Have you noticed that more and more of your favorite shows are blocked due to your location? Sure, it’s possible to watch them sometime after they’ve aired, but it’s quite tricky to live to stream them.
Well, what if I told you that there is a pretty simple way to access BBC iPlayer and live stream all your favorite programs? Stick with me, and I will show you how you can watch Eastenders online abroad free, in just a few simple steps.
Step 1: Get a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
A VPN will protect your data from any prying eyes and hide your physical location. It has some servers you can choose to connect to (usually several hundred). It will change your IP address to mirror your server selection.
This means that you will no longer be shown as being in the US, but anywhere a server exists. It will slow down your internet connection though, anywhere from 10% to 40%, depending on the location on the server selected and the quality of the VPN service you’re using.
It’s possible to find a free VPN service, but some of the best VPNs out there are available for a small subscription fee. My personal favorite is ExpressVPN, with over 1,000 servers in 94 countries to choose from and a fantastic interface. You can choose from some VPN access points, including some in the UK. It’s completely anonymous and safe, and the company doesn’t store your data (like some other companies do).
It even has a special button that will help you select the best server to connect to, helping you preserve your internet speed as much as possible. It also has a 30-day money-back guarantee, which is more than enough time to test all its features out.
Step 2: Unlock BBC iPlayer
Now that you are using a VPN it’s pretty simple to unblock BBC’s content. All you have to do is trick the Player into believing you’re in the UK.
To do this, you will need a UK IP address. Lucky for you, changing it is as simple as selecting a UK server in your VPN, which will then change your IP address to a UK one. And voila- you’re now in the UK! BBC iPlayer is yours for the watching.
Step 3: Enjoy!
You can now watch Eastenders tonight or anytime you feel like it. Organize an Eastenders catch up, or a weekend marathon and share the fun with fellow fans. It doesn’t stop at Eastenders though; you can now live stream or re-watch any BBC programs you wish.
Even though some UK policies make it a bit harder to access their content outside of the UK, VPNs provide a great solution to not missing our favorite shows.
My recommendation is to do some research regarding VPNs and choose one best suited for your needs. Using a VPN will make using public Wi-Fi networks much safer, and the whole internet will be at your fingertips- no censorship whatsoever.