When will Outlander Season 5 come to Netflix U.S.?

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Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks, STARZ

Outlander Seasons 1 to 3 are currently available to stream, but what about the recent season? When will Outlander Season 5 be on Netflix in the U.S.?

There's absolutely no way that I thought STARZ would have allowed the first seasons of Outlander to head to Netflix. But they did, and it's probably the best thing for the show. Now all eyes are on when Outlander Season 5 will be on Netflix.

Fans want to watch the most recent season without paying for extra subscription services. However, the only way to watch both Seasons 4 and 5 is with a STARZ subscription right now. Will they both head to Netflix U.S. in the future? Possibly, but it's going to take a while.

Outlander Season 3 didn't head to Netflix until December 2019. This was just a few months before Season 5 premiered on STARZ. It was a good way to get fans caught up with the first three seasons but keep one full season exclusive to STARZ and then encourage subscriptions to watch the new season.

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This could be a plan moving forward. We may not see Outlander Season 4 until December 2020 on Netflix. Or it could be a few months before Season 6 airs on STARZ, which is likely to be the fall of 2021 at the earliest.

So, what about Outlander Season 5 on Netflix? We're looking at fall 2021 at the earliest, but I don't suspect it will be then. It's all going to depend on how long Chris Albrecht made a pact with Netflix for streaming the service. Jeffrey Hirsch has made it clear that he's not happy that the show has headed to Netflix. I don't think he'll renew the contract, despite the fact that it's drawing more eyeballs to the season.

If Netflix does get the chance to stream Season 5, I doubt it's going to be before 2022. Just fair warning.

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Outlander Season 5 is available exclusively on STARZ.