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You're Not the Only One Asking, "What Time Does Stranger Things 3 Come On?"

The usual series-release timeslot for Netflix is Friday-midnight. "Stranger Things 3", however, is a special case. To be among the first to stream it, you'll need to be ready 24-hours earlier than normal: Thursday, July 4, 12:00am California time.

"Stranger Things" stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown. For a more extensive look at who's who, check out our series information page!

Stranger Things (2016)

It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart.


It's Midnight, But Not YOUR Midnight

So, Netflix is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. As a result, nearly every 'Netflix Original' series gets released on a Friday at exactly midnight. 12:00a.m (from the latin ante meridiem, which means 'before midday'). To explain why specifically on Fridays is a whole other post which I'll cover some other time. But, what's important to know is California midnight may not be midnight where you live.

Finn, Noah, Sadie & Caleb in Stranger Things 3. (Source: Netfix)

How Do I Find Out What Time the Show is On in My Area?

So, there are several ways to ensure you are among the first to stream Stranger Things 3 on midnight, July 4. The first, is to follow our "Stranger Things 3" countdown-clock on the homepage. When that clock is all zeros, it's go time.

Another way is to check the world clock at timeanddate.com. You can also use their timezone convertor to find out exactly what time midnight, July 4th, is in your city.

That's Hopper's truck, but that ain't Hopper in Stranger Things 3. (Source: Netfix)

Will "Stranger Things 3" Start at Midnight Where I Live?

Unless you live in the same timezone as Netflix headquarters, then no.

Midnight, July 4th, California time is 3:00am, July 4th, New York time.

08:00 in London, UK.

09:00 in Berlin, Germany.

16:00 (4:00pm) in Tokyo, Japan.

17:00 (5:00pm) in Brisbane, Australia.

That's it. Easy peasy. You're welcome.

Like many people, I'll be binge-watching the first day. That's 3:00am where I live. 🙂

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"Stranger Things" stars Winona Ryder; David Harbour; Finn Wolfhard; Millie Bobby Brown; Gaten Matarazzo; Caleb McLaughlin; Natalia Dyer; Charlie Heaton; Cara Buono; Matthew Modine; Joe Chrest; Joe Keery; Noah Schnapp; Randy Havens; Sean Astin; Paul Reiser; Maya Hawke; Cary Elwes; Jake Busey, and more!

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