Fans of Master Chief will be excited to know that the long-rumoured TV adaptation of Halo has landed on Paramount+.

Paramount+ is currently available in the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Nordics. However, Paramount+ isn't yet available in the UK and other markets such as Europe. If you're wondering how to watch the Halo TV show - and where it is available to stream - then keep on reading. 

When will the Halo TV show be released?

The wait is over, as Halo is out now on Paramount+ in the US. New episodes will release at 12am (midnight) PT every Thursday. 

You can watch the official trailer below:

However, this date is for services that have Paramount+. In Italy and Germany, the series will debut on Sky on 28 March. France will also get the series via Canal+ at a similar time.

Sadly, the UK, Ireland and the Caribbean won't get Halo until it launches on Sky via Paramount+, which won't be until summer 2022. 

In addition, whilst shows such as Star Trek: Discovery have been syndicated on other platforms such as Pluto TV for UK viewers, Paramount has not confirmed that the same will be happening for the new Halo series. 

Fortunately, there is a way to watch it in the UK.

How to watch the Halo series on Paramount+ outside of the US

If you're in the US, then watching the Halo series is simple: head to Paramount+ and sign up for an account.

This costs either $4.99 for ad-supported viewing or $9.99 for ad-free. In addition, you'll be able to watch the upcoming Knuckles series, and the second season of Halo (when it eventually airs).

If you're in the UK (or somewhere else without Paramount+) and want to watch the new Halo series, then you can do so with the help of a VPN.

VPN stands for virtual private network. This re-routes your IP address so you can browse the internet as if you’re based in another country. For watching the Halo series, you’ll need to connect to a US-based server.

There are lots of VPN providers to choose from but based on our testing NordVPN and Surfshark have the best performance and most competitive pricing. However, you can check out further paid VPN providers, as well as free VPN options - though these will likely not have enough servers to access the site successfully.

After you’ve downloaded your VPN of choice, you then have to overcome another hurdle – payment options. Currently, Paramount+ only accepts cards that are tied to US bank accounts. 

You can get around the payment issue by purchasing a digital gift card. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Connect to a US server on your chosen VPN

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  • Purchase an online gift card from an online retailer such as Walmart (you can find other options here). $25 is the minimum, which will get you nearly four months' worth of ad-supported viewing. You may also need to get a US address and phone number to sign up, but you can get hold of those for free online.

Walmart Gift Card

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  • Choose the subscription plan you want to sign up for

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You should now be able to watch Paramount Plus. 

As always when using a VPN to access content abroad, be aware that you'll be in violation of the terms of use of Paramount+, so the company could theoretically cancel your account if it realises you're using a VPN.

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