The Grantchester season 5 premiere is set to air at 9 PM GMT (4 PM EST / 1 PM PST) on January 10. There’ll be six hour-long episodes in total, in line with previous seasons, and best of all, you’ll be able to stream each of these for free online. Take a look below to find out how to watch Grantchester season 5 online, whether you’re at home or abroad.
It’s important to note that we’re only recommending official sources for watching season 5 of Grantchester. Although unlicensed streams are often available for popular shows, we don’t advocate their use. Additionally, such streams tend to be extremely unreliable, with laggy, low-resolution video. The good news is that Grantchester’s fifth season will be available to watch online for free, which means there’s no reason to resort to shady third-party streams.
This title will only be shown on region-locked platforms. As such, if you’re traveling abroad and there’s no regional broadcaster in your area, you’ll have to use a VPN to connect you your usual streaming services to watch Grantchester online.
How to watch Grantchester online from anywhere
Most region-locked services check the user’s IP address to find out which country they’re in. That said, once you connected to a VPN, all these platforms can see is the IP address of the server you’re using. This means that it’s easy to spoof your location and access geo-blocked streaming services from abroad, just follow our quick step-by-step guide.
Here’s how to watch Grantchester season 5 online from abroad (outside UK):
- Begin by signing up for a VPN if you haven’t already. We strongly recommend ExpressVPN but CyberGhost and NordVPN are strong, value-for-money alternatives.
- Download the appropriate version of the app for your device, install it, and log in.
- Decide which streaming service you’d like to unblock.
- Connect to a VPN server in the appropriate country. For instance, you’ll need a British server to unblock ITV Hub or an American one for PBS.
- Visit your chosen service’s website and create an account. Note that some services will only accept payment methods linked to a local address.
- Finally, try playing a video. Most of the time, it should start right away. If you’re still having trouble though, you can fix most issues by clearing your cookies and trying again.
The fifth season of Grantchester will be broadcast live. For this reason, we recommend that you make sure your VPN works properly in advance of the premiere. This gives you plenty of time to contact your VPN’s customer support team and get help with any problems, which in turn means you’re less likely to miss part of an episode.
How to watch Grantchester season 5 for free on UK TV
British viewers can stream the entire fifth season of Grantchester live on ITV Hub. This is a free service, but you will need to create an account. This requires you to enter a British postal code, but any postal code will work and there’s no verification method.
If you’d prefer to watch at a more convenient time, you can, since new episodes will be made available on-demand shortly after airing. These will remain on ITV Hub for 30 days, and at the moment, the fourth season is available so there’s never been a better time to catch up.
You should note that British law requires you to have a TV license if you watch anything online at the same time that it’s shown on TV. Despite this, ITV Hub doesn’t actually verify whether you have one or not. In any case, no license is required if you only intend to stream Grantchester on-demand.
ITV Hub is region-locked and is only available in the UK. This means that you’ll have to connect to a VPN if you want to use it abroad. ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you can stream Grantchester risk-free and claim a full refund if you’re unimpressed.
Where else can I stream Grantchester season 5 online?
Grantchester is a very British show, but it’s available for streaming in the US too. Below, we’ll let you know how to watch season 5 of Grantchester in America:
Grantchester will be coming to PBS Masterpiece at some point in 2020, although there’s no concrete date as yet. In fact, the Masterpiece schedule runs almost until the end of February and makes no mention of the show (although these things can often change very quickly).
Here’s the good news: when episodes eventually reach PBS Masterpiece, you’ll be able to watch them completely free of charge for one week. If you miss your chance, you’ll need a Thirteen Passport subscription (the minimum donation is $5 USD per month). On the plus side, this unlocks the entire on-demand library, which currently includes every previous episode of Grantchester as well as hit shows like Downton Abbey and Poldark.
PBS Passport is geo-restricted so you’ll have to either be in the US or connected to an American VPN server to access it.
Grantchester season 5: cast, rumors, and what to expect
The plot and specifics of season 5 have been a closely guarded secret and there’s not even a trailer, so we don’t have very much to go on. However, we know for a fact that Robson Green and Tom Brittney will reprise their roles as Georgie Keating and Will Davenport.
The official ITV synopsis claims that season 5 will be set in 1957, five years after the events of the fourth series. It’s likely we’ll see Georgie struggle to embrace the country’s newfound optimism and religious fervor, even though it could benefit him personally to do so.