How To Access Britbox In New Zealand (Setup Guide)

Britbox is similar to the iPlayer, but combines TV shows from both BBC iPlayer and ITV Player into one easy to use platform.

You can watch all your favourite classics such as Coronation Street, Broken, Jonathan Creek and Dr Who, plus many more. 

There's only one problem, it's only available in the United States and Canada. However today we'll show you how you can unlock Britbox within seconds, start watching from New Zealand and get your first 7 days free of charge. 

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What is Britbox?

BritBox is UK's leading television network streaming service. Viewers can watch their favorite movies and series all available in one place as it offers a wide selection of fresh new British shows.

History of Britbox?

This amazing UK- based platform is owned and founded by two big media corporations in the United Kingdom, the British Broadcasting Corporation (more popularly known as BBC) and ITV plc. 

Although its service focuses on featuring British television shows, series, and movies, its first launch took place in the United States in partnership with Amazon Prime, when it was announced in March 2016 with it's official launch on March 2017. 

A year later the platform was then launched in Canada in the month of February. Finally in November 2019, the service had its launching in the United Kingdom.

How Britbox Works?

With their unique streaming service, viewers can watch a variety of British television shows, movies and even classical soaps and dramas. 

Some of their popular shows are Cracker, Spooks, Only Fools, Downtown Abbey and the famous Doctor Who from the 60s to 90s.

In addition to its content, it also commissions original quality shows from British production companies only exclusive to the service platform itself.

Their most known original programming is Lambs of God.

Which Devices Does Britbox Work On? 

BritBox priorities the comfort of its users and thus, available on many devices including Mac or PC (via desktop or a web browser), Apple TV, selected Samsung and Sony smart TVs, and both IOS and Android devices.

To have access to their premium service, just simply log in to their website of download their application in your digital devices.

How Much Does Britbox Cost? 

For only £5.99 per month (cheaper than most of their competitors in the UK) you can now watch and stream HD videos of your preferred shows and movies, and that is across multiple screens and devices!

This costs around $11.95 in New Zealand Dollars. 

They offer a 30- day free trial period if you are new to their service platform. Visit their official website, to find out more about it.

One of its founders, the British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC is an internationally leading public service provider from the United Kingdom.

Why Britbox Is So Successful? 

With a lot of dedication and hard work to make the entertainment service platform popular, BritBox was able to gain influencers and showcase the original works of the British people not just in UK, but in the United States and Canada as well. This might explain why there are now over 1 Million Britbox subscribers worldwide. 

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How To Access Britbox In New Zealand?

Britbox is not available in New Zealand, due to licensing issues. You can find some of the BBC content on Sky Television channels. 

Of course this is quite limiting and not the same quality of standard that you want. I'm sure if Britbox was available in New Zealand you'd happily pay for it?

You need to use a VPN to change your location to appear like you're in the USA. This is easy to do and takes a matter of minutes. 

How To Watch Britbox With a VPN?

You can watch Britbox using any VPN, but they must offer a USA server. After months of research, the best VPN in our opinion is PureVPN

You can signup for $10.95 (1 Month) or $2.88/mo on a longer subscription. 

Step 1: Purchase Your Subscription

You need to visit the official PureVPN website and purchase a package. You can checkout using credit/debit cards, Paypal, Bitcoin or Alipay. 

Step 2: Download VPN Client

There's software apps for nearly every device out there, including web browsers, android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS, Linux, routers, Playstation, Xbox and Fire TV. 

Download the software and login with your username and password. 

Step 3: Connect to USA Server

Turn on the VPN by clicking the start button. Now change the country to 'United States' and within 15-30 seconds your VPN will connect. 

Your internet usage is now being routed via a server in United States. You can now access many geo-blocked websites previously unavailable in New Zealand. 

Step 4: Watch Britbox On Demand

Visit the official britbox website and signup for your free trial account, or subscribe. You can use your New Zealand credit or debit card.

You'll now be able to live stream or watch all content on demand. Additionally you'll also be able to watch any other geo-blocked channels on other sites. 

You can disconnect from the VPN software once you're finished. Then reconnect whenever you want for as long as your subscription is valid. 

Other Ways To Use a VPN?

Once you've watched the race, what else would you need your VPN for?

Most people use one to protect their identity online. When in use your Internet Service Provider can no longer track your usage. This is beneficial for torrenting or accessing secure sites such as your bank. 

A VPN keeps hackers and thieves out, as your data is encrypted. This is especially helpful when using public WiFi networks that are unsecure and can be compromised, leaking your details to criminals. 

The most common things to do is to unlock geo-blocked content such as watching Netflix USA instead of NZ, watching free TV in Australia, watching live sports events that aren't available locally and so much more.

A VPN might be the greatest invention ever and unlocks the world that would otherwise be locked down due to an outdated business model of buying and selling usage rights, rather than a free market.