How to Watch Peaky Blinders in 2021: Grime & Violence

Steve Iva
By Steve Iva (Writer)
— Last Updated: 2019-09-24T06:32:07+00:00

Birmingham, 1919: Corruption, anarchy, brutality and a lot of dirt are covering the English streets. After World War I, the city of Birmingham, like the rest of Europe, is still recovering. It provides a chance that the Peaky Blinders gang, led by the Shelby family, wants to use to build their empire. 

The Shelby family have made a name for themselves as bookmakers, racketeers and gangsters. Usually, the eldest brother, Arthur Shelby, is the leader of the gang and is in charge. However, it quickly becomes clear that the real mastermind behind the happenings is his younger brother, Thomas Shelby. 

Peaky Blinders, a BBC TV show, is based on a true story about a gang that was a real deal in the early 20th century. The Shelby family, however, is completely fictional. 

In the series, we can see our antiheroes wearing a certain kind of grey cap, also known as a “peaky.” The name “Peaky Blinders” was given to the gang because they were notorious for putting razor blades into their peakys to use them in battle.

In this article, we’re going to give you the best tips on how to watch Peaky Blinders online.

How to Watch Peaky Blinders Online

Since Peaky Blinders is a BBC show, the easiest way to watch it would be via the BBC iPlayer. You can sign up for a BBC account for free, but that’s only one side of the coin. In order to enjoy the BBC program on iPlayer, you must be physically in the UK, or at least the BBC needs to see a UK IP address.  

Given the fact that the BBC is only available in the UK and nowhere else, you need to find a way to surpass their geoblock. A virtual private network is a solid choice to do so. If you don’t know which one to use, check out our best VPN for BBC iPlayer article. 

Another way of watching Peaky Blinders online is through Netflix. You’ll have to subscribe to its service, but the good thing is, though, that it offers a free one-month trial, and you can unsubscribe on a monthly basis. With the free trial, you can see for yourself if you like the service and if you want to continue using it or not. 

The tricky part with Netflix is its nearly impenetrable geoblock and VPN ban. Fortunately for you, we have written an article on how to beat the Netflix VPN ban. However, the fifth and latest season is not available on Netflix at the moment, which is a shame.


Nevertheless, if you haven’t seen the first four seasons yet, then Netflix is a good option to do so. The first four seasons of Peaky Blinders are available in the UK, Norway, Canada, the U.S., Germany and many other countries (we couldn’t test every country). 

The fifth season will appear on U.S. Netflix on Oct. 4. However, it remains unclear if this will be the day that European Peaky Blinder fans can finally see their show on Netflix, too.

Amazon Prime is also a great way to watch movies and series online. However, only the first two seasons of Peaky Blinders are available for purchase in most countries, including Germany, Norway, the U.S., Canada and Hong Kong. 

The only country where you can buy all five seasons on Amazon Prime is in the UK. The question is, why would anyone want to buy it on Amazon Prime if they can watch it on the BBC iPlayer for free? If you’re not familiar with Amazon Prime, check our guide on how to watch Amazon Prime.

How to Watch Peaky Blinders Online for Free

In addition to the paid streaming services mentioned above, you can also stream Peaky Blinders online for free via other platforms. In fact, there are many free ways on the internet to watch the Shelby family build their empire. 

Before we show you where you can watch it, a word of advice: You should really be careful when accessing such sites, as most of them are loaded with junkware and malware. 

Therefore you should use antivirus software to protect your device and browser from malicious pop-ups and viruses that these sites may bring. You should also consider ways to hide your IP address, just in case. 


One of the sites where we found all five seasons of Peaky Blinders is 123Movies, but there are other free sites, like CouchTuner and SolarMovie, which also let you watch how the gang is ruling over Birmingham.

How to Watch Peaky Blinders on Kodi

Another way to watch Peaky Blinders for free is by using Kodi, a multi-platform home theater application. Kodi lets you organize and store your favorite TV shows, music, movies and videos for almost 15 years now. 

Since it’s a multi-platform application, that means you can install it on several platforms (obviously). Even though some people say differently, Kodi itself is legal to use and available on Windows, iOS, Linux or Android to download. 

It gets a bit more complicated with the add-ons, though, because that’s a legal grey area. Some of them are legal and some aren’t. That’s why you should think twice about which ones you want to install and use. If you need some help with Kodi, check out our comprehensive guide on how to use Kodi.


We found all five seasons of Peaky Blinders in the Poseidon add-on. You can get this add-on by installing the Kodil repository. Just make sure you’re using the right installation link because these change weekly. 

Peaky Blinders Torrents

Before you even think about torrenting, you should really check out our guide on what torrenting is and if it’s legal in your country or not. Using a torrent service can be tricky, violate your privacy and harm your system. 

As with the free streaming services, the files you download from the torrent can be corrupted. Again, we advise you to protect your system with an antivirus program. If you’re short on cash, check out our review about the best free antivirus software

Using antivirus software might not be enough, though. To be on the safe side, get yourself a VPN. If you don’t know which VPN does a decent job, check out our best VPNs for torrenting guide. 


Now, let’s get down to business: You can download all five seasons of the Peaky Blinders online from a couple of torrent sites. All of them offer different file sizes and formats. Some popular pirating sites are Knaben or The Pirate Bay. 

Final Thoughts

If you like historic shows with drama and crime, then Peaky Blinders is just the show for you. Watch Thomas Shelby chase his big ambitions and build up legitimate businesses all over the UK on the basis of violence, debts and crime.

Peaky Blinders is a great show that you can watch on BBC iPlayer, Netflix and partly on Amazon Prime. There are other streaming and torrenting options, too.

Sign up for our newsletter
to get the latest on new releases and more.

As mentioned above, we clearly don’t recommend that you watch Peaky Blinders online for free or to download it as torrent, because there are methods that are easier and more legal. For example, we recommend that you get a decent VPN for the UK and then watch Peaky Blinders on the BBC iPlayer. 

What do you think of Peaky Blinders? Have you watched it? What do you think of our viewing options? Do you know of any that are better? Let us know in the comments below. As always, thank you for reading.