How to watch The Wire in Australia

The early 2000s HBO era was one for the ages, with no shortage of entertaining and hard-hitting shows hitting the channel. While not all of us would’ve been able to watch it when they initially aired – partially thanks to Australia’s usual struggle of getting American shows Down Under – but thankfully we’ve come a long since then. But if you’ve missed the golden era of HBO and are looking to make amends, where exactly can you watch shows like The Wire? Find out in this Canstar Blue guide.

How to watch The Wire

The Wire is available to stream on both BINGE and Foxtel, or can be purchased from iTunes and Telstra TV Box Office.

Watch The Wire on BINGE

The entire series of The Wire – all five seasons – is available to stream on BINGE.

Sign up to BINGE

Up for some more police work? Check out what’s on BINGE! Prices start at $10 per month for a basic package and go up to $18 per month. Check out the plan inclusions in the below table. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
Binge logo

BINGE Basic Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 1 screens at the same time
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $10 over one month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $10
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Standard Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $14 over one month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $14
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Premium Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $18 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $18
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site

Watch The Wire on Foxtel

Similarly to BINGE, Foxtel offers all seasons of The Wire to be streamed.

Watch The Wire on iTunes

All five seasons of The Wire can be purchased through iTunes for $29.99 each.

Watch The Wire on Telstra TV Box Office

Telstra TV Box Office has all five seasons of The Wire available to purchase and download, with individual episodes costing $2.99 each, with seasons costing $27.99 each.

What is The Wire about?

The Wire is set in the US city of Baltimore, a city where its inhabitants and the police force are seemingly at odds, with the series exploring a different industry or institution each season, including illegal drug trade, public schooling, and the media. Loosely based on the experiences of a former police report and former police detective, The Wire follows homicide detective Jimmy McNulty as he tries to uncover various crimes that happen throughout his city, and the effects that each case has on the city, and himself.

Photo Credit: BINGE

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