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Where to watch The Boys in the UK

The Boys is a superhero show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Offering a much darker insight into what might happen in a world where super-powered people are treated like celebrities while being as influential as country-leading politicians. If you haven’t seen this show before, season 2 is just around the corner – so now’s the perfect time to get caught up.

So, where, and how can you watch The Boys in the UK?

The Boys

How to watch The Boys on Amazon Prime Video

Just as Netflix has exclusive shows like Stranger Things and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Amazon Prime has its own selection of programs that you can only watch with a Prime membership. The Boys is one of the most popular Prime-exclusive shows today, and it’s available instantly when you sign up to Amazon Prime or Prime Video.

You’ll need a compatible device that supports Prime Video, which could include anything from a Fire streaming stick, to a games console, mobile phone, tablet, or smart TV. You can even view Amazon Prime directly from a web browser on your desktop or laptop computer.

Just remember, for the best streaming experience, you also need a high-quality broadband connection, as Prime shows are delivered straight from the cloud.

  • 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.

    For further help see our guide to choosing a broadband speed and introduction to broadband speeds.

How much will it cost to stream The Boys?

The Boys is just one of the shows that you can watch with an Amazon Prime subscription. The price for a subscription is £79 per year or £7.99 per month. However, this includes a lot more than just television streaming. You also get free next-day delivery from Amazon, unlimited photo storage, access to Amazon’s music streaming service, and free ebooks every month.

You can choose to pay for Amazon Prime on a monthly basis, or you can get a year’s subscription for a discount. If you pay for the whole year at once, it evens out to around £6.58.

If you don’t think you’ll make use of a Prime subscription you can sign up for Prime Video by itself for £5.99 per month, but the additional 59p cost of full Prime membership may be worth it even if you only occasionally use the other benefits.

About The Boys

Synopsis

The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven," and their formidable Vought backing.

The Boys Cast

  • Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk
  • Tomer Capon as Frenchie
  • Chace Crawford as The Deep
  • Karen Fukuhara The Female
  • Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve
  • Nathan Mitchell as Black Noi
  • Erin Moriarty as Annie January / Starlight
  • Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell
  • Elisabeth Shue as Madelyn Stillwell
  • Antony Starr as The Homelander
  • Karl Urban as Billy Butcher
  • Jessie T. Usher as A-Train

The Boys reviews and ratings

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84% (Certified Fresh)

IMDB viewing rating: 8.7 / 10

Will I like The Boys?

If you like the idea of a show that gets you thinking about the darker side of having superheroes in our reality, then The Boys is for you. Not for the faint of heart, this show does have plenty of gore and a lot of difficult to watch moments. However, if you’re interested in an incredible story, a fantastic cast, and a unique approach to heroes that’s never been done before, then you’ll love this show.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Boys

  • Can I binge watch The Boys?

    The entire first season is available to stream on Amazon Prime today.

    The second season, which is coming in 2020, is likely to be released in full on the same day just as the first season was, for people who prefer to binge their shows.

  • Can I watch The Boys for free?

    The Boys is available on Amazon Prime Video. If you’ve never used this service before, you can get a free trial - however, it only lasts temporarily. What’s more, you’ll need to remember to cancel your subscription before your free month is up. If you want to take your time watching this show, and others, then you’ll need a paid subscription for Amazon Prime or Prime Video.

  • Can I get The Boys on Blu-ray or DVD?

    The Boys has not yet been released on disc format. The only way to see it legally is to stream it directly from Amazon Prime.

  • Will there be a season 2 of The Boys?

    Season 2 of The Boys was confirmed soon after the first series was aired. Eric Kripke, the man behind the show, has advised that viewers can expect the second season to appear mid-way through 2020.

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