The long-awaited spin-off of the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother is finally here. In this post, I will show you how to watch How I Met Your Father season 1 online for free from anywhere. You will be able to watch on all Fire TV devices, like FireStick 4K, FireStick 4K Max, FireStick Lite, and FireStick TV Cube. You can also watch on other devices, such as Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, laptops, computers, tablets, and smartphones.
What Is How I Met Your Father About?
How I Met Your Father is the story of a 30-year-old single woman named Sophie (Hillary Duff) who is desperately trying to find the love of her life. The story is told from the perspective of an older Sophie (Kim Cattrall), who is telling her children the story of how she met their dad. It is, for all intents and purposes, closely following the successful formula of its predecessor, How I Met Your Mother, which had the older Ted Mosby (Bob Saget) tell the story of his younger self (Josh Radnor).
That said, How I Met Your Father is supposed to feel more up-to-date. Instead of being set in 2005, the story is happening right now. This time around, the characters are quirky, relatable, wine-drinking millennials dealing with the world in 2022. Basically, expect lots and lots of Tinder jokes.
When Is How I Met Your Father Season 1 Coming Out?
Fun fact! Did you know that this show has been in the making since 2014? It’s been eight long years. Interestingly enough, this means it’s been in the making for longer than its predecessor was on the air. Suffice to say, fans are feeling excited.
The first two episodes finally premiered on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Attention, FireStick Users!
Governments and ISPs constantly monitor your online activity, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick could lead to serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend getting the best FireStick VPN to mask your IP address and securely stream your favorites.
I personally use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN available. Not only is it easy to install on any device, it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, if you're not 100% satisfied, you can always get a refund. ExpressVPN is currently also offering a whopping 3 extra months free on their annual plan!
Read: How to Install and Use Best VPN for FireStick
Where Can You Watch How I Met Your Father Season 1?
How I Met Your Mother was a CBS show. So, is it the same for its spin-off?
Well, no, it isn’t. How I Met Your Father has found its home at Hulu as a Hulu Original show.
This means that you will be able to watch the first season on Hulu only. As of now, there are no release dates for any other streaming platforms outside of the US.
Don’t worry though! If you don’t live in the US and don’t have Hulu, you can still watch How I Met Your Father. I’ll explain later in this post.
Can You Watch How I Met Your Father Season 1 for Free?
Like I said, How I Met Your Father will be streaming on Hulu only. Hulu membership starts at $6.99/month with ads and will cost you $12.99/month if you want to watch ad-free.
There is, however, a way to watch Hulu for free, at least for a month. That’s right! Hulu offers a one-month free trial to their new customers for both packages. During this month, you will be able to watch all the shows that Hulu has to offer. If you cancel before your trial period runs out, you won’t be charged anything at all.
So, yes, you can watch How I Met Your Father for free. Just make use of that generous one-month trial!
How to Watch How I Met Your Father Season 1 on FireStick from Anywhere
As I’ve already mentioned, How I Met Your Mother will be available on the US-based platform Hulu. This service is readily available in the US but is not offered to users outside of the country. So, is there a way you can watch this HIMYM spin-off from anywhere else?
Yes, there is. All you have to do is get a VPN on FireStick.
What is a VPN? I’m glad you asked!
A VPN (or virtual private network) is a useful service that allows you to, among other things, change the location of your network. This means that you can virtually travel anywhere in the world with the simple click of a button. Including the US! Once you’ve done that, you’ll easily be able to use US-only services like Hulu.
You may be aware that there are many VPN providers out there. My choice for all my devices is ExpressVPN. It’s the best on the market, and you’ll be getting lots of other perks too. If you want a VPN that lets you to change your location, provides buffering-free streaming, and improves your online safety, ExpressVPN is the perfect choice for you.
There’s more! With ExpressVPN, you get a 30-day money-back guarantee. Do you remember how I mentioned you could watch How I Met Your Father for free? This plays into it. You can utilize the ExpressVPN money-back period at the same time as your free Hulu trial. Before the 30 days are over, you can cancel both your Hulu trial and your VPN subscription. Just message ExpressVPN to get your full refund, no questions asked!
How to Install ExpressVPN on FireStick
Once you have your Hulu trial, all you have to do is get ExpressVPN on FireStick. To do just that, simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
You Don’t Have to Wait for It Anymore!
How I Met Your Father has been eight years in making. That’s a long time. Trust me, I feel you. I was a massive fan of the original show and have missed it ever since it went off the air. To get something with a similar spirit but a new, exciting cast is… well, I can hardly wait!
Luckily, I don’t have to anymore. Neither do you. It’s finally here. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be legen—wait for it—dary!
I hope you’ve found this guide easy to follow and that you’ve been able to successfully set up everything you need to watch How I Met Your Father season 1. If you have any questions, drop them in the comments down below! I’ll try my best to help.
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