The Last of Us episode 4 release date and time: How to watch on HBO Max right now

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OK, folks: it's time to watch The Last of Us episode 4 online. Tonight we get a follow-up to the amazing brilliance of The Last of Us episode 3, the episode that left us all in on HBO's adaptation of the popular video game.

The Last of Us HBO Max episode 4 release date, time

U.S. date and time: The Last of Us episode 4 broadcasts today (Sunday, Feb. 5) at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on HBO and HBO Max.
The Last of Us U.K. release date: Monday (Feb. 6) at 2 a.m. GMT on Sky Atlantic and NOW.
The Last of Us AU release date: Monday (Feb. 6) at 1 p.m. AEDT on Binge and Foxtel Now.

Now that we've all wiped the tears out of our eyes from Bill and Frank's emotional adventure, we get a bit of a road trip episode. Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) are finally possibly bonding, especially if the show matches the source material. That's not a given, but it's also a big "why not?" situation.

That said, the two appear to run into a lot of trouble in a city, as they learn you shouldn't trust strangers. The new episode also introduces a new character: Kathleen, played by the fantastic Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets).

Kathleen is described by HBO as "the ruthless leader of a revolutionary movement," and if Joel and Ellie run afoul of her, we bet Ellie will need to remember the rules about hiding her immunity to infections. Once you're done? Check out our The Last of Us episode 4 recap and review.

That said, you might want to check out this trailer below (HBO's already confirmed The Last of Us season 2, by the way). Here's everything you need to know about how to watch The Last of Us episode 4, no matter where you are.

How to watch The Last of Us episode 4 online in the US

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HBO and HBO Max are the two ways to watch The Last of Us episode 4 online in the U.S.. 

This is HBO's new Sunday night show, and airs weekly at 9 p.m. ET, the same time it pops up on HBO Max (try refreshing the page by opening the 'Series' tab, if you need to). This fourth episode, which debuts on February 5th, runs 50 minutes.

The full schedule is below.


HBO Max offers an exceptional library, including all of HBO's prestige series, like Game of Thrones, Succession, The Sopranos and The Wire. Plus, the service has its own originals like Hacks and The Flight Attendant. HBO Max costs $16 per month (or $10 for the ad-supported tier).

How to watch The Last of Us episode 4 online in the UK

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The Last of Us episode 4 will air on Sky Atlantic (the normal home for HBO and HBO Max Originals in the UK) and NOW in the U.K., where it debuts at 2 a.m. GMT on Monday, February 6th.

Visiting the UK and can't find it either? Try one of the best VPNs to log in back home to use the apps you prefer.

How to watch The Last of Us online in Canada

Crave will be the home of The Last of Us in Canada. Episode 4 arrives on Sunday (Feb. 5) at 9 p.m. ET.

Of course, those on vacation in Canada who stream live with their friends in the U.S. or U.K. will need one of the best VPNs to log in back home to use Sling, fubo or BBC iPlayer.

How to watch The Last of Us episode 4 online in Australia

Binge is the place you want to go to watch The Last of Us online in Australia. It debuts on February 6th.

Binge is free for the first 14 days, and starts at $10 per month for 1 screen and SD viewing.

The Last of Us episodes schedule

The Last of Us cast

The Last of Us is led by Pedro Pascal as Joel, who is a survivor in the pandemic-ravaged America. Fans of the video game should note that Merle Dandridge voiced the character Marlene in the video games, and that Jeffrey Pierce provided the voice of Tommy in The Last of Us games.

  • Pedro Pascal as Joel
  • Bella Ramsey as Ellie
  • Gabriel Luna as Tommy
  • Anna Torv as Tess
  • Nico Parker as Sarah
  • Nick Offerman as Bill
  • Murray Bartlett as Frank
  • Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
  • Storm Reid as Riley
  • Merle Dandridge as Marlene
  • Jeffrey Pierce as Perry
  • Lamar Johnson as Henry 
  • Keivonn Woodard as Sam
  • Graham Greene as Marlon 
  • Elaine Miles as Florence

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Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing 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.