How to watch Ted TV show
All eight episodes of Ted are available on Peacock in the US, Binge in Australia, Sky in the UK and for FREE on TVNZ+ in New Zealand. Viewers travelling overseas can use a VPN to watch Ted on their streaming service of choice just as they would back home.
|Premiered: Thursday, January 11 2024
|FREE Stream: TVNZ+ (NZ)
|Stream: Peacock (US) | Binge (AU) | Sky Go (UK)
|Use ExpressVPN to unblock Peacock from anywhere
Ted TV show preview
US comedy powerhouse Seth MacFarlane is back, this time bringing his lovable, foul mouthed creation, Ted, to the small screen with a brand new prequel series. Known for his particular brand of humor, that’s both painfully crass and endearingly sweet in equal measure, the Family Guy creator wrote and directed this 90s set prequel, focusing on the early years of Ted and John (originally played by Mark Wahlberg in the theatrical outings).
The films explored the relationship between John, a Bostonian every man, and his teddy bear, wished to life when John was a child, now jaded, vulgar and downright indecent. The first film saw John considering a choice between life with Ted and a romantic relationship with girlfriend Lori, while the second saw Ted, now married, fight for his right to be a parent.
The Ted TV show, though, focused on the duo’s adolescent years. Taking inspiration from old family sitcoms, John’s parents, Scott Grimes (The Orville) and Alanna Ubach (Euphoria), proved to be never too far away. The cast also featured Giorgia Whigham (Scream) as Blaire and Seth MacFarlane himself, once again providing the motion capture and voice for Ted.
If this sounds like the comedy for you then read on as we explain how to watch Ted online and from anywhere.
Watch Ted for FREE
Great news for fans of the foul mouthed teddy bear in New Zealand: Ted is available to stream now, for free, on the TVNZ Plus streaming service with the whole season there to binge right now.
You can stream Ted free on TVNZ Plus from anywhere in the world with a VPN, as a Kiwi abroad. Full details on how to do that just below...
How to watch Ted in the US
How to watch Ted TV show in the US
Ted is available exclusively on Peacock, NBC's streaming service, in the US.
All eight episodes are available to watch online now to subscribers with a Peacock Premium subscription, which costs $5.99 a month.
A Peacock Premium Plus option is also available if you want to strip out ads completely and costs $11.99 per month on a rolling basis - or save an extra 17% on Premium Plus by purchasing an annual plan.
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.
Not in the US? Anyone from the US who wants to sign up to Peacock from abroad can do so by using a VPN – if you have your US credit card details to hand, great, but you can also pay using internationally recognized PayPal, if it's more convenient.
How to watch Ted from anywhere
How to watch Ted online from anywhere
For Ted fans away from home, you’ll be unable to watch the show like you normally would due to annoying regional restrictions. Luckily, there’s an easy solution.
Downloading a VPN allows you to stream 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.
Use a VPN to watch Ted from anywhere:
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Once installed, just pick the location of your home country, and click connect. You’ll then be free to enjoy Ted online no matter where you are.
How to watch Ted around the world
How to watch Ted TV show in the UK
Ted aired on Sky Max in the UK, and is available to binge in full right now via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles. You can also watch through Sky's pay as you go option, Now.
If you're not a Sky customer, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now.
How to watch watch Ted in Australia
Ted is available to watch on Binge in Australia, with the whole eight episode series available now.
Starting at AU$10 a month, Binge is very temptingly priced, and what's more, new customers are entitled to a generous 14-day FREE trial, meaning you can try before you buy.
You also have the option of Foxtel and Foxtel Now, which offers more of a full package, cable-like experience. Boasting 70+ channels and a 10-day free trial ($25 a month after), the Foxtel Now Essentials Base pack lets you watch Ted.
How to watch Ted in Canada
In Canada, you can watch Ted on Showcase weekly at 9pm ET/PT on Thursdays or stream via the Showcase site.
If you have Global TV as part of your cable plan, you can stream Showcase content via the Global TV app or online platform.
Or for cord cutters, or those who want to binge the whole season, there's the Stack TV service, which carries a number of channels and is available via Prime Video, Fubo and more. It’s free to Prime Video subscribers for the first seven days and then CA$12.99 per month thereafter.
US citizens traveling in Canada can use a VPN to watch Ted on Peacock as you would back home.
Ted TV show: What you need to know
Ted TV show trailer
Ted TV show episode guide
- Episode 1: “Just Say Yes (Part 1)”: Thursday, January 11
- Episode 2: “Just Say Yes (Part 2): Thursday, January 11
- Episode 3: “My Two Dads”: Thursday, January 11
- Episode 4: “Ejectile Dysfunction”: Thursday, January 11
- Episode 5: “Subways, Bicycles and Automobiles”: Thursday, January 11
- Episode 6: “Desperately Seeking Susan”: Thursday, January 11
- Episode 7: “Lound Night”: Thursday, January 11
- Episode 8: “He’s Gotta Have It”: Thursday, January 11
What can we expect from Ted?
The official synopsis reads: "It's 1993, and Ted the bear’s (Seth MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed. He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder), along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Scott Grimes and Alanna Ubach) and cousin Blaire (Giorgia Whigham). Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal pal who’s always willing to go out on a limb for friendship"
Who is in the cast of Ted?
- Seth MacFarlane as Ted (voice and motion-capture)
- Alanna Ubach as Susan Bennett
- Scott Grimes as Matty Bennett
- Max Burkholder as John Bennett
- Giorgia Whigham as Blaire
Are there other installments of Ted?
The Ted TV series serves as a prequel to the previous films, Ted and Ted 2. The films focused on an adult John Bennet, portrayed by Mark Wahlberg and his adventures with the titular foul mouthed teddy bear (voiced in all installments by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane). MacFarlane also wrote and directed the films and returns to those duties for the series.
What else has Seth MacFarlane created?
Seth MacFarlane is best known for creating comedy juggernaut Family Guy as well as its spin-off The Cleveland Show and its Star Wars specials. MacFarlane is also the creator of animated sitcom American Dad and space comedy series The Orville. Theatrically, he wrote, directed and starred in Western parody, A Million Ways to Die in the West.
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