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How to stream The Handmaid's Tale online around the world

How to stream The Handmaid's Tale online around the world
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Need to know how to stream The Handmaid's Tale online? While it might be a distressing vision of a dystopian society, it's at least a little different type of dystopia than we're currently living through, so we get it. 

Luckily, we know just how to stream The Handmaid's Tale to make sure you can visit Gilead no matter where in the world you live. There are three seasons of the show currently available, and that's 36 episodes of oppression, revolution, and rebellion to enjoy.

The show first aired in 2017, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. Elisabeth Moss, who made her name as Peggy in Mad Men, plays Offred. She's a handmaiden, one of the few fertile women left in the land of Gilead and so forced to act as a surrogate for a high-ranking government official. As the series progresses, we learn who she was before the regime brought about its terrible and oppressive new rules regarding gender, sexuality and freedom, and see the seeds of rebellion blossom within her. 

It doesn't matter whether you've read the book or not, because the first series is a faithful and electrifying ride through the stories, and the follow-up seasons have shown no signs of letting up. So step right up, and check the information below to find out how to stream The Handmaid's Tale online. 

Stream The Handmaid's Tale - USA

Hulu | $5.99 per month
All three seasons of The Handmaid's Tale are now available on Hulu to binge or ration as you see fit. As a bonus for your $5.99 a month (with ads) after a one-month free trial of Hulu, you'll also get access to all of Hulu's content, including exclusive movies and original series like Shrill and Dollface. If you want to watch ad-free, it's $11.99 per month.
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Stream The Handmaid's Tale - Canada

Crave | $9.99 per month
You can't access Hulu in Canada, so to find The Handmaid's Tale you'll need to sign up to Crave. The good news is that the service has all three seasons, and lots more besides. That includes shows from HBO, Showtime, and more. 

Crave is $9.99 per month plus tax, or you can save by signing up for an annual subscription for $99.90 and get ten months for the price of 12. Sign up now and get the first 30 days for free. View Deal

Stream The Handmaid's Tale - UK

Now TV | £8.99 per month
The Handmaid's Tale originally aired on Channel 4, but these days if you want to stream it from the UK you'll need to head to Now TV. There you can sign up for a seven day free trial of the Entertainment Pass, and then pay just £8.99 a month. The bad news? Now TV only has season 1 and 2, and they're only until May 17. 

For season 3 you'll need to head to Amazon Prime Video where you can find all three seasons. Season 3 will set you back £24.99 for the whole series or £2.49 per episode. View Deal

Stream The Handmaid's Tale - Australia

SBS on Demand |Free
SBS on Demand is your first port of call of if you're looking for season 3, the most recent season. It's free, but you'll need to sign up for an account. 

For seasons 1 and 2, you'll need to sign up for an account with Stan. You'll get 30 days free, and then it's from just $10 a month to get the service.View Deal

How to stream The Handmaid's Tale online anywhere else

ExpressVPN | From just $6.67 / £5.50 per month
If you're trying to watch The Handmaid's Tale from somewhere not mentioned above, your best bet will be to grab a US Hulu package and connect to it with a VPN. A VPN is a filter over the internet that protects data about your computer as you browse, and also allows you to appear as if you're in a different country. That means you can tune your IP address to a US location and access their services without geoblocks. 

We've tested a wide range of VPN options when we investigated our best VPN and best VPN for Netflix guides, and found ExpressVPN to be our favorite. With a massive selection of reliable server locations to connect to around the world and reassuring privacy options, there's a lot to love about Express VPN. 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.

Follow these simple steps to get set up within minutes to stream The Handmaid's Tale online:

1: Get a cheap VPN installed. There's a solid offer on right now where you can get an additional three months FREE on a 12-month package and save 49%, and that means you're well in if you invest now. What's more, ExpressVPN works on a whole range of devices like laptops, MacBooks, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, iPhone, and Android mobiles.

2: Connect to a US server. While you can connect to a server from pretty much anywhere you fancy, a US server will likely prove to be the easiest option for streaming as all the seasons of The Handmaid's Tale are available there. 

3: Head over to Hulu. Once you set your location, head over to Hulu to buy access to the service. And that's it - easy!View Deal

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