The popular spin-off of ABC Original The Fosters entered its fourth season in September 2022, with Callie and Mariana tying up some loose ends from the last season while dealing with new challenges at The Coterie.
As each new episode drops in the US, you might be left waiting anywhere from days to weeks before the videos become available in Canada. What you need is to find the right place to watch the cast of Good Trouble solve their problems in the good old Foster fashion.
So where can you watch your favorite sisters try to make a living after they’ve moved, not just from their moms’ home, but from ABC to Freeform? Luckily, there are a few different websites to choose from, with a variety of subscriptions you can buy or just check out for a month for free!
Which Streaming Service Has Good Trouble?
There is more than a handful of good streaming sites that host movies and series that would draw you in. But what you and your family get depends on where you’re watching from, so let’s see what popular streaming sites have Good Trouble on their roster. It might just end up with you making the switch to a new subscription.
Is Good Trouble on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is probably your best option for watching Good Trouble in Canada. You get all four seasons on the platform, with new episodes released 24 hours after the US.
The monthly subscription cost comes to $7.99, with the option of an annual fee of $79. The annual fee essentially cuts you down to $6.58 a month.
If you were to compare that to the US subscription cost, factoring in the current exchange rate, you end up paying the same regardless of where you watch Good Trouble.
You’ll see why this comparison factors in later in the article.
Amazon Prime gives you a 30-day free trial every year with an annual subscription. That means if you cancel your subscription, you can get another free 30 days the following year. If you want, you can cancel your subscription before the 30 days end and still have access to Prime for the rest of your subscription’s terms.
Is Good Trouble on Disney Plus?
Canadians get to watch the first two seasons of Good Trouble on Disney Plus. It’s not the whole series, but it’s all that you get with a basic Disney Plus account in Canada. There are rumors of it releasing all seasons, but that is yet to bear fruit.
A Disney Plus subscription is priced at $11.99 per month in Canada. Alternatively, you can get a yearly subscription at $119.99. If our basic maths isn’t failing us, then it seems that you’re only paying for 10 months, rather than 12 with this deal!
The US, on the other hand, pays around $79.99 for a year’s subscription. With the exchange rate factored in, US prices are a bit on the cheaper side.
Unfortunately, there are no free trials available for new sign-ups to Disney Plus.
Is Good Trouble on Hulu Canada?
Besides its TV counterpart, Freeform, Hulu is the platform that releases new episodes of Good Trouble each week.
Hulu’s plans come down to $79.99 USD for a yearly subscription, which includes ad breaks throughout each episode. The same rules, but at a monthly cost, will round up to $7,99 USD. If you want to watch – most – of your shows without ads, you can pay $14,99 USD a month. Students also get a massive discount of $1,99 USD a month.
Now, you might have noticed those USDs dangling off of each price there. That’s because the only caveat with Hulu is that it isn’t available in Canada. So how does this help?
How do I create a Hulu account in Canada?
Due to geo-restrictions, Hulu cannot provide its service outside of the US. Thanks to licensing agreements with the creators of Good Trouble, its broadcast is limited to inside the US.
But that doesn’t necessarily stop you. As long as you have the right VPN to use it. We’ll go into more detail later in the article, but the basics are thus:
- Download a premium VPN.
- Open the VPN app and sign in.
- Connect to your preferred server from the list.
- Make sure your location and GPS are turned off.
- Head to your website of choice.
- Click on the “Try it Free” option.
From here, you can either create a new user with that country’s credit card or PayPal account, or you can log in if you already have a friend’s login details.
How To Watch Good Trouble on Freeform in Canada?
Freeform is a basic cable channel in the US with a website that hosts many of its shows. You can easily access this website through third-party streaming services like Hulu as well. Some of their shows are even available in other countries through third-party TV Channels.
Freeform’s parent company, ABC, isn’t a part of the international market, partly because ABC is, in turn, owned by Disney, which already shares its content with other streaming sites like the ones we mentioned earlier.
This means that Good Trouble is released first on Freeform and then to the rest of the world a day later. But that isn’t the end of the story.
Remember how we mentioned that Freeform has a website that hosts content for US viewers? With the help of a VPN, you can access this content the same day it launches.
Using a VPN
You might have heard of VPNs from the millions of adverts on YouTube by now. In essence, a VPN is a service that allows you to access content from other countries that would normally be blocked in your area. Lots of streaming services do this for various reasons, such as licensing limitations.
If you already have an account on one of the above services, then you can’t use your old Canadian streaming account to access their US library. With or without a VPN. Your old account is locked to its country, so there won’t be any changes to how many seasons you can see of your favorite show.
You will need to subscribe to your streaming service of choice with a USA-specific account. But to do that, you will need an American IP address. And that is where a VPN plays its role.
For most online streaming services, you will need a credit card or a PayPal account that is linked to that area.
Alternatively, if you have a friend in the country that your VPN is set to, then they might even be kind enough to lend you their login details.
How a VPN Works
The short and the long story both start with your IP address. Every computer has one, and it displays some important information about your computer, such as its physical location.
Streaming Video on Demand services keeps track of the IP addresses of everyone that logs in. Since you can tell a person’s location from their IP, they can use this to block anyone from content that is not available in their country.
VPNs mask your original IP address and allow you to set it to anywhere else in the world. By submitting a different address, sites like Paramount Plus will think you’re signing in from the US.
Why You Shouldn’t Use a Free VPN
The main reason why you shouldn’t bother with something that is marketed as a free VPN is that it likely isn’t free in the first place.
These types of VPNs end up bombarding you with advertisements or, even worse, stealing your data. Almost all free VPNs are simply scams.
Streaming platforms are also a lot wearier than these sketchy programs logging onto their websites. This causes them to be banned very quickly.
A Quick Recap of Good Trouble
After the ending events of The Fosters, the Foster siblings Callie & Mariana move to Los Angeles, in an apartment building called The Coterie.
Since they leave home to embark on their new adult lives together in LA, Callie (Maia Mitchell) graduates from UCSD Law School and starts a career in law, working as a clerk for Judge Wilson (Roger Bart).
Meanwhile, Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) graduates from MIT and works as a software engineer trying to launch her new app idea.
The two sisters kick off their adult life with a host of friendly characters such as Malika (Zuri Adele) a bartender and political activist, Alice (Sherry Cola) the building manager of The Coterie apartment building, Gael (Tommy Martinez) who is a graphic designer and artist who falls for Callie, and Davia (Emma Hunton) a body-positive influencer and teacher.
Between work drama, new friendships, and very complicated love lives, the girls and their roommates have been put through the wringer.
In Good Trouble season 4, Callie gets caught up in Kathleen and her legal lamentations, while Evan and Mariana’s relationship takes a new turn in the wake of managerial changes at his company, Speckulate.