watch King Richard online

King Richard will premiere on Friday, November 19. Originally scheduled to be released in November 2020, it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The American biographical drama film follows the life story of Richard Williams, father and tennis coach of Serena and Venus Williams. The good news is that King Richard will be available to watch online. However, a VPN is required to stream the content if you’re currently traveling abroad (outside of the US).

Note that we’re only recommending official sources for watching King Richard online. That’s because we find unlicensed streams to be far too unreliable. They tend to struggle with low resolution, lag, and run the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. Besides, there’s a way for you to watch King Richard online in high definition without all of these issues. All you need to do is use the official source covered in this post.

King Richard will only be available to stream on a single region-locked platform. To continue watching HBO Max while traveling outside the US, you’ll need to use a VPN.

How to watch King Richard online with a VPN

With a VPN service, you can change your IP address by connecting to a server in another country. In doing so, you’ll be able to bypass geographic restrictions and access content from your home country as normal.

Here’s how to live stream King Richard from abroad using a VPN:

  1. First, you’ll need to sign up with a VPN provider that can unblock HBO Max. We recommend NordVPN, although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are reliable alternatives.
  2. Now that you’re signed up, you can download and install the VPN app that’s compatible with your streaming device. This should only take a minute or two.
  3. Open the VPN app before proceeding to connect to a VPN server in the US. You’ll then be assigned a US IP address, allowing you to unblock HBO Max from abroad.
  4. Go to HBO Max (via app or web browser) and sign in or sign up as necessary. Select any content which should now be unblocked and steam without restriction.
  5. Doesn’t work? You should try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. Another option is to connect to another server (your current IP address may be blacklisted). If you’re still having trouble, your VPN’s customer support may be able to help.


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How to watch King Richard online in the US

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King Richard will be streaming exclusively on HBO Max. The streaming service is available in the US as well as select countries across Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. However, the Warner Bros. same-day premieres (in which Warner Bros. movies premiere on HBO Max on the same day as theaters) is only available in the US.

While HBO Max offers a subscription plan with ads for $9.99 (GBP £7.36) a month, you’ll need the ad-free plan in order to get same-day premieres. This is priced at $14.99 (GBP £11.04) a month although you can currently save 16 percent if you opt for annual billing ($149.99/GBP £110.56year). Note also that same-day premieres are only available to stream for 31 days from the date of theatrical release.

If you’re traveling outside the US, you’ll need a VPN to access the US version of HBO Max and its same-day premieres such as King Richard. Still can’t decide which VPN to use? NordVPN works with HBO Max and even includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can test it risk-free and, if unsatisfied, request a full refund.

What should I know about King Richard?

King Richard is a biographical drama movie starring Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams (played by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton). With a running time of 138 minutes, the story follows the origins of the two sisters and their journey to tennis stardom through their father’s coaching and unconventional methods. Further cast members include Aunjanue Ellis as Oracene “Brandy” Price and Jon Bernthal as Rick Macci.