How to watch the Great Australian Bake Off overseas

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In this guide I’m going to show you how easy it is to watch the Great Australian Bake Off overseas. So if you’re outside Australia but want to keep up with the show then this guide is for you.

The Great Australian Bake Off is the Aussie version of the original British show and if you fancy a bit of local baking from Aussies to see how they compare to the Brits then this is the show for you.

Unfortunately though if you pop off overseas for a while then it means you can’t watch the show. Even if you’ve got a valid subscription to Foxtel.

Below I’ll show you how you can keep up with the show and watch the Great Australian Bake Off from any country in the world.

Why is the Great Australia Bake Off blocked?

If you’ve got a Foxtel subscription either directly or through their side service Foxtel Now then you can usually tune in to watch the Great Australian Bake Off on the Foxtel Go or Foxtel Now app.

Sadly for you, if you’re overseas in another country like New Zealand, the Cook Islands or even the UK or America then you’re blocked from watching.

Foxtel knows you’re not in Australia and so it’s easy for them to block you. They know this because of your internet connection.

To unblock the show you’ll need to get an additional app called a VPN from a provider such as ExpressVPN.

A VPN is a legal privacy app that lets you protect what you do online. One of the features is allowing you to change your ‘virtual’ location.

Below I’ll show you where you can get a VPN to watch the Great Australia Bake Off regardless of where you are in the world.

How to watch the Great Australian Bake Off overseas

To watch the Great Australian Bake Off overseas you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service.

A VPN will set you back a couple of US Dollars (less than the price of a slice of cake in Sydney) and there are hundreds of companies to choose from.

Not all VPN services work with Foxtel Go or Foxtel Now but three I’ve tested and are working are:

  1. ExpressVPN – Recommended Service
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

All you need to do is select one of the three above. I recommend ExpressVPN and they’re the one I’ve been using. Follow my steps below showing you how to use the VPN to watch the Great Australian Bake Off overseas:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service.
  2. Go to the ‘Products’ section of the ExpressVPN website and download and install their app for your device.ExpressVPN Products
  3. Open the app and login when required.
  4. On the app press Selected Location (1) and then press All (2), then Asia Pacific (3) and then Australia (4).
  5. The app will automatically connect for you but if it doesn’t press Connect (5).
  6. Once the app has connected open Foxtel Go, Foxtel Now or the other way you usually watch Foxtel.
ExpressVPN app connecting to Australia

Watch Aussie Bake Off using ExpressVPN.

You can now tune in to watch the Great Australian Bake Off either on catch-up or live TV. Best of all it doesn’t matter where you are in the world because there are no restrictions.

There are no limits on how much or how long you can watch so you can also use the VPN to watch other shows on Foxtel or even on other networks like 7 Plus, SBS and more.

When you’ve finished watching the Great Australian Bake Off simply disconnect from the VPN app and everything returns to normal. You can reconnect again at any point.

How does a VPN work and is it even legal?

Is a VPN even legal

You’re probably wondering how a VPN works and with it unblocking Foxtel to help you watch the Great Australian Bake Off, if it’s even legal.

These are good questions. You’ll be pleased to know VPN apps are completely legal in Australia and in fact in nearly every country in the world.

In fact, before a redesign Malcolm Turnbull’s website even stated that VPN services were not illegal and it was not copyright infringement to bypass regional restrictions.

Australia has always had good ‘grey market’ import laws allowing Aussies to import products from anywhere in the world they can find them cheaper and rightly so. It makes sense then that you should be able to freely access your expensive Foxtel account regardless of where you go in the world.

How does a VPN work

A VPN works by passing your request to watch the Great Australian Bake Off through another location.

Let’s say for example you’re in the UK. Foxtel knows this because of your internet connection.

When you use a VPN app it firstly passes your request to a computer in Australia owned by the VPN service. This computer is known as a ‘Server‘.

A ‘Server’ is basically a powerful computer owned by the VPN service that sends your request through it.

The server then sends the request on to Foxtel. Foxtel only sees the request from the computer in Australia and not from you in the UK. They then send the Great Australian Bake Off back to the VPN server which then passes it on to you in the UK.

The best thing about this is the little VPN app takes care of it all for you, all you need to do is connect and then enjoy the Great Australia Bake Off overseas from the comfort of wherever you are in the world.

Recap: Watch the Great Australian Bake Off Overseas

To watch the Great Australian Bake Off overseas you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service.

My recommendation is to use ExpressVPN because they’re a little bit easier to use than others and work with more devices. You can get ExpressVPN by clicking the button below.

Once you’ve got the app connect to Australia and then use your Foxtel Go app to watch the Great Australian Bake Off overseas from anywhere in the world.

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