How to watch Only Murders in the Building season 3 online: stream every episode of the hit show on Hulu

The stars of Only Murders in the Building season 3 – Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez – peep out from behind a striped background.
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How to watch Only Murders in the Building season 3 online

Only Murders in the Building is exclusively on Hulu in the US, where subscriptions start from $7.99 a month after the 30-day free trial period. Meanwhile, in the UK and Australia, new episodes become available the same day as in the US, via the Disney Plus ‘Star’ portal.

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Release date and time: Tuesday, August 8 at 3am ET / 12am PT
New episodes: weekly at the same time
US stream: Hulu with the $12.99 Disney Plus bundle
Rest of the World: Disney Plus (UK, CAN, AUS)

Only Murders in the Building season 3 preview

The hit Hulu show returns! Only Murders in the Building season 3 promises more red herrings, intergenerational faux pas, and an even starrier cast – including the one-and-only Meryl Streep – as our three amateur sleuths try to solve the murder of a Broadway actor who dies on opening night.

Starring Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, and Martin Short as Arconia residents Charles, Oliver, and Mabel, Hulu’s murder mystery comedy has quickly become one of the streamer’s biggest shows, delivering a winning blend of crime-story spoofery, fantastic chemistry between its leads, and some genuinely compelling drama.

Season 3 reunited the trio following the opening night of Oliver’s play Death Rattle, in which lead actor Ben (played by Paul Rudd) drops dead minutes into the show’s first act. Detective Wiliams (Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Idol) soon arrives to declare the theater a crime scene, with Oliver and friends desperate to save the show from bombing harder than ‘Splash! The Musical’.

So, who snuffed out Ben? Could it have been "Tik-Tok addicted starlet" Kimber (Ashley Park, Crazy Rich Asians)? The over-eager documentary-maker Tobert (Jesse Williams)? Or perhaps Loretta, the hack actress played with delicious irony by Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep? Fellow actor Charles isn’t free of suspicion either, and let’s not forget about the ambitious understudy.

Ready to see Charles, Oliver and Mable tread the bloodied boards and, in something like a meta version of The Mousetrap? Read on for how to watch Only Murders in the Building season 3 online.

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How to watch Only Murders in the Building season 3 online for FREE in the US

Tuesday, August 8 Hulu

Only Murders in the Building season 3 debuts with two episodes on Tuesday, August 8 exclusively on Hulu in the US. There will be 10 episodes in total, with one airing weekly thereafter and available from 12pm PT / 3am ET.

Simply sign-up to Hulu’s basic (with ads) plan to watch Futurama season 11. Memberships start at $7.99 a month after your 30-day free trial – available to new subscribers – and you can cancel at any time.

For those wanting value for money, you can combine Hulu with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus for just a few dollars more. The Disney Plus bundle combines all three streaming services for the great value price of just $12.99 per month – $19.99 if you want to ditch the ads.

So, as well as everything on Hulu, such as Abbott Elementary, What We Do in the Shadows, Love Victor, Snowfall and Normal People, you also get everything Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and The Simpsons from Disney Plus and top quality live sports from ESPN Plus.

Better still, Hulu is available to watch on an enormous range of devices, among them Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Echo Show, Fire TV, Roku and games consoles.

How to watch Only Murders in the Building season 3 online from anywhere else in the world

Disney Plus

Only Murders in the Building season 3 will land on Disney Plus outside of the US, with new episodes available weekly from Tuesday, August 8 in territories the UK, and Australia, arriving in sync with the show’s US release. Canadians will have to wait until August 9.

As Disney Plus has now been rolled out in North America, Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America, watching Futurama season 11 using the service is easier than ever. If you’re located in a country where the service is available, just head to the Disney Plus website and sign up for the service to watch.

In addition to being the exclusive international home of Only Murders in the Building season 3, Disney Plus also gives you access to Disney’s huge back catalog, the entire Star Wars canon, plus all things Marvel, Fox and Pixar all for just CA$11.99/£7.99/AU$13.99 a month.

Only Murders in the Building season 3, episode guide

  • Episode 1: ‘The Show Must…’ – Tuesday, August 8
  • Episode 2: ‘The Beat Goes On’ – Tuesday, August 8
  • Episode 3: ‘Grab Your Hankies’ – Tuesday, August 15
  • Episode 4: ‘The White Room’ – Tuesday, August 22
  • Episode 5: ‘Ah, Love!’ – Tuesday, August 29
  • Episode 6: ‘Ghost Light’ – Tuesday, September 5
  • Episode 7: ‘CoBro’ – Tuesday, September 12
  • Episode 8: ‘Sitzprobe’ – Tuesday, September 19
  • Episode 9: ‘TBC’ – Tuesday, September 26
  • Episode 10: ‘TBC’ – Tuesday, October 3

Only Murders in the Building season 3 trailer

How to save money on Disney+

While there's no longer a Disney Plus free trial to speak of, the Disney Plus price offers great value and is already cheaper than competing streaming services like Netflix. Yet you can get more bang for your buck when you sign up for an annual subscription and get 15% off the monthly price. Yes, you have to splash a wad of cash initially, but with so much content to get stuck into, we very much doubt you'll run out of things to watch before your year is up. You're looking at $109.99/£79.90/AU$139.99 for a 12-month membership.

If your interests are farther reaching (and you're in the US), then we'd seriously recommend the fantastic value Disney Plus bundle package. It adds Hulu and ESPN Plus to your subscription price, with the Hulu element opening up a world of more adult-focused content, including Hulu Originals The Great, Solar Opposites, The Bear, History of the World Part II and Tiny Beautiful Things. Meanwhile, ESPN Plus brings tonnes of exclusive live sport, highlights and documentaries. The combined ad-supported bundle costs just $12.99 per month.

What else should I know about Disney+?

Only Murders in the Building season 3 is just the latest in a string of highly-anticipated releases exclusive to the platform, including Secret Invasion, Obi-Wan Kenobi, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Ms. Marvel and American Born Chinese. Plus, there's plenty more on the way, such as X-Men-97 and Loki season 2, both set to arrive in the coming weeks and months.

You'll also find National Geographic documentaries, Disney and Pixar classics, the entire Star Wars saga and every season of The Simpsons.

The streaming service has apps for iOS and Android (of course), and is available to watch online via the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick, PS4, Xbox One and Roku streaming devices.

Only Murders in the Building S3 is available on the platform thanks to the new Star on Disney Plus that most global markets get to enjoy, which has seen the amount of content available through Disney Plus more than double, with a particular eye to shows grown-ups are going to enjoy. 

Some of the best Star on Disney Plus shows include The Dropout, Snowfall, Welcome to Chippendales, The Act and Dopesick. And parents won’t have to worry about their kids accidentally seeing inappropriate content, as Star includes a slew of parental control features to ensure the service stays as family-friendly as ever.

It's available in the UK, most of Europe, and other select markets like Australia and New Zealand - but not in the US, where the media giant's Hulu service already has very similar ground covered.

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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.