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How to watch The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 online for free: stream the first seven episodes today

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We can tell you how to watch The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 online right now. After debuting with three episodes on day one, we're now up to episode six with the final four episodes arriving each Wednesday between now June 16. 

That means that anytime from now if you sign up to Hulu you can watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 for free. That's because new Hulu subscribers in the US can take advantage of the one-month free trial (opens in new tab) which will last you through the rest of the season as the remaining episodes air. At a mere $5.99 a month after the free trial ends you might end up wanting to keep the service (but you can cancel before you start paying or at any time after). If you've never seen the show, or just want to catch up, the first three seasons are all on Hulu too. A Hulu sub will also let you watch Nomadland for free if you want to see the new Best Picture Academy Award winner.

Living outside the US? Channel 4 in the UK has just confirmed season 4 of The Handmaid's Tale will be coming "in June". Nothing else has been confirmed outside of the US, but we can tell you how to catch up on the first three seasons while we await confirmation.

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 books 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 watch The Handmaid's Tale online. 

Watch The Handmaid's Tale online - USA

Hulu | FREE for a month, then $5.99 a month (opens in new tab)
The first three seasons of The Handmaid's Tale are now available on Hulu to binge through if you want to start from the beginning. Otherwise, Season 4 is underway with just four episodes remaining. Hulu is free for the first month and $5.99 thereafter and you can leave anytime. The ad-free version is $11.99 a month and you can upgrade or downgrade at will.

If you'd like to learn more about what you get on Hulu, be sure to take a look at our guide to the latest Hulu prices and bundles. We've also listed the latest updates on HBO Max prices, along with Peacock TV costs and Paramount Plus prices.

Stream The Handmaid's Tale - Canada

Crave | $9.99 per month (opens in new tab)
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 often save by signing up for longer periods. Check out the latest deals on the site.

Watch The Handmaid's Tale - UK

Amazon Prime Video (seasons 1-3) | £7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Season 4: June Channel 4

The Handmaid's Tale certainly hops around between streaming services. As things stand today though, seasons 1-3 are on Prime Video and now also All 4. Channel 4 has just confirmed it will be getting season 'in June' and we expect episodes to then appear on All 4 for on-demand viewing after it airs on TV.

Stream The Handmaid's Tale - Australia

Stan |From $10 a month (opens in new tab)
Stan has all three seasons and is only $10 a month. Just want to binge the show and scarper though? Well, you can do that too as there's currently a 30-day free trial.

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