How to unblock and watch iflix overseas

By | August 27, 2017

Watch iflix overseas

If you’re looking for a way to access your iflix account overseas then you’ve come to the right place. In this guide we’re going to show you the easiest, quickest and most reliable method for watching iflix overseas.

iflix is great but if you’ve ever tried to access it while in another country you’ll know it’s unavailable.

As you pay for your iflix service it seems a little unfair that you can’t access it overseas so we’ve been looking at ways you can beat the block and do exactly that.

All you’re going to need is a little tool called a VPN. Below we’ll show you the best place to get one and how you can use it to unblock and watch iflix overseas.

How to unblock and watch iflix overseas

When you visit the iflix website and you’re not in your own country or a country that the service isn’t available in, you’ll be blocked with a message similar to the following:

iflix blocked

The reason you’re blocked is because the iflix website knows your not in your home country.

The avoid this block you need to get yourself a VPN service.

Just follow the 6 simple steps below which show you where you can get one and how you can use it to unblock iflix overseas.

How to unblock and watch iflix overseas:

  1. Visit the VPN provider ExpressVPN.
  2. Click Get ExpressVPN and complete the sign-up process.
  3. Visit the VPN Apps section of the ExpressVPN website and download the correct app for your device.
  4. Install and run the app then login when required.
  5. Press Choose Location and then All.
  6. Select your country and press the Connect power button.

Below is an example of how to connect on both a mobile device and a traditional desktop computer or laptop.

Android / iOS:

ExpressVPN Android

Windows / Mac:

ExpressVPN Windows Client Jan 17

It shouldn’t take longer than 15 – 30 seconds for the app to connect.

Once it’s connected any websites you visit will now think you’re in the country you selected.

For example, if you selected Singapore any website you visit will now think you’re in Singapore.

All you need to do now is visit the iflix website. Instead of seeing the block message from earlier you’ll now be able to login and stream content just as you would in your home country.

Alternative VPN providers

There are plenty of VPN providers out there and a quick search of Google will lead to a baffling amount of options.

We recommend ExpressVPN for watching iflix overseas because they have the widest range of server options which means you can access most iflix regions.

However it’s always good to shop around and if you’ve got time on your hands and want to see a few other choices then the following three providers also make suitable choices.

You should double check that they have a VPN server in the location of your iflix account first though:

All you need to do is click on one of the names above to visit the website of the provider. They work in exactly the same way as ExpressVPN but their apps or software will just look a little bit different.

Why is iflix blocked in the first place

When you visit the iflix website it firstly checks to see where you are.

The iflix site knows your location because of your internet connection. Something called your IP Address is what gives away your location.

IP Addresses are required to help the internet function. Without them, websites wouldn’t know who requested what and where to send all the bits of data.

The good news is a VPN allows you to get an IP Address from another location and so rather than being blocked, you’re able to access your iflix account overseas just as if you were in your home country.

Don’t forget, all you need is a VPN, you can get one by clicking the link below and following the instructions earlier in this guide.