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How & Where to Watch Billions Anywhere: Streaming the Show Online Free Using a VPN in 2024

Chuck Rhoades and Bobby Axelrod are back with a final season of Showtime original, Billions. Whether you’re new to the show or an avid fan, read on to find out how and where to watch Billions season seven and previous seasons from anywhere in the world with a VPN.

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Last Updated: 2024-01-19T13:38:18+00:00

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Key Takeaways: Stream the Billions New Season

  • Billions season seven premieres on August 11 on Paramount+ and Hulu with the Showtime add-on in the U.S. It will be on Showtime on August 13
  • It also premieres on Stan in Australia, Crave in Canada and Paramount+ in some European countries.
  • If you’re not in any of those countries, you can use a VPN to get access. We recommend using ExpressVPN, but NordVPN is another good option.

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The popular series Billions is back for a seventh and final season this August. The show was created by Brian Koppelman, Andrew Ross Sorkin and David Levien, and has been on our screens since early 2016. If you’ve been waiting for the latest season to drop, this guide shares how and where to watch Billions online from anywhere.

With six seasons under its belt, Billions is the longest-running of all Showtime originals. Originally, the show was inspired by the real-life prosecution of hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen and the scandals surrounding the Salomon Brothers investment bank. The series shows a take on how wealth means war, power and high stakes.

Billions is a Showtime original which means it’s available in the U.S., for the most part. We’ll go into more detail in the next couple of sections, but if you’re not able to access Billions season seven from your location, you can use a VPN to get access. ExpressVPN is the best VPN you can get, and it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

  • 08/25/2023 Facts checked

    Article rewritten with new format and information about recent and upcoming seasons.

  • 11/09/2023

    Updated the article to reflect ExpressVPN’s expansion of server presence from 94 to 105 countries.

Where to Watch Billions

While Showtime is the home of Billions, previous seasons of the show can be found on a few platforms. However, season seven is not so widely available, at least at the moment. 

The problem with that is you might not be able to access season seven unless you’re in the U.S. Geoblocks will prevent you from watching it if you try, but there is a way around these blocks — a virtual private network (VPN).

When you connect to a VPN server, you mask your true IP address with one from the server. That means your connection looks like it’s coming from that country, and streaming services will grant you access to content available in that region. 

So, if you’re outside the U.S. and want to watch Billions, you can connect to a U.S. VPN server and unblock it.

Which Streaming Services Have Billions?

Season seven of Billions Aires on August 13 on the Showtime channel, which can be accessed via live TV streaming services like YouTube TV and Sling TV. However, on-demand services are giving access as early as August 11. For this, you need a Paramount+ or Hulu subscription with the Showtime add-on. All previous seasons are available there too.

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Billions season seven premieres on August 11 on Paramount+ with Showtime.

However, these options are only available to those in the U.S. If you’re outside the country, you’ll need a U.S. VPN server and a U.S. payment method to sign up. We’ll show you how further down and include a workaround for anyone without a U.S. payment method.

You can also watch season seven of Billions in the U.S. on fuboTV from Aug. 13. FuboTV is available to U.S., Canadian and Spanish viewers, but you’ll need to use a U.S. VPN server to watch Billions if you’re outside the U.S.

Billions season seven (as well as previous seasons) is also available on Stan in Australia, Crave in Canada and Paramount+ in some European countries, like the U.K. We also found the previous six seasons on HBO Max in European regions, with season seven already being available in some countries. Once again, you can use a VPN to access any of those services.

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Season seven of Billions is on a few services, including Stan in Australia.

You can also buy episodes and seasons on services like Apple TV, Vudu and Google Play.

Is Billions on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video?

Billions is available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, but the seasons available differ with each service and it’s not available in all countries.

Billions is available on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S., but only seasons one through four are available to watch with a Prime subscription. All seasons are available with the Paramount+ add-on, including season seven.

We found Billions seasons one through five on Netflix in some Asia-Pacific countries, such as Singapore, South Korea and Japan. We’re not sure if season six or seven will ever make it to the platform, but we’ll be sure to update this information if we find out. You can also check Netflix libraries for yourself to see if it’s available.

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Seasons one through five of Billions are available on Netflix Korea, Singapore, and Japan.

How to Access Other Netflix Libraries

Switching to a Netflix library other than your local one is easy. All you need to do is connect to a VPN server in another country and log in to your Netflix account as usual. You should then see the content library for that country. So, if there’s a specific country you want to check, connect to a server in that country and log back in. Just make sure you’re using a Netflix-compatible VPN.

How to Watch Billions Online Free

Since we didn’t find Billions on any free streaming sites, your best bet for watching the show for free is to use a streaming service’s free trial. Many services offer a free trial, but the amount of time offered varies and you have to keep in mind that new episodes of Billions will be released weekly.

Try to choose one with a longer term and, if you can restrain yourself, wait until the season has finished to give you the best chance of getting through the whole thing — maybe even the entire series — for free.

Both Paramount+ with the Showtime add-on in the U.S. and FuboTV offer seven day free trials. Amazon Prime Video itself offers 30 days free, but the Paramount+ add-on only offer seven days. Stan in Australia is the best option with a 30-day free trial to new customers, and we’re pretty sure you won’t find anything longer than that.

Whichever of the free trials you decide to use, you can pair it with a VPN’s money-back guarantee to get a refund when you’re done with it.

How to Watch Billions With a VPN

In this section, we’ll show you how to watch Billions on Paramount+ with Showtime in the U.S. from outside the country. The steps include using ExpressVPN to connect to a U.S. VPN server. You can use similar steps with another VPN of your choice and a different streaming service too. Just change them where necessary.

