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How to watch Line of Duty online and on TV around the world

How to watch Line of Duty online and on TV around the world
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If you’re into cop dramas that bring more twisty back-stabbings than you can shake a truncheon at, you’ll want to know how to watch Line of Duty online. It's one of the more-brilliant British TV highlights of the last few years, and if you haven't caught any up until now, then binging the whole lot is exceptionally tempting due to the cliffhangers, tension and desire to know what happens next.

Revolving around Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (or AC-12 for short), this procedural sees the team of expert cop-catching cops put everything on the line to uncover dodgy goings-on within the police force. Because it’s the brainchild of Jed Mercurio - the man who created the equally excellent Bodyguard - you can expect twists aplenty and more than a few cliffhangers for good measure. It’s also got a great cast that includes the likes of Adrian Dunbar, Keeley Hawes, and Thandie Newton. If that doesn’t pique your interest and make you curious about how to stream Line of Duty online, I’m not sure what will.

That's not too complicated for UK viewers: Line of Duty Season 5 aired last year there, so it's a simple case of toddling over to BBC iPlayer. It’s a little harder to catch up in the US, though. But don't worry. We’ve got all the tips you need to binge seasons 1-5 no matter where you are in the world so you'll be well set on knowing how to watch Line of Duty online.

Watch Line of Duty online in the USA

$4.99 a month on Acorn TV at Amazon
For just $4.99 a month, you can watch Line of Duty to your heart's content through the convenience of your Amazon account. Neat. However, if you're keen on maximizing your TV channels in a nifty bundle, then we'd very much encourage you to check out Hulu although it only has two seasons. On top of that, give a VPN a look too to make sure you're well set and geographically anonymous for security and other options like seeing them all for free like in the UK.View Deal

Watch Line of Duty in the UK

FREE on the BBC iPlayer
Well, this is easy. Once you sign in, you can scoot over to the iPlayer right now and watch all of Line of Duty online right now. Simples. However, for when you're away (in the future, admittedly) or if you want a wider selection of shows, that rivals even Netflix, we'd advise using a VPN and checking out Hulu instead. you can also use a VPN if you're out of the country.
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Watch Line of Duty online in Canada

Included in Hoopla
Canadian folks can head over to Hoopla (or Acorn if that's more convenient) to begin the binge and watch all five seasons of Line of Duty online. However, if you're interested in obtaining a wider selection of shows, we'd advise using a VPN and checking out Hulu instead (more details below).
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Watch Line of Duty online in Australia

Included in Stan TV
By far and away the easiest way for Australian readers to binge on Line of Duty is to head on over to Stan for the first 4 seasons. However, it might be worth considering the Hulu angle mentioned in the US tips above, by going through a VPN - you'll arguably get way more value for money that way.
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How to watch Line of Duty from anywhere else

Via an Express VPN sub from just $6.67/£5.50 a month
Using a VPN is a neat little tech trick to ensure you can watch Line of Duty online no matter where you are and no matter what device you use. We've looked around for an array of VPN options when we investigated our best VPN and best VPN for Netflix guides and found ExpressVPN to come out on top. It's so easy to use, it has the added benefit of several reliable servers and the big attraction of watertight privacy options. 

Here's how to get set up within minutes to watch Line of Duty online. Ready? Go!

1: Get a cheap VPN installed. There's a great offer on right now where you can get an additional three months FREE on a 12-month package and save 49% (shorter packages are available too). ExpressVPN works on basically any device you'd want: laptops, MacBooks, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, iPhone, Android mobiles and more. As an added bonus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

2: Connect to a US server. Connect to a UK server, all at the click of a button. Just browse through the list of locations and select the one that's right for you. It takes just seconds.

3: Head over to BBC iPlayer. Connected to the US? Good. Now, let's head over to Hulu, where you can buy your subscription (there's a link above, so just click on through). This is a rolling contract, too, so you aren't tied into three months or 12-months. Cancel anytime, easy as you like. 

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