Bodyguard from the BBC has been taking the UK by storm and if you’re following social media you’ll find your wall littered with Bodyguard fan posts and spoilers.
However, if you’re outside the UK you’re in for some disappointment. At the time of writing the new hit series isn’t available anywhere in the world even though the final episode has just been shown in the UK.
Not to worry though because in this guide I’m going to show you how you can watch Bodyguard from the BBC outside the UK. This means you’ll be able to watch Bodyguard in Australia, the US, Canada or anywhere else on the planet.
So if you’re outside the UK and hyped to watch the Bodyguard right now, read on to find out how simple it is.
What you need to watch Bodyguard
To watch Bodyguard outside the UK you’ll need to get a VPN service.
A VPN service comes as an app you download for your laptop, tablet, phone or other type of device that lets you change your location. It is this feature that lets you unblock and watch Bodyguard outside the UK.
You’re probably wondering where you can get a VPN though? and thinking it sounds complicated to use.
No need to worry, using a VPN takes just a few seconds. There are hundreds of companies which sell VPN services but without question my recommended one is ExpressVPN.
They work better than most, work well for watching Bodyguard and they’ve got a huge 30-day money back guarantee in case you get stuck and can’t get it working.
If you’ve got time to shop about the following three providers are my top picks for watching Bodyguard outside the UK.
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Simply select one of the three recommended providers above and then continue reading below to find out how you can use the VPN to watch Bodyguard outside the UK.
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How to watch Bodyguard outside the UK
Now you’ve got a VPN service it’s really easy to use to watch Bodyguard. You’ll need to first download their app for your type of device.
Below I’ll show you how to do this. I’m using ExpressVPN but it’s much the same process with any of the providers from above.
How to watch the Bodyguard outside the UK:
- Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service.
- Go to the ‘Products’ section of their website and download and install the VPN app for your device.
- Open the app and either login or activate it when required.
- Press the ‘Choose Location‘ (1) button.
- Then press ‘United Kingdom‘ (2).
- Press the ‘Connect‘ (3) button or wait for it to automatically connect.
- Once connected visit the BBC Bodyguard page and watch.
Once you’re connected to the VPN which should take no more than 30 seconds any websites or apps you use will think you’re in the UK.
You’re now free to use the BBC iPlayer service to watch Bodyguard in any country in the world. This means you can watch Bodyguard in Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand, India or in fact any other country.
When you’ve finished watching simply disconnect from the VPN app. If you need to continue watching then reconnect when needed.
You can also watch all the other shows on the BBC iPlayer service so it’s worth having a look around.
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Will this work on my phone or tablet?
Yes, as well as working on a regular computer or laptop you can use the steps above to watch on your phone or tablet.
You’ll need to have the BBC iPlayer app installed to do this, then connect to the UK on the ExpressVPN app.
If you have a non-UK registered phone or tablet then you may find it difficult to download the BBC iPlayer app.
Once you’ve got the BBC iPlayer app installed you can use ExpressVPN or one of the other providers to the connect to the UK and then watch Bodyguard.
Can I watch Bodyguard on my Amazon Fire TV Stick?
Definitely. If you’ve got an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick from the UK and you’re in another country you can watch Bodyguard too.
You’ll need to sign up for ExpressVPN because they’re the only VPN provider that offers an app for the Amazon devices.
You’ll also need to install the Firefox or Silk Browser web-browser onto your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick and visit the BBC iPlayer website directly to watch Bodyguard.
It won’t work directly with the BBC iPlayer app itself. Just follow the steps from above to watch on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.
When is Bodyguard shown?
Bodyguard is the brand new drama from the BBC in the UK. It first aired on 26th August 2018.
The series ran for 6 parts and finished on 23rd September 2018. The entire 6-part series is now currently available to watch on the BBC iPlayer website.
By using a VPN as detailed above you can binge watch the entire series in any country right now.
The series finale pulled in nearly 11 million viewers in the UK making it the highest watched TV show for nearly 10 years.
Conclusion: How to watch Bodyguard outside the UK
If you want to watch Bodyguard right now outside the UK then you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service.
This is an app you download that allows you to change your location. By doing this you can unblock the BBC iPlayer service and watch Bodyguard right now.
Click the button below to visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service. Then download their app and connect to the UK. You’ll now be able to watch Bodyguard anywhere in the world.
Don’t forget ExpressVPN has a huge 30-day money back guarantee so if you can’t get it working then you can just get a refund.
They’ve also got a deal right now that gives you 3 months free on their 12-month package. This makes it nearly 50% cheaper than paying on a monthly basis so if you want to watch other shows on BBC iPlayer then it’s well worth taking advantage.
What do you think of Bodyguard? I would love to hear your thoughts so why not post in the comments section below?
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