The live action Halo show on Paramount Plus is already on its second episode this week, but the first is now available for free on YouTube. As long as you are in the US you can access the first episode of Halo on Youtube.
The Halo show is nothing like the games, and roadside video game reporter Ash Parrish, a self-confessed Halo Lore hobbyist, says it offers “a much more compelling look at the Master Chief than anything the games have done so far.”
Halo stars Pablo Schreiber from american gods as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone or California as dr. Halsey, and Jen Taylor, the voice actress for Cortana in the Halo games, as an AI assistant to Master Chief. The show has already been renewed for a second season and debuted on March 24 on Paramount Plus.
This isn’t the first time streaming services have tried to trick people into subscriptions with free episodes on YouTube. The pilot episode of the Star Trek: Picard series appeared on YouTube a few years ago, and Tuca & Bertie’s The first episode of season two is also free on YouTube.
If you are interested in watching the first episode of the Halo show, we’ve embedded it above. New episodes air weekly on Paramount Plus in the US, Canada and Australia, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can take advantage of a free 30-day membership to Paramount Plus.