How to watch Insecure

Insecure — otherwise known as Issa Rae’s cry and laugh fest — has been growing its fandom since 2016. Its storyline goes a little like this: Issa and Molly are two young black women navigating the ups and downs of their personal and professional lives.

As well as the usual love life problems and hilarious mishaps, the show also explores the modern black experience. Straying far from one-dimensional stereotypes, Insecure offers a relatable look at racial and social issues, and how these play out in the lives of two 20-somethings.

When does Insecure season 4 premiere?

Catch Insecure‘s season 4 premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 12, at 10 pm ET. 

Fans have had a while to wait for the new season, thanks to Rae’s newfound fame. (The last season aired all the way back in 2018.) But she’s worked hard to please Insecure watchers by extending the fourth season to 10 episodes.

So what can you expect? Well, the season 3 finale saw the return of Lyft Bae after disappearing from Issa’s life. We also watched Issa begin prioritizing her career over romance. The new season’s trailer gives insight into Issa’s new community organizer role, Molly’s budding relationship problems, and a potential source of conflict in the form of new pal Condola. (Turns out she’s dating Issa’s former partner Lawrence.)

The friends will also deal with turning 30 — an occasion that will prompt them to weigh both new and old relationships to see who deserves to accompany them in the next part of their lives.

All members of the original cast will star in the fourth season. So expect to see Rae, Yvonne Orji (Molly), Jay Ellis (Lawrence), Amanda Seales (Tiffany), and more. The series has also welcomed another A-lister to its director line-up with Kerry Washington agreeing to take the helm of one new-season episode. (Previous directors have included Regina King.) 

How to stream Insecure online

Thankfully, you don’t have to be a cable subscriber to soak up each and every episode. Here are the live TV streaming services that currently offer HBO, so you can watch Insecure online:

Amazon Prime Video

If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you can access HBO’s long list of shows via Prime Video Channels. A Prime subscription costs $12.99/mo. or $119 annually, and accessing HBO will cost you $14.99/mo. on top of those fees. Amazon Prime Video lets you watch on-demand content from more than 100 premium networks, including Cinemax, Comedy Central, and Showtime. Some channels even let you stream shows live as they air on TV.

Existing Prime members can try HBO free for a week. If you’re not a member, you can enjoy a 30-day free trial of Prime. (However, you’ll only be able to try HBO after signing up for Amazon Prime.) Up to three different videos can be streamed at the same time, but the same video can only be watched on two devices at once.


Both of AT&T TV Now’s most popular packages contain HBO. Plus costs $65/mo. and features more than 45 TV channels, while the Max plan is $80/mo. with over 60 channels. The service has five more packages, although none of these features HBO. The service offers an entertainment-focused plan for $93/mo. and a 125+ channel package for $135/mo. A Spanish-language package is also available for $86/mo.

Whichever option you go for, you’ll get three simultaneous streams. The service’s True Cloud DVR feature also provides a whopping 500 hours of storage, with each recording saved for up to 90 days. Try AT&T TV Now for free for a week.


HBO has its own streaming service — HBO Now. It lets users watch on-demand content and current episodes as they air on TV. Three people can stream HBO shows at the same time, and you can try the service for free for an entire month. After that, it’ll cost you $14.99/mo.


Hulu offers four subscription plans. Two only give access to the service’s extensive on-demand catalog, which includes Hulu originals like The Handmaid’s Tale, while the other two let you watch both on-demand and live content. The first on-demand plan costs $5.99/mo. To remove commercials, you can subscribe to Hulu No Ads for $11.99/mo.

But to watch HBO via Hulu, you’ll need to subscribe to one of the service’s live TV plans. The cheapest costs $54.99/mo. The second option, costing $60.99/mo., allows you to watch on-demand content ad-free. You’ll also need to purchase the HBO add-on for an additional $14.99/mo. (A seven-day free trial is available.) 

Base plans allow Hulu users to stream content to 2 devices at once and record up to 50 hours. But an extra $9.99/mo. will give you unlimited simultaneous stream — that means up to 5 in-home devices and 3 mobiles. DVR storage can also be upgraded to 200 hours for a further $9.99/mo. 

The final cut

The hype for Insecure is showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re preparing for upcoming seasons or planning to binge watch every episode, take advantage of free trials from popular streaming services like Hulu. You really won’t regret it.

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