Magnum PI season 5

Good news for Magnum PI fans: a fifth season has finally arrived. However, it’ll be split into two parts for the first time in several years. The first two episodes will premiere on February 19, with the remaining eight being released weekly at 21:00 ET (18:00 PT). Don’t worry; we’ll cover several ways to stream Magnum PI season 5 on-demand in case you happen to miss one.

Before we begin, you should note that we don’t recommend watching via unauthorized streams. Even putting the legal issues aside, these are notorious for their unreliability and low video quality. Not only that but there are several legitimate ways to watch Magnum PI, many of which come with a free trial. For the best possible viewing experience, stick with official sources.

Magnum PI season 5 will only be available on geo-blocked streaming platforms. In other words, those traveling abroad will have to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the services they’d use back home.

How to stream Magnum PI from anywhere with a VPN

VPNs are privacy tools that encrypt your data, preventing it from being read by your ISP, employer, or the owner of a public wifi hotspot. That said, they also let you spoof your location, which is useful for accessing your usual services while traveling abroad. Here’s a quick guide:

  1. First off, you’ll have to choose a VPN. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both high-quality alternatives with plenty to offer.
  2. Install the VPN app onto any device you use for streaming. Usually, you’ll be allowed to connect around five devices at the same time but each provider has a different limit.
  3. Log in and choose a server in your home country. This changes your IP address and stops services from back home from realizing that you’ve left the country.
  4. Finally, visit your preferred streaming service and play a video. It should begin immediately, without any errors. Having trouble? Clear your cookies and cache, then try again. Failing this, you may want to try a different server in the same country.

New episodes of Magnum PI will be broadcast live. For this reason, we strongly recommend spending a few minutes ahead of time making sure your VPN works with your chosen streaming service. Remember: most major providers now offer 24/7 live chat, making it easy to get help.


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How to watch Magnum PI season 5 online on US TV

How to watch Magnum PI season 5 online on US TV

Magnum PI has changed network and will now air on NBC. If you’re with a supported cable TV provider, you can just visit the NBC website, sign in, and stream season five without having to pay a cent extra.

Hoping to steam Magnum PI online without cable? No problem: CBS lets you login with a wide range of other services including YouTube TV, fuboTV, and Hulu with Live TV. The downside is that these all cost at least $64.99 USD per month once their short free trials end.

If you’re hoping to stream Magnum PI on-demand, there’s a much cheaper option. Peacock will have new episodes the day after they air, and while this service no longer has a free plan, you can watch from $4.99 per month with ads or $9.99 per month without.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to watch the first four seasons without buying them outright on platforms like Amazon Prime Video.

All of the services above are geo-restricted, which means they won’t work outside of the US. With the right VPN, though, accessing them during your travels abroad is easy. NordVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk-free before you commit.

Where else can I stream the Magnum PI reboot online?

Magnum PI is a franchise with a huge international following. Perhaps predictably, the rebooted TV series is available for streaming in several countries. Take a look below to find out which networks broadcast Magnum PI where you are:


How to watch Magnum PI season 5 online in Canada

Like most other CBS shows, Magnum PI will be exclusive to CTV. You can watch the most recent episode for free, but will have to sign in with your cable provider details to stream anything live or to catch up on any episodes you might have missed.

French speakers can subscribe to Club Illico for $15 per month and stream the first three seasons online. If you’d prefer to watch in English, though, your only option is to buy these from video rental platforms like Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.

Most of the services above are only available in Canada. However, you can access them as normal while abroad using a Canadian VPN server.


How to watch Magnum PI season 5 online in the UK

There’s no official date for the season 5 premiere just yet but traditionally, this show has arrived in the UK just a few weeks after it’s released in the US. It’s always been shown on Sky Showcase, which means that existing Sky TV customers can watch at no added cost using the Sky Go app.

Your other option is to sign up for an Entertainment pass on Now TV. These are £9.99 per month and let you stream Sky channels live. Better yet, Now TV’s on-demand library currently includes seasons three and four of Magnum PI, making it easier than ever to get caught up.

Sky Go and Now TV won’t normally let you watch if you’re outside of the UK. That said, regaining access while traveling abroad is easy with the right VPN.



Magnum PI season five will premiere on February 20, the day after it releases in the US. You can stream this on Binge, which costs $10 AUD per month after a two-week free trial. This platform currently offers the first four seasons too.

Alternatively, you could wait an extra day and stream the show live on Fox One. Existing Foxtel TV customers can watch via Foxtel Go at no added cost.

Foxtel services are only available in Australia. Despite this, you can use them from anywhere while connected to a VPN.

Magnum PI season 5: plot, cast, and what to expect

Magnum PI is known for its mostly self-contained stories, but it does have a few longer-running plotlines that pop up occasionally. For instance, the trailer for season 5 implies that Miggy and Higgins will remain a couple for the forseeable future, so their semi-hidden relationship will likely be a recurring plot point. The first two episodes will see the pair coming to terms with their newfound closeness while going undercover to solve a beachside murder.