How to watch The Midnight Gang outside the UK
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It’s become traditional in the UK over the past few years for comedian David Walliams’ books to be turned into feature length TV shows.
Everything from The Boy in the Dress, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny & Grandpa’s Great Escape have been shown on TV over the last few years at the Christmas period.
This year it’s the turn of The Midnight Gang which was released as a book at the turn of 2018 and currently has an 89% five star rating on Amazon.
The Midnight Gang will be shown on the BBC in the UK but around there world there are very few legitimate places to watch. Below I’ll show you how you can watch The Midnight Gang anywhere in the world.
What you need to watch The Midnight Gang
The Midnight Gang is being shown in the UK by the BBC and also on their popular online streaming service, BBC iPlayer.
You’ve probably already heard of BBC iPlayer but if you’ve tried to use it then you’ll also be aware that it’s blocked outside the UK.
So to get around this block you’ll need to use a VPN app.
It’s a small privacy app that not only helps you protect your online privacy but also lets you disguise your location.
There are loads of VPN apps to choose from and my recommendations are ExpressVPN, IPVanish and CyberGhost VPN.
I really like ExpressVPN because they’re easy to use and have a 30-day money back guarantee.
There’s plenty of others such as NordVPN, VyprVPN, VPNHub and StrongVPN that will also do the job.
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How to watch The Midnight Gang outside the UK
Watching The Midnight Gang outside the UK is a lot easier than you would imagine.
Just follow the steps below to get watching. I’ve been using ExpressVPN but you can adapt the steps easily to any of the providers listed above.
- Visit the ExpressVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service. It’s 49% cheaper to take a yearly package than to pay monthly.
- Download their app from your usual app store or the ‘Products’ section of their website.
- Open the app and login or activate it.
- Press ‘Choose Location‘ (1) and then ‘United Kingdom‘ (2).
- The app should automatically connect but you might need to press ‘Connect‘ if it doesn’t.
Once the app has connected you’re now virtually ‘in the UK’.
Now you’re connected open the BBC iPlayer website or use their app where you’ll be able to watch The Midnight Gang from your country.
What else can I use the VPN for
Even though a VPN app costs just a couple of dollars it might seem a bit expensive just to watch one TV Show.
The good thing is you get the subscription for an entire month which means you can binge watch so much more.
BBC iPlayer is a great place to watch Christmas TV and even if you don’t want to watch Christmas TV there are loads of other great shows you can watch at the same time.
Some to check out are Watership Down, Zog and Les Misérables.
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When is The Midnight Gang being shown
Set your alarm for the 26th December as The Midnight Gang will be shown on Boxing Day.
The first air time is 7:30 pm in the UK which is around 2:30 pm in New York.
You can find out the exact time in your country using a site like TheTimeZoneConverter.
Don’t worry if you can’t watch when it airs in the UK because you’ll be able to watch on catch-up for 30-days or more after it’s been originally shown.
This means if you live somewhere like Australia where it’s the middle of the night when it’s first shown you can tune in at a time more convenient to yourself.
How can I watch on the BBC iPlayer app
The easiest way to watch The Midnight Gang is to do so on a computer or laptop on the BBC iPlayer website. You won’t require any additional apps apart from the VPN app.
You can also watch easily on an Amazon Fire TV Stick by using the ExpressVPN app and visiting the BBC iPlayer website using Silk Browser or Firefox.
If you want to watch on a phone or tablet then you’ll need to download the BBC iPlayer app. This isn’t possible directly from your app store if you bought your device outside the UK.
For Android, you’ll need to visit this site using a web-browser and download the app that way.
If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad then consult this dedicated guide which shows you how to download apps outside their intended country.
In Summary: The Midnight Gang
If The Midnight Gang is half as good as some of David Walliams’ other books converted to TV shows then you’re in for a treat.
If you’re outside the UK and you’re desperate to watch now then you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app.
You can get one from ExpressVPN and then connect to the United Kingdom.
Once connected you can watch The Midnight Gang on BBC iPlayer on your computer, tablet, phone or even your Amazon Fire TV Stick!
Where will you be watching The Midnight Gang from? I would love to know so drop a comment in the section below.
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