Here’s How to Watch ‘Sex and the City’ to Relive What Happened Before ‘And Just Like That’

"Sex and the City"
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If you couldn’t help but wonder if there’s a way to watch Sex and the City online for free, we have good news for you. There is a way, but you will need to act fast.

Sex and the City premiered on HBO in July 1998 and ran for six seasons before its series finale in February 2004. The show, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001, starred Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) and Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) as four New York women in the late ’90s and early ’00s. The series was followed by two movies, Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2, in 2008 and 2010.

In January 2021, SJP confirmed in an Instagram post that a Sex and the City revival was set for HBO Max. The miniseries, titled And Just Like That…, premiered in December 2021 and stars Parker, Davis and Nixon. Michael Patrick King, the series’ executive producer, also returned. Cattrall, however, didn’t come back amid reports of her years-long feud with SJP. In an interview with CNN in 2018, Cattrall confirmed that she has no interest in ever playing Samantha again. “Me playing her, that I can assure you will never happen. For me it’s over, it’s over with no regrets,” she said at the time. After she announced the revival, SJP confirmed that Cattrall won’t return as Samantha, but denied that the two have bad blood. I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isn’t part of this story, but she will always be a part of us. No matter where we are or what we do. X,” she responded to a fan on Instagram who claimed that SJP “dislikes” Cattrall.

How to watch Sex and the City online

Sex and the City is available to stream on HBO Max, which offers two plans: a $9.99 per month ad-supported plan and a $14.99 per month ad-free plan. Both plans also offer yearly subscriptions. The ad-supported plan offers a $99.99 per year subscription (which saves users about $20 from the monthly price) and the ad-free plan offers a $149.99 per year subscription (which saves users about $30 from the monthly price.)

How to watch Sex and the City online for free

So how can one watch Sex and the City online for free? Read on for our tips and tricks to stream Sex and the City at no cost—even if you don’t have an HBO Max subscription yet.

Watch Sex and the City With Hulu’s HBO Max Free Trial

While HBO Max doesn’t have a free trial, customers can still try out the service for free via Hulu’s HBO Max free trial. The service allows users to try both Hulu and HBO Max for free for seven days, which is enough time to test out the site before subscribing. Just be sure to set a reminder to cancel your subscription before you’re charged. After the trial ends, the service will cost $14.99 to add HBO Max to one’s Hulu account.

Watch Sex and the City With AT&T’s Free HBO Max Subscription

If you’re an AT&T customer (or know someone who is), you may be eligible for a free HBO Max subscription. The first step is to check if your AT&T plans includes a free HBO Max subscription. Eligible plans include: AT&T Unlimited Elite, AT&T Unlimited Plus, AT&T Unlimited Plus Enhanced, AT&T Unlimited Choice, AT&T Unlimited Choice II, AT&T Unlimited Choice Enhanced and AT&T Unlimited & More Premium. If you have one of these plans, you’re eligible for a complimentary HBO Max account. There are FAQs with instructions on how to claim your free HBO Max subscription here and here.

How to watch Sex and the City movies online for free

For those who want to watch the movies, both Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 are also available to stream on HBO Max. Users can sign up for a seven-day free trial to HBO Max via Hulu or receive a free subscription if they’re an AT&T subscriber. (Read above for more details.) Both movies are also available to rent for $3.99 on Amazon or buy for $9.99. Watch Sex and the City: The Movie here
and Sex and the City 2 here
.

How to watch And Just Like That online for free

Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That…A New Chapter in Sex and the City, premiered in December 2021 and is also available to stream on HBO Max. Users can sign up for a seven-day free trial to HBO Max via Hulu or receive a free subscription if they’re an AT&T subscriber. (Click here for more details.)

Who was in the Sex and the City cast?

The main Sex and the City cast included Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw; Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones; Kristin Davis as Charlotte York; and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes. Read on for the full Sex and the City cast.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw
  • Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones
  • Kristin Davis as Charlotte York
  • Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes
  • Chris Noth as Mr. Big / John James Preston
  • David Eigenberg as Steve Brady
  • Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch
  • Kyle MacLachlan as Trey MacDougal
  • John Corbett as Aidan Shaw
  • Evan Handler as Harry Goldenblatt
  • Jason Lewis as Smith Jerrod
  • Lynn Cohen as Magda
  • James Remar as Richard Wright
  • Mario Cantone as Anthony Marantino
  • Frances Sternhagen as Bunny MacDougal
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov as Aleksandr Petrovsky
  • Ron Livingston as Jack Berger
  • Bridget Moynahan as Natasha Naginsky
  • Ben Weber as Skipper Johnston

Sex and the City is available to stream on HBO Max. Here’s how to watch it for free.

Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell by Amy Sohn

"Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell"

Image: Courtesy of Gallery Books.


For more about And Just Like That and Sex and the City, read HBO’s official companion book, Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell. The book, written by dating columnist and screenwriter Amy Sohn, is filled with behind-the-scenes secrets from Sex and the City‘s six seasons and details on the real-life stories that inspired the show’s shocking episodes. The book also includes 750 full-color photographs from filming the series, as well as an introduction written by none other than Sarah Jessica Parker. With fun facts on how many dates Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda really went on to never-been-told secrets about Carrie’s most outrageous (and fabulous) outfits, Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell is a must-read for any SATC superfan.

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