How to watch Ghosts online: stream every season 4 episode from anywhere

Watch Ghosts season 4
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Ghosts season 4 is complete but it's still available to watch for free. The ghostly mischief at Button House as Ghosts is one of BBC Comedy's biggest hits in years. It has already spawned a US TV remake. The show centers around a young couple, Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), who inherit a grand country estate only to find it is both falling apart and overrun with ghosts. Typical, eh? Here's how to watch Ghosts online, and enjoy season four for free from anywhere in the world.

Watch Ghosts Season 4

Cast: Charlotte Richie, Kiell Smyth-Bynoe, Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Lolly Adefope

Streaming options: BBC iPlayer

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The family-friendly comedy features much of the cast of Horrible Histories as the ghosts that haunt the house, including Laurence Rickard as caveman Robin, Simon Farnaby as disgraced politician Julian Fawcett MP and Jim Howick as the overly polite scout leader Pat.

This latest series sees Alison and Mike open their much anticipated, bijoux B&B in the gatehouse at Button House. With their livelihoods depending on it being a success, the couple are pulling out all the stops to get the very best reviews, but things inevitably don't go quite to plan.

Ghosts season 4 introduces a new ghost into the ranks too, while Bridget Christie is set to make a return as Puritan Annie, who had previously been shown as having ascended to the afterlife. Below we'll explain how to watch Ghosts season 4 online from anywhere.

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How to watch Ghosts Season 4 online for FREE in the UK


The six-episode new series premiered on BBC One at 8.50pm BST on September 23.

All episodes are still available to watch on demand on BBC iPlayer. It’s a completely FREE service – however, you should be a possession of a valid UK TV license, as these now cover digital content consumption, too.

Away from the UK right now? Just use a VPN to alter your IP address so you can stream your favourite TV shows and films online just like you would at home - only from anywhere.

How to watch Ghosts online from abroad

If you're away with work, or are now enjoying a vacation, then geo-blocking restrictions will stop you from watching Ghosts Season 4 online via BBC iPlayer.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution. By downloading a VPN – short for Virtual Private Network – you can alter your IP address to that of your country back home, and therefore stream TV content that would otherwise be inaccessible.

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Once installed, just pick the location of your home country, and click connect. You’ll then be free to enjoy The Serpent online, no matter where you are over the holidays.

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Can I watch Ghosts Season 4 in the US?


The US remake of Ghosts is available on HBO Max, as are the first three seasons of the UK version but season 4 is nowhere to be found at present.

If you do want to catch seasons 1-3, there are two HBO Max price points - $9.99 a month with commercials, or the 4K HDR, commercial-free subscription at $15.99 that also unlocks 4K streaming and Dolby Atmos sound.

You can look to save money by paying annually. It's $99.99 per year with ads, and $149.99 without them.

Remember: Brits currently in the States can use a VPN to watch Ghosts season 4 on iPlayer from abroad.

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Can I watch Ghosts Season 4 in Canada?

 CBC Gem

For those in Canada, CBC Gem is the place to watch the latest season of Ghosts. All four seasons are available to watch for free.

You can also pay for the premium version of CBC Gem ($4.99 a month) to get rid of adverts. It comes with a 30-day free trial.

Abroad in Canada, but want to watch Ghosts? You can subscribe to a VPN to by-pass geo-restrictions and access your preferred streaming service.

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Can I watch Ghosts Season 4 online in Australia?


In Australia, you can watch Ghosts season 4 for free on ABC's streaming service, iView. The other three seasons are available on Stan, Paramount Plus and Britbox.

Stan has a FREE 30-day trial, after which prices start at AU$10 per month. Paramount Plus is AU$8.99 per month and includes a free trial. Britbox is also AU$8.99.

As detailed above, if you’re abroad you’ll struggle to connect to any of the streaming services you usually use. The solution? Try using a VPN as per our guide above.

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