How to watch It's a Sin - here's where to stream Russell T Davies' LGBTQ+ drama

Watch It's a Sin
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Russell T Davies' snapshot of the 1980s AIDS epidemic as it hits British shores is available to stream in countries around the world right now. To watch It's a Sin Stateside, all you'll need is HBO Max (opens in new tab).

Olly Alexander, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West, and Nathaniel Curtis make up the wonderful ensemble residing in the Pink Palace, liberated teens in London swept up in the colorful LGBTQ+ scene. When AIDS begins to take the community by the chokehold, It's a Sin unravels as a tribute to an often overlooked period in Britain's recent history, as well as being a testament to the value of true ally-ship. 

Originally landing first on Channel 4 in the UK, viewers in the US can now bask in the critically acclaimed story of Ritchie, Roscoe, Collin, Jill, and Ash too with an HBO Max membership as It's a Sin landed on the service in February.

Setting you back $14.99 a month (opens in new tab), it's certainly more expensive than other streaming services out there like Disney Plus, it's worth noting how much content you'll be able to stream on HBO Max with a whole host of TV shows to binge, as well as movies. Want more of that British grit? You can watch I May Destroy You from the fantastic mind of Michaela Coel. HBO Max customers will also benefit from all Warner Bros 2021 movie releases, coinciding with their theatrical release, including titles like Dune and Judas and the Black Messiah.

Unusually, the US is actually one of the last to release It's a Sin, with options to watch It's a Sin in the UK, and Australia, with a Canadian release still somewhat up in the air. Keep reading to find out how to watch It's a Sin wherever you are.

Watch It's a Sin - US

HBO Max | $14.99 per month (opens in new tab)

HBO Max | $14.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Want to watch It's a Sin? The Russell T Davies mini-series launched on HBO Max on February 18, with all five episodes dropping at once. Pay $14.99 a month (opens in new tab) or and cancel at any time. At the time of writing, there aren't any offers for longer signups.

Watch It's a Sin elsewhere

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All4 | Free-to-air (opens in new tab)
It's a Sin was initially released in the UK where viewers are lucky enough to watch this phenomenal TV show for free. With all episodes available to binge now on Channel 4's on-demand service, watch It's a Sin from start to finish on All4 (opens in new tab).

Stan | AU$10 per month (opens in new tab)

Stan | AU$10 per month (opens in new tab)
Those down under got to watch alongside the UK with new episodes airing every week, readily available to watch on Stan. This costs AU$10 a month (opens in new tab), however new customers can benefit from a 30-day free trial when they sign up.

Amazon Prime Video | CA$7.99 per month (opens in new tab)

Amazon Prime Video | CA$7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
It's been confirmed that Prime Video has the rights for It's a Sin in Canada, and it has finally been releasing after most other countries went first with the LGBTQ+ drama. It's not very expensive either as Prime Video is available for just CA$7.99 a month (opens in new tab), with new customers enjoying a one month free trial.

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