How to watch The Flash Season 6 online

The Flash season 6 will premiere on October 8, with a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST / 1 AM BST). It’s likely that there’ll be 22 episodes, in line with recent seasons. Below, we’ll let you know how to stream The Flash season 6 live online, from abroad. 

This post will only be recommending official sources. As a popular series, The Flash is almost certain to have unofficial streams, but even putting aside their copyright violations, these are prone to being taken offline and often only available in standard-definition. Plus, new episodes are freely made available, so there’s no reason to resort to unlicensed streams.  

The Flash season 6 will only be shown on geo-restricted platforms, so you’ll need a VPN to watch it abroad.

How to watch The Flash abroad with a VPN

VPNs might sound complicated to use, but they’re actually quite simple. By connecting to a server in another country, your true IP address is hidden and replaced with a new, region-specific one. This tricks region-locked sites into letting you access them abroad. Still confused? Just follow the steps below:

  1. Start by signing up for a suitable VPN. We briefly covered ExpressVPN above, but if you’re looking for a low-cost alternative, NordVPN and CyberGhost are strong choices.
  2. Download and install the VPN software, taking care to get the appropriate version for your device’s operating system.
  3. Decide which of the official The Flash sources below you’d like to use.
  4. Connect to a server in the relevant location. For instance, you’d use a US server to unblock CW or a British one for Sky Go.
  5. Try playing video from your chosen source. It should load almost instantly, but you may have to reload the page or your browser to see any changes.

If you have time, we recommend performing the steps above before The Flash actually begins. This way, if anything doesn’t work as intended, you’ll have plenty of time to contact your VPN’s support team for help.

How to stream The Flash season 6 live online

The Flash is extremely popular and accordingly, is broadcast in several countries across the world. Take a look below to find out who’s showing season 6 in your country:


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American fans can watch season 6 of The Flash on-demand on The CW. No registration or payment is required, but episodes are uploaded the day after they air, so if you’re a superfan, this method probably isn’t ideal.

Even though The CW website doesn’t have its own live stream, there are other ways to watch it online. Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV all include The CW, so if you’re subscribed to any of these services, you can just sign in and start streaming. fuboTV is the least expensive of the three at $34.99 per month, but this plan doesn’t include any free trial, while Hulu costs $5 more and gives new users a month free.

All of the sources above geo-block their content, so if you’re an American who’s currently out of the country, you’ll have to connect to one of your VPN’s US servers before you can watch anything. ExpressVPN comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning you can stream The Flash abroad and claim a full refund if you’re unsatisfied. 


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We don’t have an official British release date for The Flash season six yet, but in previous years, new episodes have arrived roughly two weeks after they’re shown in the US. This would be mean we can expect season 6 to hit the UK around about October 18 but we’ll update this post as more information is made available.

Luckily, we do know where you’ll be able to watch: Sky One. This channel can be streamed live online via the Sky Go app if you’re already a Sky TV customer. If not, don’t panic; you can just sign up for Now TV instead.

Now TV’s Entertainment pass enables you to live stream 11 channels, including Sky One. This pass costs £7.99 per month and comes with a two-week free trial. The on-demand library currently includes seasons 4 and 5 of The Flash, meaning you still have time to catch up if you’re not quite up-to-date. 

Sky Go and Now TV are only available in the UK. As such, you’ll need a VPN to access them abroad.


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In Australia, you can watch season 6 of The Flash on FOX8. The first episode will air October 9, and subsequent episodes will be broadcast every Wednesday evening at 8:30PM AEST.

If you subscribe to Foxtel already, you can start streaming right away via the Foxtel Go app. Otherwise, the only way to watch is on Foxtel Now; you’ll need to purchase the Pop pack, which costs $15 AUD per month. There is a two-week free trial, during which you’ll have access to every channel.

If you’d like to watch previous seasons of The Flash, things get a little more complex. The series used to be available on-demand via Foxtel Now, but contrary to popular belief, is no longer available. Instead, you can sign up to Stan, which offers the first four seasons for $10 AUD per month. However, you’ll have to purchase season five on iTunes since it’s not available for streaming anywhere else. 

All of the above services are geo-restricted. As such, you’ll need a VPN to use Foxtel Go, Foxtel Now, or Stan outside of Australia.


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It’s very easy to watch The Flash in Canada. Season 6, and all previous episodes, will be available on Netflix. New episodes will be added every Thursday, which means that Canada is slightly behind. However, considering how popular Netflix is, you’ll likely be able to watch without spending any additional money.

If you’re not already subscribed, you’ll be pleased to know that Netflix’s basic plan only costs $13.99 CAD per month and comes with a one-month free trial.

You’ll have to use a VPN to access Netflix Canada if you’re currently in another country.

Other locations

The locations above aren’t the only countries where The Flash will be broadcast. However, as CW hasn’t created a list of their international broadcasters, it can be difficult to find out where you can watch.

If you can’t find an official local stream, your only option may be to purchase episodes individually on platforms like iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon. It’s also worth remembering that you can still tune into streams from back home when you’re abroad, but you’ll have to connect to a VPN first.

The Flash season 6: what to expect

It’s finally happening! Season 6 of The Flash will cover one of the comic’s biggest and most ambitious storylines: Crisis on Infinite Earths. This will see a crossover between several DC franchises, with characters from The FlashBatwomanSupergirlArrow, Smallville, and Legends of Tomorrow all meeting up to combat a villain named The Monitor.

It’s also worth noting that this storyline shifted the course of the comics in a major way, so fans have plenty to look forward to. If that wasn’t enough, though, you’ll also get to see the cast of Black Lightning make their first Arrowverse appearance.