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How to watch Line of Duty season 6: stream new episodes everywhere

Watch Line of Duty season 6 online
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Line of Duty fans are eagerly watching as the AC-12 department try to sniff out a potential rat in the force as season 6 delights us in a new episode every Sunday. Suspicions are as high as ever, with DC Jo Davidson the focus of their investigation this season. Make sure you're on the case and know how to watch Line of Duty season 6 where you are around the world.

Another gripping season following the innerworkings of the Anti-Corruption team - a department that works to uncover police corruption - as we get into the thick of season 6, the department appear to be getting closer to answers following an unresolved murder investigation. With an interview with a key witness going horribly wrong, though, it seems there's still a way to go before uncovering the truth.

Finding its home on BBC One, those in the UK benefit from a free-to-air broadcast on Sunday, April 18 at 9pm GMT. Not going to be in the country? Why not try a VPN to watch BBC iPlayer as if you were at home. For those outside of the UK, here's where to watch Line of Duty around the world and get the next instalment of the British crime drama classic.

How to watch Line of Duty online in the UK

BBC
A BBC Drama Production, Line of Duty will be aired on BBC One at 9pm GMT every Sunday for its sixth season. This means, after it's aired, you can catch up on the BBC's on-demand streaming service, BBC iPlayer to watch back the episode, as well as the previous five seasons.

BBC iPlayer is available on a variety of devices including Android and iOS smartphones, select Smart TVs, PlayStation and Xbox consoles and media streamers like Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV and Roku.

Out of the country when Line of Duty season six airs? You can always use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer content as if you were at home, available with a 30-day all your money back guarantee, allowing you to try before you buy.

How to watch Line of Duty online in the US

Acorn TV
In 2018 Acorn TV bought the rights for Line of Duty in the US, including existing series as well as exclusive rights for season five and all future seasons. The place to go if you want your fix of fantastic British entertainment, Acorn TV costs $5.99 a month and comes with a 7-day free trial.

Since April 2020, AMC has been airing episodes of Line of Duty. While it's not confirmed whether they'll air season six, anyone looking to get into the show and watch Line of Duty from the start can tune in there. For cable cutters, AMC is available on both Sling and FuboTV. Purchase Sling from $35 a month, or FuboTV starts from $64.99 a month with a 7-day free trial.

How to watch Line of Duty online in Canada

Netflix
In Canada you can catch up and watch all five seasons of Line of Duty in one place with a Netflix subscription from CA$9.99 a month.

Much like the US, you can also get a Acorn TV account for CA$7.49 a month with a 7-day free trial for new customers. This is likely to be the first place season six of Line of Duty will drop, though nothing has been confirmed.

How to watch Line of Duty online in Australia

Britbox
Australian Line of Duty fans are expected to be able to watch Line of Duty season 6 exclusively on Britbox. This will set you back AU$8.99 a month or AU$89.99 a year with the option of a 7-day free trial for new customers.

Down Under, you can get your Line of Duty fix seasons 1-5 across a variety of streaming services. The first five seasons are available on Netflix, as well as Stan, and Foxtel Go. Netflix will set you back from AU$10.99 a month, while Stan starts from just AU$10 a month with a one-month free trial.

How to watch Line of Duty online from anywhere

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If you're away from home when series 6 of Line of Duty airs, a VPN is your best option for tuning into the two hour crossover special. 

These handy systems are 'Virtual Private Networks', and enable you to appear online as if you are somewhere else entirely. This method gives you a way to get around any geographical restrictions, so you can access all of your favorite streaming services just as if you were at home. We'd argue that ExpressVPN is the best VPN to go with, and is perfect to watch Line of Duty online.

There are three simple steps to follow:

1: Get a VPN installed. There are plenty of options, but we'd point you in the direction of ExpressVPN. There's even an offer on right now where you can get an additional three months FREE on a 12-month package and save 49%. Happily, ExpressVPN is also compatible with pretty much every device you can think of too.

2: Connect to an appropriate server. Select a server located back in your home country and you'll be in and away. And if there's any sniff of an issue, Express's handy 24/7 live chat customer support can come to your rescue.

3: Head over to the service you want. Here you can shop as normal and once you set your location, visit the service you're interested in and sign up as normal or log in, and start watching. And if you don't get along with it, you can always cancel without issue within 30 days and get a full refund. Easy!

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