Catching Up On 'Beyond' Is Easy

by Kayla Hawkins
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Continuing its new focus on young adult programming, Freeform released supernatural drama Beyond in January. The series follows a teenager who wakes up from a 12-year coma to find himself with extraordinary powers. With the first season coming to an end on Monday, Feb. 27, fans who fell behind will likely look for Beyond on Netflix, but that's not actually where they should be heading. You can stream Beyond Season 1 in its entirety on both Hulu and Freeform's streaming app right now, because the network released the entire season online the same day that the first episode aired on TV.

So while most seasons of TV aren't available to stream until after they end unless they originate on streaming services (like Netflix or Amazon Studios originals), Beyond is an exception. However, that also makes it less likely that Beyond will be on Netflix anytime soon, so those without a Hulu account or cable login to use on the Freeform app are out of luck for now.

That is, unless you live in the UK. According to TVWise, Netflix UK acquired exclusive streaming rights to Beyond at the end of 2016. Since Jan. 3, 2017, the entire first season has been available on the streaming platform.

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But don't get too discouraged if you're an American Netflix devotee. There are a good number of Freeform series currently streaming on Netflix, including Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, and The Fosters, so it's possible that Beyond will eventually join them. But some of the network's more recent series, like Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, are available on Hulu instead and the two streaming services rarely hold titles simultaneously. So as long as you see Beyond on Hulu, I wouldn't look for it on Netflix.

But this is not bad news. Beyond is super accessible via streaming services, and even though Netflix isn't currently one of them, Freeform's preexisting relationship with the site means that one day, it is possible that Beyond will be streaming there instead of the network's app and Hulu. Whether you want to marathon the whole season after waiting to see what people thought about it, are rewatching to look for more details, or need to catch up on any episodes you might have missed, you have plenty of ways to watch Beyond online.