The new Hulu Originals are coming faster and faster and this historic drama is the last to be launched on the streaming service. Read on to find out how to watch The Great online from anywhere in the world, including free if possible.
The big cheat sheet
The Great is a 10-episode mini-series fully available in the U.S. on Hulu starting Friday, May 15. The high-value streaming service starts at just $ 5.99 a month and there is currently a 30-day free trial on offer.
A satirical interpretation of the reign of Catherine the Great and her heinous husband Peter, she stars Elle Fanning of Maleficent as long-reigning Russian sovereign and Nicholas Hoult (Skins, X-Men: Days of Future Past) as partner of the crime.
Directed by Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (‘The Favorite'), The Great follows Catherine as she rises to become one of the most powerful monarchs in Europe, arrived in Russia as a German foreigner .
Apparently playing hard and loose with recorded events, he promises a dark and fun version of his rise – with Katherine killing her husband and taking the throne for herself after realizing the depths of her depravity.
Alongside Fanning and Hoult, there is a solid supporting cast with Sacha Dhawan, who plays The Master in Doctor Who, Bohemian Rhapsody's Gwilym Lee and Charity Wakefield (Jack Whitehall's sister in Bounty Hunters).
Here's how to watch The Great and stream every episode of the new Hulu series online for free, wherever you are on the planet.
How to watch great episodes from outside your country
If you're looking to watch The Great but you're abroad while locked out, you may be concerned that you won't be able to watch the show using your normal streaming service due to annoying blocking restrictions.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution. Download a The VPN will allow you to watch The Great from anywhere. This simple software changes your IP address so that you can access live or on-demand episodes as they become available, as if you were lying on the couch snacking on your favorite takeout.
Although there are hundreds of VPNs to choose from, we still recommend ExpressVPN. Besides being quick, simple and simple to install, it is also compatible with a multitude of devices – Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS and Android to name a few of the main .
In addition, ExpressVPN's 30-day flexible money-back guarantee is hard to argue. Even better, you can buy an annual plan for a 49% reduction and 3 additional months FREE – a brilliant offer for essential software.
Once installed, select the location of your country of origin and simply click on connect. You can then easily watch The Great almost anywhere in the world.
How to watch The Great for FREE in the U.S.
The Great is a Hulu Original and will therefore be offered exclusively on the streaming platform, the 10 episodes to be made available on the service from Friday, May 15 (they generally fall early in the morning around 3:00 am ET).
Hulu plans are available starting at just $ 5.99 a month, which will allow you to watch the show. In fact, Hulu even offers a FREE one month trial, which means you could watch almost every ten episodes of the show for free. For the ultimate value, however, buy a Hulu, Disney + and ESPN + bundle for just $ 12.99 a month, allowing you to watch tons of awesome content as well as live sports.
In addition, Hulu allows you to add additional channels to its main service – from HBO and Showtime to Spanish-language networks – so it's truly a legitimate cable alternative and a dream of cord cutting.
A final advantage of Hulu is that you can watch it on almost anything, with the Hulu app available for: Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV, some smart TVs and Android TV, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Streamers, Xbox, Mac, PC and Roku. Whatever your platform, don't hold back and take advantage of this free trial of Hulu today.
Remember, according to our guide above, if you are out of the country, you can use intelligent software like ExpressVPN to watch The Great as if you were at home.
How to watch The Great for free online in the UK
It's a bit of a coup for Starz and its streaming service StarzPlay, who have their first dibs on The Great in the UK. Channel 4 will also air the show in 2020, but StarzPlay will have all episodes of The Great available to watch starting Thursday, June 18.
The StarzPlay app is available for download on your Android and Apple device and is also available on most Android TVs and is compatible with Google Chromecast. You can also watch StarzPlay content via Amazon Prime Video.
The service costs just £ 4.99 per month (in addition to the cost of a Prime subscription) and allows you to stream to up to four devices simultaneously. There is a Free try on offer via Prime Video.
How to watch The Great in Australia
TV fans in Australia are lucky, as the 10 episodes of The Great are scheduled to be available Down Under on Saturday May 16 via Stan.
The streaming service offers three different levels: Stan Basic, Stan Standard and Stan Premium, the big difference being that 4K is only available via the Premium plan of $ 17 per month.
If you don't mind watching The Great in 1080p, the basic plan for $ 10 a month seems like the best bet. Stan is currently offering a 30-day free trial so you can test the service for yourself and make your way through all of The Great without potentially paying a penny.
If you're abroad and worried that geo-blocking will prevent you from watching The Great as you normally would at home, don't worry – just use a VPN to head to Australia and you can stream as usual.
How to Watch The Great Online in Canada
Canadians wishing to watch the show are provided by Amazon Prime Video, which is expected to make all episodes available on the streaming platform starting May 16.
Access to the Prime Video platform in Canada is free with an Amazon Prime subscription. A subscription costs $ 7.99 per month or $ 79 / year, but there's a 30-day free trial to find out if it's worth your money.