British television seems to be taking over as of late. Downtown Abbey, Doctor Who, Sherlock, you name it. These shows have created loyal fandoms across the borders.
Hence, it is no wonder that BBC and ITV have teamed up to launch an exclusive VOD streaming service for British shows. BritBox, streams the latest and classic shows from the United Kingdom.
But there’s a catch.
BritBox is only available in the United States and Canada. Alas! If only, there was a way around this ridiculous discrimination.
Well, you wouldn’t be reading this guide if there wasn’t one.
Below, I will tell you how to unlock BritBox from anywhere in the world.
Let’s dig in.
BritBox: Does it Work Outside the United States?
Until very recently, BritBox was only available in the United States. Now, they have expended into Canada. So there is some hope that the service will explore more regions as well.
Still, BritBox’s expansion is happening at a snail’s pace. This is what it looks like now for anyone outside of US and Canada.
However, that’s not the end of it. You can watch BrtiBox without any geo-restrictions through a capable VPN service.
I explain below.
How to Watch BritBox from Anywhere?
Geo-restrictions work in a simple way. A website analyzes your IP and thus, determines your location. Based on this data, it blocks your access.
Fortunately, this simple problem has a simple solution: VPNs.
VPNs allow you to change your IP address. Good ones let you choose from a list of IP address from around the world. Through a VPN, you can trick a website into believing that you are browsing from somewhere else.
Here’s how you can use a VPN to trick BritBox and access the site from any country.
- Sign up with a VPN provider. The table below has 5 of the best VPN services of 2018.
- After signing up with a provider, install its app and run it on your device.
- Connect with an American or a Canadian server (Note: All the providers in the table have servers from these two countries).
- You can now access BritBox in a matter of minutes.
- Enjoy your favorite shows.
*Side note: you need to be signed up with BritBox for this entire process to work. If you are already packing the BritBox login credentials, following VPNs will help you stream it without a hassle.
|VPN Providers||Price ($)||Special Deals||More Info|
Best Affordable VPN
$2.95 Per Month
Exclusive Discount 1 year Plan
Best Budget Service
$1.99 Per Month
2 Years Deal
Best for Geo-Unblocking
$2.99 Per Month
3 Years Plan
Best for Streaming
$8.32 Per Month
No Exclusive Offer
Best for Private Browsing
$2.75 Per Month
3 Years Deal
BritBox Subscription Cost:
BritBox offers a free 7-day trial, which requires your credit card. The streaming is available in the US for $6.99 a month. In Canada, it comes for 8.99 Canadian dollars.
The Canadian price is relatively cheaper as $8.99 CAD make up for $6.79 US dollars. Although the difference here is not huge, as every penny matters if you are under a tight budget.
Similarly, the annual subscription for Canada is $89.99 CAD and $69.99 USD for America. This makes the Canadian price $2.2 dollars cheaper. Again, you won’t be saving a fortune by opting for a Canadian subscription but it is the better option regardless.
BritBox is available on a wide variety of platforms. It works with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV. I tested the BritBox app for Android and found it to be extremely user-friendly.
You can also subscribe to BritBox through Amazon Channels and access the service on platforms like Smart TV’s Blu-ray players, FireTV, Fire tablet and Game Consoles. The Amazon BritBox combination improves the overall compatibility of the streaming service.
Best BritBox TV Shows:
You might be wondering:
Why go through all this trouble for a service that only stream British shows.
Well, you might feel tempted by the following shows:
- Tutankhanum: Epic historical drama
- New Blood: Crime drama
- The Moonstone: Detective thriller
- Cold Feet: Romantic comedy
- Eastenders: Soap Opera
- Yes, Minister: Political comedy
- Insert Name Here: Comedy panel show
- The Monarchy: Documentary series
- Father Ted: Critically acclaimed sitcom
- Red Dwarf: Sci-fi sitcom
BritBox on Social Media
People turn to social media to rant and rave about different products and services. Hence, there is no better place to judge BritBox’ true worth than platforms like Twitter and Reddit.
On twitter, some people have found their new favorite way to kill time thanks to BritBox.
I’ve been introduced to @BritBox_US and now I’m never leaving my couch.
— Kat Macfarlane (@KatAMacfarlane) November 18, 2018
However, I also found some people tweeting about BritBox streaming problems on the social site.
— Skylar Baker-Jordan (@SkylarJordan) November 22, 2018
Over at reddit, people prefer BritBox due to the availability of two classic British shows. Call it nostalgia or whatever, old school British television still has some takers.
However, some people believe BritBox lacks some of the newer stuff.
Unblocking Other Channels:
- BBC iPlayer Outside UK
- TVNZ OnDemand Outside New Zealand
- Hotstar Outside India
- True Detective (All Seasons) on HBO
- How to Watch Netflix Daredevil Outside US
- How to Watch Celebrity Big Brother Season 2 Outside USA
Frequently Asked Questions
To avail a BritBox Roku subscription, you have to follow this procedure:
- Click on the ID Icon on the upper right corner
- Then click the “Register” button on the next screen
- Click “OK” if a prompt of “Request for information” appears
- Insert your email address and create your custom password
- Proceed to click the “Register” button.
- On the next screen, click the “subscribe” button
- Finally, hit the “Start free trial” option
There you have it. You are all set to enjoy BritBox on Roku.
Due to some licensing issues, you will find several discrepancies in the US and Canada libraries of BritBox. Hence, some shows are available in Canada but not in the US and vice versa.
BritBox may not have some of the top British show due to some copyright issues. But it can take you on a nostalgia trip like no other streaming service can.
Seriously, if you are someone who grew up in the 80s and have fond memory of that time, you can relive your childhood through BritBox.