If you're looking for something to cheer you up at the end of this trash fire of a year, it certainly isn't Black Mirror. Charlie Brooker's techno horror anthology series is back at the end of December with six new episodes guaranteed to make you weep for humanity. But hey, if you want to indulge in realities that are somehow worse than ours, here's what you need to know.
Netflix acquired the rights to Black Mirror following its second season, and is now treated as a Netflix Original. As such, the only place you'll find season four is on Netflix. The good news is, you can watch it regardless of your package. If you need a refresh, Netflix's three subscription options are as follows.
- $9.99 per month: Standard definition, stream on one device
- $13.99 per month: High definition, stream on two devices at once
- $17.99 per month: 4K, stream on four devices at once
Black Mirror is available to stream in 4K, so if you've got a 4K ready TV - and a fast enough internet connection - it might be worth springing for Netflix's top tier.
If you're new to Netflix, you can take out a month long free trial. Since Netflix drops every episode of its original productions in one go, you could race through all four seasons of Black Mirror without paying a cent, if you really wanted to. You might need a prozac after, though.
Netflix is available on pretty much every device around. This include iOS, Android, Windows Store, web browsers on PC and Mac, most smart TVs, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.
When can I watch Black Mirror season four?
All six episodes of Black Mirror season four will hit Netflix on December 29. Based on Netflix's usual timing, we expect to see it go live at 7:01pm AEDT (NSW, ACT, Victoria, and Tasmania). That's 6:01pm AEST (Queensland), 6:31pm ACDT (SA), 5:31pm ACST (NT), and 4:01pm AWST (WA).
Can I watch Black Mirror season four anywhere other than Netflix?
The short answer is no. Since Black Mirror is produced by Netflix, it's likely that Netflix will be the only place to view season four for the foreseeable future. While the first two seasons can be purchased through services like iTunes and on DVD, they were made before Netflix acquired the rights to the series. The third series has been available on DVD internationally, but this is not available in Australia yet.
Black Mirror season four trailers
Netflix has released an individual trailer for each of the six episodes in Black Mirror season four.