It’s here: the first ever live action Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian, has launched on the Disney streaming service Disney+, expanding the known Star Wars universe once again (and arguably doing a better job of it than the recent Rise of Skywalker film).
Except there’s a catch. While Disney+ is live now in the UK, Disney is dropping the episodes one by one (though we got two at launch at least), even though the whole thing is already available in the States, meaning we don't get to the season finale until 1 May!
But don’t despair - and don’t break out your trusty torrents just yet - because it's possible to watch The Mandalorian (and other Disney+ exclusives) in the UK - though it will require a VPN. We have a similar guide for watching season 7 of The Clone Wars.
In the meantime, to find out more about the show head to our Mandalorian news hub for the latest trailers, casting info, and plot details - including the first news on the now-confirmed second season, which is due in Fall 2020.
How to watch all of season one in the UK
It used to be pretty fiddly to watch The Mandalorian, but it's gotten a lot simpler now that Disney has launched its streaming service in the UK. Head to the Disney+ site and you can sign up now for a £5.99 per month or £59.99 for a full year.
The easiest way to watch the Star Wars show is to use a VPN. In case you don’t know, this is a bit of software that essentially masks your location by sending your traffic through a server in another country, thus letting you appear to be browsing from that country.
As always when streaming in another country using a VPN, this is technically against Disney+'s terms of service, so bear in mind that the company does have the right to block you or cancel your account.
There are loads of VPNs out there, some paid and some for free, but our top recommendation is currently NordVPN, which is the one that we scored the highest in our most recent VPN comparison. Check out our guide to all the best VPNs for streaming Disney+ if you’re still unsure though, or if you’d just like to compare it to the competition.
Essentially the idea is that you install a VPN, set the server to the US (or Canada or the Netherlands, the other two launch countries) and then head to the Disney+ site to start watching or just open your app of choice. If you're already a subscriber, this should work perfectly and let you continue to access your account, and give you all of The Mandalorian to watch in one go - plus a few other US exclusives like the early release of Frozen 2.