Doctor Who is back for Season 10 and if you’re reading this article then you’re probably as excited about that as I am.
Sadly the Season will air first in the UK and if you’re from another country you may have to wait weeks or even months before it’s shown on your local TV network.
There is even the possibility depending on what country you’re from that Doctor Who Season 10 won’t even be shown.
In this article I’m taking a look at how you can watch Doctor Who Season 10 online from anywhere in the world and at the same time it is shown first in the UK.
How to watch Doctor Who Season 10 online anywhere
Doctor Who Season 10 will start on April 15th, 2017 and be shown first on the BBC in the UK.
If you’re in the UK then it’s possible to watch live or on catch-up on BBC iPlayer but if you’re outside the UK you’ll be blocked with the following message.
The reason you’re blocked is because of your internet IP Address.
An IP Address is a set of numbers given to your internet connection. Like a phone number, it helps websites know where to send all the bits of information.
Unfortunately for you an IP Address also gives away your location which is how the BBC iPlayer website blocks you from viewing.
You can change your IP Address to one from another country and for this you’ll need a VPN service.
A VPN will allow you to change your IP Address to the UK. This will let you watch Doctor Who Season 10 on BBC iPlayer from anywhere in the world.
Where to get a VPN service from
The original purpose of a VPN service is to protect your online privacy which means there is plenty of choice of services to choose from.
To watch online video like Doctor Who Season 10 you need a fast VPN service.
I’ve tested some of the best and I found the following three were the best options to watch.
Just click on one of the provider names above to visit their site and sign-up.
A good VPN service should cost you between US$6 – $10 per month and will be cheaper if you sign up for a longer period.
Want to know how easy it is to use the VPN service? Keep reading below.
How to use the VPN to watch Doctor Who Season 10
Now you’ve signed up for a VPN service you will need to download the correct software or app for your device.
You can find the software for Windows and Mac on the VPN service’s website. Or you can download their app from your app store.
Once downloaded and installed you should login.
Then choose the United Kingdom option and Connect.
You can then watch Doctor Who Season 10 from April 15th on BBC iPlayer. If you miss it you can use the catch up service.
Below I’ve put together a step-by-step guide using IPVanish on a Windows computer.
- Visit the IPVanish website and click Start Now to sign-up.
- Click Apps on their website and then Download Now.
- Double click the downloaded file to install.
- Run it.
- Choose United Kingdom (1.) in the bottom right-hand corner.
- Press Connect (2.).
After around 15 seconds the IPVanish software will connect to the United Kingdom.
Once it has connected any websites you visit will see that you’re in the UK. Rather than block you from watching you’ll be able to watch Doctor Who Season 10 and anything else on BBC iPlayer.
All that’s left to do now is visit the BBC iPlayer website on April 15th and every Saturday after to watch the latest season.
If you miss the live show then you can also watch on catch-up.