watch Uncle Frank online and stream the movie with Prime Video from anywhere in the world today. Spoiler alert: it could be as simple as signing up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial!

How to watch Uncle Frank: stream the new Prime Video movie right now


Amazon and its Prime Video streaming platform have the exclusive global VoD rights for Uncle Frank. From Wednesday, November 25, that means you can watch Uncle Frank online with Prime Video at no extra cost.

Amazon's streaming service comes standard with any and all Amazon Prime memberships. You can famously get a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial before signing on in full, to see if its combination of top-notch entertainment, exclusive deals, and premium delivery is right for you.

If you decide you like it and want to keep it, Prime costs:

Subscribers can access the service in web browsers, on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones/tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X, streaming boxes and dongles like those made by Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, Apple TV, as well as a number of compatible Blu-ray players. 

How to watch Uncle Frank from abroad

If you're a Prime Video subscriber but find yourself stuck abroad in a country where the service isn't available or you can't log-in as usual, that's probably down to geo-blocking restrictions.

Thankfully, help is at hand. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch Uncle Frank no matter where you are, simply by changing your IP address to one that's back in your country of residence. Here's how to get started with this essential bit of streaming software.

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James Laird

James is a technology journalist with nearly 10 years experience and currently Sports and TV Streaming Editor at Future, where he works across TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guide. He is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, Editor of Lifehacker UK, and Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.