How to Watch Outlander

STARZ’s time-traveling romance epic returns Sunday, March 6—read all about how to get into Outlander before then.

How to watch Outlander

Since 2014, STARZ drama Outlander has produced 67 episodes over five seasons; season 6 (which premieres Sunday, March 6) will add eight more. In other words, Outlander newbs will have plenty of history to catch up on and Scottish accents to decipher (try the closed captioning, it helps).

Seasons 1–4 (2014–2019)

The first four seasons of Outlander are available to stream on Netflix and STARZ on-demand. Previous seasons are also available to rent or buy through Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, or YouTube for $1.99 an episode. A Netflix or STARZ subscription is a far more cost-effective option for catching up on Outlander.

Netflix and STARZ plans and pricing

Service Price Video Streams Details
Netflix $9.99–$19.99/mo. 720p, 1080p, 4K 1-4 View plans
STARZ $8.99/mo. 1080p 3 View plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Seasons 5–6 (2020–2022)

Season 5 of Outlander, which aired in early 2020, is currently only available through STARZ on-demand and won’t arrive on Netflix until May 2022 at the earliest. STARZ is also the only place you’ll be able to watch season 6, which premieres Sunday, March 6, with new episodes being released weekly through April.

STARZ is available as an add-on channel through most cable, satellite, and live TV streaming providers for $8.99 a month (after a seven-day free trial period). It can also be added as a channel through Amazon Prime Video or subscribed to as a standalone streaming app for the same price.

Best cable providers for STARZ and Outlander

Provider Price Channels (including STARZ add-on) Details
Spectrum
Our pick
$49.99–$99.99/mo. 125-200+ View plans
Xfinity $49.99–$89.99/mo. 140-220+ View plans
Cox $25.00–$69.99/mo. 75-140+ View plans
Sparklight $15.00–$84.00/mo. 27-100+ View plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Best satellite providers for STARZ and Outlander

Provider Price Channels (including STARZ add-on) Details
DISH
Our pick
$64.99–$94.99/mo. 190-290+ View plans
DIRECTV $64.99–$134.99/mo. 160-330+ View plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Best live TV streaming providers for STARZ and Outlander

Provider Price Channels (including STARZ add-on) Details
YouTube TV
Our pick
$64.99/mo. 100+ View plans
Philo
Cheapest
$25.00/mo. 60+ View plans
Sling TV $35.00–$50.00/mo. 30-50+ View plans
fuboTV $69.99–$79.99/mo. 111-166+ View plans
DIRECTV STREAM $69.99–$149.99/mo. 65-140+ View plans

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

STARZ streaming app plans and pricing

Service Price Video Streams Details
STARZ $8.99/mo. 1080p 3 View plans

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What is Outlander?

Outlander, based on the Diana Gabaldon novel series of the same name, is a historical fantasy drama with sci-fi and time-travel story elements. The TV series was developed by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) for STARZ, where it premiered in 2014.

In Outlander, 1940s ex-military nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) is transported back in time to the 1700s after touching the standing stones of Craigh na Dun in Scotland. There, she falls in love with Highland warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), whose clan is being pursued by the British army led by Captain “Black Jack” Randall, an ancestor of Claire’s 1940s husband.

Over five seasons, Outlander has been lauded as a smart and sexy (emphasis on sexy—the show more than earns its TV-MA rating) drama and has been nominated for over 75 critical and industry awards. Outlander is also one of STARZ’s most popular series, averaging 1 million viewers per season.

Ahead of the March 6, 2022, premiere of season 6, STARZ has already renewed Outlander for a seventh season in 2023. This will make Outlander STARZ’s longest-running original series—sorry, Power.

Final take

Outlander is a sprawling historical drama that laces up fantasy, romance, and sci-fi into a single, gorgeously filmed package. If you’re new to the series, we’d recommend starting at the beginning; Outlander’s dense backstories and plot twists can’t be jumped into midstream.

If you’re already a fan of shows like Bridgerton, The Crown, or A Discovery of Witches, Outlander might be for you. The series also dips into the graphic intensity of period dramas like Game of Thrones and Vikings, as well as the tear-jerking tendencies of Virgin River.

Outlander is also an especially adult show steeped in sex, violence, and traumatic situations—maybe keep the kiddies away.

How to watch Outlander FAQ

Where can I watch all seasons of Outlander?

You can watch seasons 1–4 of Outlander on Netflix, and seasons 1–5 (plus future seasons) through STARZ on-demand.

Can I watch Outlander on Netflix?

Seasons 1–4 of Outlander are currently streaming on Netflix. Outlander seasons usually become available on Netflix two years after ending on STARZ.

Can I watch Outlander on YouTube TV?

STARZ can be added to YouTube TV’s channel lineup for $9 a month. It can also be added as a bundle with EPIX for $11.99 a month.

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