Where to watch Star Trek: Picard in the UK
Everyone is talking about it and now you want to check it out. But it's Star Trek - not really your thing. Or is it? This brand-new show launched in 2020 and is taking Star Trek in a whole new direction.
But where can you find Star Trek: Picard to watch in the UK?
How to watch Star Trek: Picard on Amazon Prime
Star Trek: Picard is a CBS show, launched in the USA on CBS All Access. In the UK, it is available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Watching Star Trek: Picard on Amazon Prime Video requires one of two things: An Amazon Prime Video monthly subscription, or annual Amazon Prime membership.
With an active subscription (paid or free trial) you can watch Star Trek: Picard on your PC on the Amazon website. Alternatively, you can install the Amazon Prime Video app on Android phones, iPhone, iPad, and games consoles. Amazon Prime Video is also built into the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Some Smart TVs and other set-top boxes also have apps for Amazon Prime Video.
What broadband speed do I need to watch Amazon Prime Video?
Amazon does not have official guidance on the speeds required for Prime Video. The following is a rough guide to what speed you'll need for streaming Prime Video:
- SD quality: 0.9Mb
- HD quality: 5Mb
- Ultra HD/4K quality: 15Mb
Cheap ADSL broadband can be suitable for viewing Amazon Prime Video up to HD quality (though it may struggle if you try to stream more than one show at a time). For Ultra HD video or multiple HD streams, you will need fibre optic broadband.
In general, we recommend a minimum broadband speed of 2Mb to comfortably use any streaming video service at the lowest quality. But higher-quality video will demand more bandwidth, and you also have to consider whether other people in your home will be using the connection at the same time.
How much will it cost to stream Star Trek: Picard?
While free trials are available, long-term access to Amazon Prime Video will require a monthly or annual payment.
An annual subscription to Amazon Prime is £79, which is equivalent to £6.58 a month. You can also pay for Amazon Prime monthly at a rate of £7.99. The cheapest option is simply the monthly Prime Video subscription, just £5.99, but this does not include the other benefits (such as free next-day shipping) you get with a full Amazon Prime membership.
About Star Trek: Picard
At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.
Star Trek: Picard cast
Star Trek: Picard reviews and ratings
Rotten Tomatoes score: 91% (Certified Fresh)
IMDB viewer rating: 8.3 / 10
Will I like Star Trek: Picard?
Wondering if you will like Star Trek: Picard? If you're a fan of Star Trek, particularly The Next Generation's later years, and have been left cold by Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Discovery, not to mention the JJ Abrams-directed movies, Star Trek: Picard is a satisfying epilogue to The Next Generation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Star Trek: Picard
Can I binge watch Star Trek: Picard?
This currently isn't possible as episodes drop weekly. However, if you plan to watch the series when it finishes, all episodes will be available to watch at your own pace.
Can I watch Star Trek: Picard for free?
If you have Amazon Prime already, Amazon Prime Video is included. As such, while not free, you're already paying for Star Trek: Picard. Alternatively, if you're new to Amazon Prime Video you can get a free 14-day trial.
Can I get Star Trek: Picard on Blu-ray or DVD?
While the show is on air, Star Trek: Picard is not available on Blu-ray or DVD. This is likely to be released once the season has concluded.
Will there be a season 2 of Star Trek: Picard?
A second season of Star Trek: Picard has already been announced. Its launch date is currently unknown, but as the first season is still being released we don't expect season 2 of Star Trek: Picard to be available until next year at the earliest.
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