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How to watch Star Trek: Picard online

How to watch Star Trek: Picard online
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard is back on TV, so set your coordinates and hit engage to find out how to watch Star Trek: Picard online

The latest Star Trek series debuted on Jan. 23 on CBS All Access. It finds the retired admiral living quietly on his family vineyard nearly 20 years after the events of the movie Star Trek: Nemesis. 

Picard is still struggling with the death of Data and the destruction of the Romulans' home planet in that film, but he's drawn back to space when he encounters a troubled young woman with a mysterious background. Over 10 episodes, Picard returns to space to explore her origins and why she's so special. Read out Star Trek: Picard review to learn more about episode 1.

We've got the complete guide to the show, including the cast, plot and everything you'd need to figure out how to watch Star Trek: Picard online.

How to watch Star Trek: Picard online anywhere on Earth

If you're abroad, but want to watch Star Trek: Picard ASAP, you're not out of luck. With the right VPN, you can stream the show from wherever you go, using the subscription you already pay for.

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Star Trek: Picard online: Release date on CBS All Access

Star Trek: Picard is now streaming, having launched on January 23 at 3:01 a.m. ET.
Our Picard episode 5 release date guide has all the other details you need to keep streaming.

How to watch Star Trek: Picard online in the US 

If you want to stream Star Trek: Picard in the states, you can watch on CBS All Access, which costs $5.99 per month with ads or $9.99 per month for the ad-free version.

If you're curious about Star Trek: Picard but unsure about signing up for another streaming service, CBS All Access offers a free 7-day trial when you sign up for one of the plans. The basic tier is $5.99 per month and streams limited commercials. The ad-free plan is $9.99 per month. If you sign up for an annual plan, you get 15% off.View Deal

If you just want to try the first episode, you can check it out on Pluto TV's Sci-Fi channel, which I've linked to here. This free, ad-supported network doesn't typically get premium TV.

How to watch Star Trek: Picard online in the UK and Australia

You can watch Star Trek: Picard online in the UK, Australia and 200 other territories outside of North America on Amazon Prime Video. Each episode will be available to stream within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere, every Friday starting January 24.

How to watch Star Trek: Picard online in Canada

Canadian viewers can watch a broadcast of Star Trek: Picard on CTV Sci-Fi Channel at 8 p.m. local time every Thursday beginning January 23. After the broadcast, it will stream online on Crave.

Star Trek: Picard CBS All Access trailer 

Check out the official Star Trek: Picard CBS All Access trailer here: 

Star Trek: Picard cast: Who's in it?

Patrick Stewart stars in his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, the former captain of the Enterprise starship and later an admiral. 

Isa Briones also stars as Dajh, a mysterious young woman who comes to Picard for help. Other cast members include Alison Pill as Dr. Agnes Jurati; Santiago Cabrera as Chris Rios, a former Starfleet officer who pilots a transport ship; Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker, a former intelligence officer and Rios's partner; Harry Treadaway as Narek, a Romulan agent; and Evan Evagora as Elnor, a Romulan refugee who is fiercely loyal to Picard.

Star Trek: Picard will also feature cameos from Star Trek actors Brent Spiner as Data, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine and Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh.

Star Trek: Picard plot: What's the show about?

Star Trek: Picard takes place 18 years after the events of the movie Star Trek: Nemesis. Admiral Jean-Luc Picard is retired from Starfleet and living on his family vineyard. His quiet life is disrupted when a young woman named Dahj comes to him for help from a threat and to uncover her mysterious origins. Picard ends up assembling a new crew on a new ship to return to space so he can figure out who Dahj really is and why she's special.

Star Trek: Picard aftershow: How to watch The Ready Room

Each episode of Star Trek: Picard will be followed by aftershow The Ready Room, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation).

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