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How to watch Atlanta season 3 online tonight — release dates for FX and Hulu

Donald Glover in Atlanta
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It's finally time to watch Atlanta season 3 online. Yes, one of the best shows on TV is back on FX, and in even better news, the series will be streaming on Hulu throughout the season as well, with episodes arriving the next day.

It's been nearly 4 years since Atlanta signed off (season 2 ended on May 10, 2018), and in that time, someone at Hulu realized it would be a good idea to get episodes up the day after they air on FX.

Atlanta season 3 start time, channel

Date Atlanta season 3 episode 1 and 2 debut today (March 24) on FX and Friday (March 25) on Hulu
Time 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET
• U.S. — Watch on FX via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Atlanta season 3 finds Earn (Donald Glover), Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) and Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) on the European road trip of a lifetime — right where we last left them. The trio is on the Clark County European tour and while we're not sure how or why Van (Zazie Beetz) has joined them on this tour, we're not complaining. We'll save that for Earn, if their ever-rocky relationship goes south again.

What we do know, from all the secret teasers, is that this season looks to keep things surreal. Darius is riding a wave of bohemian poetry. Paper Boi is still attracting more attention than he wants. And Earn? He doesn't seem to be happy at all. 

Van sure looks like she knows how to enjoy the moment, as she's pushing people into an indoors pool in the below trailer. We're more than curious about who is looking after Lottie.

Here's everything you need to know to watch Atlanta season 3 online. Plus, check out the trailer below:

How to watch Atlanta season 3 online from anywhere on Earth

Just because FX isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Atlanta season 3 if you're away from home. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy, because with the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch Atlanta season 3 in the US

In the U.S., viewers can watch Atlanta season 3 begin on Thursday (March 24) at 10 p.m. ET on FX, which comes with a cable package. Both episodes 1 and 2 will be included. New episodes will arrive the next day on Hulu.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can access FX on multiple live TV streaming services including Sling TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV, Hulu With Live TV and DirecTV Stream.

We recommend Sling and Fubo, two of the best streaming services. Sling is the more affordable option, but Fubo offers a broader channel lineup.

Sling TV (opens in new tab):  New subscribers can try Sling for a lower price, thanks to a $10 discount that lowers the first month of Sling TV for $25 (opens in new tab). The Sling Blue package (regularly $35) carries FX, as well as other top channels like AMC, CNN, Fox News, HGTV and TNT.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is one of the best live TV services out there. With the Starter Plan ($65 per month), you get over 120 channels, including local broadcast networks and top cable brands like FX, AMC, HGTV, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. 

Can you watch Atlanta season 3 online in the UK?

It's unclear when Atlanta season 3 will hit Disney Plus' Star Channel, which is the U.K.'s equivalent of Hulu. We will update this story when we learn more.

If you want to watch with other services you've already paid for while traveling abroad, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) will help you get access to them.

How to watch Atlanta season 3 in Canada

Canadians can watch Atlanta season 3 on FX Canada, if they get the channel through their cable provider. 

Travelers who have already subscribed to other services can get access to them with the help of ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch Atlanta season 3 in Canada

It looks like Atlanta season 3 should be on Binge (opens in new tab), the exclusive home of the series. 

Americans having trouble finding it abroad? You can watch Atlanta season 3 live (where it will air on Fridays at 12 p.m. AEST) can do so by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Atlanta season 3 episodes and schedule

The full season schedule for Atlanta season 3 will see a double-drop on March 24, and weekly episodes thereafter.

  • Thursday, March 24 — Atlanta season 3 episode 1 
  • Thursday, March 24 — Atlanta season 3 episode 2
  • Thursday, March 31 — Atlanta season 3 episode 3 
  • Thursday, April 7 — Atlanta season 3 episode 4
  • Thursday, April 14 — Atlanta season 3 episode 5 
  • Thursday, April 21 — Atlanta season 3 episode 6
  • Thursday, April 28 — Atlanta season 3 episode 7
  • Thursday, May 5 — Atlanta season 3 episode 8
  • Thursday, May 12 — Atlanta season 3 episode 9
  • Thursday, May 19 — Atlanta season 3 episode 10

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