How to watch Star Trek Short Treks outside of the USA


It’s easier than ever.

Update: Watching Short Treks is easier than ever — the four episodes are now available on Netflix.

We’ve found them under the Trailers & More section under Discovery’s listing.

Original story: Star Trek Discovery is available on Netflix outside of North America, but sadly, the same isn’t true for Star Trek Short Treks. For the time being, Short Treks are only available via the USA’s CBS All Access system… and, as we’ve recently discovered, Canada’s Space network.

Each Short Trek is a 15-minute episode that features on a singular character — the first, “Runaway”, focuses on Cadet Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman). Thankfully, the Space network has “Runaway” available for livestreaming now, and it doesn’t require a login or subscription.

All four Short Treks are available now, as detailed below:

  • “Runaway” – Cadet Tilly
  • “Calypso” – Discovery 1,000 years in the future
  • “The Brightest Star” – Saru
  • “The Escape Artist” – Harry Mudd

Those in Canada can livestream the episodes right here.

Those with a VPN are able to access this content outside of Canada — not that this is a recommendation to try — but we’ll keep you informed when those around the world can access Short Treks in their region via official means. It’s likely Netflix will be able to negotiate rights ahead of Star Trek: Discovery‘s second season launch in January 2019.

(Thanks, Reddit.)