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How to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4: stream online from anywhere

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Another season of this dramatic tale is wrapped up! While season 4 has finished in the US, Canada and Australia, you are now able to watch it all online with ease. And for those in the UK, the show is rapidly unfolding each week. Here's how to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 online and stream every episode from anywhere.

Watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 online

When's it on: All episodes available online in Canada, Australia and the US. New episodes every Sunday in the UK.

Streaming options: Hulu (US) | SBS for FREE (AUS) | Crave (CA)

Watch anywhere: try the top VPN around 100% risk-free 

Warning: Potential The Handmaid's Tale spoilers ahead

The new run takes us back to the setting of a nightmarish future America where the totalitarian government, Gilead, has forced the country's few remaining fertile women to become slaves to the ruling elite. Elisabeth Moss stars as one such 'handmaid', June, who must be subservient to the high-ranking Commander Fred Waterford, played by Joseph Fiennes.

Season 4 picks up from the cliff-hanger ending of the previous series. That finale saw June get shot but carried to safety by her fellow handmaids after helping scores of children escape to Canada.

Viewers can expect to see the show's heroine continue to strike back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but season four's trailer suggests the risks June will take for the cause are set to bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges.

So without further ado, here's how to watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 online and stream every episode of the new series - no matter where you are in the world.

How to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 from outside your country

For those of you abroad trying to stream season 4, you’ll be unable to watch this latest series due to annoying regional restrictions.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will allow you to stream it 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.

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How to watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 for FREE in the US

In the US, you can watch The Handmaid’s Tale exclusively on Hulu. Every episode has now aired so you can catch it in its entirety online.

All you need is a basic subscription to Hulu, which is $5.99 a month, cheaper than Netflix and Disney Plus. Even better, students can sign up for a meagre $1.99.

But wait! New subscribers are entitled to a generous 30-day free Hulu trial. In that time you could watch all of the new season and enjoy cracking movies like If Beale Street Could Talk, Palm Springs, and Parasite; TV series Monsterland and documentaries like Framing Britney Spears, a Hulu exclusive.

If you want more of a complete cable replacement, there's also the option of  Hulu + Live TV at $64.99 a month. Its lineup of 65+ channels including ABC, ESPN, Fox, National Geographic, A&E and FX comes in addition to Hulu's extensive on-demand library - also offering a week-long trial to see if it works for you. 

Both Hulu and Hulu + Live TV support a wide range of devices, so there’s plenty of ways to watch your favorite shows: Apple and Android devices, Roku and Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and Xbox consoles, Apple TV, Nintendo Switch and more.

You can also personalize your plan with Premium Channels like HBO Max and Showtime, pick Unlimited Screens, or choose Hulu (no ads) for uninterrupted streaming.

And if you love a bargain then it gets even better with the combined ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus bundle for the low price of $13.99 – that’s three streaming services for the price of Netflix’s Standard plan. That’s enough entertainment to keep the entire household happy – live sports, cartoons, exclusive Disney Plus originals, and a plethora of movies and TV shows. We think the Disney Plus Bundle is terrific value!

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How to watch The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 online in Australia

There's good news for fans of the show Down Under. SBS, like Hulu in the US, has now aired all of its episodes.

That means you can now watch every single episode of this season through the SBS On Demand service as well as a wide host of other great shows too.

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How to watch Handmaid's Tale season 4 online in Canada

Like both Australia and the US, Canadian fans now have access to every episode of this season thanks to CTV.

From way back on April 28, the network started adding episodes to its on-demand platform every Wednesday, and if you have a cable provider, they’ll be available to watch for free. 

Unfortunately, CTV doesn't offer a streaming-only subscription option. All is not lost for Canadian streamers, however, as online entertainment service Crave will also be showing season 4  (the service also offers on demand access to every episode of seasons 1-3). 

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.

Those with CTV or Crave wanting to log-in to watch the service from abroad will need to download a VPN to connect like they would at home and usurp any geo-blocking they may encounter. It’s a versatile piece of software, and means you never miss a single explosive episode of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4.

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How to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 online in the UK

UK fans have done plenty of waiting for season four of Handmaid's Tale and finally, your patience has been rewarded. The latest season arrived on Channel 4 on Sunday June 20. Episodes now follow every Sunday on Channel 4 at 9pm.

If it's been a while since you watched the previous seasons, you can catch up on seasons 1-3 in the UK via Prime Video. If you’re a subscriber; a subscription costs £5.99/month if you're just interested in Amazon Prime Video. 

You can also get a full Amazon Prime membership for £7.99 a month or £79 annually and 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. 

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