How To Watch The X-Files For Free In Australia

How To Watch The X-Files For Free In Australia
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The world’s in a bad place but there’s still some good news for Australian sci-fi geeks— every season of The X-Files is available for streaming in Australia and it’s completely free.

Every tin foil hat wearer’s favourite TV show, The X-Files, is again available for streaming in Australia after the original nine seasons vanished from streaming services a little while back. If you’re finding yourself with a whole lot more time on your hands as of late, it’s a classic series to pass the time.

Forget what on Earth happened in those original nine seasons of extraterrestrial mysteries and will-they, won’t-they moments? Let’s re-jig your memory without giving away too much.

Most episodes of the show featured ‘monsters of the week’ that required lead FBI detectives, Dr Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), to investigate the unexplained phenomena and stop it in its tracks.

There were ice parasites that made people hyper-violent, time-travelling ghost ships and a town full of vampires. And, of course, plenty of possible UFO encounters Dr Scully was extremely sceptical of (we stan).

You could certainly say the show’s 10-year run was filled with some colourful times.

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How to watch The X-Files for free in Australia

You can thank SBS On Demand for serving up all 11 seasons — not just the recent revival seasons. To watch some of those 218 episodes, head to SBS On Demand and load up your preferred season.

Sure, there will be some ads here and there but it’s also not costing you a single cent.

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This article was originally published in April 2020.