Everyone thought that Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character could not be adapted into a modern-day series. We were fine with the portrayal of Robert Downey Jr. of the sleuth detective set in the old century. However, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss proved that the world needed a modern retelling of the old Sherlock Holmes tale. Were they successful? Extremely so! It’s one of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows of this decade. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the Sherlock Holmes series was a massive success. Now, there are currently just four seasons available with a fifth one sort of coming. The show is still going on, but it seems like it’s in a bit of a pause.
For those who still haven’t seen the entire series yet, it’s good news. You do not have to do anything illegal to pirate the show anymore. In fact, there are so many online streaming services that allow you to binge the Sherlock Holmes series! Here is how you can watch the Sherlock series online for free.
Now, when we say free we do not mean absolutely free. There’s a bit of loophole you see. Some of the streaming platforms require you to pay a subscription monthly fee. However, there are many options that allow you to get a free trial which usually lasts a month. During that time, you can quite easily binge-watch the whole show.
Here are the options.
Watch Sherlock online on Netflix With Free Trial
Netflix has completely transformed the way we look at streaming these days. People didn’t take it that seriously but slowly Netflix proved its worth. It had many good original Netflix shows such as Bojack Horsman but slowly it upped its game. Possibly one of the best movies of the decade, The Irishman, was produced by Netflix! Not only that, but Ryan Reynolds’ 6 Underground, the ‘most Michael Bay movie ever’ containing elaborate action sequences is also produced under Netflix. Obviously, Sherlock is available to stream on Netflix.
All four seasons are available on the streaming service. You can get a free trial for one month. If you wish to continue your Netflix watching, you would have to pay. Currently, there are three packages available.
- Basic, $8.99 per month
- Standard, $12.99 per month
- Premium, $15.99 per month
Watch Sherlock on BBC iPlayer
There’s another option to stream the Sherlock series. It’s the BBC’s streaming service known as the BBC iPlayer where all episodes are currently available.
BBC iPlayer also offers a free trial for 30 days. If you want to keep using the iPlayer streaming service for longer than a month, you would have to start paying. The account sign up for BBC is free. You just have to pay a license fee. It’s around £147-£150 a year in the United Kingdom. This will allow you to watch Sherlock online for free.
Other Options to Stream
If you are in the US, you can stream the show on Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Prime Video, YouTube and Vudu have the option of a free trial.
Sherlock series original network is BBC One, BBC HD, BBC One HD, and PBS.