After almost 10 years with Tommy Shelby and his flat cap wielding gang, Peaky Blinders has come to an end (on the small screen, anyway) with the season 6 finale now aired on the BBC. The good news is that all of Peaky Blinders season 6 is still available to watch for free on iPlayer and that it's now also available on Netflix in the US, Canada, Australia and elsewhere. In case you're away from home, and in a region that still can watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online, here's how to use a VPN to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 from anywhere in the world.
After leaving Tommy in a foggy field holding a gun to his own following the failed assassination of the fascist political leader Sir Oswald Mosley, we find the Birmingham mobster seeking redemption and looking for new opportunities abroad in post-prohibition America. His enemies may have other ideas, though.
Power-hungry Michael (Finn Cole) and his wife Gina Gray (Anya Taylor-Joy) could pose a threat after their plan to oust Tommy saw them exiled from the Shelby family. Alfie Solomons (a scene-stealing Tom Hardy) is back – though as friend or foe we don’t yet know.
Sadly, actress Helen McCrory playing the role of the indelible Aunt Polly, passed away in April 2021. Yet show creator Steven Knight is adamant this season is the best yet: a fitting, all guns blazing finale featuring an incredible cast.
Do you want to know how this incredible drama ends? Our guide below about where to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online will help you to find out.
Season 6 episodes guide:
- Episode 1: Black Day - "Tommy sets off to North America, where the end of Prohibition brings new opportunities. But he faces new danger from an old adversary who is finally making his move."
- Episode 2: Black Shirt - "Tommy gets involved in a power game with fascists, freedom fighters and Boston gangsters. As the players plan to double cross him, Tommy visits an old ally in Camden."
- Episode 3: Gold - "Faced with devastating news, Tommy goes on a quest to discover who it was that placed a curse on his family. In Birmingham, Ada takes charge, and Arthur takes on some new recruits."
- Episode 4: Sapphire - "Tommy establishes a connection between crime and political power that could alter the course of history. He also receives life-changing news from an unexpected source."
- Episode 5: The Road to Hell - "In the light of extraordinary personal revelations, Tommy takes a course of action that will change everything. Meanwhile, his enemies' plans start to fall into place."
- Episode 6: Lock and Key - "As the clouds of the coming storm gather, Tommy Shelby faces the consequences of his experiences and his actions."
How to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online for FREE in the UK
By order of the Peaky Blinders, season 6 has been aired on BBC One and online via BBC iPlayer. Episodes run at an hour long with 6 episodes in total. All of the those episodes are still available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer. All you need is a valid TV licence.
BBC iPlayer is available on most smart devices, or through your browser, with apps available on phones, tablets, TVs, games consoles and streaming sticks.
Out of the country? Worry not. You can still make use of BBC's free coverage from anywhere in the world via a VPN.
How to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online outside your country
If you find yourself eager to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online while you're off on holiday, you’ll likely encounter annoying geo-restrictions that prevent you from accessing your usual streaming service.
Luckily, the best VPN – otherwise known as a virtual private network – offers a simple solution. It alters your IP address to make it appear like you’re somewhere else. While this can be used for privacy, it can also be used to access your preferred streaming platform back home, even when you're out of the country.
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How to use a VPN
Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch Peaky Blinders online:
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 live stream - in this case, head to the BBC iPlayer
How to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online in the US
Can American fans watch this Birmingham-based crime drama? Absolutely, with a subscription to Netflix. All Peaky Blinders 6 episodes are available on Netflix now.
A Basic Netflix subscription is $9.99 a month, providing 1 stream with resolutions of 480p. If you decide to upgrade, it's $15.49 for their Standard plan or $19.99 for Premium, with each tier offering more streams and improved viewing quality.
UK nationals currently in the States can watch Peaky Blinders season 6 for free on BBC iPlayer instead. Make sure to subscribe to a VPN to be able to watch while abroad. Full details just above.
How to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online in Canada
Netflix is the place to go for the final season of Peaky Blinders. As with the US, the show has been added to Netflix internationally.
Netflix Canada also has all five previous gun-totting seasons ready to stream.
UK nationals currently in Canada can watch Peaky Blinders season 6 for free on BBC iPlayer instead. Make sure to subscribe to a VPN to be able to watch while abroad. Full details just above.
How to watch Peaky Blinders season 6 online in Australia
Yep, once again Netflix is home of the Peaky Blinders with season 6 now available to stream on the service in Australia, just like the US and Canada.
UK national in Oz? Watch Peaky Blinder season 6 free on iPlayer from abroad by using a VPN.
Peaky Blinders cast at a glance
- Thomas Shelby: Cillian Murphy
- Arthur Shelby: Paul Anderson
- Alfie Solomons: Tom Hardy
- Michael Gray: Finn Cole
- Ada Shelby: Sophie Rundle
- Lizzie Shelby: Natasha O'Keeffe
- Gina Grey: Anya Taylor-Joy
- Sir Oswald Mosley: Sam Claflin
- Lady Diana Mosley: Amber Anderson
Peaky Blinders season 6 trailer
Is Tom Hardy in Peaky Blinders season 6?
For a lot of fans of the show, the big question will be whether they will see Tom Hardy return as the infamous Alfie Solomons. Luckily, teaser trailers have officially confirmed the actor will make a return to the show.
However, there is no confirmation as to how much he will appear in this latest season or necessarily what his story line will be for season 6.
Peaky Blinders recap
It's been a little while since the last season aired so if you're feeling rusty on the plot, we're here to help with a quick recap on the Shelby family, friends and many enemies!
It goes without saying that if you haven't yet finished season five, there will be spoilers ahead. So, for those who have followed the show all of this time, you'll know there has been a lot of changes recently.
Most importantly, season five saw both the family's return to illegal business (thanks to the market crash) and, Thomas entering the world of politics.
Most of the season 5 revolves around the Shelby family and their battle with a Fascist political party and a mobster family from Scotland. Where most of the previous seasons of Peaky Blinders ends with the family winning, this season ends with a loss as their big assassination of a fascist leader plan gets spoiled.
Season five ended with Thomas with a gun to his head but luckily, and unsurprisingly, the now released trailers for season six shows Tommy well and truly alive... but still pretty miserable.
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