The War of the Worlds is the latest quality drama miniseries produced by the BBC which people outside the UK are eager to watch but may struggle because they can’t access the BBC iPlayer.

The drama, based on the novel by H.G. Wells, stars Rafe Spall who witnesses a martian invasion of the UK and so begins the war of the worlds.

It will hit the UK screens in late 2019 but without some unblocking software, people from outside the UK will not be able to watch The War of the Worlds on immediate release because of the BBC’s geo-location blockers.

There are a few ways around this problem for people living or travelling outside the UK and which one suits best depends on the level of security and connectivity a person requires.

VPN: Seen as the gold standard of accessing services from outside the UK. A VPN is only really necessary if you value your privacy and security to journalistic levels. The main problem with virtual private networks is they can disrupt the internet connection which can cause lagging issues.

A simpler way of watching War of the Worlds from outside the UK is to use a Google Chrome Extension. All you need is a Google account and the Chrome browser. Beebs connects only to the page you are viewing rather than your entire connection making it lightweight and portable.

Follow these simple steps to watch The War of the Worlds Abroad

    1. Download Chrome Browser, if you're not already using it.

    2. Install Beebs, this nifty tool redirects all your BBC requests.

    3. The BBC iPlayer will reload and begin to work