How to watch The Office online: stream all of the US and UK seasons from anywhere

Watch The Office online
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It’s iconic; one of the greats of the comedy world and it remains relevant and available, providing you with hours of potential laughter so you need to know how to watch The Office online. While the premise of a film crew following a paper sales company sounds anything but interesting, this is a show that surprises. Read on to see how to watch The Office online.

Beginning life in the UK, and originally the height of cringe comedy from the mind of comedian Ricky Gervais, The Office has now established itself as a firm favorite on both sides of the pond with the Steve Carell-led US series that followed the British original. Totaling in 12 seasons across the Atlantic, it is now a cult classic.

Obviously with two different versions, there are some options, and choices to make, when you watch The Office online. The UK started it all but will leave you feeling short-handed with just three seasons. The US series, on the other hand, was in it for the long haul and filled out a whopping nine seasons. Across those nine seasons, The Office brings in a massive wealth of memorable moments, guest stars like Will Ferrell, Idris Elba, and Kathy Bates, and one of TV's most popular romance plots.

Ready to watch The Office online? We've listed all of the streaming options for both the US and UK versions below in Canada, the US, UK and Australia. And if you don't happen to be residing in any of those countries, you'll want to consider the magic of a VPN which we explain below.

Stream The Office online - USA

Netflix | $12.99 per month

Netflix | $12.99 per month
For anyone in the US trying to watch The Office online, the US version can be found in its entirety on Netflix. That's all nine seasons and all in HD. Nice.

Hulu | Watch The UK Office in the US from $5.99 a month
For the UK edition, Hulu will be the place you need to check out. Luckily, The Office UK is included in Hulu's base package meaning you just need to pay $5.99. And unlike some other countries, Hulu has all three seasons.

Watch The Office online - Canada


Netflix | $9.99 per month
Canadian Netflix outdid itself, offering all of the seasons of the US version of The Office and two seasons of the UK one. That means HD episodes, all in one place. The get all of The Office UK series however, you might want to consider using a using a VPN to go via the above US option with Hulu. The bang for buck you get will be enormous and you'll be able to access it wherever you are without being geoblocked.

Stream The Office - UK

Amazon Prime Instant Video | From £7.99 per month

Amazon Prime Instant Video | From £7.99 per month
If you're trying to watch The US Office online, Amazon Prime Instant Video is the place to go in the UK. All nine seasons are available there and it'll easy and convenient to add to any existing Amazon account. Prime Video also offers the show in HD so you can see Office antics in a clear form, because, you know, its the year 2020.

Now TV | Watch The UK Office from £8.99 a month
Prefer the original UK version of the show? The UK Office is available over on Now TV instead. A much shorter show, there are only three seasons to get through here. Like the above streaming option, the show is available in full HD on Now TV but you'll have to fork out a few more quid for the pleasure, unfortunately.

Stream The Office online - Australia

Amazon Prim Instant Video | From $6.99 per month

Amazon Prim Instant Video | From $6.99 per month
Just like in the UK, the (probably) easiest way for Australian fans to watch The Office online is through Amazon Prime Instant Video. This costs $6.99 a month and secures HD streaming of all nine seasons. The show is also available on Foxtel Now if you've been considering getting a subscription, but, as a warning, it's a slightly more expensive route.

Stan | Watch The UK Office from $10 per month
For those more interested in the UK edition of the show, Stan will be the way to watch the show. However, Stan only has the first two seasons available. And we just don't know if it will bring out the third season, but, still, better than nothing.

How to watch The Office from anywhere else

ExpressVPN | From $6.67 / £5.50 per month

ExpressVPN | From $6.67 / £5.50 per month
Depending on where you live, you might be in the unfortunate circumstance that The Office just isn't available to stream. Luckily, there is an easy workaround for this: a VPN. A Virtual Private Network allows you to pretend your IP address is in another country, allowing you to stream like you're there.

By doing this you are able to stream The Office online using almost any of the streaming platforms we've mentioned above. But which VPN should you use? We've investigated a lot of options, compiling both best VPN and best VPN for Netflix guides. From all of those we've tested, ExpressVPN has come out as our top pick.

ExpressVPN provides a massive collection of top, reliable server locations that you can connect to in countries across the world. It also offers a number of privacy settings and security options. Plus, you can set up automatic protection on any public WiFi system, making it safer than ever to browse and shop online on the go.

We've included some simple steps below for you to get set up and watch The Office online via a VPN:

1: Install a cheap VPN. Right now, there is an excellent offer available where you get an additional three months FREE on a 12-month package and save 49% (though you can go shorter on the arrangement if you prefer). ExpressVPN works on a massive range of devices like laptops, MacBooks, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, iPhone, Android mobiles and more. ExpressVPN is also offering a 30-day money-back guarantee, which is great if you change your mind and decide the VPN isn't for you.

2: Connect to a UK or US server. Depending on the route you need to go just ensure you're connecting to the right country and then you'll appear as if you were there. 

3: Choose your service and sign up. After you've switched your location to be somewhere in the UK or US, simply head over to the streaming services page and shop for your subscription as normal.

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