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Star Trek streaming guide: Where to watch the Star Trek movies and TV shows online

John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, and Chris Pine in Star Trek (2009)_Paramount Pictures
(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

With legacy shows, new debuts, and a baker’s dozen of movies, there’s plenty of Star Trek to watch and it’s all available online, but finding which streaming service has which shows can feel like hunting for a cloaked Bird of Prey. That’s why we’ve put together our Star Trek streaming guide to help you figure out where to watch the Star Trek movies and TV shows.

Given the plethora of streaming services available, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine one dedicated to all things Trek, but alas, one has yet to materialize. In absence of Star Trek+ (or whatever it would be called), it would then make sense for everything Trek to have a single home, but that’s not true, either. To stream the full Starfleet catalog, you’ll need several different subscriptions — or be willing to shell out the coin for rentals or purchases.

Two caveats when using this Star Trek streaming guide. First, this is only applicable to the U.S. and U.K. Streaming licenses vary by service and country, so what’s on Netflix in one may be on Hulu in another — if it’s there at all. Second, this guide is accurate as of its writing, but digital content flows between streaming channels regularly.  We’ll keep this guide updated as and when things change, but we don’t have warp drive over here.

You can also check out our Star Trek movies, ranked worst to best guide. We run down which movies you should download at warp speed, and which ones need banishing to the Mirror Universe.

How to stream the Star Trek Movies in the US

Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, and Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek IV The Voyage Home (1986)_Paramount Pictures

(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

The Star Trek movies can be divided into three tidy groups: the original cast, the Next Generation cast, and the reboot cast. The original films used to be available on AMC+, but they can now be all found on Paramount+. However, Paramount+ don't have the complete Star Trek portfolio. At the time of writing Star Trek Beyond is not available to stream, but you can rent or buy it from places such as Amazon (opens in new tab).

Here’s how to stream the Star Trek movies in the U.S., in order of release:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Generations Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: First ContactParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Insurrection Paramount+ (opens in new tab), Spectrum (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Nemesis Paramount+ (opens in new tab) 
Star Trek (2009) Paramount+ (opens in new tab), Pluto (opens in new tab)
Star Trek Into DarknessParamount+ (opens in new tab), DIRECTV (opens in new tab), Epix (opens in new tab), Spectrum (opens in new tab)
Star Trek Beyond — N/A

How to stream the Star Trek TV shows in the US

A scene from "Star Trek: Discovery" season 3, episode 6 entitled "Scavengers."

(Image credit: CBS All Access)

When it comes to Star Trek on the small screen, you can find them all in one place. Paramount+ not only has every episode of every legacy Trek show, it’s also the home of all the new Star Trek programming, such as Picard and Strange New Worlds. If you’re a Trekkie, you absolutely want to have Paramount+ to keep up with the object of your affection.

Star Trek: The Original SeriesParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: The Next GenerationParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine  — Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: VoyagerParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: EnterpriseParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: DiscoveryParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: PicardParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Short TreksParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Lower DecksParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Prodigy Paramount+ (opens in new tab),  DIRECTV (opens in new tab), FuboTV (opens in new tab), Spectrum (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: The Animated SeriesParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Strange New WorldsParamount+ (opens in new tab)

How to stream the Star Trek Movies in the UK

Walter Koenig, William Shatner, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, and George Takei in Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984)_Paramount Pictures

(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

Streaming Star Trek does get a tiny bit more complicated in the U.K., but not much. Paramount+ has now arrived in the U.K. and you can view most of the Star Trek movies on there except the very latest ones. If you don't fancy signing up to another streaming service and you already have Virgin TV Go, then you're in luck. Virgin TV Go has all the Star Trek movies in one place. However, if you don't have either streaming service then, for the most part, you’re usually going to have to pay to rent or buy them.

Star Trek: The Motion PictureAll 4 (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanParamount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek III: The Search for SpockParamount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Paramount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek V: The Final FrontierParamount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryParamount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Generations Paramount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: First ContactParamount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: InsurrectionAll 4 (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Nemesis Now TV (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab), Sky Go (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek (2009) All 4 (opens in new tab), Now TV (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab), Sky Go (opens in new tab), Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek Into Darkness Virgin TV Go (opens in new tab)
Star Trek BeyondVirgin TV Go (opens in new tab) 

How to stream the Star Trek TV shows in the UK

star trek: the next generation picard

(Image credit: Paramount)

Now that Paramount+ has reached those across the pond, the U.K. can enjoy streaming Star Trek shows as well. Netflix is also another great option to fulfil your Trekkie viewing needs, especially if you're interested in checking out Star Trek: The Animated Series, which is exclusive to Netflix. However, for the likes of Picard and Lower Decks, you’ll have to hop on over to Amazon Prime.

Star Trek: The Original Series —  Netflix (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: The Next GenerationNetflix (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine  — Netflix (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Star Trek: VoyagerNetflix (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: EnterpriseNetflix (opens in new tab), Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Discovery Paramount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: PicardAmazon Prime Video (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Short Treks — N/A
Star Trek: Lower Decks Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: ProdigyParamount+ (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: The Animated Series Netflix (opens in new tab)
Star Trek: Strange New WorldsParamount+ (opens in new tab)

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Susan Arendt is a freelance writer, editor, and consultant living in Burleson, TX. She's a huge sci-fi TV and movie buff, and will talk your Vulcan ears off about Star Trek. You can find more of her work at Wired, IGN, Polygon, or look for her on Twitter: @SusanArendt. Be prepared to see too many pictures of her dogs.