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Where to watch The Last of Us: stream episode 9 for free

How does HBO keep churning out such high-quality programs? It’s a good “problem” to have, as the network’s Sunday night lineup remains full of excellent TV shows that are worth your time.

And 2023 is business as usual for HBO, as The Last of Us is the network’s latest hit show. In The Last of Us, the world has fallen victim to the Cordyceps infection, resulting in a deadly global pandemic. Joel (The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal), a smuggler in the post-apocalyptic U.S., is tasked with transporting a teenage girl named Ellie (Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey), who may hold the key to defeating the infection. With widespread critical acclaim and massive ratings, The Last of Us has quickly become one of HBO’s most popular shows of all time.

Does this type of show interest you? If so, scroll below to find out where to watch episode 9 of The Last of Us for free.

How to watch The Last of Us for free

Joel and Ellie look at the camera in The Last of Us.
HBO / Image via HBO

Want to watch the show everyone is talking about for free? You can … well, the first episode, at least. HBO Max has made the pilot episode of the hit series available to everyone, even if you don’t have a subscription to the streamer.

How to watch episode 9 of The Last of Us for free

Episode 9 Preview | The Last of Us | HBO Max

Did you already catch the first episode and want to watch the newest one for free as well? You’re in luck! You can watch The Last of Us episode 9 for free by signing up for a free seven-day trial of HBO Max through Amazon Prime.

You can watch episode 9 of The Last of Us tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET. After that, the show goes on a undetermined hiatus before returning for a second season.

How to watch The Last of Us on HBO Max

Pedro Pascal looks ahead in The Last of Us.
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You can also watch The Last of Us on HBO and HBO Max.

HBO Max is one of the top streaming services available. The Last of Us is quickly becoming a huge hit for HBO, joining the recent success of series like House of the Dragon, Succession, and Winning Time. Legacy shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, The Wire, and The Sopranos are also available to watch on the service. You can also get lost in the movie library with a great selection of films, ranging from blockbusters like The Batman to classic standout dramas like The Verdict.

When is it streaming for subscribers?

The first eight episodes of The Last of Us are now streaming on HBO Max. New episodes air on HBO and HBO Max at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday nights. Episode 9, Look for the Light, airs on March 12, 2023.

How much does it cost?

The Last of Us | Official Trailer | HBO Max

To stream The Last of Us on HBO Max, subscribers can choose between two plans. One plan has ads, and the other plan is ad-free. With ads, HBO Max costs $10 a month or $100 per year. Without ads, HBO Max costs $16 a month or $150 per year.

How to watch The Last of Us abroad with a VPN

Stuck overseas and at all the fungi zombie action you’re missing? Don’t fret! Through the wonders of technology, you can still watch The Last of Us by signing up for a VPN.

One of the best ways to keep your digital world secure is with a VPN. One of the best VPN services is NordVPN, and right now, NordVPN is offering one of the best VPN deals. With a NordVPN two-year Complete Plan, you can save 68% and get three months free, with the monthly cost working out to be a little more than $5 per month. NordVPN is currently offering impressive discounts on its Plus and Standard plans as well, and is doing so for both two-year and one-year commitments.

Is The Last of Us worth watching?

Ellie and Joel stand beside each other in the season one finale of The Last of Us.
Liane Hentscher/HBO

The Last of Us is one of the best shows of 2023. From its worldbuilding to its character development, the show is a master class in storytelling. It’s hard to believe that this show was based on a video game. Even non-zombie lovers will appreciate The Last of Us because, at the end of the day, it’s great television.

The Last of Us is created by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (Uncharted), with the latter serving as the writer of the video game. On Rotten Tomatoes, The Last of Us sits at 96% on the Tomatometer, with an audience score of 90%. On Metacritic, the film has a Metascore of 84 and a user score of 6.4.

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