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How to Get BritBox in New Zealand

Ever tried watching BritBox in New Zealand? Then you got the “Unfortunately, BritBox is not currently available where you are.” And that’s the case, whether you want to get BritBox in New Zealand, Australia, or Ireland.

Why does it not work? We will also explain that in this guide, and then we’ll get into how to get BritBox.

Why You Currently Can’t Get BritBox in New Zealand With Ease

BritBox is a platform jointly created both by BBC and ITV primarily to have UK content in one spot, in the UK.

That’s why the platform itself consists of both BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and 4 Film content.

These platforms create a lot of their own content. Peaky Blinders is a great example. Doctor Who is another. 

...But just because they create it doesn’t mean they can show it everywhere.


As they sell rights to their content, sometimes exclusively, so that other platforms can show it in other countries.

...Not to mention, these providers themselves also buy a lot of 3rd party content.

All that, combined with the fact that BritBox targets the UK audience, means that you can’t easily get BritBox in New Zealand.

This is why you are searching for a way to get BritBox in New Zealand.

Step 1: Make BritBox Think You Are in the UK

This is a fundamental step for all streaming services that are not available in New Zealand.

You need to make a streaming service think you are in the right region.

In this case, you will need to connect to a UK server via a VPN service.

VPN services? They allow you to change your virtual location. In this instance, you can look like you are in the UK, while in reality, being in New Zealand.

However, it’s not quite as simple as that.

BritBox? It makes efforts against VPN services.

That means that connecting to a UK server is often not enough to get BritBox in New Zealand.

And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a streaming service with a focus on unblocking blocked streaming services by focusing on quality rather than quantity. 

What do you need to do?

  1. Create a PrivateVPN account.
  2. Download the PrivateVPN app.
  3. Connect to a UK server.

Is that it? No. That was the easy step. Unless you have a UK card, there are a few extra steps that you will need to take to create a BirtBox account.

Step 2: Creating a BritBox Account in New Zealand

As far as the first steps go, it’s straight forward.

You put in the name, the email, and all that usual information.

...Things get complicated when it comes to payment, though. 

To get BritBox in New Zealand, you need a UK issued card.

Otherwise, whether you pay with G Pay or a card, you won’t be able to create an account.

Well, unless you apply the trick, we are about to share.

You put in your name and email like on any other service.

What is it? It’s to sign up for BritBox via the BritBox app on your phone. Why? As Google and Apple take care of the payment on mobile apps. 

Meaning no such card obstacles.

The only catch? You will need to change the location of your app store.

How to Create a BritBox Account on Android Devices

  1. Connect to a UK region using PrivateVPN.
  2. Click on 3 bars on the top-left of the screen in the Google Play Store.
  3. Go to Account.
  4. Google will now give you an option to switch your location to be in the UK.
  5. Do it and go back to Account.
  6. Confirm your change followed by restarting the Play Store.
  7. Download the BritBox app.
  8. Create a BritBox account directly from the app.

How to Create a BritBox Account on Apple Devices in New Zealand

  1. Sign out of your current iCloud account.
  2. Create a new one with your location set to be in the UK.
  3. Download the BritBox app. 
  4. Connect to a UK server with PrivateVPN.
  5. Create an account directly from the BritBox app.

Get BritBox on a TV in New Zealand

It’s not that easy to get BritBox in New Zealand on a TV.

Simply because most smart TV platforms and platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, and even Roku, don’t support VPN services.

And that’s a big issue.


  1. Connect a laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.
  2. Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Amazon Fire TV Stick? It supports VPN services like PrivateVPN.

If you just ordered an Amazon Fire TV Stick, create an Amazon account based in the UK.

If you already have one, here’s how to change your region to get the app:

  • Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  • Press on Accounts & Lists, followed by Manage Your Account and Content.
  • Change your region to be in the UK.
  • Now go to your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  • Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  • Download BritBox on your Fire TV.

That’s How to Watch BritBox in New Zealand

BritBox is great. It offers the best of UK content in one place.

...But you do need to unblock it to get in New Zealand.

The good news? The methods shared in this guide will allow you to unblock just about all streaming services that are not available in New Zealand. 

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports BritBox, it cannot guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support at all given times. Since BritBox has to take measures to prevent people outside of the UK from watching, no VPN service can make guarantees like that.

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