My has time flown! It's been over 20 years since One Tree Hill premiered on The WB and the drama is still being talked about to this day. It's one of those hits in its time that's become a TV classic as its aged. New viewers come across the series and old fans revisit their favorite moments all the time. But, in the age of streaming, many shows don't have a streaming platform that they'll stay on and likely won't ever leave. As such, it's up to us to track down where they're streaming.
Thankfully this aughts drama has three ways to watch it so you have more than one option to turn to when you're ready to sit down and revisit these teens, and later adults, as they move through life in Tree Hill, North Carolina. Let's start with the streamer who's likely to carry the series for a long time.
As a Warner Bros. Television series, it should come as no surprise that One Tree Hill is available to stream on Warner Bros. Discovery's streaming service. All nine seasons call the platform home. If you don't have a Max subscription, there are three plans you can sign-up for to watch the show:
- With ads: $9.99/month, stream content on up to 2 devices at once in Full HD resolution
- Ad-free: $15.99/month, stream content up to 2 devices at once in Full HD resolution without ads. You'll also be able to download up to 30 titles to watch while you're on the go and offline.
- Ultimate Ad-free: $19.99/month, stream content on up to 4 devices at once in 4K Ultra HD (when available) without ads. This plan comes with Dolby Atmos immersive audio (when available) and up to 100 downloads to watch titles on the go and offline.
Your second option is Hulu. While there's no guarantee that the series won't leave the streamer at some point in the future, it's still streaming there for now. Like with Max, all nine seasons are available to watch but this service also provides subscribers with curated playlists for episodes that feature the best Lucas/Peyton (Leyton), Nathan/Haley (Naley), and Brooke, Peyton, and Haley (as a trio) moments. That's super helpful for fans who want a shipper/friendship primer for One Tree Hill.
If you're looking to pay for a plan, here's what you need to know:
- Hulu (with ads): Get your first month free if you're a first time subscriber. The plan is $7.99/month. You'll have full access to the streamer's originals, series that air on TV, kid shows, movies, and more.
- Hulu (without ads): Get your first month free if you're a first time subscriber. The plan is $17.99/month. Like the plan with ads, you'll have full access to the streamer's services, but you won't have to put up with ads interrupting your viewing experience.
- For details on the streamer's bundles and Hulu + Live TV, click here.
Video on demand
Your last option, if you don't want to subscriber to Max or Hulu but you do want to stream the show, is video on demand. You can purchase or rent whole seasons of the series on platforms like Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, and Apple TV. Singular episodes can cost as low as $1.99 depending on the platform. All nine seasons can cost as much as $259.91, according to TV Guide.
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