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The first season of 2021 Gossip Girl is split into two parts, the first part already full of new heartbreaks, betrayals, backstabbing. An all-new cast of wealthy Gen Z private schoolers also took to Instagram instead of the blogosphere to hash out their interpersonal drama. The reboot caught the attention of fans of the original series for its focus on social media and a more diverse cast.
Before the second half of season one airs in November, you can catch up on all the glamor, gossip, and intrigue (or rewatch the original G.G.). Here’s how to binge-watch the first season of Gossip Girl online.
How to Watch Gossip Girl 2021 Online
You can stream part one of the Gossip Girl reboot’s first season with an HBO Max subscription. While it hasn’t officially been renewed for a season two yet, the first season consists of 12 episodes split into two six-episodes parts. Gossip Girl season one part one wrapped up August 12th, and with season one part two airing in November 2021.
The streaming service costs $14.99 a month, and with a subscription, you can either stream the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max each week, or wait to binge it all at once. Your HBO Max subscription also gets you access to the streamer’s other acclaimed series like Insecure and The Sopranos, as well as highly-anticipated specials like the Friends reunion. You’ll also get instant access to HBO Max’s slate of movies premiering same-day in theaters, like In the Heights.
Need a budget-friendly option? The streamer just launched an ad-supported plan that lets you watch HBO Max for just $9.99 a month. If you’ve been considering signing up, now’s the time—the HBO Max deal is 33% off a regular subscription price.
You can also try the new annual plan, which gives you 16% off HBO Max if you prepay for 12 months of service ($99.99 with ads, $149.99 without). That HBO Max deal gets you a subscription for cheaper than paying month to month.
How to Watch the Original Gossip Girl Online
If you want to watch the original Gossip Girl online, HBO Max is also re-airing the entire series right now on its platform.
Your HBO Max subscription lets you stream both the original and reboot Gossip Girl series free online in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos from your computer, phone or through your TV (note: you’ll need a 4K-compatible device to play 4K content on your TV; we recommend the Fire TV Stick 4K, which is just $49.99 right now).
How to Watch Gossip Girl Free Online
Just like Disney+, HBO Max doesn’t currently offer a free trial. However, there’s still a way for you to stream all of the service’s content for free, all without playing the regular $14.99 monthly subscription.
Hulu currently offers a 7-day free trial here that includes HBO Max. You’ll get instant access to all of Hulu’s programming plus all of HBO’s programming to watch free for a week. You can use it to stream Gossip Girl free online, and catch up on other summer blockbusters as they premiere simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.
Another way to watch both Gossip Girl series free on HBO Max is if you become an AT&T subscriber (or if you’re one already). When you sign up for one of AT&T’s wireless phone, internet or TV plans, you’ll get HBO Max included for free, which will let you stream Gossip Girl online for free. You can sign up for either AT&T’s Unlimited Elite phone, AT&T’s Internet 1000 WiFi or AT&T’s TV Choice plans, which all offer a free subscription to HBO Max. See the full list of plans here.
How to Watch Gossip Girl Without an HBO Max Subscription
Besides HBO Max, your best bet for re-watching the original Gossip Girl series is by purchasing it on Blu-ray or DVD. Amazon currently has this complete series collection available for sale online. You’ll always have access to any of the seasons in the series at any time, even if you don’t have WiFi to stream it, or don’t want to pay for a monthly subscription to HBO Max.
Watching Gossip Girl on DVD is also a good option if you’ve never seen the original series before and want to check it out before streaming the reboot on HBO Max.