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Outlander fans angered as season 6 will only be shown on Starz streaming service


The end of Droughtlander is very close and fans can’t contain their excitement.

With Season six wrapping filming a few months ago, a dramatic new trailer dropping, and finally even the debut date for the first episode in 2022 being announced, things are definitely beginning to ramp up on the Outlander front.

However, some fans still aren’t happy with the recent news about where season six will be shown.

After it was posted on social media that the first episode would be airing on StarzPlay, people were quick to show their displeasure that Starz had taken the decision to only show the new season on their pay-for-streaming service from March 6 2022.

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Previously those who love the show could get their fix on Amazon Prime, which fans already have to pay £7.99 a month for, but they will now need to pay an extra monthly fee for the new app to view the latest episodes.

Some fans responded they would be boycotting the show due to their decision to only show it on the app.

One disappointed fan wrote: “Not that excited as it’s not on any platforms I subscribe to. I wonder how many UK Outlander fans are going to buy Starzplay to watch it.”

Another added: “I won’t pay any more subscriptions so they will lose another viewer. It’s made in the UK and can’t watch it unless you pay twice. Not happy.”



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Scots fan @Hobonette posted: “This is where I drop off. Been lovely to watch Outlander but there the shabby way it’s been withheld from Scotland’s people is crap. Will stick to books.

“I hate that it’s filmed in my country yet denied to its people. Very saddening to come take what they want, use Scotland like that and get rich off her back.”

And another UK show lover raged: “Have been here since before the beginning and I’m not signing up to StarzPlay You’ve just lost another fan. Your UK fanbase will be depleted due to this ‘corporate’ decision. Congratulations.”

“I love Outlander,” posted another furious fan. “But we pay a tv licence, we pay for sky/virgin, we pay for Prime and now we’re expected to pay for Starzplay someone’s having a laugh.

What is StarzPlay?

Similar to streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, StarzPlay was originally launched in the US but is also now available in the UK.

The service will allow fans in the UK to watch shows at the same time as their American counterparts, meaning they won’t have to wait to see the first episode of Outlander.

You can download the app for your phone (both Android and Apple) but it’s also available as a channel through Amazon Prime Video and has also been announced for Virgin TV.

How much is StarzPlay?

StarzPlay is priced at £4.99 per month through the StarzPlay app, Amazon Prime Video or Virgin TV.

You can enjoy a 30-day free trial of the service through Amazon – but it will still cost you an extra £4.99 a month after this period.

Will Outlander season six be shown anywhere else?

No, according to the Starz announcement, season six will only be shown through the StarzPlay app.

Actor Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser in the hit show, took to Instagram to share the big news that Outlander has a ‘new home’ earlier this year.

He said: “I am excited to announce that STARZPLAY is not only the home of @meninkiltsstarz… but will also be the new home for that other show set in Scotland: @outlander_starz!!!

What do you think? Will you pay to watch the new season? Let us know below.

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