How to watch Bodyguard in the US, Australia or elsewhere
Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.
Bodyguard is the new British drama that has been taking the UK by storm. It’s received rave reviews and if you’ve got British friends or relatives then you can’t have helped but to see them discussing it on social media.
Unfortunately at the time of writing, Bodyguard isn’t available anywhere else in the world and will take some time until it’s available on Netflix.
If you want to watch well in advance of the Netflix release and get your Bodyguard fix in the US, Australia, Canada or anywhere else in the world then this is the guide for you.
In this guide I’m going show you the super easy way how you can watch Bodyguard right now in any country using a simple VPN app.
Step 1: Get yourself a VPN service
To watch Bodyguard right now in any country you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service.
A VPN is a small app you download to your device that lets you change your location. Say for example you’re in the US, a VPN allows you to make it appear like you’re in the UK. The result is you can watch Bodyguard right now on the UK’s BBC iPlayer service.
VPN apps work with all kinds of devices from Android and Apple iOS phones and tablets to laptops, desktops and even the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
I recommend using ExpressVPN because they’re one of few providers that work with BBC iPlayer for watching Bodyguard but there are a couple of others suitable and if you want to look around check out these three:
Best VPN for watching Bodyguard:
- ExpressVPN – Recommended
- CyberGhost VPN
It doesn’t matter too much which provider you sign up for. However, I recommend ExpressVPN because they’ve got a really handy 30-day money back guarantee. If you can’t get it working then you can simply get your money back.
Once you’ve chosen one of the above providers keep reading below to find out how to use the VPN to watch Bodyguard.
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Step 2: Use the VPN to watch Bodyguard
Now you’ve got a VPN service it’s simply a case of downloading their app for your device and then connecting to the UK to watch Bodyguard.
Below I’ve put together the step-by-step guide you’ll need to follow. I’ve been using ExpressVPN but you can use any of the three providers from above as the steps are much the same.
If you haven’t signed up yet then I cover that in step 1, you can skip this step if you’ve already signed up.
How to watch Bodyguard Step-by-step:
- Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service.
- Then download their app from the ‘Products’ section of their website.
- Open the app and login or activate it when required.
- Press Choose Location and then press United Kingdom.
- Press Connect and wait for the app to connect.
- Once the app has connected visit the BBC Bodyguard site.
Now you’re connected to the ExpressVPN app or app from one of the other providers any websites and apps you use will think you’re in the UK.
This allows you to access the UK’s BBC iPlayer app or website and watch Bodyguard in your country.
This means you can watch Bodyguard in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand or anywhere else in the world.
You’ll be able to watch Bodyguard for 6 months from its initial air date on 26th August 2018.
When you’ve finished watching simply disconnect from the VPN app. You can reconnect at any time if you need to continue watching. It’s also worth taking a look around the BBC iPlayer site or app to find more great shows you can watch.
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Are VPN apps legal and how do they work?
You’ll be happy to know that VPN apps are completely legal.
Their intended purpose is to protect your online privacy. Part of how it does this is by allowing you to alter your location. This stops pesky hackers, companies and others from tracking your every move.
When you visit the BBC iPlayer website or use their app it checks your location.
When it sees that you’re not in the UK where it’s intended for then it blocks you from watching Bodyguard or any of the other shows.
A VPN works by first sending your request to watch to the UK it is then sent to the BBC iPlayer service. BBC iPlayer only sees a request coming from the UK and not from you in the US, Australia, Canada or wherever else.
BBC iPlayer then let you watch Bodyguard and the VPN service sends this all back to you. You won’t even notice this happening because the VPN app takes care of it all and it’s automatic.
Recap: Watch Bodyguard in the US or elsewhere
If you want to watch Bodyguard in the US, Australia or anywhere else then you’ll need to get a VPN service.
A VPN allows you to disguise your location and make it appear as if you’re located somewhere else. This allows you to appear in the UK and watch Bodyguard from any other country.
You’ll need to get yourself a VPN service from ExpressVPN which you can do by clicking the link below.
Once on their website sign up for their service. Then download their app and connect to the UK.
You can then watch the entire Bodyguard show from anywhere in the world.
Where are you watching Bodyguard from? I would love to know so why not let me know in the comments section below?
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