How to Watch ‘Big Little Lies’ on Amazon Prime

Out of the loop with Big Little Lies? After premiering in 2017, the HBO series was on hiatus and season two episodes began airing on June 9, 2019. The women of Monterey are back to their drama and if you’ve missed some episodes or want to start binge-watching now, you have options.

First, a little background for those who aren’t in the know about Big Little Lies. Based on the novel by Liane Moriarty, the story is a murder mystery centered in the affluent beach community of Monterey. The core of the show revolves around five women and their families, played by stars Reese Witherspoon, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Nicole Kidman.

Part thriller, part dark comedy, it’s infused with themes of domestic violence, divorce, helicopter parenting, and the power of the privileged. There’s humor, pettiness, despair, and cringe-worthy moments galore, making it one of HBO’s critically acclaimed dramas. Fans love it, and that’s why it was brought back for a second season.

Of course, the show can be watched live on HBO, but if you prefer to stream it on your own time, Amazon offers several choices. Check out how you can catch up on the streaming service.

'Big Little Lies' cast members.
‘Big Little Lies’ cast members: Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon. | Getty Images/Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Watch ‘Big Little Lies’ using an Amazon HBO subscription

One of the more cost-effective methods to indulge in the show is by purchasing an HBO subscription with Amazon Prime Video. That can be done three different ways: Amazon Prime HBO channel, HBO NOW, or HBO GO. Sign up for any of these options with your Prime membership and you can watch all HBO content on Amazon Fire TV (Stick, Box, or Cube) or any other device.

Option one is to buy the HBO Prime Video Channel from Amazon via your Fire TV device or your computer. If you don’t already have HBO, Amazon offers a free 7-day trial period. After that, the monthly price is $14.99. All billing is done through Amazon and the show can streamed through the Prime Video app on any device or simply through Prime Video.

A separate option is the “HBO NOW” app. It does not require cable, but you will need to sign in with your Amazon Prime account and download the app. Once that’s set up, you can stream Big Little Lies and other HBO content through the Prime app on Fire TV or another device. This service is also offers a 7-day free trial and monthly fee of $14.99. If you choose to watch Big Little Lies on your computer, then go to HBONOW.com and sign in with your Amazon account credentials. For more information on how to stream content on your phone, tablet, or computer, visit the HBO Now Help Center.

But guess what else? If you already have an HBO subscription with your cable provider, you can still watch the series via Amazon through the “HBO GO” app. It’s free on Amazon Prime Video for those with existing HBO accounts, and all you have to do is download it and start watching instantly, including new episodes.  

Buy ‘Big Little Lies’ from Amazon Prime directly

If you want to skip the HBO subscription because: A. You didn’t finish binge-watching both seasons during the free trial period or, B. You only want to watch Big Little Lies and nothing else, then you can purchase the show through Amazon.

Right now, individual season one episodes are available for $3.99 each in HD, and $2.99 in SD. The full season in HD can be had for $24.99, and SD goes for $19.99. Season two is not yet available for direct purchase without an HBO subscription.

Loyal Amazon Prime users who are into Big Little Lies may find the platform to be the most convenient way to keep up with the show. In case you didn’t hear, Meryl Streep is bringing fire to season two so now might be the time to invest in it. If you’re still on the fence, know that the soundtrack alone is worth it, but you can always buy the book on Amazon.