How to watch Dirty John on Netflix in the United States



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.

Dirty John is the new Netflix series based on the Podcast of the same name which follows the true story of John Meehan.

It’s a crime drama full of passion, intrigue and fraud. However, it’s not available on Netflix in the United States.

Although Dirty John has released in many different regions across the world on Netflix, those in America won’t get to see it until well into the future officially – if ever.

If you’re eager to watch right now, then there’s a simple solution allowing you to watch on the British Netflix site or app. Best of all you don’t need a new account and you can login with your regular American Netflix account details.

You will need an additional app called a VPN and below I’ll show you all you need to know.

Step 1: Choose a VPN service

A VPN is a small app that lets you change your location. If you’re currently in the United States, you can use a VPN to make it appear as if you’re in the United Kingdom.

You’ll need to choose a VPN and sign up. There’s a lot of choices out there and the options can be confusing – so we’ve done the work for you.

ExpressVPN is one of the most highly rated and works incredibly well with Netflix. I recommend you sign up for them to watch Dirty John in the US.

If you want to see what else is out there then it’s worth taking a look at both NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN too.

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Step 2: Sign up for a VPN

Now you’ve (hopefully) made up your mind it’s time to sign up for the VPN service.

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and press ‘Get ExpressVPN‘.
  2. Choose one of the package lengths. For our readers you’ll get 3-months free on the annual package saving 49% off the regular price.
  3. Enter your email address, choose your payment method and complete the sign up process.

Step 3: Download the VPN app

Now you’ve signed up you’ll need to download the VPN app. Depending on what device you’ve got you should follow the steps below.

  • Phone/Tablet: Visit your usual app store and search ‘ExpressVPN’. Install the app from here.
  • Computer/Laptop: Go to the ‘Products’ section on the ExpressVPN website and download and install the app.
  • Fire TV: Use the search feature to search ‘ExpressVPN’ and install.

Step 4: Connect with the VPN app

Now you’ve got the VPN app from ExpressVPN you’ll need to use it to connect to the United Kingdom.

On the app press the ‘Choose Location‘ (1) button. It might also be called ‘Selected Location’ and have a ‘…’ button depending on what type of device you’re using.

Then select ‘United Kingdom‘ (2).

You’ll either need to press the ‘Connect‘ button or it will connect for you.

ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

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Step 5: Enjoy watching Dirty John

Once the VPN app is connected any services you use will think you’re in the United Kingdom rather than in the United States.

You should now open the Netflix app or visit the Netflix website.

You’ll notice that you now have access to a different range of movies and TV shows. While some will be the same, you’ll now get different content.

Simply search for ‘Dirty John‘ on Netflix and you’ll be able to watch the entire series in the United States. Or use this direct link to go straight to the series page.

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What is Dirty John about?

Don’t worry I won’t be revealing any spoilers here!

Dirty John is the new Netflix series that follows the popular Podcast with the same name. It’s an eight-part series made up of episodes ranging from 40 – 50 minutes each.

It follows the true story of John Meehan who swindled and took Debra Newell for a ride. Not only did he defraud Newell but his initial seduction eventually led to terrorising her.

The Netflix series sees Meehan played by Eric Bana who is known for his role in Chopper and Hulk. Newell is played by Connie Britton who you may remember from Spin City and The Brothers McMullen.

What happens in this crime thriller is left for you to discover so grab yourself a VPN and head over to Netflix.

What about the original Dirty John Podcast?

If you’re a fan of the Netflix show after watching it then why not have a listen to the Podcast that started this all off?

It was downloaded more than 10 million times which is in part the reason why it was turned into a TV series.

There are 6 episodes and you can listen to them here.

Will Dirty John come to US Netflix?

Bravo owns the Dirty John series in the United States, so it’s unlikely it will get a US Netflix release.

If it does release there, it won’t be for a very long time.

Is there a Dirty John trailer?

If you’re not sure if Dirty John is for you, then check out this thrilling trailer.

In Summary

Watching Dirty John on Netflix in the US is super easy.

Grab yourself a VPN from ExpressVPN. Download their app and connect to the United Kingdom.

You’ll now be able to stream Dirty John in the United States with your regular Netflix account details on the British Netflix service.

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