How to watch Fleabag in the UK, US and abroad

Fleabag careened onto our screens in mid-2016 to critical and popular acclaim; the beleaguered UK took no time at all to fall in love with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hapless anti-heroine, the titular Fleabag.

Feminism, grief and modern relationships are all treated with telltale detached humour from Waller-Bridge, who adapted the show from her 2013 one-woman play at Edinburgh Fringe.

Incidentally, anyone struggling to lift a personal project off the ground will revel in this withering three-star review of Waller-Bridge’s play from The Telegraph – talk about not aging well.

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Leaving viewers wanting more, the show aired for only two seasons, much to the muddled disappointment and celebration of fans, reluctantly lauding the production team for not dragging out a good thing. Quit while you’re ahead and all that.

If you’re yet to delve into the delights of Fleabag – we’re jealous you’ve got it all to come – here’s how viewers in the US, UK and abroad can watch everyone’s favourite dark comedy.

How to watch Fleabag in the UK: BBC iPlayer

Fleabag originated on the BBC, so it’s no surprise that you can watch seasons one and two on iPlayer.

You will, of course, need a valid TV license and a BBC iPlayer account. It’s easy to create an account, provided you’re over 13 years and have a UK postcode.

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How to watch Fleabag in the UK: Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime recently acquired rights to season one (and, in some countries, two) of Fleabag, making the show available across most of their international catalogue, thereby expanding it to a global audience and giving Brits living abroad a great way to watch Fleabag – provided you have an Amazon Prime subscription, of course.

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UK Prime members can watch the first season for free on hundreds of compatible devices. The second season is available from £1.89 per episode or £7.49 for the entire series.

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How to watch Fleabag in the US: Amazon Prime

Seasons one and two of Fleabag are also available stateside, provided you have an Amazon Prime subscription.

And with the New York Times recommending the “bracing […] bad feminist” dark comedy, US viewers can rest assured of plenty to look forward to.

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How to watch Fleabag: Australia, New Zealand and abroad

Viewers in the southern hemisphere can also get their dose of Fleabag – again, via Amazon Prime Video.

Fans in New Zealand and Australia will find Waller-Bridge’s creation available for free on the streaming platform (your monthly subscription fee aside, that is).

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Across the English Channel, there’s an altogether more curious option on the table. Mouche is a French reworking of Fleabag, with Camille Cottin starring the eponymous main character (literal translation: “fly”).

Since Mouche’s debut, mixed reviews have ensued: the Guardian’s take on it was “lust in translation”.

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How to watch Fleabag if you’re outside your country: use a VPN

If you find yourself in some far-flung part of the world in which Fleabag isn’t available on your Prime package, you might want to use a VPN to give you unrestricted access to it.

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We’ve rounded up the best VPNs to use in your pursuit of that Fleabag goodness. Read on for our picks.

Express VPN: Express VPN was recently awarded Expert Reviews’ Best VPN Service at its Product of the Year awards. It offers a snappy service, 24-hour customer service and a strict no-logs policy. As ever, it’s worth noting that no matter how quick the service, VPNs will always be subject to a slight delay. But as far as VPNs go, this one’s the quickest we’ve tried.

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Nord VPN: A good all-rounder, NordVPN is reliable, quick and hassle-free. Prospective buyers can get a free seven-day trial if they’re on the fence about committing. The only downside is that it can be a tad expensive if you do sign up to the pay-monthly service, but its three-year plan works out to just £2.20 per month, which is great value for money.

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Surfshark VPN: While not as zippy as the first two, Surfshark VPN is less expensive, making it a great budget-friendly option. Be wary if you’re thinking of browsing from particularly long distances, though; if you’re trying to connect from Australia to a UK server, this VPN might not be the optimum choice for you.

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