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‘Masters of the Air’: Where to Watch the World War II Drama Miniseries Online

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The World War II-focused follow-up to one of the most expensive (and most awards-decorated) TV miniseries is landing on Apple TV+.

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Masters of the Air — featuring an all-star cast that includes Golden Globe-winning actor Austin Butler, Saltburn star Barry Keoghan, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle and Nikolai Kinski — is the latest entry in producers Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s WWII TV trilogy, which also includes 2001’s Band of Brothers and 2010’s The Pacific.

Below, find out when to stream Masters of Air online, the episode release schedule and more.

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Where and When to Watch Masters of the Air Online

An Apple Originals exclusive, Masters of the Air’s first two episodes will be streaming on Apple TV+ on Friday, Jan. 26. You can watch the series online for free with a seven-day trial to Apple TV+.

Created by John Shiban and John Orloff, Masters of the Air takes place during WWII on the European front and follows the crew of the 100th Bomb Group, a B-17 Flying Fortress unit (nicknamed the “Bloody Hundredth”) that battled German fighter pilots in the sky from behind enemy lines. The series centers on Gale “Buck” Cleven (Golden Globe-winning actor Austin Butler) and John “Bucky” Egan (Callum Turner), as two majors joining the crew in 1943.

The new series also stars Stephen Campbell Moore, Sawyer Spielberg, Isabel May and others.

THR‘s Daniel Fienberg says of the series in his review, “It boasts a mammoth ensemble of young stars in various states of ascension, requires an astonishing quantity of technical effects to achieve its high-flying narrative and, when its key moments land, is equal parts breathtaking, exhilarating and rousingly inspirational.”

Looking to sign up for Apple TV+? There are many other ways to watch the streaming service for free or less than its usual $9.99 monthly cost. Learn more about the best Apple TV+ deals here, and keep reading below for the episode release schedule, including the finale date.

Masters of the Air: Premiere Date, Episode Release Schedule

Masters of the Air is available to stream on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes starting Jan. 26. The miniseries spans nine episodes, and new ones will be released every Friday until the finale drops on March 15. Cary Joji Fukunaga directed the first four episodes, and subsequent episodes were directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Dee Rees and Tim Van Patten.

Don’t have an Apple TV+ subscription? Sign up for a seven-day trial to watch Masters of the Air for free, along with other TV shows such as For All Mankind, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Lessons in Chemistry, Invasion, The Morning Show, Ted Lasso, Severance, Long Way Up and much more.

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Where to Buy Masters of the Air Book Online

The TV series is based on the best-selling book Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany by Donald L. Miller. It was first published in 2007.

It’s available at Amazon as a paperback for $19 (reg. $22), as a Kindle ebook for $15 and as an audiobook for $41 (reg. $47) on Audible.

Where to Stream WWII Miniseries 'Masters of Air' Online for Free
Where to Stream WWII Miniseries 'Masters of Air' Online for Free

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Not an Audible member? Sign up for a 30-day free trial and get two free audiobooks (including Masters of the Air). The service usually auto-renews at $14.99 per month. Learn more about Audible here.

How to Watch Masters of the Air-Related Shows

Following 2001’s Band of Brothers and 2010’s The Pacific, Masters of the Air is the third entry in the WWII miniseries franchise produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Each series follows a group of young soldiers fighting on different fronts during the war.

Although Masters of the Air is on Apple TV+, you can find Band of Brothers and The Pacific streaming on Max for subscribers only, since both were HBO TV series in 2001 and 2010, respectively.

Here’s where to watch all three of the WWII TV series online:

Not a Max subscriber? You can watch Band of Brothers and The Pacific with Max starting at $9.99 per month for the ad-supported plan. Go ad-free for $15.99 per month, or go 4K with the Ultimate plan at $19.99 per month.

Max subscribers can access hundreds of movies and TV series, such as Avatar: The Way of Water, Barbie, Blue Beetle, Dune, Succession, Barry, The Gilded Age and more. Additionally, subscribers can watch live sports with B/R Sports with NBA, NHL and other sports leagues.

In the meantime, stream Masters of the Air starting Friday on Apple TV+.

Watch 'Masters of the Air' on Apple TV+

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