The Serpent is BBC’s latest crime drama broadcast in 2021 and is currently available on BBC iPlayer.
The problem with this is that the BBC iPlayer isn’t available to those outside of the UK.
This is a real shame as The Serpent is one of those TV shows that you can’t afford to miss out on. Luckily for you, I’ll be showing you how to watch The Serpent in any country right now by using an app known as a VPN.
In a moment we will be discussing how my favourite VPN, ExpressVPN helps you unlock BBC iPlayer no matter where you are in the world.
But first, let me show you how to get set up with ExpressVPN so that you can stream the show where you are.
How to stream The Serpent in your country
To set yourself up with ExpressVPN and stream The Serpent on BBC iPlayer, follow these steps:
- Visit the ExpressVPN site and click on “Get ExpressVPN“, then select a VPN package that suits your needs. It’s worth noting that the longer the package length, the cheaper the price will be, so I always recommend going for the longest package you can afford.
- Enter your email address to set up your account, and then select a payment method. Finalise your purchase by entering your payment information and clicking on the “Join Now” button.
- Next, download the ExpressVPN application from your devices app store, or the Express website. Then log into the app using your username and password or the activation code which you can find in your welcome email or account area.
- Once you’ve logged in, select the United Kingdom to connect to and click the Connect button. After around 10-15 seconds, a secure connection to a VPN server will have been established.
- Visit the BBC iPlayer app or website and search for The Serpent. You’ll now find the TV series is now available ready for you to binge-watch.
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How a VPN helps you watch anywhere
Unfortunately, BBC iPlayer isn’t available in most countries. It is currently only available to those who live in the UK.
By using a VPN, you’re sending your internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel to a server in another country (the UK).
By doing so, the VPN helps you trick websites and streaming services into believing you’re in another region.
In this instance, by connecting to a UK server on ExpressVPN, BBC iPlayer will believe you are in the UK and therefore will give you full access to BBC iPlayer and all of the BBC’s content.
Originally VPNs were intended to be used as a security tool, while they still are the best security tool for your data, they are also one of the best ways to unblock restricted content from around the globe.
ExpressVPN is the best VPN service for use with BBC iPlayer and many other streaming platforms.
Not only do they offer some of the best connection speeds ideal for streaming video content, but they have a large selection of servers located all around the world so you’ll never be stuck trying to find a reliable connection.
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What is The Serpent about?
Set between 1975 and 1976 in Asia, The Serpent tells the story of Charles Sobhraj and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc. They travelled across the eastern trail known as “The Hippy Trail” leaving behind a trail of destruction and a pile of bodies.
The pair were well-known con artists who also had a murderous streak.
Charles is a master of disguise and often alluded the law by using the art of deceit.
However, when a Dutch diplomat is hot on Charles and Marie’s trail as he investigates the disappearance of a young couple, his investigation brings him closer and closer to the infamous couple as they work their way through Asia.
If you’re a fan of real crime dramas, then you’ll love every moment of this show.
How to unlock the show on your TV, Roku, Apple TV, and more.
If you’re using a device that isn’t supported by ExpressVPN’s extensive collection of dedicated apps (such as Roku, Apple TV, Smart TV, etc), then you’ll need to find an alternative solution to help you unblock BBC iPlayer.
This will allow you to watch the incredible, but scary story of Charles Sobhraj and his murderous escapade across Asia during the mid-70s.
There are two solutions for you:
StreamLocator is a device that uses DNS to allow you to gain access to blocked websites.
The fact that it uses DNS means that you lose no download speed, however, you don’t have the same security and encryption that a VPN gives you.
The InvizBox 2 is a physical VPN that you connect to as if it were your router. This box like device plugs into your router and will give you all of the protection that an app-based VPN would.
Sure, you’ll have a small download speed loss, but you won’t even notice that.
To watch the Dutch authorities hunt down Charles and Marie during their infamous crime spree in the new drama The Serpent brought to you by the BBC, you’ll need to use a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
By using ExpressVPN, you’ll be bypassing any regional restrictions and will therefore be able to view The Serpent from your country no matter where you are in the world.
If you love a good dramatised crime thriller, then you’ll love this new series.
I would love to know what you thought of the show, why not post in the comments section below?