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It's time to watch the Elon Musk documentary Elon Musk's Crash Course online to see the other big controversy in the tech magnate's life. Because while the headlines are filled with allegations (opens in new tab) that SpaceX paid $250,000 to a flight attendant who accused Elon Musk of sexual assault, The New York Times is taking a magnifying lens to Musk's other business: Tesla. Oh, and in other breaking news? Musk is looking for lawyers ... on Twitter. 

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Elon Musk’s Crash Course debuts today (Friday, May 20) on FX and Hulu at 10 p.m. ET
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This special is an investigative look at Musk and Tesla's work developing self-driving technology. The film, based on first-hand accounts was just announced to debut — and arrives tonight.

The film, according to a press release, paints its picture with first hand accounts of how Tesla's Autopilot technology is connected to "several deaths and dozens of other accidents that Tesla has not publicly acknowledged." Several former Tesla employees also share their stories in the film.

FX and Hulu release Elon Musk's Crash Course at an interesting moment for the Tesla CEO. All signs suggest Musk has tired of trying to buy Twitter, at least at the negotiated price, as he said the deal "cannot move forward" as it currently stands. He's blamed this on the amount of spam on the platform, and the number of fake Twitter accounts.

Elon Musk's Crash Course is produced and directed by Emma Schwartz, known for her work on Frontline documentaries. It also features contributions from New York Times reporters Cade Metz and Neal Boudette.

Here's everything you need to know to watch the Elon Musk documentary Elon Musk's Crash Course online (which is the successor to The New York Times Presents Controlling Britney Spears). Plus, check out the trailer below:

How to watch Elon Musk's Crash Course online from anywhere on Earth

Just because FX isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Elon Musk's Crash Course 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 Elon Musk's Crash Course in the US

In the U.S., viewers can watch Elon Musk's Crash Course on Friday (May 20) at 10 p.m. ET on FX, which comes with a cable package. 

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 50% off (opens in new tab) discount. 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 ($69 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 Elon Musk's Crash Course online in the UK?

Hulu isn't available in the U.K., so we're not sure when Elon Musk's Crash Course will arrive across the Atlantic. It could appear on Disney Plus' Star Channel, which is the U.K.'s equivalent of Hulu, but no release date was given yet.

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 Elon Musk's Crash Course in Canada

Fortunately, our friends in Canada have a good situation with watching Elon Musk's Crash Course  (better than those in the U.K., at least). The VOD Crave (opens in new tab) platform will receive new episodes on the same date and time as episodes debut in the U.S..

Crave has a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab). After that, the Movies + HBO package costs $19.98 CAD per month. 

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

Can you watch Elon Musk's Crash Course in Australia?

At the moment, it doesn't look like Elon Musk's Crash Course has a home down under. 

Americans having trouble finding it abroad when it airs on Saturday at 12 p.m. AEST can do so by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.