The Crawley family is back and you’re probably wondering How can I watch Downton Abbey outside the UK? or How can I watch Downton Abbey anywhere in the world?
Never fear, your answer is available by using our simple guide, you can get your fix of Series 4 (or Season 4 for our North American friends) of Downton Abbey anywhere in the world online in your web browser by using the UK catch up TV service called ITV Player. So if you want to watch Downton Abbey in the US or watch Downton Abbey in Australia, or in fact watch Downton Abbey anywhere in the world then you’ve come to the right place, no more waiting for it to be shown in your own country.
For those of you who have already tried to access this service outside of the UK you will be presented with the following screen.
Now many of you will have given up at this point. A few of you may of tried to enter a UK postcode to be told that it is correct and be given a loading circle as if the episode will start playing. This is where the excitement ends as you’re presented with another blocked screen.
So how can you watch Downton Abbey outside the UK?
A simple VPN (Virtual Private Network) with a UK gateway is all you need.
Now this might sound more complicated than it actually is so do not worry. A VPN basically takes your internet connection and makes an encrypted connected through a server located elsewhere. This could be anywhere in the world, but for the purpose of watching Downton Abbey outside the UK then you will be wanting to connect to a server INSIDE the UK.
A VPN service can cost as little as US$5 per month and as long as it offers a UK server, sometimes referred to as a UK Gateway then this will be perfect for your needs. One provider we do recommend is IPVanish because not only have we reviewed them and found them to offer a great service but they also have an easy to use program which makes the process just two simple clicks to connect. Other good providers who we can recommend are VyprVPN and ExpressVPN. Both of these also have similar software which is just as easy to use.[button-green url=”https://www.vpncompare.co.uk/ipvanish-com” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Watch Downton Abbey overseas [/button-green]
You can also check out our VPN Comparison Table located on our main homepage. Any of the services listed are worthwhile and most offer UK gateways, although be sure to check when signing up that they have servers in the UK.
Once you have your details you basically run the program provided by the company you signed up to, enter your details login and password and then click the relevant button to connect to a UK server (aka UK gateway)
You then head over to ITV Player or the link for whatever series you want to watch, select the episode of Downton Abbey that you want to watch in your own country and press play. You will now be able to watch Downton Abbey in the comfort of your own home anywhere in the world. No more waiting for it to be shown in your own country and you can now be the envy of all your fellow Downton Abbey friends.
If you get stuck or require any further help or advice then please post in the comments section and we’ll be sure to help.