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The Last of Us episode 1 is free to watch on YouTube
Watch the beginning of Joel and Ellie's adventure, no subscription required
The first episode of HBO’s recently released and highly praised The Last of Us TV series has been uploaded on YouTube to watch for free.
You can find the video over on HBO’s and Sky TV’s official YouTube channel. It contains the full video, playable at 1080p with subtitles.
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: The Last of Us
📺 You can watch the first episode of The Last of Us on YouTube
💪 HBO has uploaded the video on its official channel
😲 It gives us a taste of the highly-praised drama
👀 And those of us who don’t subscribe to HBO Max a sneak peek
The show usually airs on HBO Max in the US, or Sky Atlantic and NowTV in the UK. If you don’t have access to those platforms, this gives you a handy way of checking out the show – although HBO will be hoping you like it so much that you take out a subscription to the streaming subscription so you can watch the rest of it.
The Last of Us TV show has proven to be a hit with critics who have praised everything from its reverence for the source material to its evocative characters. Many have called it the best video game adaptation of all time.
If you have caught The Last of Us bug but don’t want to or can’t watch the whole show, PS Plus Premium members can play a free trial of The Last of Us Part 1 remaster that was released last year.was full of praise for the game in his The Last of Us Part 1 review. Its sumptuous visuals, improved AI and captivating story, which held all of the punch from the first time around, make it one of the better remasters of the last few years. Its high price tag grated many people the wrong way, but at least it’ll be cheaper on PC when it eventually hops systems this March.
They’ll likely be a second season of the TV show following the events of The Last of Us Part 2, but it might be wise to rein in your expectations for a third. Naughty has said Last of Us 3 could happen in the future, but it’s under no pressure from Sony to churn out another sequel.
For the likes of us who don’t have an HBO Max or NowTV subscription, it’s great to see The Last of Us’s first episode on YouTube. I’m intrigued by the series, but not excited as to rush out and become a member of yet another streaming service. This should satiate my curiosity.
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