If you want to watch the hit new American medical drama New Amsterdam but aren’t keen to shell out for an Amazon Prime subscription to do it, you might be in a bit of a quandary at the moment.
But there’s no need to panic. It is perfectly possible to watch New Amsterdam in the UK, or any other country around the world for that matter, absolutely free. You only need a VPN to watch and in this article, we will tell you which is the best one and exactly how to get things set up.
What you’ll need
New Amsterdam is only available on the subscription-based Amazon Prime service in the UK. But that is not the case everywhere. In Australia, it is being broadcast on Channel 9 and is also be streamed for free on their 9Now service.
If you try to access this service outside Australia, it will tell you it is unavailable. But if you use a VPN connected to an Australian server it is possible to get around this and watch New Amsterdam from anywhere.
When you are connected to an Australian server, you can fool 9Now into thinking you are in Australia even when you aren’t. With a VPN, 9Now will think you are a regular Australian internet user and let you watch not only New Amsterdam but also everything else they show.
Where can I get a VPN?
There are a lot of VPNs on the market and most of these will offer at least a few servers in Australia. But that doesn’t mean that they will all do a good job of unblocking 9Now and letting you watch New Amsterdam for free.
We have tested 9Now with a number of VPNs from the UK and in our tests, ExpressVPN proved to be the best VPN for the job by some distance.
Connection speeds are a vital feature when trying to stream content from the other side of the world and ExpressVPN offers some of the best around.
But this is not the only reason they are the best choice. ExpressVPN also offers a large server network including plenty of Australian servers.
There is a great range of ExpressVPN apps so you can stream on almost any device. These apps are well designed and easy to use meaning you can stream New Amsterdam with just a few clicks.
There’s also other options which are suitable like IPVanish and NordVPN or check out our round up of 21 of the best VPN services if you’ve got time.
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How to watch New Amsterdam for free
It’s really simple to get everything set up to watch New Amsterdam for free on 9Now. To help make sure you get everything right, we have compiled a simple step-by-step guide for you to follow:
- Visit the ExpressVPN website and choose the best package for you. Then follow the simple onscreen instructions to sign up.
- Visit the Products section of their website or your app store to download the right app for your device.
- Open the ExpressVPN app and log in using the details provided in step 1.
- Select an Anstralian server by clicking on ‘Choose Location‘ (1) followed by ‘All‘ (2) -> ‘Asia Pacific‘ (3) and then ‘Australia – Sydney‘ (4)
- . It should connect automatically, but if it doesn’t, just click the Connect button.
- Lastly, visit the 9 Now website. It is free to use, but you may need to set up a free account. Once you have done this, just click on the latest episode of New Amsterdam and enjoy.
Watch New Amsterdam for free with ExpressVPN.
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What is New Amsterdam?
New Amsterdam is the latest hit American medical drama to take our screens by storm. It is produced by US network NBC and premiered in September last year in the USA.
It is based on the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer, but the TV series has been created by David Schulner, one of the brains behind Desperate Housewives.
It stars Ryan Eggold (90210), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who and Torchwood), Janet Montgomery (Human Target), Jocko Sims (Crash), Anupam Kher (more than 500 Bollywood films), and Tyler Labine (Deadbeat).
The plot follows Dr Max Goodwin (Eggold) as he is appointed director of one of America’s oldest public hospitals. As the series progresses, Goodwin attempts to revolutionise the hospital by tearing up the bureaucracy and seeking to deliver the best possible care to patients.
The initial series, which runs for 22 episodes, is still broadcasting on NBC in the USA. However, it was announced earlier this year that it has already been renewed for a second season.
In the UK, it went live on Amazon Prime in February, but as they don’t publish viewing figures, it is impossible to know how well it has performed.
If a show in the US runs for 22 episodes and gets a second season before the first has finished airing, it must be something pretty special and there is no doubt that New Amsterdam is that.
You won’t want to miss a second of this compelling drama and fortunately, you don’t have to shell out for Amazon Prime to enjoy it. In this article, we have explained how to enjoy New Amsterdam for free in the UK or elsewhere on the Australian streaming service 9Now.
All you need is a VPN and as we have explained, ExpressVPN is the best one for the job. Follow the earlier step-by-step guide on how to get everything set up.
So now, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the best medical drama to come out of the US since ER.