How to watch Death in Paradise season 9 online

Death in Paradise season 9 will premiere on Thursday, January 9 at 9 PM GMT (4 PM EST / 1 PM PST). Fans of the long-running crime drama series have eight new hour-long episodes to look forward to. We’ll explain how you can use a VPN to watch Death in Paradise season 9 online for free from anywhere in the world.

It’s worth knowing that we’ll only be recommending official sources for watching Death in Paradise season 9. Unauthorized streams of popular TV shows are common but we don’t recommend using them. For starters, many unlicensed streams are taken offline for copyright violation. However, even those that aren’t tend to be laggy with low-resolution video. Fortunately, there are plenty of official sources for watching Death in Paradise online for free.

Season 9 of Death in Paradise will only be shown on region-locked services. This means you’ll need a VPN if you’re traveling and planning to watch from abroad.

How to watch Death in Paradise season 9 online from abroad

VPNs allow you to change your IP address by connecting to a server in another country. This makes it look like you’re browsing from that location. Needless to say, this makes VPNs ideal for unblocking geo-restricted websites and services. It’s easy; just follow the steps below.

Here’s how to watch Death in Paradise online abroad (outside the UK) free:

  1. Sign up for a quality VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, CyberGhost and NordVPN are affordable alternatives with strong unblocking abilities.
  2. Download and install the appropriate VPN app for your device. The above VPNs offer a variety of options including desktop, mobile apps, and browser extensions.
  3. Log in to the app and connect to a server in the UK. This allows you to unblock BBC iPlayer and watch Death in Paradise season 9 online for free from anywhere.
  4. Go to BBC iPlayer and register for a free account if you don’t have one already. Note that you’ll be asked to provide a UK postcode but any UK postal code is accepted.
  5. Try playing a BBC iPlayer video or live stream which should be unblocked. You may find that you need to clear your browser’s cache and cookies if it still doesn’t work.

A new episode of Death in Paradise will air live every Thursday from January 9. We recommend you test your VPN with BBC iPlayer in advance to avoid missing out. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to contact your VPN’s customer support if there are any problems.

How to watch Death in Paradise season 9 on UK TV

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As with all previous seasons, Death in Paradise season 9 will be shown live on BBC iPlayer. While it’s free to use the BBC iPlayer (no paid subscription is required), you’ll need an account to watch online. This requires you to enter an email address, create a password, and provide your name, date of birth, and a UK postcode. However, the BBC doesn’t check the UK postal code you provide so any will do.

BBC iPlayer content is geo-blocked and unavailable outside the UK. However, if you’re abroad (on vacation, for instance) you can get around this by connecting to a VPN’s UK server and obtaining a UK IP addressExpressVPN unblocks BBC iPlayer and includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it out risk-free and claim a full refund if it doesn’t meet your expectations.

Where else can I stream Death in Paradise season 9 online?

The BBC isn’t the only broadcaster of this increasingly popular TV series. Here are some more ways in which you can watch Death in Paradise season 9 online:


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PBS is the official US broadcaster of Death in Paradise. The good news is that PBS is free to watch. What’s more, you don’t even need to sign up for an account to stream its content. However, like BBC iPlayer, PBS’ content is region-locked. This means you’ll have to be in the US (or have a US IP address) in order to watch PBS from abroad.



If you’re in France, you can watch Death in Paradise, or “Meurtres au Paradis”, season 9 on France 2. Again, this is a free service and there’s no need to sign up for an account in order to watch. However, you can expect to see some adverts. To watch Death in Paradise season 9 on France 2, simply connect to a server in France. This will get you a French IP address, and you should be able to watch without any problems.

What can we expect from Death in Paradise season 9?

As evidenced by viewing figures, Death in Paradise has grown in popularity during its time on TV. Set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, it has a formulaic approach with each episode covering a new murder. As yet, not much is known about season 9. However, as the eighth season was notably darker in tone than previous seasons, this may be a sign of what we can expect going forward.

Which cast members are returning for Death in Paradise season 9?

Ardal O’Hanlon is returning for his third and final series as DI Jack Mooney. Like Ben Miller and Kris Marshall before him, he’ll be replaced by a new detective (Ralf Little). Expected to return for season 9 are Tobi Bakare (Office JP Hooper), Don Warrington (Commissioner Selwyn Patterson), and Élizabeth Bourgine (Mayor Catherine Bordey).

It’s also likely that Shyko Amos (Officer Ruby Patterson) and Aude Legastelois (Madeleine Dumas) return following their introduction in season 8. However, Joséphine Jobert (DS Florence Cassell) will not be returning, having left her role midway through the last season.