How to Watch ‘Luther’ Online: Live Stream Season 5 Episodes

By Gabriela Vatu / April 16, 2019

Idris Elba is something of a revelation these days and we totally get the appeal, so the list of people looking forward to finally watching the fifth season of Luther is certainly quite long. Well, fear no more, as the show is coming up on BBC America quite soon. Let's see how you can watch Luther live online.

Luther, as you may already know, is a British psychological crime drama TV series. The show first aired back in 2010, with the second season coming up in 2011, the third one in 2013, and the fourth one in 2015. After four years, the fifth season was finally released. Yes, "was". That's because the fifth season of Luther has already premiered over in the UK on January 1st and all four episodes were done by January 4th. In the US, however, the show is to premiere on BBC America on June 2nd.

Elba has received quite a few rounds of applause for his role as Luther, a detective that will do anything to find the guilty. So, if you want to watch Luther, let's dive right in and find out what you need to do.

Can You Watch Luther Live on BBC America?

Sure you can. BBC America's website does feature a live stream that you can check out, but you'll need to sign into an account first. In order to get access to the feed, however, you need to sign in with credentials from a TV provider, whether cable or live TV service, where you pay for BBC America. Basically, you have to prove that you can watch BBC America on TV before you're allowed access to the live stream. That being said, we'd suggest you cut the cord anyway if you want to watch online.

What Live TV Services Can You Subscribe to Watch Luther on BBC America?

Nowadays, it has become easier than ever to watch TV online thanks to the many live TV platforms that are available. We already do everything else online, from binging on our favorite shows to ordering food, to socializing with friends and filing work emails. So why not also watch TV? Live TV platforms are cheaper than cable, they are easy to customize, and you can always cancel whenever you feel like it since there's no contract attached to your subscription. Plus, you can watch your favorite shows wherever you may be when they start airing, even if that's on the bus; all you need is a compatible device and an Internet connection. Let's see what options you have to watch Luther online.

fuboTV - Our list kicks off with fuboTV, which is a great platform that features two bundles - fubo and fubo Extra. BBC America is part of both these bundles, so you can get the one you like most. As a side note, fubo Extra is bundled up with some add-ons nowadays and offered at a discount price, so you might want to check those out. You can add extra channel packs and several premium networks if you want to customize the service in any way. Make sure to check out our fuboTV review for more details.

Sling TV - The list continues with Sling TV, which is a platform that is highly customizable. There are three bundles to choose from and BBC America is part of all of them, namely Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. You can always add channel packs grouped by interest and premium networks so you can create a perfectly round plan for yourself. Read up on our Sling TV review to find out more.

Philo - Next, we have Philo on the list, which is a pretty great platform itself, exemplifying the "what you see is what you get" mantra. There are only two bundles here and they both feature BBC America, so you can pick the one you like best. The price difference is so small, however, that you may as well simply go with the more expensive one ($20 over $16 per month). There are no channel packs, no premium networks, and not even add-ons to get, so that's all you're paying for. Read TechNadu's Philo review to find out everything there is to know about this service.

YouTube TV - Our list continues with YouTube TV, which is a service that only features one bundle of channels. The subscription price has recently gone up to $50 per month after more channels were added, but you can easily access BBC America in there. There are no channel packs, but you can add several premium networks if you want more diversity. Read our YouTube TV review to find out more about the service and whether it's a good fit for you or not.

DirecTV Now - We have DirecTV Now on the list next, and it's a pretty controversial platform because it recently underwent some changes. There are now seven bundles. The two new ones are Plus and Max and they feature HBO and about 40-50 channels, while Max also has Cinemax. The other five bundles have been around for a while but they now have a different name and a price tag that's double than it used to be. You'll find BBC America in both the two new bundles and in four of the other ones, namely Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate. You can add a couple of packs featuring Spanish channels, several international packs, and a few premium networks. Read all about it in our DirecTV Now review.

PlayStation Vue - We're closing off with PlayStation Vue. This platform has four bundles to pick from - Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra - and BBC America is part of all of them, so you can choose whichever one you like best. You can choose to customize your plan by adding channel packs and several premium networks if you'd like to. Make sure to give our PlayStation Vue review a read to find out more about the service.

What Can You Do If You Travel Abroad?

Well, the thing about all these platforms is that they are all geoblocked. This means that as soon as you leave the United States of America, you will no longer be able to access them because your IP will show your location. This happens due to licensing deals, so it's nothing personal, even though it's highly annoying. Now, the thing about these platforms is that they work like any other website looking at your IP address to know where you are. This is good news for you because it also means you can use a VPN to change that IP address and, therefore, your location. Here's how you can get around the blockade too.

Can You Watch Older Luther Seasons?

Well, if you want to make sure you can binge watch all other Luther episodes, you can do that quite easily. Since the show isn't on Hulu or Netflix over in the United States, you're going to have to purchase the show's episodes or seasons from other sources, including Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, or Microsoft Store to name a few. Make sure to check them all yourself because there may be deals available, depending on when you want to make the purchase. By the way, if you have Prime, you can watch the show for free, too.

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