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How to Watch ‘Years and Years’ Online: Live Stream Season 1

By Gabriela Vatu / June 20, 2019

HBO doesn't mess around when it comes to the shows it delivers on its network, and that seems to be the case for Years & Years too. This BBC One show premiered back in the UK back in May, and it's now moving up to HBO for the US market and if you want to watch it online, we've got you covered.

The series features Emma Thompson as Vivienne Rook, a celebrity businesswoman who turns into a political figure who has some controversial opinions. It's not just Emma Thompson who plays in this series, but also Rory Kinnear, T'Nia Miller, Russell Tovey, Jessica Hynes, and more.

The show is a six-part series about a family based in Manchester, each with their own issues. Their lives are followed through 15 years, with issues, loves, and daily joys. If you want to watch the show online, we have you covered. The season starts on June 24th on HBO.

How to Watch Years and Years Online?

Nowadays, we can enjoy so much content online, whether we're talking about music, movies, or series. The thing is, that when we watch content online, we expect a certain level of freedom in the sense of getting to watch wherever we go. The thing is that live TV platforms and streaming services are all geoblocked due to licensing deals that are in place. Well, if you're going to go abroad, you're going to need to get creative if you're going to bypass the blockade. All you need to do is to change your IP address to trick the site into thinking you're still in the United States. In order to easily do that, we suggest you subscribe to a VPN service. Let's see what you need to do.

Can You Watch Years and Years on HBO's Website?

Yes, you can. Obviously, HBO offers a live stream you can access on its website, but you need to sign up for an account in order to access it. For that, you need to either sign up for HBO Now directly or log in via HBO Go with the help of credentials from your live TV or cable TV providers. Either way, there are plenty of ways to watch your favorites.

How to Watch Years and Years Without Cable?

You see, there's really no reason why you would only get HBO via a cable provider when there are so many other options out there. In fact, all these live TV platforms that are currently on the market offer viewers a way to enjoy TV over the Internet for far cheaper than cable. Plus, you can quit your subscription at any time because there is no contract to keep you tied down. There's also the fact that you can watch wherever you are when the show starts, even if that's on the bus, which is pretty cool. Let's see what options you have ahead of you.

HBO Now and HBO Go - We're topping the list with HBO's own platforms, namely HBO Go and HBO Now. The content is essentially the same, but you can log in using different ways to your account. Go, for instance, needs credentials from a traditional cable provider, while on HBO Now you can subscribe directly. You can also use live TV platform credentials to sign in. It will cost you $15 per month to access.

Hulu - We have Hulu next, which is a versatile platform. In fact, whether we're talking about the VOD platform or the live TV one, you can get HBO for $15 per month. The live TV service costs $44.99 per month and includes access to dozens of channels, as well as the full VOD library. You can add a couple of channel packs if you want more content, as well as other premium networks on top of HBO.

DirecTV Now - We have DirecTV Now next, which is a platform with loads of customization options. There are seven bundles to choose from here, two of which were added earlier this year, namely Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo). Both of these feature HBO by default, while Max also has Cinemax. There are five other bundles to choose from here, namely Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Extra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo), which were renamed and given a price that's double than it used to be. If you want any of these five bundles, you'll have to pay $15 per month for HBO. In case you need any more content, there are two packs featuring Spanish channels and three international packs, as well as other premium networks.

PlayStation Vue - Next, we also have PlayStation Vue on the list, a service that comes with some pretty awesome features such as Cloud DVR storage space for 500 programs and five simultaneous streams at no additional cost. There are four bundles to choose between here - Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo). If you go with the Ultra bundle, your situation is fixed because that one already features HBO and Showtime, but if you want either of the other three, you can pay $15 per month for HBO. You can add a couple of channel packs if you want more content here, as well as other premium networks.

Amazon Prime - We can also mention Amazon Prime as an option for those who want an easy way to subscribe to HBO without having to pay separate bills. Amazon Prime already comes with some great features, including speedy shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, and others, but you can also get HBO for $15 per month.

How Can You Binge on Years and Years Episodes?

If you didn't already know, once Years & Years starts airing on HBO, you're going to be able to watch the episodes online. HBO Now and HBO Go get the new episodes as soon as they stream on the regular broadcast, but you can wait a few weeks and binge on the whole thing. You can either subscribe to HBO Now directly, as previously mentioned, or use TV provider credentials for access. If you chose to watch TV on DirecTV Now, you'll be able to use those details to watch on HBO Go, but if you chose Hulu, PlayStation Vue, or Amazon Prime, you can watch directly on HBO Now.

If you want to watch the show in another way, you can also purchase the episodes from other platforms, such as iTunes. You can either pay for individual episodes or go for the full season. We're sure that other platforms such as Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Microsoft Store will also feature the episodes once they air on HBO in late June.

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