The Great British Bake Off is back for 2018 and if you want to know how you can watch all the action outside the UK, follow this guide.
In this guide I’m going to show you how you can watch the GBBO 2018 from any country in the world. So if you’re a Brit abroad or you’re just a massive fan of the programme and want to watch before it shows in your country, this is the guide for you.
Paul, Sandi, Prue and Noel are back for the 2018 edition of the Great British Bake Off and as was the case last year it’ll be shown on the UK’s Channel 4.
If you’re outside the UK and you try to watch on Channel 4 then you’ll be blocked. However, by using an app called a VPN from my recommended provider ExpressVPN you can unblock Channel 4 and watch it in any country in the world.
Follow the instructions below to find out how.
Watch the Great British Bake Off 2018 outside the UK
To watch the Great British Bake Off 2018 outside the UK you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app.
A VPN allows you to disguise your location so it looks like you’re in another country. For the purpose of watching the Great British Bake Off 2018, you’ll want to appear as if you’re in the UK.
This will let you access Channel 4’s online service, All 4. Here you can watch GBBO 2018 either live at the time it’s shown in the UK or on catch-up TV.
You’ll need to get yourself a VPN service, these are offered by hundreds of companies but three I recommend are:
All you need to do is choose one of the three above. A typical VPN service will cost around £5 per month and you’ll only need it for approximately 2 months to watch the entire GBBO.
I recommend you use ExpressVPN and that’s what I’ve been using to watch Channel 4 outside the UK. They’ve got a humongous 30-day money back guarantee which means if you can’t get it working to watch the GBBO 2018, your money is safe and you can just get a refund.
If you’re going to be outside the UK and wanting to watch Channel 4 and other British TV for some time then it’s worth getting ExpressVPN’s 12 months + 3 months free deal. You can get that by clicking the button below and it’ll save you 49% over paying on a monthly basis.
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How to watch GBBO 2018 Step-by-Step
Now you’ve got yourself a VPN service it’s time to use it. Just follow the steps below. In this example I’m using ExpressVPN but you can use any of the three recommended providers above.
Skip step 1 if you’ve already signed up as it just deals with the signing up process.
How to watch the Great British Bake Off 2018 outside the UK:
- Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service.
- Download their app from your regular app store by searching ‘ExpressVPN’ or for a computer from the ‘Products’ section of their website.
- Open the app and either login or activate it when required.
- On the app select Choose Location. Then select United Kingdom.
- Press Connect or wait if the app is connecting automatically.
- Once the app has connected visit the Great British Bake Off site where you can watch all the episodes.
When you’re connected to the VPN service from ExpressVPN or one of the other providers any websites you visit or apps you use think you’re in the UK.
If you visit the Channel 4 All 4 service outside the UK (or EU) you’re usually blocked from viewing. However, when using the VPN service the All 4 service thinks you are in the UK and so lets you watch the Great British Bake Off.
When you’ve finished watching simply disconnect and then reconnect when the next episode is available. There are no limits on how many times you can connect, disconnect or use the service.
It’s also worth taking a look at a few of the other UK websites like BBC iPlayer, ITV, TV Player and more because they’ll all work with your VPN service.
How can I get the All 4 app?
It’s easiest to watch the Great British Bake Off 2018 on your computer or laptop using a web-browser because you don’t need any additional apps apart from the VPN app.
If you do want to watch on a tablet or mobile then you’ll need to install the “All 4” app if you don’t already have it. You should initially try to install it from your regular app store.
If you can’t install it because it’s not available in your country then follow the steps below.
Open your web-browser and visit : https://apkpure.com/all-4/com.channel4.ondemand
Install and then open the app after connecting to the VPN service.
To install the All 4 app on an iOS device you’ll need to consult this guide on how to install iOS apps outside their intended country.
When is the Great British Bake Off 2018 shown on TV?
This year’s Bake Off will be shown on Channel 4. At the same time and on catch-up it’ll be shown on the All 4 service.
The show starts on Tuesday, 28th August 2018. It will be shown at 8 pm. Don’t worry if you can’t make the 8 pm UK Time because you can watch all episodes on catch-up at a time suitable to you.
There’s a whole new huddle of bakers ready to take on this year’s challenges.
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Who are the GBBO 2018 contestants?
This year sees a whole host of new bakers, 12 in fact. They’re ready to take on the challenges of being crowned Britain’s best baker.
It’s a whole eclectic mix of bakers this year ranging from a DJ to a banker, some stay at home parents and a PhD research scientist. There’s even a blood courier who may come in handy should anyone have a slight accident with the kitchen utensils!
Most of this year’s bakers are in their early to mid-thirties but 60-year old Karen Wright an in-store sampling assistant is doing it for the oldies. With 26-year old French software project manager, Manon Lagreve the youngest baker.
This year also sees bakers from around the world, French Manon, Indians Rahul and Antony, Welsh Jon and a whole host of other bakers from up and down the UK.
Who’ll be judging this year’s Bake Off?
The Great British Bake Off wouldn’t be the same without silver-haired Paul Hollywood gracing our screens and avid viewers will be pleased to know he’s back again this year. He’ll be joined by last year’s new-comer Prue Leith to put the bakers through their paces.
Sandi Toksvig is back with Noel Fielding presenting the show and after a lukewarm response to Fielding, it appears judgements have melted and he is actually one of the reasons many people are now tuning in to watch.
Conclusion: How to watch GBBO 2018
So if you want to watch the Great British Bake Off 2018 outside the UK you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service.
A VPN service comes and an app and the VPN app lets you pretend you’re in the UK. The result is you can unblock Channel 4’s All 4 which shows the Great British Bake Off. It’ll let you watch it live or on catch-up.
I recommend you get ExpressVPN for this because they’re really simple to use. They’ve also got a 30-day money back guarantee so if you can’t get it working then just get a refund.
You’ll need at least two months worth of service to watch all 10-episodes of GBBO 2018. If you want to watch other programmes and channels then it’s worth taking advantage of ExpressVPN’s 12 months + 3 months free deal because it’ll save you 49% over paying monthly.
Click the button below to sign up for ExpressVPN, download their app, connect to the UK and then enjoy watching the Great British Bake Off 2018 outside the UK.
What are you most looking forward to or enjoying about this year’s Bake Off? Why not let me know in the comments section below as I would love to hear your thoughts.
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