How to Unblock Watch Series in the UK
Updated: May 9, 2017
- Start by getting a VPN account setup
- Next, download and install the software onto each device you want to unblock Watch Series in UK on.
- Then choose a server location to connect to that Primewire is not blocked within.
- Once connect to the server of your choice, you will have fully unblocked Watch Series in the UK.
How to Unblock Watch Series in the UK
Watch Series is one of those websites whose name says exactly what it is and what it does. If you want to watch TV series or movies, then Watch Series is a great site to visit.
A clean and simple home page allows you to pick your series of choice from a selection which certainly includes every series I have ever heard of. After making your choice, you will be presented with a brief surmise of the series and links to each season that has been broadcast so far.
Clicking on your chosen season allow you to see summaries of each episode, along with ratings. Click on an episode and, after closing a rather annoying pop-up window, you will find your episode ready to play.
In a market where many rival sites have numerous annoying pop-ups and links to countless streams (many of which don’t actually work), the simple nature of the Watch Series format is what makes it so popular with users.
For me, it has been a great way to keep up to speed with all the shows I love, and that my friends are talking about, before buying them on TV. Many of my friends use it for the same reason.
Which is why we were all annoyed when the site was suddenly blocked in the UK.
Why is Watch Series Blocked in the UK?
Watch Series was blocked a couple of years back because of a court order. That was given on the grounds that it infringed copyright.
As a file-sharing site, this is a debatable ruling, but nonetheless as someone who uses the site to stay up-to-date before buying DVDs later, I don’t feel I have anything to apologise for.
The Court Order came as a result of a case brought by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a representative body for the big Hollywood studios. They are keen to make sure they squeeze every penny out of viewers at every opportunity, and their friends in the big ISPs are never going to stand in their way.
The result is that sites like Watch Series which serve the needs of viewers, are often made unavailable to them.
How is Watch Series Being Blocked in the UK?
As your internet provider, an ISP is able to control what sites you can and cannot access. This power is, thankfully, only usually applied for sites which contain illegal content, such as child pornography. No-one would argue would content of that nature being blocked.
But ISPs are traditionally very suppliant and will rarely challenge the authorities that govern them or stand up for the interests of their users. With a virtual monopoly in the UK, it is not in their interests to do so
They therefore comply with every court order and government request, regardless of how reasonable and unreasonable it might be and their users have no choice but to adhere.
Unless, that is, they make use of a Virtual Private Network, or VPN.
How to Use a VPN to Unblocked Watch Series in the UK
Step 1: Sign up for VPN
With a VPN, you will be able to enjoy the content of Watch Series in the UK regardless of which ISP you use. This is because a VPN will reroute all your traffic via a secure connection to an external server. If this server is located overseas, in a country where Watch Series is not blocked, you will be able to access the site regardless of where you are actually located.
It is easy to do, as I will explain below. There are lots of VPNs around, but my pick for streaming sites like Watch Series is ExpressVPN, whose connections are both fast and reliable.
To use ExpressVPN to unblock Watch Series in the UK, you will be first need to visit their website, which you can do by clicking on any of the links on this page.
You will see a series of packages you can choose from on their site. Choose the one that best suits your needs and click on it to be redirected to the payments page.
VPNs cost just a few dollars a month to sign up to, and ExpressVPN offers a no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.
You can see some screenshots of the process below:
Step 2: Download & Install VPN
After completing payment, you will then be invited to download and install the ExpressVPN software. The process is pretty much automatic. All you have to do is choose the correct operating system for your device and then follow a few onscreen instructions.
Step 3: Connect to US-based Server on VPN
Once the software is installed, it will open automatically (if it doesn’t, open it up yourself) and you will then be able to choose which server to connect to. Choose one in a country where Watch Series is not blocked. It is also advisable to choose a country as close to your actual location as possible for maximum connection speeds.
Click on your server of choice and wait a few seconds while the connection is established.
On my Android smartphone, this is how the connection process of the VPN software looks:
Step 4: Watch Unblocked Watch Series in UK
And that’s it. Now you should be able to access Watch Series and enjoy all your favourite shows with ease. It really is as simple as that.
ExpressVPN is my pick for unblocking Watch Series in the UK, but it is not the only choice. There are countless other VPN providers to choose from. Below I have listed my pick of the top 5 alternatives to Express VPN, but for me they are still the best.