With its post-apocalyptic storyline, Dr. Stone is one of the more intriguing shonen anime series to watch online right now. 

Fortunately, you have a lot of options for streaming Dr. Stone. However, as anyone who has ever gone grocery shopping knows, it is possible to have too many options. We can help you pick where to watch Dr. Stone.

Dr. Stone Basics

Dr. Stone at Crunchyroll - Kome Studio, Boichi/ Shueisha, Dr. Stone Production Committee

Dr. Stone begins when a mysterious wave of light petrifies everyone on Earth. Thousands of years later, civilization has collapsed — but a few people managed to survive. 

Senku Ishigami, an intelligent, scientific high school student, is determined to restore human civilization. 

Naturally, the new “Stone World” Earth contains many mysteries. And Senku must also defeat those who oppose his attempts to bring back science and technology.

Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi created the manga series. It appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2017 to 2022. The anime series started in 2019. The third season, subtitled New World, started in April 2023. The first of two cours ended in June. The second cours should arrive in October 2023.

List of Places to Watch Dr. Stone Online

  1. Netflix
  2. Crunchyroll
  3. Apple
  4. Hulu
  5. YouTube

Note: All of the places mentioned are legal, licensed websites. You will find no pirate sites here.

Where to Watch Dr. Stone Online

1. Netflix

Dr. Stone at Netflix Japan

You can stream Dr. Stone on Netflix Japan. Unlike some Netflix Japan content, anime fans can get English subtitles for the series. 

Surprisingly, the streaming service didn’t follow its usual “binge watch” strategy of waiting until a season is finished before releasing all of the episodes at once. Instead, you can watch all three seasons of the series, including the latest season 3 episodes. (The Ryusui special episode is included with season three.)

Singapore residents can also watch Dr. Stone on Netflix. The Singapore version has more language options. However, it doesn’t include season 1. Korean viewers can watch seasons 1 and 2 with Korean subtitles.

Depending upon your location, you may need a reliable VPN, such as NordVPN, to watch.

How to Watch Dr. Stone on Netflix Anywhere in the World

This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.

  1. Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
  2. In the settings, choose Japan as your location.
  3. Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
  4. Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
  5. Search “Dr. Stone” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.

NordVPN banner (Nord VPN)

Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.

To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.

I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.


  • A large library of anime and non-anime content
  • Multilingual language options


  • Season 1 not available in some areas

Price: Basic with ads, $6.99/ month. Basic: $9.99/ month. Standard: $15.49/ month. Premium: $19.99.

Language Options: Japan: Japanese with English subtitles. Singapore: Japanese with  English, Malay, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese subtitles. Korea: Japanese with Korean subtitles.

Watch Dr. Stone at Netflix.

2. Crunchyroll

Dr. Stone at Crunchyroll

Anime streaming giant Crunchyroll has all of Dr. Stone with multiple subtitle options. Crunchyroll will simulcast season 3. (The Ryusui special is listed as a separate season, between 2 and 3.) 

You can also watch the first two seasons for free without an account. However, you will have to deal with ads if you don’t have an adblocker.

While the website is available in many areas internationally, individual shows may be geo-locked. If you are having trouble with Dr. Stone (or other Crunchyroll content) in your area, you may want to check out our article on unlocking Crunchyroll.


  • A huge library of recent and classic anime
  • Good language options
  • First two seasons available for free without an account (with ads)
  • Includes a Behind the Scenes special episode


  • Geo-locked in some areas

Price: Free, limited viewing is possible. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”

Language options: Audio in Japanese or English. Subtitles in English, German, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic.

Watch Dr. Stone on Crunchyroll.

3. Apple TV

Dr. Stone at Apple TV

Apple TV has three seasons of Dr. Stone in Japanese with subtitles and English dubbed. However, It does not include the Ryusui special episode, or the Behind the Scenes one.


  • A decent library of anime, and non-anime content


  • Buying episodes can be more expensive
  • Some regions may be geo-locked

Price: Individual episodes, $2.99 (Japanese or English). First season, $24.99. Second season, $22.99.

Language options: Japanese with subtitles, or English dubbed.

Watch Dr. Stone at Apple TV.

4. Hulu

Dr. Stone at Hulu

Hulu has the first season of Dr. Stone in both subtitled and dubbed versions.

As part of the Disney media empire (with Comcast/ NBCUniversal as minority investors), Hulu offers a range of bundled Disney services, either with or without ads.


  • A decent selection of anime and other content
  • Can bundle with Disney services


  • Limited language options
  • Only in the U.S., including military and territories
  • Only the first season

Price: Ad-supported Hulu, $7.99/ month. No ads, $14.99/ month. Plus various Disney/ ESPN/ Live TV bundles.

Language options: Japanese with subtitles, or English dubbed.

Watch Dr. Stone on Hulu.

5. YouTube

Dr. Stone Simuldub at YouTube

YouTube has several versions of Dr. Stone available:

  •  The Original Japanese Version includes the first season (24 episodes) in Japanese with English subtitles. The episodes are divided into two “seasons.”
  • The “Simuldub” version has the same episodes as the Original Japanese Version, except that the episodes are dubbed. Also, the main image features medieval knights for some reason (unless they fix it).
  • The Uncut version has season 2 of the series, dubbed in English. 


  • Own a permanent copy of the episodes (* unless YouTube drops the content)


  • Buying individual episodes can be expensive
  • Limited number of episodes, and limited language options

Price: $1.99 for SD episodes; $2.99 for HD. Season packages also available.

Language options: Japanese with English subtitles; or English dubbed

Watch Dr. Stone at YouTube.

Other Options

U.S. streaming service HBO Max has the first two seasons, although the website doesn’t say if episodes are subtitled or dubbed.

The official Dr. Stone (Japan) website states that the first season 3 Blu-ray and DVD box sets came out in July 2023.

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