How to Watch Outlander Online in 2021: Streaming a Scottish Saga

Caitriona Balfe stars as World War 2 nurse Claire Randall in Outlander. Following her journey through time needn’t be difficult or frustrating. Read on to discover how to watch Outlander online in 2021.

Kit Copson
By Kit Copson (Writer)
— Last Updated: 2021-09-05T13:31:35+00:00

History enthusiasts and old souls far and wide are likely well-acquainted with the TV series Outlander. A stunning fusion of historical fiction, drama and romance starring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, Outlander is unsurprisingly one of the most sought-after shows available to stream. Let’s cut to the chase and dig into how to watch Outlander online.

Key Takeaways:

  • You can stream Outlander online on streaming services including Starz, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. 
  • Depending on your location, you may need a VPN to enjoy all five seasons of Outlander. 
  • ExpressVPN is our top pick for streaming. Its money-back guarantee means you can pair it with streaming services’ free trials to indulge in Outlander for free. 

Keep reading to find out where to stream Outlander — from Starz to Netflix to Amazon Prime Video — and how to access the streaming services if you don’t live in the right region that offers the season you want to watch.

  • 08/30/2021

    Cloudwards completed a fresh evaluation of the best ways to watch Outlander, plus added step-by-step instructions.

  • Yes, you can. Outlander seasons 1 through season 5 are available in many Netflix libraries with a VPN. To explore VPN options for Netflix in full, check out our Best VPN for Netflix article.

  • Yes — we recommend using ExpressVPN and connecting to a UK server to enjoy Outlander on Amazon Prime Video.

  • Many streaming services and VPNs offer free trials via money-back guarantees. There’s also torrenting, of course, but it’s a ginormous security risk without a VPN. Read more in our article on torrenting with a VPN.

How to Watch Outlander: Streaming From the Starz

Starz is Outlander’s home network, so Outlander is available to stream there. If you’ve got a Hulu account, you can add Starz starting from $5.99 a month and watch every Outlander season. 

Due to geoblocking restrictions, if you’re not in the U.S. you won’t be able to access Hulu or Starz without a VPN (more on that below). Learn more about VPNs in our What Is a VPN article. 

How to Watch Outlander Season 5: Starz, Prime Video & Netflix

Outlander season 5 is available on U.S. streaming service Starz. If you’re not in the U.S., you can use a VPN to connect to a U.S. server. 

If you have Amazon Prime Video, you can connect to a UK server to watch Outlander season 5 (and every other Outlander season if you want a refresher before you dive in). Alternatively, you can pay for a Starz add-on via Amazon Prime Video. 

Outlander is also available on Netflix in the U.S., though you’ll only find seasons 1 through season 4 on there due to exclusivity rights. However, if you want to watch Outlander season 5, you can use a VPN to reach a different Netflix library to get around that issue. 

We connected to Netflix using ExpressVPN servers in France, Italy and Canada and found all available seasons — including Outlander season 5in these libraries. 

How to Watch Outlander on Netflix With a VPN

Whichever Outlander season you’re looking for, you can find it on Netflix for sure. Don’t worry, streaming Outlander on Netflix is pretty simple with a VPN. Today, we’re going to connect to Canada with our top VPN, ExpressVPN, as an example. 

  1. Download and Install ExpressVPN

    Go to ExpressVPN’s website. Find and download the app for your device. Install ExpressVPN by following the steps in the installation wizard. 

    download express vpn
  2. Choose a Server in Canada

    Open up the app and click on the three dots in the “location” box. Type “Canada” in the search box and click on the result. Then connect by clicking the “power” button. 

    connect canada express
  3. Enjoy Outlander on Netflix

    Open up Netflix. You should now be able to dive into the adventures of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser in any Outlander season your heart desires, including season 5! 

    watch outlander netflix

ExpressVPN should work most of the time, but you may need to play around with different servers a little bit to find the one that works best for you. Our article, How to Watch Netflix With ExpressVPN, shares some simple troubleshoots and fixes if you run into trouble. Don’t forget, ExpressVPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try before you buy. 

Final Thoughts

In summary, watching Outlander online is definitely possible in spite of geoblocking. You can find Outlander seasons available on Starz, Netflix and Amazon Prime, though you might need to use a VPN to get into other regional libraries. ExpressVPN is the best VPN for the job, and you can try it out with its 30-day money-back guarantee.

Are you an Outlander devotee yourself? How do you stream Outlander online? Do you use a VPN? If so, share your experience using a VPN to watch Outlander in the comments. Thanks for reading.