How to watch AdultSwim in the UK

Watch AdultSwim in the UK

If you want to find out how to watch AdultSwim in the UK or elsewhere outside the United States then this is the article for you. In this article I’m going to look at the quickest and easiest method to watch the Videos section of the website.

Watch AdultSwim in the UK

Watch adult humour cartoons on AdultSwim.

If you haven’t heard of AdultSwim then you’re really missing out. AdultSwim is a premium US cartoon channel for adult themed cartoons. When I say adult themed I mean adult humour or double meanings, I don’t mean x-rated content. So if you’re into adult themed cartoons then AdultSwim is definitely the place to start.

AdultSwim content is available in a minor way in the UK and some other countries, often shown late at night for small segments on cable networks but if you want access to their full catalogue then their website is the best place to start. With cartoons like Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse and more there is a ton of content to keep even the biggest cartoon fan happy.

How to watch AdultSwim in the UK

If you’ve tried to watch AdultSwim in the UK or elsewhere outside the US then you’ll be stuck with the spinning loading icon. This is because technically the service isn’t available outside the US. In fact the Help section of the AdultSwim website states:

AdultSwim Blocked

The way to unblock and watch AdultSwim in the UK is to use a totally legal service called a VPN. A VPN allows you to disguise your online location and appear somewhere else. This means you can watch AdultSwim anywhere in the world.

The best VPN provider to unblock AdultSwim is IPVanish because they’re cheap and fast. Streaming video from the US requires good speeds and by signing up to IPVanish, installing their software and connecting to the US it will allow you to watch AdultSwim in the UK and anywhere else in the world.

Watch AdultSwim in the UK & elsewhere

Watch AdultSwim from anywhere in the world. IPVanish offers a full 7-day money back guarantee.

There are other good VPN providers available but finding them can be difficult in a sea of options. If you don’t want to use IPVanish for whatever reason then two other good choices are:

  1. Overplay
  2. ExpressVPN

VPN services on average cost between US$5-10 per month which is about £4-6. It’s important you sign up to a premium VPN service for speed reasons because when you’re watching videos (or cartoons in this case) from overseas it requires a good and stable connection. Without using a decent VPN service, you’ll end up being plagued with buffering and slow playback ruining your enjoyment of watching AdultSwim.

Not only do VPN services allow you to watch AdultSwim but the same service will also let you watch other region restricted content. For example if you lived in the UK and went on holiday to Spain you would still be able to watch BBC iPlayer, Sky Go, BT Sport or other UK services while travelling.

You can also access other content from around the world so if you have an interest in US TV or TV from any other country then you can use the same service to watch those too.

Finally, the original use of a VPN was to protect your privacy which means it encrypts your internet connection and stops any pesky hackers or the government from spying on what you do online. This means you can browse the web safely in the knowledge that your online privacy is secure.

How to use the VPN software

All three VPN providers suggested above offer software for desktop and mobile devices and are extremely easy to use.

Once you’ve signed up to their service simply download the software or app for your device and install it. Next you should connect to their United States option which is sometimes known as a “Server“.

When you’ve connected to the United States then AdultSwim is now unblocked so it doesn’t matter where you are in the world. You’ll now be able to watch any of the cartoons on AdultSwim as if you were in the US.

Video Example

If you want to see the process in action check out our little video guide below.

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Christopher Seward

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

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