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It’s good news for Star Trek: Discovery fans as part two of season four of the sci-fi series is here, and is once again back on Pluto TV for viewers in the UK.

That’s one of the more unheard of streaming services in the country, so how exactly do you access it, and what can we expect from the final half of Season 4?

Here is everything you need to know about it.

What is Star Trek: Discovery?

Star Trek: Discovery is the seventh Star Trek series. Debuting in 2017, it was the first since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005.

It follows the crew of the star ship Discovery, beginning a decade before Star Trek: The Original Series.

But, at the end of the second season, the Discovery travelled centuries into its future, which has been the regular setting for subsequent seasons.

What happens in Season 4?

The fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery again follows the crew of the USS Discovery.

It’s set more than 900 years after the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, as they help rebuild the United Federation of Planets following a cataclysmic event.

They soon face an unprecedented space anomaly that causes destruction across the galaxy, a metaphor for the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

(Photo: ViacomCBS)(Photo: ViacomCBS)
(Photo: ViacomCBS)

Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, captain of the Discovery, along with the returning Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio, David Ajala, and Tig Notaro.

The season premiered on Paramount+ in November 2021, with the first seven episodes airing until the end of December.

The remaining six episodes - part two of the fourth series - are set to be released from 10 February to 17 March.

How to watch it in the UK?

Pluto TV is a streaming service from ViacomCBS which, in the UK, owns brands like Channel 5, Nickelodeon and MTV.

It’s entirely free to use and requires no subscriptions or sign-ups, however it is ad-supported, which means you will have to watch adverts when streaming on the platform.

It’s the leading free TV streaming platform in the US, and in the UK it has more than 100 channels, including 13 live TV channels, and thousands of films and TV shows to watch on-demand.

Pluto TV is available to watch via NowTV and Roku devices in the UK, as well as on:

The app is free to download onto your smart devices from the Apple App Store, Amazon App store and the Google Play store.

Pluto TV drops new episodes from Season 4 at 9pm on the Pluto TV sci-fi channel each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, beginning on the 11 February.

Star Trek fans have called for clarity as to whether these episodes will only be aired live, or if they will be available on demand after broadcast.

These episodes won’t be made available on demand, instead they will be made available for purchase on participating online platforms, like iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, the same day as their release on Pluto TV.

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