Where to watch Insecure season 5 online

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Issa Rae’s journey through love, life and friendship in Los Angeles finally reaches its conclusion with the fifth and final season of her hit comedy-drama. With the promise of this usually ambiguous show set to tie up all its loose ends, read on as we give you the lowdown on how to watch Insecure season 5 online.

Watch Insecure season 5 online

Premiere: Sunday, October 24

Time: 10pm ET/PT

New Episodes: Airing weekly

Cast: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, Kendrick Sampson

Streaming Options: HBO / HBO Max (US) (opens in new tab) | Crave (CA) (opens in new tab) | Sky (UK) (opens in new tab) | Binge (AU) (opens in new tab)

Warning: Previous season spoilers ahead...

An adaptation of Rae's popular web series Awkward Black Girl, Insecure, season 4's finale ended with a massive cliff-hanger.

Having just got back together, Issa's relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis) was placed firmly into crisis mode after he admitted his ex-girlfriend was pregnant in one of the show's biggest plot twists.

That flashpoint came amid the fallout of former lovebirds Molly (Yvonne Orji) and Andrew's (Alexander Hodge) big break up. Alongside these developments, Molly and Issa are battling to repair their fracture friendship.

Will there be a happy ending for the friends come the end of this final season? Make sure you know exactly where to watch Insecure season 5 online with our guide below.


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How to watch Insecure season 5 on HBO Max in the US

HBO Max (opens in new tab)

Insecure season 5 is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday, October 24 at 10pm ET/PT, with new episodes airing weekly at the same time from then on. 

HBO is available via most cable packages, but for those who don't want to be tied down by that sort of commitment, you can watch Insecure season 5 exclusively on streaming service HBO Max (opens in new tab)

The service comes in two options - the $9.99 a month ‘With Ads’ plan (opens in new tab), and the ‘Ad-Free’ $14.99 option (opens in new tab). As well as Insecure, you’ll get access to a huge library of top-drawer content with both: revered HBO shows like Game of Thrones, Flight of the Conchords, Euphoria and The Wire, a richly curated selection of titles from Turner Classic Movies, plus iconic films and TV series from Warner Brothers’ 100-year library.

- Head to the HBO Max website to sign up now (opens in new tab)

What you won’t get unless you opt for the ‘Ad-Free’ plan, however, are Warner Brothers 2021 movie releases, available on HBO Max day-and-date with their cinema release, for a month from their debut. By paying $14.99 a month, you can experience the excitement of opening night from home, with the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark (opens in new tab) and Dune (opens in new tab) currently available to stream in 4K Ultra HD and with Dolby Atmos sound. But, if you’re not impressed by the service, you can cancel whenever you like.

The 7-day HBO Max free trial (opens in new tab) has long since been discontinued. But, if you're a current HBO Now subscriber or pay for HBO through your cable provider, you might actually be entitled to HBO Max at no extra cost.

Devices compatible with HBO Max include iPhone and Android devices, Apple and Samsung TVs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, Chromecast and Chromebooks (opens in new tab), and laptops and PCS. HBO Max on Roku (opens in new tab) and Amazon Fire Stick (opens in new tab) is also available.

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How to watch Insecure season 5 online for free in Canada

Crave (opens in new tab)

Those in Canada can watch Insecure season 5 at the same time as the US with a subscription to Crave (opens in new tab). New episodes will arrive from Sunday, October 24, with a new episode dropping weekly on the streaming platform.

You’ll need to opt for the Movies + HBO subscription to stream this final series, which will cost CND$19.98 (plus tax) a month. But first you can enjoy Crave's 7-day free trial (opens in new tab), available to new subscribers.

On top of Crave Originals, hit TV shows, classic HBO content and blockbuster films, this membership provides access to the latest HBO Max titles and Hollywood movies concurrent with their US release, such as Zack Snyder’s Justice League (opens in new tab) and Genera+ion (opens in new tab). Plus, you can revisit all six seasons of Gossip Girl circa 2007 for a little nostalgic comfort-viewing.

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How to watch Insecure season 5 online in the UK

Sky Comedy (opens in new tab)

Insecure season 5 starts in the UK on Tuesday, October 26 on Sky Comedy (opens in new tab) at 2am BST and the more convenient time of 9pm BST later that evening.

That means you'll be able to watch it on Sky Go, too. And, for those who aren't already subscribed to Sky, there are plenty of Sky TV deals and packages (opens in new tab) that might just take your fancy.

Alternatively, your other option is to grab a Now Entertainment membership, which costs £9.99 a month and comes with a 7-day free trial.

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How to watch Insecure season 5 online for FREE in Australia

Binge (opens in new tab)

New episodes of Insecure season 5 will arrive at pretty much the same time Down Under that they air in the US. In this case, that means dropping on streaming service Binge (opens in new tab) every Monday from October 25.

From only AU$10 a month, it’s a highly affordable VOD service, and new members are entitled to a generous 14-day free trial (opens in new tab), meaning that you won’t pay a thing until the trial period ends. The Basic plan provides a single stream in SD quality, and you can upgrade to Standard and Premium plans if you want additional streams and better video quality.

You also have the option of Foxtel and its streaming service Foxtel Now (opens in new tab), which offers more of a full package, cable-like experience. Boasting 70+ channels and a 10-day free trial (opens in new tab), get the Foxtel Now Essentials Base pack and pay just $25 a month to watch Insecure.

Once subscribed, you’ll get access to 10,000 hours of content: reality shows, dramas, comedies and documentaries including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Big Little Lies, Modern Family, Mayans, and all 6 seasons of the 2007-2012 run of Gossip Girl. It also offers more than 800 movies, and content from HBO, FX, and Warner Bros.

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