The UK has its fair share of excellent TV shows, so why not have a TV show where people watch other TV shows?
Well, that’s exactly what Gogglebox is and people have taken to it like a duck to water.
The problem is, the show is being shown on the UK’s Channel 4, which is only available to those of you living in the UK.
Bad news if you’re residing outside of the UK either temporarily or permanently or even just taking a holiday abroad
Luckily for you, I can help you access the show from anywhere in the world, including those of you living in the United States or Canada and even as far away as Australia or New Zealand.
To unblock Gogglebox UK and watch it on your devices without any regional restrictions, you’ll need a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
We’ll talk about ExpressVPN in more detail soon, but let me show you how to set up the VPN first, so you’re ready to stream one of the UK’s most popular TV shows from anywhere in the world.
Can I watch Gogglebox outside the UK?
Yes, and it’s surprisingly easy.
Just follow the quick steps below to access the UK’s All 4 service where you are and you’ll be streaming Gogglebox in minutes.
- Go to ExpressVPN and tap the button “Get ExpressVPN”, then select a suitable VPN package. The longer the package, the cheaper the price will be, leaving you with some extra notes in your bank account.
- Select a method of payment and enter your details, clicking “Join Now” to confirm your purchase of ExpressVPN.
- Download the app to your chosen device(s) and log in using your username and password. (Sometimes an activation code is sent to your email address, so keep an eye out for it).
- Next, click ‘Selected Location‘ and then from the list of countries, select the United Kingdom.
- Tap the Connect button.
- Wait 10 seconds or so for a connection to establish and then head over to the Channel 4 website or use their app.
Note: Channel 4’s online streaming platform is known as “All 4“, which was previously known as 4oD.
Now you can enjoy watching people watching other people on TV shows… honestly, it’s more entertaining than it sounds, you’ll love it.
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How a VPN helps you watch anywhere
Now that you have your VPN let me explain a little bit about how it works.
By using ExpressVPN, you’ll be sending all of your internet data through a connection in another country. By doing so it makes websites believe you are elsewhere, for example, the UK.
This trickery will give you unrestricted access to the UK’s content no matter where you are in the world, whether you’re in a New York coffee shop, eating Maple syrup pancakes in Canada, or even sitting on the Golden beaches of Australia.
You can use your VPN to connect to most countries in the world, not just the UK. So you’ll have access to endless amounts of additional content that would normally be blocked to you.
ExpressVPN isn’t the only VPN service but it is the one I regularly use as I find them most reliable.
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What is Gogglebox about?
As I briefly mentioned before, Gogglebox UK is a TV show that films select members of the British public sitting in their living rooms while watching the latest TV shows being broadcast in the UK.
Each season has new households being filmed, with some of the more popular cast members staying on through multiple seasons, such as Hairdresser Chris who has been on the show since it started in 2013.
There have been over 17 series now, with international versions as far and wide as Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Israel and Poland.
I always thought that watching people watching TV would be extremely boring, but I was wrong. While it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, I’m sure you’ll love it.
How to unlock the show on your TV, Roku, Apple TV, and more.
If you’re using a device like a Smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, or similar device, you might find that ExpressVPN doesn’t support them with a dedicated VPN app.
But don’t feel let down, I’ve got some other ways that you can access Gogglebox UK on any unsupported devices you might have.
There are two options that I’ve tried and tested, and they both work equally as well as ExpressVPN.
This is a hardware VPN that plugs into your router and unblocks restricted content in the same fashion that an app-based VPN does.
You’ll have all of the benefits that a VPN brings without needing to remember to switch the VPN on.
Another hardware device, StreamLocator, unblocks restricted content by using DNS. So you’ll suffer no download speed loss while you’re connected to this device.
Due to that reason, this is best suited for those of you with slower internet. Although, it doesn’t have the same protections that a VPN offers.
Gogglebox is one of the UK’s most popular TV shows that has been entertaining us Brits ever since 2013.
If you want to access the show from outside of the UK, then you’ll need some help otherwise, it will be blocked.
To do so, you’ll need a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
Sign up for their service, download their app and enjoy streaming Gogglebox whatever country you’re in.