The grumpiest (and possibly best) of all starship captains has returned for one last adventure, so it's prime time to find out how to watch Star Trek: Picard online or on your TV no matter where you are in the world. And seriously, we'd recommend catching up sooner rather than later. After a strong debut episode that kicked off with a mystery connected to the dearly departed Data, it doesn't slow down.
Want to jump straight into the action? We've got all the answers for you on how to watch Star Trek: Picard below. Basically, you'll need CBS All Access in the US or Amazon Prime in the UK. As for the rest of the world, a VPN may be your best bet.
There's certainly enough reason to get excited; alongside the comeback of Patrick Stewart's beloved Picard from the Next Generation, the show is laced with mystery and more than a few familiar faces. Set almost two decades after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, it features Picard being drawn out of retirement to protect a mysterious woman. This series also provides our first real connection to the new movies, dubbed the 'Kelvin timeline' - it takes place 15 years after the destruction of Romulus that kicked off 2009's reboot, a film that sent Spock hurtling back through time (thus creating an alternate history inhabited by Christopher Pine and a whole ton of lens-flare).
Anyway, let's get right down to it - here's how to stream Star Trek: Picard no matter where you are in the world. Engage!
How to watch Star Trek: Picard online - US
CBS All Access | From $5.99 per month (commercials)
Want to watch Star Trek: Picard in the US? This is the only way - it'll appear exclusively on CBS All Access. There are a couple of options available to you, too. You can opt for a cheaper package with commercials, or a slightly pricier one without.
Either way, CBS All Access is the only place you'll find Picard. The show will appear there exclusively, and new episodes are set to debut on Thursday each week. Can't wait that long? Don't worry, two seasons of the excellent Star Trek: Discovery are also available on CBS to fill time between instalments.
Because CBS All Access costs $5.99 per month with a week's free trial (including commercials), it's not too deadly on your bank balance. And even if you go for a commercial-free version, it's not overly expensive at $9.99p/m.
How to watch Star Trek: Picard stream - Canada
Crave | $9.99 per month
Crave is you primary option if you want to catch Star Trek: Picard in Canada. Besides being an affordable $9.99 per month, it's full of other cool shows and movies you can binge on if you're at a loose end once this season is over.
For example, Crave has HBO shows like Watchmen, movies such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, and a whole lot more. It's a pretty comprehensive list. Plus, it's really the only way to watch Picard after the finale.
How to watch Star Trek: Picard online - UK
Amazon Prime | £7.99 per month
Even though Star Trek: Discovery appeared on Netflix in the UK, Picard's decided to go with Amazon Prime for its maiden voyage. Sign up and watch here - there's a 30-day free trial option too, allowing you to try before you buy.
Once you've got it, the new series appears there exclusively every Friday (a day later than our lucky US cousins). Because the service is packed with other must-watch bits of TV like The Boys, Jack Ryan, and the live sport, we'd say it's worth the cash.
Want to see what else is available? Check out our feature on the 30 best shows on Amazon Prime.
How to watch Star Trek: Picard stream - Australia
Amazon Prime | $6.99 per month
Amazon's the place to be if you want to stream Star Trek: Picard in Australia. It's available there exclusively, and the service also comes with a 30-day free trial. That gives you more than enough time to blitz Picard and check out what else the service has to offer.
There's certainly enough to keep you busy; Jack Ryan, American Gods, Good Omens, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more. They're all worth a look, particularly if you need a breather from the outside world for a bit.
How to stream Star Trek: Picard anywhere in the world
ExpressVPN | From $6.67/£5.50 per month
If you're already an Amazon Prime member, take a look at your account - multiple countries around the world will be showing Star Trek: Picard on Prime Video. Germany, Austria, Japan, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Spain, Poland, Brazil, and more are all primed for Picard (see what we did there?).
If you're not a Prime member or it's not on in your country, you'll probably need a VPN. This allows you to watch via another nation's streaming service, like America's CBS All Access (VPNs and Amazon Prime don't get on too well).
These clever Virtual Private Network systems hide your location from the web for security reasons - no-one is able to track your data or pilfer your details - but they also allow you to overcome geo-blocking. This is a process whereby certain regions aren't allowed to access content, which is obviously a pain if you're on your vacation and aren't able to access streaming services due to them being blocked in that part of the world.
With that in mind, we've listed our favorite VPN service below, ExpressVPN. For a broader range, mosey on over to our guide to the best VPN for Netflix.
There are free simple steps to follow:
1: Get a cheap VPN installed. There are plenty of options, but we'd point you in the direction of ExpressVPN. There's even an offer on right now where you can get an additional three months FREE on a 12-month package and save 49%. Happily, ExpressVPN is also compatible with pretty much everything.
2: Connect to a US server. Because CBS All Access has every episode of Picard, we'd suggest connecting to a US server to access it.
3: Head over to CBS All Access. Once you set your location, visit CBS All Access, sign up as normal/log in, and start watching!