Star Trek: Lower Decks - the latest adult animated show set in the Star Trek universe - will return for a third season on Paramount Plus and Amazon Prime Video this summer, with a fourth season also confirmed to air. 

If you'd like to watch both the first and second seasons, then we have everything you need to know. We also have a similar article for Star Trek: Discovery, and a guide on how to watch the Star Trek films and shows in order if you want to become a fully-fledged trekkie yourself.

You can watch the teaser for season three below:

Watch Star Trek: Lower Decks on Amazon Prime Video

If you're a Prime Video subscriber in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan or India, then you can watch the second season of Lower Decks right now

You can sign up for an Amazon Prime Video subscription for £5.99 per month for the standalone steaming service, or £7.99 per month for a full Prime subscription which offers next-day delivery, e-books, music and access to flash sales such as Prime Day.

You can sign up for either of these over on the Amazon website. Plans are slightly cheaper if you commit to a 12-month subscription. In addition, there's a 30-day free trial available for new subscribers.

Watch Star Trek: Lower Decks with a VPN

Season 2 of Star Trek: Lower Decks is also available on Paramount Plus, a streaming platform with two tiers - $4.99 per month for ad-supported content and $9.99 per month for ad-free (along with offline downloads) as well as a seven-day free trial for both subscriptions.

Currently, Paramount+ is only available in the US, Canada, the Nordics and Latin America. However, you can get an account from another country by using a VPN. There’s also the stickler of payment information which requires a card tied to the US - but if you don’t have this you can use a gift card instead.

If you don’t know already, VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is a piece of software that reroutes your IP address to allow you to browse the internet securely and anonymously. You can also use it to appear as if you’re based in another country - so for watching Paramount+ this would be America.

There are numerous VPN providers out there, but for the best combination of price and features, we recommend either NordVPN or ExpressVPN - two services we’ve tried and tested numerous times here at Tech Advisor. You can also explore some free VPN options, but these likely won’t have enough servers to access Paramount Plus successfully.

After you’ve downloaded your VPN of choice, you then have to overcome another hurdle – payment options. Currently Paramount Plus 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

How to watch Star Trek UK

  • 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

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus gift card pin

  • Choose the subscription plan you want to sign up for

Paramount Plus pick a plan

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 Plus, so the company could theoretically cancel your account if it realises you're using a VPN. Proceed at your own risk.