Doctor Who is back for Series 11 and if you’re as excited as me for this then you’ll be bursting to watch at the first available opportunity.
In this guide I’m going to show you how you can watch Doctor Who Series 11 outside the UK. So if you’re a Brit travelling abroad or you’re just a huge Doctor Who fan who wants to watch at the first available opportunity then this is the guide for you.
Doctor Who Series 11 will be shown in the UK on the BBC and also streamed online on the BBC iPlayer service. If you’re outside the UK then you’ll be blocked from viewing.
However, by using a simple app called a ‘VPN‘ from a provider such as my recommended one, ExpressVPN, you can watch anywhere in the world. This will let you watch in China, America, Australia, Canada, Japan or anywhere else in the world.
What you need to watch Doctor Who outside the UK
To watch Doctor Who Series 11 outside the UK you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app.
These are sold by hundreds of different companies and allow you to pretend you’re in the UK. They’re really easy to use and take just a few minutes to download and set-up. Even if you’re not a techy person you’ll still be able to do this.
My recommended provider is ExpressVPN. They’ve got a huge 30-day money back guarantee which makes it completely risk-free just in case you can’t get it working. They’re also one of the fastest which means you won’t suffer any buffering.
It’s likely however that you’re a savvy-shopper and if you’ve got time to spare you’ll want to check out the options. So below I’ve put together my list of top 3 recommended VPN apps to watch Doctor Who Series 11 outside the UK.
Top 3 VPN apps to watch Doctor Who Series 11:
All you need to do now is choose one of the above providers. I definitely recommend ExpressVPN. Not only are they the easiest to use but they’ve also got a promotion on their 12-month package which makes it nearly 50% cheaper than paying monthly.
This will allow you to watch the entire 10 part series plus the Christmas special at the cheapest price.
When you’ve signed up follow the steps below.
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How to watch Doctor Who Series 11
Now you’ve got a VPN you’ll need to download their app and connect to the UK. This will let you watch Doctor Who Series 11 on BBC iPlayer in any country.
To do this follow the simple steps below. In my example I’m using ExpressVPN but the process is almost identical for the other providers too.
Skip the first step if you’ve already signed up to one of the providers above.
How to watch Doctor Who Series 11 Step-by-Step:
- Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service. Don’t forget the 12-month package is nearly 50% cheaper than the monthly one.
- Go to the ‘Products’ section of their website and download their app.
- Open the app and login or activate it when required.
- Press Choose Location (1) and then press United Kingdom (2).
- Once the app has connected visit the BBC iPlayer Doctor Who site or open the BBC iPlayer app.
Once the ExpressVPN app or app from one of the other providers has connected any websites you visit will think that you’re in the UK. This will allow you to watch Doctor Who Series 11 on the BBC iPlayer website or on the BBC iPlayer app.
You can either watch live at the same time it’s shown in the UK or you can use the catch-up service to watch at a later date after it’s aired.
When you’ve finished watching an episode just disconnect from the VPN app. You can reconnect at any time to continue watching further episodes either live or on catch-up.
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When is Doctor Who Series 11 shown?
Doctor Who Series 11 starts on Sunday, 7th October 2018.
The first episode “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” is being shown at 6:45 pm UK time and you can tune in then to watch live. If you miss this episode or any future episodes you can watch on catch-up TV.
Doctor Who Series 11 will run from 7th October until 9th December 2018. There will also be a Christmas special episode on 25th December 2018.
To watch the entire series you’ll need at least 3-months of VPN service. It can be cheaper taking ExpressVPN’s 12-month package because they give you 3-months free on top making it 49% cheaper than paying on a month-by-month basis.
Can I watch on my phone or tablet?
Yes, you certainly can watch on your phone or tablet.
All three VPN services recommended above offer apps for not only Windows and Mac OS computers but also for phones and tablets running Android or Apple iOS.
You’ll also need to have the BBC iPlayer app installed on your phone or tablet. If you don’t have it you can grab it from your regular app store.
If you have difficulties downloading it outside the UK then you’ll need to get it from APK Pure for Android devices or follow this guide on how to install apps outside their intended country for Apple iOS devices.
How can I watch on an Amazon Fire TV / Fire Stick?
If you want to watch Series 11 of Doctor Who on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick then you’ll need to sign up for ExpressVPN. They’re the only provider that works with BBC iPlayer and has a dedicated Amazon app.
You’ll also need to download a web-browser for your Amazon device such as Firefox or Silk Browser.
The BBC iPlayer app won’t work directly. Once you’ve used the ExpressVPN app to connect to the UK you can visit the BBC iPlayer website using the web-browser on your Amazon device where you’ll be able to watch Doctor Who Series 11.
Conclusion: How to watch Doctor Who Series 11
If you want to watch Doctor Who Series 11 outside the UK then you’ll need to get a VPN app.
This allows you to change your location to appear in the UK allowing you to watch anywhere in the world.
I recommend using ExpressVPN, you can sign up for their service by clicking the button below. Once you’ve signed up download their app and connect to the UK.
You can then watch Doctor Who Series 11 on the BBC iPlayer website or on their app.
Don’t forget ExpressVPN has a massive 30-day money back guarantee so it’s risk-free if you can’t get it working.
They’ve also got a promotion on their 12-month package which is nearly 50% cheaper than paying monthly which is definitely worth checking out.
What do you like most about the Doctor Who shows? I would love to know so why not let me know in the comments section below?
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