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Where to watch The Handmaid’s Tale: Stream every season online

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Based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian 1980s novel, The Handmaid's Tale, this Hulu Original brings us its compelling and gritty TV adaptation, spanning the parameters of the book and beyond. Here's where to watch The Handmaid's Tale online on Hulu and elsewhere around the world.

Where to watch The Handmaid's Tale online

Air dates: 2017-present 

Total seasons: 4 (46 episodes)  

Creators: Bruce Miller 

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel 

Streaming options: Hulu (US) | All4 (UK) | Stan (AUS) | Crave (CA)

Set in an alternative America, Gilead puts into place a suppressive regime that sees fertile women taking part in ceremonial rape. This comes into play as fertility rates drop and Gilead endeavours to realign priorities and power back to the patriarchy.

Elisabeth Moss stars as one such Handmaid, Offred, who must be subservient to the high-ranking Commander Fred Waterford, played by Joseph Fiennes. The show has been praised for its grim but insightful social commentary and for Moss’s captivating central performance.

While Hulu is the show’s main home in the US, it’s available to watch online via several different streaming platforms and pay-to-buy services worldwide. If you’re in the US, UK, Australia, or Canada, this article will explain where you can watch The Handmaid’s Tale.


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How to watch The Handmaid's Tale online in the US 

Hulu free trial

In the US, Hulu is the main home of The Handmaid’s Tale. All episodes of seasons 1 to 4 are now available for subscribers to stream.

A subscription to Hulu costs $5.99 a month, $59.99 a year, or $11.99/month without ads. You can also benefit from a Hulu free trial of 30 days, or 7 days if you opt for the Hulu + Live TV plan.

Hulu can be accessed via multiple devices, including many smart TVs; Android devices; Fire TV and TV stick; Roku devices; Chromecast; iPhones and iPads; PS4 and PS5; Xbox One, Series S/X, and 360; Nintendo Switch; and web browsers.

If you don't have access to Hulu, it is possible to buy the first three seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale on other services: Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Microsoft Store. Prices vary, but the best offer is Google Play’s bundle of the first three seasons for $59.99.

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How to watch The Handmaid's Tale online: stream season 1-4 in the UK

All4

In the UK, you can watch The Handmaid's Tale completely for free, with seasons 1-3 available to stream in full on All4. Season 4 is currently airing on Channel 4. It began airing on June 20, with a new episode airing every Sunday evening at 9pm BST. After airing, it is then available to watch on All4.

You can also stream seasons 1 to 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale via Prime Video if you’re a subscriber; a subscription costs £5.99/month if you're just interested in Amazon Prime Video, or £7.99 a month/£79 annually for a full Prime membership where you can benefit from free next day delivery, as well as access to Amazon Music, Prime Reading and a plethora of other benefits. Best of all, you'll get a 30-day free trial to give the service a whirl before spending a penny.

You can also buy the three seasons, with no subscription required, via Prime Video, Apple TV, and Google Play. Apple and Google both offer a three-season set for £54.99. Season 4 is expected to air on Channel 4 in 2021, though no date has yet been announced. 

How to stream The Handmaid's Tale and watch every season online in Canada

Crave

For Canadians, The Handmaid’s Tale seasons 1-4 are available on the streaming service Crave. Subscription to Crave costs $9.99 per month, and you can get a seven-day free trial. Crave can also be accessed via Illico TV.

Alternatively, you can purchase the first three seasons via Apple TV or Microsoft Store (or Google Play, though this only has the first two seasons). The best price available is Apple TV’s three-season set for $74.99.

How to watch The Handmaid's Tale: stream every season online in Australia

Stan

Australians can stream the first three seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale via subscriptions to Stan. For the latest, fourth season, SBS on Demand is the place to go, with all 10 episodes available to stream now.

Alternatively, seasons 1 to 4 can be purchased subscription-free from Fetch, Apple TV, Microsoft Store, and Google Play. The best price available is Apple TV’s three-season bundle for $74.99. 

Kieron Moore is a freelance writer based in Manchester, England. He contributes to Future sites including TechRadar and Creative Bloq, focusing on subjects including creative software, video editing, and streaming services. This work draws on his experience as an independent filmmaker and an independent TV watcher.