The A Word season 3 online

The A Word season three might be over but that just means it’s easier than ever to stream the whole show from start to finish. The third series shows Joe’s family struggling to adapt to recent changes in their circumstances, and it’s well worth a watch. Read on to find out how you can stream The A Word season 3 free online.

We advise against watching The A Word via unofficial sources. These not only offer inferior video quality, but they can also be taken offline without warning for copyright violation. What’s more, there are plenty of international networks showing The A Word and many of these are free to use. As such, there’s really no advantage to using shady, third-party streams.

The A Word season 3 is only available on geo-restricted streaming platforms. This means that if you’re traveling abroad and looking to watch on your usual services, you’ll have to connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

How to live stream The A Word from abroad with a VPN

VPNs can seem complex at first but they’re really quite simple to use. Below is a step-by-step guide to unblocking and streaming The A Word from outside the UK.

Here’s how to watch The A World online free abroad (outside the UK):

  1. Start by signing up for a reputable VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN but ExpressVPN and Surfshark are two excellent alternatives.
  2. Next, install the app onto any device you’d like to stream on. Most services allow six or so connections at once, but this number does vary from one provider to another.
  3. Log in and connect to a VPN server in the UK. This will hide your real IP address and give you a UK IP address, making it appear as though you’re actually in the UK.
  4. Create a free BBC iPlayer account if you don’t already have one. You’ll be asked for a postal code but any one will work.
  5. Log in and try playing a video. You should find that it starts immediately. If you’re still having problems, try clearing your cookies and reloading the page.

How to watch The A Word Season 3 for free on UK TV

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Every episode of The A Word is available, free of charge, on BBC iPlayer. You will have to sign up beforehand, but this only takes a minute and doesn’t cost anything. Note that due to British laws, you’ll need a TV license to stream anything on this platform, even if it’s on-demand.

You should note that BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK. This means that if you’re abroad, you won’t be able to watch without a VPN. Don’t have one yet? NordVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to watch The A Word risk-free online. If this service fails to impress you, just cancel to receive a full refund, no questions asked.

Where else can I stream The A Word online?

It’s relatively easy to watch The A Word in the UK but pretty difficult everywhere else. Here’s a rundown of which networks offer it in your country:


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Canadian fans can watch all three seasons of The A Word on CBC Gem. This service is completely free to use and there’s no need to create an account. You will, however, have to be in Canada (or connected to a Canadian VPN server), since it is region-locked.


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SBS On Demand is currently offering the third series for free. That said, you’ll have to create an account before watching. This is just a standard email address verification process, though, so it’s nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, there’s no way to stream seasons one or two in Australia.

Additionally, since SBS On Demand is geo-restricted, you’ll have to connect to an Australian VPN server if you’re abroad.



Sundance TV used to broadcast The A Word but has since removed this show from its library entirely. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been picked back up by any other streaming platform, meaning the only way to stream it in the US is to buy it on platforms like iTunes.

What can we expect from season 3 of The A Word?

The most important thing to know about the upcoming season is that it doesn’t follow immediately on from the events of season two. Instead, it’ll pick up two years later. So what has changed? Well, Alison and Paul have divorced, which means Joe frequently has to travel 100 miles across the country to spend time with his dad.

That’s not the only change though. The trailer for season 3 shows Alison trying to find love again and Ralph getting married. One thing’s for sure: despite only having six episodes to work with, the show’s writers have managed to pack in a lot of action.

Will there be a fourth season of The A Word?

The show’s ratings had been dropping towards the end, and in several years since the season three finale, there’s been no update on when season four will be arriving (or whether it’s even being worked on at all). In short, it looks like Ralph, Kate, and Joes’ stories are over for the time being. Don’t worry, though: we’ll be sure to update this post if anything changes.