Watch UK Netflix in Australia a How To guide



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

If you’re looking to watch UK Netflix in Australia then this is the guide you need. In this ‘How to’ guide I’m going to show you how you can do just that.

Not only is this really easy to achieve, so much so that you don’t need any technical skill but it also works over a range of most popular devices. This means you can watch UK Netflix in Australia on your computer, laptop, phone, tablet or even your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

UK Netflix like most regions of Netflix has exclusive content. This is mainly related to British comedy and some movies. Although Australian Netflix has improved there are still some 350+ more titles available on UK Netflix and outside of that a number of exclusives that just aren’t available on the Aussie Netflix site.

So let’s find out how you can watch UK Netflix in Australia.

How to watch UK Netflix in Australia

To watch UK Netflix in Australia you’ll need to get a VPN service. A VPN is a legal privacy app that lets you change your online location. For example, using a VPN if you’re in Australia you can make it look like you’re in the UK.

This lets you watch UK Netflix in Australia. There are hundreds of companies that offer VPN services but most don’t work with UK Netflix.

My recommendation is to sign up for ExpressVPN. They have a huge 30-day money back guarantee meaning it’s risk-free if you can’t get it working. They also have 3-months completely free on their annual package.

Just follow the steps below showing you how to sign up and how to use the app to watch UK Netflix in Australia:

  1. Visit ExpressVPN by clicking here and sign up for their service.
  2. Download their app for your device from the Products area of their website.
  3. Open the app and login with your account details.
  4. Press Choose Location, Select United Kingdom and then select Docklands.
  5. The app will connect for you, once it’s connected visit Netflix or open your Netflix app.

You’ll now have full access to watch UK Netflix in Australia.

You can test that you’re on the UK Netflix website by searching for some of the solely exclusive UK content such as ‘Jonathan Creek: Special 2016: Daemons Roost’, ‘The Limehouse Golem’, ‘Rillington Place’ and ‘Mo’ Money’.

Now you’re connected you’re free to watch as much UK Netflix in Australia as you wish.

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If you can’t find the correct options to connect, take a look at the example image below.

ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Watch UK Netflix in Australia.

Why is UK Netflix different to Australian Netflix?

Although Netflix is probably the best online streaming service in the world there are some anomalies.

Depending on what country you’re in depends on what kind of content you get access to. This can vary massively between countries even though the price is almost identical in all countries.

For example, in Thailand they have extremely old movies, yet on Australian Netflix, they have newer movies such as (at the time of writing) Wonder Woman and Dunkirk.

The UK has one of the most unique catalogues of content, especially if you’re a fan of British drama, comedy and other TV. Many of the shows aren’t available outside the UK which means the only way to watch them is using a VPN from ExpressVPN as described above.

Using a VPN you can tap into the UK Netflix catalogue and watch it in Australia.

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How does a VPN work and is it legal?

To clear up your first obvious concern. Yes, VPN services are completely legal.

They may seem like a magical tool and they do open up a whole world of entertainment especially as they allow you to watch UK Netflix in Australia.

However, their original purpose is to protect your online privacy so no one can snoop on what you’re doing online. Part of how they do this is by allowing you to alter your location so no one can track your moves.

It is this feature that lets you watch UK Netflix in Australia.

A VPN works by passing your data through a third location before it reaches its destination. So let’s say for example you’re in Australia and you want to watch UK Netflix.

Usually your request goes straight to Netflix which gets bounced to the Australian service. A VPN first sends your data to the UK and then on to Netflix.

Netflix sees a request from the UK so offers up the UK edition of the service. The VPN then passes this all back to you in Australia. It’s a seamless process too which is automatic. Once you’re using the app you won’t even notice any of this happening.

Recap: How to watch UK Netflix in Australia

To watch UK Netflix in Australia you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app.

I recommend using ExpressVPN because they’re one of few VPN service providers which actually works with the UK Netflix website. You can get ExpressVPN by clicking the button below.

Once you’ve signed up for their service download their app for your device. Open the app and login and then press Choose Location.

You’ll then need to select United Kingdom – Docklands. Once connected visit the Netflix website or open your Netflix app and you’ll be able to watch all the UK Netflix content in Australia.

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I would love to hear what your favourite show or movie is on UK Netflix. Why not let me and other readers know in the comments section too?

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