How to watch Upload season 2 online: Where to stream, release date, recap and trailer

How to watch Upload season 2 online: Where to stream, release date, recap and trailer
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It’s good news for Upload fans as the show returns for its second season this week, bringing a fresh look at the cynical tech-driven world of 2033. From cross-reality love triangles to digital family expansions ripped right out of The Sims’ DLC catalog, the sophomore season of Upload has a lot in store across it’s seven-episode run. Want to know when and where to watch Upload season 2 online in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia? Check out our guide on how to watch Upload online.

If you’re hearing about Upload for the first time, it’s a sci-fi comedy series from the mind of Emmy Award-winning writer Greg Daniels who co-created hit shows such as Parks and Recreation and Space Force. Set in the near future, Upload takes place in a world where self-driving cars, hologram phones and unlikely corporate mergers between companies like Oscar Mayer and Intel are commonplace. Oh, and in the event of your impending demise, you can upload your consciousness into a virtual afterlife.

When app developer Nathan Brown’s (Robbie Amell) self-driving car is involved in a mysterious accident, his girlfriend Ingrid (Allegra Edwards) pressures him to “upload” rather than risk death from his injuries. After giving in, Nathan finds that the digital afterlife might not be the virtual haven it’s cracked up to be.

Stuck in a version of the afterlife complete with the bugs of a Bethesda title (and more in-app purchases than the Google Play store library), Nathan strikes up an unlikely friendship with his “Angel” (read: customer support representative) Nora Anthony — played by Andy Allo. The series follows the two as they traverse their real and digital lives while they bond and uncover the mystery behind Nathan’s fatal car crash. 

Upload season 2 official trailer

How to watch Upload season 2 online

With Upload being an Amazon Original show, you must catch the new series via Amazon Prime Video. The good news is that if you have an Amazon Prime membership, you already have access to Prime Video alongside a ton of other services including Prime Music and Prime Gaming. Not a Prime member yet? There’s a 30-day free trial (opens in new tab) available for new customers, which grants you enough time to check out both seasons of Upload and a host of other Amazon Originals like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Good Omens and Bosch.

Whether you’re in the U.S., U.K., Canada or Australia, if you have an active Amazon Prime membership, you can watch season two of Upload in its entirety when it releases later this week. All seven episodes of Upload’s second outing will be available on Amazon’s streaming platform throughout the U.S. and Canada on Thursday, March 10 at 9 p.m. PST or Friday, March 11 at 12 a.m. EST. Viewers in the U.K. can expect the series to drop on March 11 at 5 a.m. GMT, and Australian fans can get to binging from March 11 at 4 p.m. AEDT.

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How to watch Upload season 2 while abroad

Amazon Prime Video is available in more than 200 countries and territories around the world, so you won’t have much of an issue when it comes to watching series and movies while abroad. While you won’t have your full library of On Demand content available to you, logging into Prime Video while out of your watch region will reveal a new selection of titles marked “Watch While Abroad”. Upload is included in this list for a number of regions, but that doesn’t guarantee it will be available in every watch region.

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How many episodes will Upload season 2 have?

Season two of Upload is confirmed to have seven episodes, three fewer than its premiere season. However, fans shouldn’t feel too short changed; showrunner Greg Daniels seemingly had both seasons mapped out this way for some time. In a Collider interview from February, he said, “I pitched it all over town in 2015, and when I pitched it, I pitched it with two seasons worked out of stories because I had had it as a book, so I had put a lot of forethought in it.”

What is the plot of Upload season 2?

In Upload season two, Nathan is at a crossroads in his (after) life. His ex-girlfriend Ingrid unexpectedly arrived at Lakeview hoping to strengthen their relationship, but his heart still secretly yearns for his customer service Angel, Nora. Meanwhile, Nora is off the grid and involved with the anti-tech rebel group “The Ludds.” 

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Season two is packed with new, near-future concepts, including Lakeview’s newest in-app digital baby program called, “prototykes,” and other satirical glimpses of the technological advances and headaches to come.

Upload season 2 release schedule: When will new episodes release?

All seven episodes of Upload season two will be made available via Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab) on Friday March 11 (or Thursday, March 10 for viewers in the west coast of the U.S. and Canada). While the synopsis for each episode is still tightly under wraps, the following is a list of each confirmed episode and title that’s ready to drop this week.

  • Upload S02E01: "Welcome Back, Mr. Brown"
  • Upload S02E02: "Dinner Party"
  • Upload S02E03: "Robin Hood"
  • Upload S02E04: "Family Day"
  • Upload S02E05: "Mind Frisk"
  • Upload S02E06: "The Outing"
  • Upload S02E07: "Download"

Upload season 1 recap

The first season of Upload was released in May of 2020, which was quite a while back. Whether you binged it during lockdown, or simply missed out on the show entirely, there’s no shame in needing a little recap on the events of Upload season one. Thankfully, Amazon has compiled some of the more important bits of the show’s premiere season to help jog your memory and get you up to speed before the release of season two.

While Amazon’s synopsis covers the main story beats, it’s hard to compress the first season’s 10-episode run into two minutes of video. If you’re a returning viewer, this simple recap may make a fine refresher, but those new to Upload should check out the first season for themselves. If so, you can watch it right now on Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab).