Death in Paradise is a British-French crime drama set in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and features a small police force responding to various crimes each week. The series has come along way since starting in 2011 and is now in their 8th series.
And for those fans looking for more episodes, the BBC has commissioned another 2 series of the hit drama series due to high viewers in both the UK, France and United States.
But while the UK version is on series 8, poor old New Zealand can’t even get the latest series as and when they are launched. Are you trying to find the latest episodes? Well it’s on the BBC iPlayer. Others don’t have Sky TV and the series isn’t on free to air often enough in New Zealand and rarely gets online coverage with on demand apps.
Series 9 will be airing in January 2020. Ensure you’re setup to get first coverage of the new series using the BBC iPlayer.
We’ve written a full length guide on how to watch death in paradise using the iPlayer below.
Watch Death In Paradise NZ
If you visit the series page right now it will probably load but you’ll get an error message trying to view anything, ‘this content isn’t available in your area.’
You need to purchase a VPN. I recommend Pure VPN.
Method 1: VPN
The easiest way to start watching iPlayer from New Zealand is to signup for a VPN service. This software program runs on your computer and tells the website you’re in a foreign country giving you access.
While a VPN is great for accessing blocked websites, they also protect your identity online and stop cyber attacks and doxing attempts. Some providers even offer no logging ensuring your identity online remains a secret.
The best company to use is Pure VPN, they have over 2000+ servers worldwide allowing you to switch countries within seconds. This allows you to watch iPlayer one minute then Netflix USA the next.
Once you’ve downloaded the software you can install the Google Chrome app. This allows you to toggle the VPN on and off from your browser. Turn this on, selecting iPlayer or UK and then visit iPlayer again, wolah you’re up and running.
Recently BBC required all new users to create an account. When signing up choose a post code in central London to ensure you get the best content. If you opt for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you’ll get local content instead, boring!
Pure VPN now offers support for many devices including Android Smart TV’s (Samsung and Sony are good examples), router level VPN (where it’s installed in your wireless router) and various others such as iOS, Kodi and Amazon Fire TV.
The sky really is the limit when it comes to VPN use and will allow you to watch iPlayer on nearly every device in your home.