You may or may not be aware that you can now watch full Star Trek episodes online on YouTube. The CBS has put 70 episodes of Star Trek online for you to watch in high definition picture quality.
This shows that YouTube has come a very long way from laughing baby videos and it is now being considered by the major studios as a serious platform for full length TV shows.
You can find and watch Star Trek shows online by going here. There is a complete playlist.
If Star Trek is not your thing or if you’re looking for something else to watch after all 70 episodes are finished, CBS has also uploaded other full-length TV programmes. As you can see, this includes MacGyver, Jericho and Beverly Hills 90210. If you keep a watch on that page, I’m sure they will upload other TV programmes in the future.
However, if you are outside the US, you will not be able to watch full Star Trek episodes online and will be greeted by this message when you try to click on one of the videos :
Typical of CBS to be spoilsports! However, fear not because you can easily bypass this restriction by downloading and running Hotspot Shield which suppresses your IP address and makes YouTube think that you are in the US. Then click on the YouTube link again and you will be taken straight through to the desired video. MakeUseOf had a thorough guide on how to set it up in How To Watch Movies and Shows on Hulu & Sling from Abroad.
Do you know of any other legal full length TV shows on YouTube? For instance, a while ago we also showed you that Youtube is a great place if you want to watch standup comedians online. Tell us the links in the comments and we’ll check them out! HBO’s channel seems to be just programme highlights and there doesn’t seem to be official YouTube channels for Fox, ABC and NBC.
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