How to watch Line of Duty online: stream season 6 in UK and abroad

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It's official, season six is all over. AC-12 has done its work, rounded up the bent coppers and wrapped everything up in a neat police tape bow. But that doesn't mean it is too late to watch it! We detail below how you can watch Line of Duty season 6 online, and enjoy all seven episodes free in the UK and stream them from anywhere in the world.

Watch Line of Duty online for FREE

When: Sunday nights from March 21

Channel: BBC One

Time: 9pm GMT

Free UK stream: watch BBC iPlayer for FREE

Watch in the US & Australia: get BritBox

Watch anywhere: try the top VPN around 100% risk-free 

Whether you're all up to date and simply want to rewatch all of the season six madness, you're tuning in from the start or you're in a country where episodes are still going live, we've got everything you need to know about Arnott, Hastings, Kate and a host of new faces.

Amongst those new faces is eager detective constable Chloe Bishop who is trying to prove herself to her somewhat dysfunctional anti-corruption teammates. This season puts the focus on Jo Davidson, a seasoned detective on a murder case over a controversial journalist.

The events of season five means the dynamic is a little awkward, but our favourite bent copper-catching trio Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) are back on the case - but even they're struggling to know what to make of DCI Davidson.

Jo has been handed the reins for the investigation into the murder of Gail Vella, an investigative journalist. It's a high-profile case that has left detectives scratching their heads for a year, but when new information about a potential suspect comes to light, Jo's bizarre conduct makes it appear as if she doesn't intend to bring Vella's killer to justice after all.

Is Jo up to no good, or she actually on the right side of the line? We've explained how to watch all of Line of Duty season 6 online from anywhere – and completely FREE on the BBC for those located in the UK.

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How to watch Line of Duty season 6 online FREE in the UK


Line of Duty season 6 premiered on BBC One on Sunday, 21 March. There are seven episodes in total, all of which have now officially aired on TV..

This means <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC iPlayer is the place to go to watch Line of Duty, or enjoy it a few hours later on-demand. It’s a completely FREE service – however, you should be in possession of a valid UK TV license, as these now cover digital content consumption, too.

Not in the UK right now? <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">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 Line of Duty online from outside your country

For anyone abroad right now wanting to watch Line of Duty, you’ll likely either be flat-out unable to watch series 6 due to annoying regional restrictions, or have to sign up to another regional streaming provider.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution. Downloading a VPN will allow you to stream Line of Duty online no matter where you are. The simple bit of software changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

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

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How to watch Line of Duty online in the US


In the US, streaming provider BritBox has exclusive rights to Line of Duty season 6, and episodes will be available in May, starting from May 18.

BritBox <a href="" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">starts at $6.99 a month, or you can bag a decent saving and pay $69.99 for a full year if you want to commit. Plus, you can also net a free seven-day trial if you haven't used the service before – but if it's only Line of Duty you want, we'd wait until it drops to take advantage of that.

BritBox also plays host to seasons 1-4, and rival Brit-TV specialist AcornTV carries seasons 1-5. Handily, you can access AcornTV on Amazon Prime Video in the US. And the news just keeps getting better... you can take advantage of a <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">7-day free trial. Perfect if you were hoping to binge your way through all those tension-filled old episodes of Line of Duty.

Outside of the US? Watch Line of Duty just like you would at home with <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="SkimLinks -"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">a good VPN.

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How to watch Line of Duty season 6 online in Australia


Line of Duty season 6 is exclusive to BritBox, and premiered on April 1 with new episodes dropping weekly.

The streaming service is packed with classic British comedy and drama, and costs AU$8.99 per month or AU$89.99, but you can take advantage of a <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">7-day FREE trial.

If you're abroad and worried that geo-blocking will stop you from watching Line of Duty like you normally would, don't worry - just <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">use a VPN to point yourself back Down Under and you'll be able to stream as usual.

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How to watch Line of Duty online in Canada


Canadians can watch seasons 1-5 of Line of Duty an Amazon Prime Video sub, which of course offers a <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon CA"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FREE 30-day Prime Video trial, so you can watch everything else it has to offer without paying a cent.

After that, a subscription costs just $7.99 per month, or $79 if you want to commit to a year. Strangely, Netflix also has all those episodes as well.

In the meantime, remember that anyone in Canada from abroad can always <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon CA"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">check out a good VPN to watch TV shows and films on the same services they'd normally use at home.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.