‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Finds New Streaming Service for International Viewers

'Star Trek: Discovery' Finds New Streaming Service for International Viewers
Star Trek Discovery: S4

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has a new international home.

Season Four of Star Trek: Discovery premiered a couple of weeks ago in the United States. But at the last minute, the series was pulled from international viewers, causing uproar from fans outside the United States.


Well, Star Trek producers are doing their damndest to fix it. Last week, Star Trek tweeted new episodes would air on Pluto TV, a free service downloadable on most platforms.

Directly from the Star Trek website, the announcement read:

Therefore, during this transition, we are doing everything we can to get the new season to you as soon as possible. Where Paramount+ is available in Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sweden, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the first two episodes will be available Friday, November 26, with new episodes being released weekly. We are also offering Star Trek fans in these markets a new membership promotion on Paramount+ for 50% off for the first three months with code STARTREK. In Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, will drop new episodes at 9pm local time on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a simulcast running on the Star Trek channel in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. This will begin with the first two episodes on Friday, November 26.

So, it seems the damage control done by Paramount, coupled with the unhappiness of fans, paid off.

Season Four of Discovery has a marvelous critics’ score from Rotten Tomatoes, sitting at 83%. But on the fans’ side of things, viewers have collectively rated the fourth season at a lowly 24%. Perhaps that’s just international outrage before the Pluto fix.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. His odyssey with Star Trek starts from beginning to finish, watching β€˜The Original Series,’ all the way to the present day. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).