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How to Watch Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5 Online from Anywhere

By Lore Apostol / October 31, 2023

Dogged private detectives Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are back in Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5, which you will be able to easily stream online, even on the go or while traveling abroad. The latest season of the crime drama is based on the best-selling 2020 novel, which is the fifth in JK Rowling’s Strike series written under the pen name of Robert Galbraith.

In Season 5, private detective Cormoran Strike takes a 40-year-old cold case for the first time in his career. In the trailer, Strike can be seen walking in Cornwall (where he is visiting his family) when he’s approached by Anna Phipps, who is asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough, who went missing under mysterious circumstances in 1974.

As Strike and his business partner, Robin Ellacott, investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. They learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly.

Along with Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, the new series will also bring back Robin’s ex, Matthew, from whom she is in the process of getting a divorce. She is also facing some unwanted attention and is trying to sort out her feelings for Strike.

So, let's see when, where, and how to watch Strike: Troubled Blood online from anywhere.

When and Where to Watch Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5

Strike: Troubled Blood premiered in the UK on Sunday, December 11, 2022, on BBC One at 9 pm local time. It will have 4 episodes, each one hour long, that will also be available simultaneously on BBC iPlayer on the series premiere day (only available in the UK), while on TV, we will see the first two on consecutive days and the last two the next week on Sunday and Monday.

It will be available on February 6, 2023, on HBO Max in the US, where the series is known as C.B. Strike.

How to Watch Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5 Online From Anywhere

You can effortlessly stream your favorite series and movies online in your home country via many streaming services, but they are geo-blocked, and this is also the case with BBC iPlayer (which is available only in the UK) and HBO Max (not available in all countries). The easiest way to regain access to your subscription while traveling abroad is to watch Strike: Troubled Blood online with a VPN. A VPN lets you change your IP address to one where the geo-blocks are off and trick the platform into granting you access.

NordVPN can easily unblock most streaming services, including BBC iPlayer, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more, and it is one of the best VPNs on the market nowadays. It offers high speeds, stable connections, and the best encryption features out there, plus access to thousands of VPN servers placed in over 90 countries all around the world, no bandwidth caps, and no logs. You can even try NordVPN for 30 days RISK-FREE via the no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

You can also get your hands on a big discount with the annual plan when you subscribe to NordVPN (69% discount & get 3 months FREE) on the company's website. You will need to create an account, so fill in your details and pay. Next, download the app made for your device or system. After the installation is complete, launch the app and select a server from an area where there are no geo-blocks, and turn on the VPN. Lastly, load the streaming service to watch Strike: Troubled Blood online.

How to Watch Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5 Online for Free in the UK

In the UK, the first episode will premiere on December 11 on BBC One at 9 pm local time, and all four episodes will be available simultaneously on the BBC iPlayer streaming platform on the same day, where you can stream Strike Season 5: Troubled Blood for free. All you need is to log into your account on the platform, and creating an account is also free of charge. You will also find other fan-favorite BBC shows on this platform, such as Peaky Blinders, MasterChef, ShetlandGentleman Jack, and Eastenders.

BBC iPlayer is geo-blocked outside the UK, so use a safe and capable VPN tool before accessing the streaming service in order to bypass geo-restrictions while traveling abroad. Just run the VPN via a server close to your UK home area for this to work.

How to Watch Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5 Online in the US Without Cable

It will air on February 6, 2023, on HBO Max in the US, where the series is known as C.B. Strike, and it's distributed internationally by Warner Bros. You can log in with your TV provider credentials if you have HBO in your cable offering, or you can subscribe via Apple, Google Play, and Roku or directly on the platform's app or website starting at $9.99 per month.

Let's take a look at some live TV and streaming services that offer HBO Max:

If you are traveling when the title lands on HBO Max and find that you cannot access the episodes due to geo-restrictions, a good VPN tool is your best bet to unblock HBO Max and watch the series as long as you use a US server.

How to Watch Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5 Online in Canada

CB Strike: Troubled Blood will land on the Crave service in Canada via the service's offer of HBO Max content, but the premiere date was not confirmed. We do expect it to coincide with the US release, though. The streaming platform has a subscription fee of $19.99 a month, which also includes Starz and Showtime, and there's a 7-day free trial for new customers.

You can always rely on a VPN to unblock Crave while traveling abroad, considering this platform is not available outside Canada. For this to work, select a server from a location back home.

How to Watch Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5 Online in Australia

In Australia, all the previous seasons of the show are available on Binge (prices start at $10 a month with an included 14-day free trial) and Foxtel Now ($25 per month with a 10-day free trial if you're a new client). We expect you will also be able to stream Strike: Troubled Blood Season 5 online on these services soon, although the premiere date was not announced.

These services are only available in Australia, and the geo-restrictions won't let you access them while traveling abroad unless you use a competent VPN tool running on a server located back home.

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