Here's Where You Can Stream Or Buy Every Season Of Star Trek: Enterprise

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(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: "Star Trek: Enterprise")

"Star Trek: Enterprise" — originally just called "Enterprise" — debuted in September of 2001, and broke with a lot of long-held "Star Trek" traditions. For one, it was the first "prequel" in "Star Trek," set a century before the events of the original series. For the sticklers: "Enterprise" was set from 2151 to 2155 (with an epilogue in 2161), while the original series was set from 2265 to 2269. It was also going to be the first "Star Trek" series since 1993 that ran all by itself without a second series running simultaneously. There was a time when you could watch new episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" in the same week, and, after that, "DS9" and "Star Trek: Voyager." The 1990s were a blessed time for "Star Trek." 

Secondly, it dropped "Star Trek" from the title — a decision they would eventually undo — and, thirdly, the theme song was not an orchestral piece, but a soft rock Rod Stewart ballad sung by Russell Watson. That last thing is easily one of the worst things about the show, if not "Star Trek" in general. Also, by late 2001 "Voyager" had come to an end and this unusual new show set in the past, starring all new characters, featuring all new alien species, and sporting a new aesthetic (the effects were slicker, the design more industrial) now had to carry the torch all by its lonesome. 

It did ... okay. "Enterprise" had trouble finding an audience, and lasted only four seasons (the previous three shows had lasted seven each). But now, years later, it's ripe for a revisit. Here's where you can watch it, and make up your own mind.

Star Trek is Everywhere

"Enterprise" is currently available to stream for free on: Paramount+, Prime Video, and Hulu. 

If you are uncomfortable subscribing to things, and you prefer the purchase-and-download method, you can buy episodes of "Enterprise" on AppleTV, iTunes, Amazon ($2.99 per HD episode, $1.99 per SD episode, and $34.99 for a season), the Google Play store, and the most popular option, Vudu, which is currently offering seasons one, two, and three for only $19.99 each. Season four is $34.99.

The studio politics behind "Star Trek" are too complicated to get into here (it involved a split — and a reunion — of Viacom/Paramount and CBS), but whoever negotiated the streaming rights to "Star Trek" did us all a great favor. "Star Trek" wasn't stingy about keeping its entire TV catalogue available on whatever streaming service that would have them. As such, for many years, no matter what service you subscribed to, you likely had access to every single episode of every single "Star Trek" to date (although access to the animated series was a little rarer). 

Since the launch of Paramount+, previously CBS All Access, all "Star Trek" streaming moved there, but many of the "Trek" shows remained scattered elsewhere. It's only the many, many new shows ("Discovery," "Short Treks," "Picard," "Lower Decks," "Prodigy," "Strange New Worlds," "Section 31," "Worf: The College Years") that are on Paramount+ exclusively.

Home Video Editions Galore!

For those of us who are still hooked on physical media, "Star Trek" is pretty widely available. While "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager" have only been released on DVD — and will likely never get a proper Blu-ray release –  the original series, the animated series, NextGen, and "Enterprise" have all been released on Blu-ray. There is a very nice Complete Series Blu-ray of "Enterprise" available for about $70 on Amazon and other online sellers, and single seasons, while initially expensive, are now a steal at under $20 each through most online shops. 

The 2005 DVDs of "Enterprise" are not actively in print, but they are widely available on the second-hand market. These were particularly notable because of the weird, oversized plastic shells that snapped around the DVD cases. This ensured that they would never fit well on any shelves. The oversized boxes, however, made them easy to spot them at the DVD shop. The DVD shop that you physically entered in order to buy your physical media. It was a thing. It was a thing we all used to do. "Enterprise" was not released on VHS in the United States, but there were VHS releases in England and in Ireland. If you have them, you have something rare indeed.