In this guide I’ll be showing you the incredibly easy way you can watch the BBC One drama, Baptiste in any country.
Baptiste is the new crime drama aired by the BBC in the UK and is receiving rave reviews.
If you’re a fan of crime drama or British drama, then Baptiste is a show that you won’t want to miss out on. French detective Julien Baptiste first appeared on our screens in two episodes of The Missing, so much so was he loved that he now has his own series.
Although it’s now being shown in the UK, it’s not available in most other countries and if you’re itching to watch then you won’t want to wait – especially with spoilers popping up all over the internet.
There’s a simple way you can watch Baptiste right now in any country and I’ve put this guide together to show you how you can do just that.
What you need to watch Baptiste outside the UK
Baptiste is being shown in the UK by the BBC on BBC One.
This means it’s also available on their online service BBC iPlayer.
Unfortunately outside the UK, the BBC iPlayer service is blocked. However, there’s an app called a ‘VPN‘ that will allow you to unblock BBC iPlayer letting you watch Baptiste anywhere in the world.
Summary: A ‘VPN‘ app will allow you to watch Baptiste in any country on the BBC iPlayer streaming service.
What’s a VPN and are they legal?
You’re probably thinking that a VPN is some kind of murky illegal app but actually, it’s not.
VPN apps are 100% legal apps to protect your online privacy. Amongst other things they let you disguise your real location. So if you’re in Canada for example you can pretend you’re in the UK. Best of all they work from any country.
Where can I get a VPN to watch?
VPN apps cost a few dollars (or pounds) per month and the longer you subscribe the cheaper they become. However, to watch the entire series of Baptiste, you’ll only need a one or two-month subscription.
While there are hundreds of VPN apps out there that all essentially do the same job, some are better than others.
My go-to VPN and recommendation for watching Baptiste is ExpressVPN. They’re currently offering 49% off their price if you take their annual package and they’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee so there’s no risk if you can’t get it working.
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How can I watch Baptiste outside the UK
Thankfully you don’t have to become a detective and take the place of Tchéky Karyo who plays Baptiste to watch outside the UK because it’s really simple.
In the steps below I’m using the recommended ExpressVPN service but you can adapt this for any of the other VPN services mentioned above.
- Visit ExpressVPN by clicking here and sign up for their service. Remember: It’s nearly 50% cheaper to take an annual subscription allowing you to watch loads of other great content.
- Download their app. You can get it from the ‘Products’ section of their website. ExpressVPN support all Android, Apple iOS, Windows, Mac and Fire TV devices.
- Open the app and login with your account details. They’re the same account details you created when you signed up, if you need to ‘activate’ the app then you’ll find the activation code in the ‘my account’ area of the ExpressVPN website.
- Press the ‘Choose Location‘ (1) button.
- Then press the ‘United Kingdom‘ (2) option.
- The app will either start connecting for you or you may need to press ‘Connect’ depending on what device you’re using.
- Once you’re connected visit the BBC iPlayer Baptiste page or use the BBC iPlayer app to watch.
That is all there is to it, nothing more complicated and nothing else to do.
Just kick off your shoes, sit back and enjoy watching Baptiste wherever you are in the world.
Wait, I don’t have the BBC iPlayer app
If you don’t have the BBC iPlayer app, then don’t panic.
The best and quickest way to watch is to do so using a computer or laptop. You don’t need any additional apps, just the ExpressVPN app and then you can watch Baptiste on the BBC iPlayer website.
If you don’t have a computer or laptop with you and your only option is to watch on a tablet or phone then you’ll need to download the BBC iPlayer app.
UK residents who are travelling abroad temporarily should be able to go to your usual app store, search ‘BBC iPlayer’ and download and install that way.
If you’re not a UK resident or you bought your tablet or phone outside the UK, then you will be blocked from downloading the app. In that case, you’ll need to download the BBC iPlayer app using an alternative method. Below I’ve listed how to do just that.
How to install BBC iPlayer on an Android device
On older Android devices you’ll need to go to Settings -> Security and enable ‘Unknown Sources‘. On newer Android devices you can skip this step.
You then need to open a new web-browser on your Android phone or tablet and visit this URL: https://goo.gl/qCJYJH
You can download and install the BBC iPlayer app directly. You should then use the ExpressVPN app as detailed above to watch Baptiste.
How to install BBC iPlayer on Apple iOS devices
Installing BBC iPlayer on Apple iOS devices is a little more involved so you’ll need to either follow this dedicated guide or watch this video which will show you how to install BBC iPlayer outside the UK.
Watch Baptiste using ExpressVPN
When is Baptiste shown on TV?
There’s currently one series of Baptiste available but a second series is already planned and if initial viewing figures are anything to go by then you’ll likely see further series in the future.
By using a VPN you’ll be able to watch any series wherever you are in the world.
Usually Baptiste airs on Sundays at 9 pm GMT. Although this could change for future series, it’s likely to be the time of broadcast.
You can tune in at the same time it’s shown ‘live’ in the UK or if you live in a timezone where that’s an unsociable hour in your country then you can use the catch-up service.
What is Baptiste and is it a spin-off?
Baptiste, full name Julien Baptiste the French detective played by Tchéky Karyo originally appeared in the TV series The Missing.
There he was struggling to come to terms with a brain tumour.
Fast forward two years and Baptiste has been made into his own spin-off show. No longer suffering from a brain tumour he finds himself caught up investigating the murky world of the Amsterdam red-light district.
Baptiste is a sequel to The Following so you can expect the series to be loosely following on from his original appearance although the storylines will be completely new for the first series and future series.
Recap: How to watch Baptiste outside the UK
If you want to watch Baptiste outside the UK then you’ll need to get a VPN app.
I recommend using ExpressVPN. They’re super easy to use and they’ve got a deal right now on their 12-month package saving you 49% off their regular price.
Sign up for ExpressVPN and download their app. Then connect to the UK. Once you’re connected you can watch Baptiste on the BBC iPlayer service in any country.