Conversations with Friends live stream: how to watch the whole season free online now

Conversations with Friends live stream: how to watch free online
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Conversations with Friends – the hit Gen Z drama from the makers of Normal People – is available now on BBC iPlayer. All 12 episodes are free to watch in the UK. Away this week? Follow our guide to watch a free Conversations with Friends live stream from abroad with a VPN.

Conversations with Friends

All episodes: available now

FREE stream: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK)

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

US stream: Hulu

Aus/Can stream: Amazon Prime Video

Conversations with Friends, the TV adaption of Sally Rooney's bestselling novel, follows observant Frances and her outspoken ex-girlfriend Bobbi (Sasha Lane) as they perform spoken word poetry in Dublin. It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa (Jemima Kirke), an older writer, and her actor husband, Nick (Joe Alwyn), who will come to weave a tangled web of infidelity and lies.

If you like the idea of a millennial, Normal People-style take on Jane Austen's Emma, helmed by an Oscar-nominated director, Conversations with Friends is for you. It's not short on emerging talent, either; namely Sasha Lane (American Honey, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post) and Jemima Kirke (Sex Education, Girls).

Every episode of Conversations with Friends is out now and free to watch on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). Make sure you know how to watch a Conversations with Friends live stream from where you are.

Watch Conversations with Friends free online now

BBC iPlayer

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In the UK, all 12 episodes of Conversations with Friends are free to watch on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab).

Simply sign up for a BBC account (opens in new tab) with an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. W1A 1AA). Done? You're good to go!

Of course, BBC iPlayer is only available within the UK (and with a valid TV licence).

Outside the UK? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access BBC iPlayer from overseas. Using a VPN is easy – simply follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Watch Conversations with Friends from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have a BBC account, you won't be able to access Conversations with Friends when outside the UK. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet. There are lots of VPNs to choose from, but we think ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the very best...

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How to use a VPN for Conversations with Friends


Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Conversations with Friends, you may wish to choose 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.

3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy Conversations with Friends live stream free of charge.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

US: Conversations with Friends live stream

Conversations with Friends on BBC and Hulu

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In the US, all 12 episodes of Conversations with Friends are available on Hulu. The show debuted on 12th May, the same day it aired in the UK.

Subscription to Hulu costs from $6.99 a month but new users get a 30-day free trial. You can also subscribe to Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ for $13.99, as part of the Disney Bundle subscription.

Don't forget: UK nationals who are outside the UK can watch Conversations with Friends free of charge on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) using a VPN. Instructions just above.

Australia: Conversations with Friends live stream

In Australia, Amazon Prime Video will stream Conversations with Friends from Monday 16th May 2022.

New subscribers get a 30-day free trial (opens in new tab). After that, Prime Video costs AU$6.99 a month or AU$59 a year.

Don't forget: UK nationals who are outside the UK can watch Conversations with Friends free of charge on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) using a VPN. Instructions just above.

Canada: Conversations with Friends live stream

In Canada, Amazon Prime Video stream Conversations with Friends from Monday 16th May 2022.

New subscribers get a 30-day free trial (opens in new tab). After that, Prime Video costs $9.99 CAD a month (Quebec residents receive an initial 2-month membership for CDN$ 9.99, instead of a free trial).

Don't forget: UK nationals who are outside the UK can watch Conversations with Friends free of charge on BBC iPlayer using a VPN. Instructions just above.

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