How to watch Death in Paradise season 12 online from anywhere

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Death in Paradise, everyone's favorite formulaic Caribbean detective show, is back for its 12th outing. It seems like DI Neville Parker (Ralph Little) has taken a liking to the laid-back yet remarkably lethal lifestyle of Saint Marie, and although after three years he doesn't seem to have improved in terms of preventing murders, he's still adept as ever at solving them. Read on as we explain how to watch Death in Paradise season 12 online from anywhere.

Watch Death in Paradise season 12 online

Release date: Friday, January 6 (UK)

Cast: Ralf Little, Élizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington, Tahj Miles, Ginny Holder, Shantol Jackson

Free stream: BBC iPlayer (UK)

Watch anywhere: try a 100% risk-free VPN trial

Little's DI Parker has lasted longer than most on Saint Marie, and just like his forebears he has the rather uncanny ability to unpick the endless slew of murders on the fictional Caribbean isle.

Now-mayor Catherine Bordey (Élizabeth Bourgine) and Commissioner Selwyn Patterson (Don Warrington) both return as the only characters to star in every season, while the reformed Marlon Pryce (Tahj Miles) starts his first year as a fully promoted Officer.

Expect entertainingly outlandish mysteries such as an astronomer meeting his doom during a planetary alignment, a poisoned doomsday prepper, and an estate agent who bought the farm while selling a beach. 

Just how will DI Parker crack these impossible cases? You'll have to tune in to find out. Follow our guide for full details on how to watch Death in Paradise season 12 online from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch Death in Paradise season 12 online for FREE in the UK


Death in Paradise season 12 premieres in the UK at 9pm GMT on Friday, January 6 on BBC One, with new episodes broadcast at the same time each week.

You can also stream Death in Paradise FREE on BBC iPlayer, which is available to use on a wide array of devices. These include: desktop on Windows and Mac machines, on smartphone apps for Android and iOS, as well as media streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku and more. You can also get BBC iPlayer on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Outside of the country? Use a VPN watch iPlayer while abroad.

How to watch Death in Paradise season 12 online from outside your country

If you find yourself stuck in a country where your favorite on-demand services aren’t available, then that's probably down to annoying geo-blocking restrictions.

Luckily, there’s a simple solution. Downloading a VPN will let you to watch Death in Paradise season 12 online no matter where you are, simply by changing your IP address to one that's back in your country of residence. Now, here's how to get started with this essential bit of streaming software.

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Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch Death in Paradise season 12:

1. Download and install a VPN - we recommend ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the relevant server location - launch the VPN app, click on 'choose location' and select the right location i.e. UK for iPlayer

3. Head to the chosen broadcaster's stream - in this case, head to BBC iPlayer

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How to watch Death in Paradise season 12 in the US without cable


Death in Paradise season 12 will be available on Britbox and the Britbox channel on Amazon Prime Video, although at the time of writing a release date hasn't been revealed. However, we expect it to air at the same time or soon after it does in the UK.

Boasting a 7-day free trial, you'll be able to bag the first episode for free, but to catch every episode you'll need to pay either $7.99 a month, or $79.99 a year.

As well as Death in Paradise, you'll be able to catch every episode of Line of Duty, Coronation Street, QI, and just about every other essential British series out there.

And remember, if you do sign up for a streaming service, you can watch it wherever you are – all you need to do is download a good VPN and follow our instructions above.

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How to watch Death in Paradise season 12 online in Australia


New episodes of Death in Paradise season 12 will arrive at the same time Down Under that they air in the UK. In this case, that means dropping on streaming service Binge at 8am AEDT.

Binge starts at AU$10 a month. It’s a VOD service, and new members are entitled to a 14-day free trial, meaning that you won’t pay a thing until the trial period ends. The Basic plan provides a single stream in SD quality, and you can upgrade to Standard and Premium plans if you want additional streams and better video quality.

You also have the option of Foxtel and its streaming service Foxtel Now, which offers more of a full package, cable-like experience. Boasting 70+ channels and a 10-day free trial, get the Foxtel Now Essentials Base pack and add on the Drama Extra package to access BBC First to watch Death in Paradise. This'll set you back $35 a month.

Once subscribed, you’ll get access to 10,000 hours of content: reality shows, dramas, comedies and documentaries including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Big Little Lies, Modern Family, Mayans, and all 6 seasons of the 2007-2012 run of Gossip Girl. It also offers more than 800 movies, and content from HBO, FX, and Warner Bros – plus tons of British TV as it airs.

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Can I watch Death in Paradise season 12 online in Canada?


Just like in the US, Death in Paradise season 12 will be available on Britbox and the Britbox channel on Amazon Prime Video in Canada.

You'll get 7 days free, and from then on you'll pay $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year.

Mo Harber-Lamond

Mo Harber-Lamond is VPN Editor at Tom's Guide, and contributor for TechRadar. He focuses on cybersecurity content for Tom's Guide, and creates insightful content across the board to help readers make informed buying choices.