Where to watch The Walking Dead online

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Unless you've got Foxtel, it's easy to get left behind with the latest viral television series and The Walking Dead (generally) no exception. However, there is a way you can devour hours of The Walking Dead for free.

The Walking Dead has just wrapped up its sixth season (can you believe it?) and if you're like us, you've got some catching up to do. Never fear, we've tracked down the ways you can catch up with Rick, Carol, Daryl and Michonne (if they're all still alive) online and for free by taking advantage of some of the streaming video-on-demand free trials available in Australia.

Where can I watch The Walking Dead in Australia?

While Netflix in the US seems to have every great television show under the sun, Netflix Australia can leave a little to be desired. Currently, the only options you have for streaming The Walking Dead online in Australia are Foxtel Play and Presto. Luckily, both services offer no lock-in contract and have a free 1 month (Presto) and Try 2 Weeks Free (Foxtel Play). If you're particularly savvy, you can binge all six seasons without paying a cent.

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1. The Walking Dead Season 1

When Deputy Rick Grimes is injured in a shootout, he slips into a coma. What he awakes to is a world ravaged by walkers (or zombies/undead/biters depending on which universe you're in).

Rick sets out in this new world to track down his wife Lori and son Carl. Along the way, Rick meets up with various survivors who work together to learn more about the virus.

      • RELEASED: 2010
      • Available on: Presto

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2. The Walking Dead Season 2

After the events of season 1, Rick, Lori, Glen and the rest of the survivors seek refuge at a remote farm, far from the chaos of Seattle. The farm is home to old-timer veterinarian Herschel Greene and his family, who are still grieving about a death in the family.

While personal issues between Rick and his best friend Shane reach a boiling point, opposing philosophies clash on the Greene's farm.

      • RELEASED: 2011
      • Available on: Presto 

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3. The Walking Dead Season 3

After leaving the farm, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors seek refuge in an abandoned prison. While dangers still lurk within the walls of the group's new heavily-guarded home, the real threat comes from a seemingly peaceful and thriving community nearby.

This season introduces the villainous Governor of Woodbury, katana-wielding badass Michonne and brings back Daryl's hostile older brother, Merle Dixon.

      • RELEASED: 2012
      • Available on: Presto

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The Walking Dead Season 4

With the Governor out of the picture (for now), the survivors at the prison have been living a mostly quiet, peaceful life since the events of Season 3. However, when a deadly contagion spreads and the Governor resurfaces with new friends, the prison's security is compromised from the inside and out.

This seasons also introduces Abraham, Rosita and Eugene, three powerful survivors on a personal mission to DC that could save the world.

      • RELEASED: 2013
      • Available on:  Presto

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The Walking Dead Season 5

Season 5 picks up soon after the closing final events of Season 4. After converging at the Terminus safe zone, the Atlanta survivors and Abraham's group find out quickly that everything's not as it seems at the repurposed train depot.

Season 6 also introduces the thriving, well-guarded community of Alexandria and its residents.

  • RELEASED: 2014
  • Available on:   Presto

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The Walking Dead Season 6

The sheltered residents of Alexandria have a hard time accepting Rick and the crew's cutthroat attitudes. However, it's soon proven they have a lot to learn from the weathered Atlanta survivors if they want to survive in the dangerous, ever-expanding world.

Season 6 reveals a network of trade communities that the Alexandrians have a chance to be a part of; under the proviso they take care of a certain group of bullies.


When does The Walking Dead Season 7 start?

The Walking Dead Season 7 will begin 23 October at 9pm in the US. That's Monday 24 October at 3pm for Australians (AEST). Season 7 will be streaming on Foxtel Play or available after airing through iTunes.

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