  1. Sign Up for a VPN

    Sign up for a VPN like ExpressVPN, which comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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  2. Install the VPN App

    Go to the download page and install the VPN app on your device. After it’s installed, open the app and log in to your account.

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  3. Connect to a Server in the U.S.

    Find and connect to a server in the U.S. You can find one by clicking on the three dots in the ExpressVPN app and opening the full server list. When you click on a server, it should connect automatically. If it doesn’t, click on the big “on” button.

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  4. Sign Up for Paramount Plus With Showtime

    Go to the Paramount+ website and click on “try it free.”

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  5. Choose a Plan

    Click “select plan” under the “Paramount+ with Showtime” plan. This will include a 30-day trial. You need a U.S. payment method to sign up, but if you don’t have one, you can use a prepaid U.S. credit card, such as the one offered by StatesCard. It also provides a U.S. billing address.

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  6. Start Streaming Billions

    Search for Billions on Paramount+ with Showtime and click “watch now” to start streaming it.

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The Best VPNs for Watching Billions

To get the best experience while streaming Billions, you should opt for a VPN with fast speeds, great unblocking ability and servers in plenty of countries. Here are our top two recommendations.

1. ExpressVPN

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ExpressVPN is the best VPN for streaming due to fast speeds and unblocking power.

Pros:

  • Fast speeds
  • Servers in 105 countries
  • Unblocks all streaming apps

Cons:

  • Pricey

ExpressVPN is a reliable service that can easily access streaming services from all over the world. It has servers in 105 countries, including plenty in the U.S., and has fast enough speeds for a top-quality stream. You can install ExpressVPN on almost any device and it’s easy to use no matter how familiar you are with VPN software.

Pricewise, ExpressVPN can leave a sour taste in your mouth. Ok, it doesn’t cost billions — see what we did there? — but it is more expensive than its competitors. Thankfully, the annual plan reduces the cost a bit and there is a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you can try it risk-free. Read our ExpressVPN review for more details.

2. NordVPN

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NordVPN has the fastest speeds and can easily unblock streaming services.

Pros:

  • Fastest average speeds
  • Accesses streaming apps
  • Affordable long term plans

Cons:

  • Mobile app could be better

NordVPN is another great choice for streaming Billions. It can access streaming services with ease and has thousands of servers in 60 countries. It also has the fastest VPN speeds on average, as proven by our ongoing VPN speed comparison. NordVPN’s app is easy to use and includes a nifty server map that makes choosing a location to connect to easy. However, it’s not so easy on mobile due to the smaller screen.

If you don’t mind signing up for a long-term plan, NordVPN provides affordable pricing over two years. If you’re not so sure, you can take NordVPN for a spin first with the 30-day money-back guarantee. You can also read our NordVPN review for more information.

What Is Billions TV Show?

Billions is a financial drama that focuses on the rivalry between two top players in their own game — hedge fund king and Wall Street billionaire Bobby Axelrod, who owns Axe Capital, and district attorney Chuck Rhoades. Bobby catches Chuck’s eye with the tactics he uses to become more powerful and wealthy. Chuck believes that no one should have that much wealth and thinks he smells an insider trading case.

The stakes grow as Chuck aims to get evidence from Axe’s wary friends. As the story progresses, Mike Prince takes the Axe Capital throne, but old wounds resurface and new alliances are formed as betrayal takes a higher level and all the players seek revenge. The entire show is based around power, and money means more power.

Billions Cast & Crew

CharacterPerformer
Attorney Chuck RhoadesPaul Giamatti
Bobby “Axe” AxelrodDamian Lewis
Wendy RhoadesMaggie Siff
Mike “Wags” WagnerDavid Costabile
Kate SackerCondola Rashad
Ben KimDaniel K. Isaac
Chuck Rhoades, Sr.Jeffrey DeMunn
MafeeDan Soder
Taylor MasonAsia Kate Dillon
“Dollar” Bill StearnKelly AuCoin
Mike PrinceCorey Stoll
Daevisha “Dave” MaharSakina Jaffrey
Roger “Scooter” DunbarDaniel Breaker
Bradford LukeBabak Tafti

Final Thoughts

The seventh and final season of the beloved Billions show is upon us. We hope this guide has helped you understand all of the places you can stream Billions to get a last look at the rivalry between attorney Chuck Rhoades and Bobby Axelrod.

Paramount+ or Hulu with the Showtime add-on is the place to watch it in the U.S., but if you’re not in the country, you can use a VPN to get access. We recommend using ExpressVPN for streaming and you can use the 30-day money-back guarantee to make sure it’s the right choice for you.

If you’d like to explore movies and TV shows on other streaming services, we got you covered. Our entertainment page has numerous guides, such as the one we published recently on where to watch Killing It.

Which streaming service will you use to watch Billions? Will you need to use a VPN? If so, which VPN will you choose? Do you wish there was a Billions season eight in the pipeline? Let us know in the comment section and, as always, thank you for reading.

FAQ: Stream Billions Online

  • There are seven seasons of the Billions Showtime series in total. The seventh season is airing from August and will be the final season of the show.

  • Yes, Billions is a Showtime original. Season seven will premiere on Paramount+ with the Showtime add-on, and later air on Showtime itself. You can also get the Showtime add-on with Hulu.

  • We didn’t find Billions on any free streaming services, but you can get a free trial with some of the streaming services it’s available on. For instance, Paramount+ with Showtime in the U.S. offers a 7-day free trial.

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