The first episode of Halo The Series is now free to watch on YouTube, no Paramount+ subscription required. This first episode will only be available on YouTube for a week, and it also seems to be restricted to the US.
Unfortunately for Halo fans, Paramount+ is currently only available in the US, Latin America, Canada, the Nordics, and Australia. If you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, though, you can get a free 30-day Paramount+ trial with your subscription to watch the first episodes of this new Halo TV show.
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After some early positive buzz, Halo The Series has already become Paramount+’s most-watched original show in just 24 hours. The second episode that aired this week also received positive reviews overall, with most critics praising how the series manages to put a different twist on the iconic video game franchise.
Despite being in production for almost a decade, this first season of Halo The Series, which will include 9 episodes, was apparently well worth the wait. The show has already been renewed for a second season, which is a good sign of Paramount+’s commitment to the science fiction series. The streaming service, which had 32 million subscribers as of February 2022 is also expected to launch in select European markets in the second half of 2022.