I might have mentioned that I’m a bit of a dork-fan about Downton Abbey.
The UK season 3 premiere was last week and I was feeling all bitter about not being able to watch it for several months until PBS finally runs it in the US. I mean, the season 3 trailer looked so good, but how many times can a person watch a 60-second spot? Then I stumbled upon a way for Americans to get our Downton Abbey fix. It’s a VPN hack called TunnelBear, and according to their website it’s perfectly legal.
Downton Abbey Season 2 is already available on Amazon for Americans to watch. However, Season 3 of Downton Abbey is uploaded to a site called itv.com that’s free for Brits to watch, but if you try to access it stateside, this is what you see:
Here’s what you have to do:
1. Visit TunnelBear.
2. Download the app and create an account. You will have to upgrade to the paid account to watch the full episode. It costs $4.99 a month. You can cancel at any time. (For me, perfectly worth it to be able to keep up with Hot Sister, Way Hot Sister, and The Other Sister.)
4. Shut down your browser. Log in to TunnelBear. Set it to “on” and “UK”. Wait for it to connect. (Patience, grasshopper!)
5. Go to the website where the UK version of Downton Abbey Season 3 is available for free and now available for you to watch.