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'Stranger Things' season 4 is now streaming on Netflix — here's how to watch the hit sci-fi series

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  • Netflix's "Stranger Things" returned with the first seven episodes of its fourth season on May 27.
  • The final two episodes of the season will follow on July 1.
  • Netflix starts at $10/month and goes up to $20/month for 4K streaming.

Volume one of "Stranger Things" season four hit Netflix on May 27, after a nearly three-year hiatus. The first part includes seven new episodes, and the final two installments will debut on July 1.

Set six months after the conclusion of season three, the show's core group of friends is separated for the first time and about to start high school. When a new supernatural threat makes itself known, the gang discovers they may finally be able to put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down for good. 

Check out the trailer for 'Stranger Things' season 4

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Stars David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin all return for the show's fourth season. 

"Stranger Things" has consistently earned critical acclaim since its premiere in 2016, and season four currently holds a "88% Fresh" rating on review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes

How to watch 'Stranger Things' season 4

You can now watch the first seven episodes of "Stranger Things" season four exclusively on Netflix. The first three seasons of "Stranger Things" are also included as part of a Netflix subscription. 

Netflix's Basic plan starts at $10 a month for standard definition streaming on one screen at a time. The Standard plan costs $15.49 a month for two screens at a time in high definition. For the best quality, we recommend opting for Netflix's Premium plan. This tier costs $20 a month and offers support for 4K streaming and up to four screens at once. 

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You can watch Netflix's app on most connected devices, including media players like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Chromecast, as well as Android and Apple phones, and most smart TVs. 

When is 'Stranger Things' season 4 coming out? 

Season four of "Stranger Things" will be released in two parts. Part one premiered on May 27, and part two will follow on July 1. 

How many episodes are in 'Stranger Things' season 4? 

"Stranger Things" season four consists of nine new episodes. Volume one has seven episodes, while volume two will have the final two episodes on July 1. 

The show's creators confirmed that the split release is due to the season's runtime being double that of a typical season. 

How long are episodes in 'Stranger Things' season 4?

"Stranger Things" season four features longer episodes than previous seasons, with every installment clocking in at over one hour.

Here are the final episode runtimes for 'Stranger Things' season 4:

Volume one

  • Chapter One: The Hellfire Club — one hour, 16 minutes
  • Chapter Two: Vecna's Curse — one hour, 15 minutes
  • Chapter Three: The Monster and the Superhero — one hour, three minutes
  • Chapter Four: Dear Billy — one hour, 17 minutes
  • Chapter Five: The Nina Project — one hour, 14 minutes
  • Chapter Six: The Dive — one hour, 13 minutes
  • Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab — one hour, 38 minutes

Volume two

  • Chapter Eight: Papa — one hour, 25 minutes
  • Chapter Nine: The Piggyback — two hours, 30 minutes

What time do new episodes of 'Stranger Things' premiere?

All seven episodes of volume one of "Stranger Things" season four hit Netflix at 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET on May 27. The remaining two episodes will premiere at 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET on July 1.

Has 'Stranger Things' been renewed for a fifth season? 

A still from "Stranger Things" season four. Netflix © Netflix A still from "Stranger Things" season four. Netflix

In February 2022, "Stranger Things" creators the Duffer Brothers announced that Netflix greenlit a fifth season of the show. It was also announced that the fifth season will serve as the show's last.

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