TV & Film



Get 3x more Netflix while isolating

Many of us have been self isolating or quarantined for over a week now, and if, like us, you are binge watching Netflix, and running out of content, here’s a simple solution to get up to 3x more Netflix using your existing account.

Interested ? Read on….

Did you know that the amount of content that you get in your Netflix catalogue varies depending on the country that you’re in? For example, USA Netflix has 3 X more content than Australian Netflix, and 2 x more content than the UK catalogue.

In addition to this, Netflix has a nasty habit of releasing the latest blockbusters to the USA catalogue months before other catalogues around the globe. To illustrate this, just look at this table comparing Netflix catalogues in different countries:

 USA NetflixAus Netflix
Launch DateApril, 1998March, 2015
Cost$7.99/Month$9.99/Month
Movies43391599
TV Shows1326445

With VanishedVPN, we give you access to the larger USA catalogue from wherever you are in the world by making Netflix think you are in the USA.

We are 100% confident that our solution will continue to work undetected that we offer a money back guarantee should our service be blocked . We are the only unblocking service in the world to offer this.

How to access USA Netflix from Outside the U.S.

Vanished VPN allows you to fool Netflix into thinking that you are in the USA, and this enables you to access all the additional films & TV programs in the USA catalogue. Simply follow these instructions:

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 7 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our USA VPN
  3. Sign in to Netflix on your device as normal, and enjoy up to 3x more content.

We are not the only VPN to offer this Service, but unlike the others, our solution has been solid for the past 3 years (where others are often blocked and unavailable for weeks or months). We’ve also been recommended by lifehacker because of this.

Using a VPN is completely legal. It is not going to get you in trouble with authorities.

If you want to make your life super easy, why not purchase one of our preconfigured Invizbox mini routers. Just plug this box into your modem / router, and connect devices like Smart TV, PS4 ATV etc, and they will automatically run over the VPN, and be able to access up to 3 x more Netflix content.

Netflix guarantee

We guarantee that you will be able to access the USA Netflix catalogue. If our servers are blocked, and we are unable to restore service within a week, we will refund your last months payment. We are the only VPN provider in the world to offer this guarantee.

So what’s the difference ?

In the USA catalogue you will be able to find the following blockbuster films & TV series which are not available in Australia & many other countries:

FILMS

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • The Departed
  • Taxi Driver
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • CoCo
  • Incredibles 2
  • Mont
  • Rocky II
  • y Python
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Groundhog Day
  • Her
  • V for Vendetta
  • Ex Machina
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Raging Bull
  • Mystic River
  • Sin City
  • Superbad
  • Men In Black
  • Rocky
  • Hell Or High Water
  • The Fighter
  • 300
  • The Graduate
  • The Pursuit Of Happyness
  • Network
  • Ant-Man
  • Black Panther
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Jackie Brown
  • American Psycho
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Aviator
  • Scream
  • Gangs Of New York
  • Star Wars
  • Blow
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Blue Valentine
  • Bolt
  • Troy
  • Hellboy
  • Caddyshack
  • Bad Boys

TV SHOWS

  • The Walking Dead
  • Sherlock
  • Better Call Saul
  • Supernatural
  • The Office (US)
  • Dexter
  • One Punch Man
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Twin Peaks
  • Family Guy
  • Marvel’s Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D
  • Prison Break
  • Star Trek
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Blue Bloods
  • Penny Dreadfull
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Vampire Diaries
  • Futurama
  • NCIS
  • Louie
  • The West Wing
  • Criminal Minds
  • Breaking Bad
  • Happy Valley
  • Burn Notice
  • Supergirl
  • Frasier
  • Law and Order
  • Naruto
  • Longmire
  • Extras
  • Midsomer Murders

Stay at home, and stay safe.

#covid-19 #corona #coronavirus #staythefuckhome

How to watch Peacock TV

This review will show you how to watch Peacock TV with Vanished VPN.

The online streaming game just changed. Move over Netflix, there’s a new player in town.

As you can tell, we’re a bit excited about a new on-line streaming service from NBC , Peacock, which has launched in the USA. Free entertainment is here, and you can access it from anywhere in the world with Vanished VPN.

How to watch

Before we dive into our review of this service, here’s how you can access it if you’re outside of the USA

  1. Get a Vanished VPN subscription if you don’t already have one.
  2. Setup the VPN on your device following our setup guides
  3. Connect to our USA VPN
  4. Go to https://www.peacocktv.com/ and sign up. No credit card required.

What is Peacock TV

With Peacock, from NBCUniversal, you can stream current hits, hundreds of timeless movies, and thousands of episodes of your favorite TV shows. Plus… timely news, live sports, and pop culture, updated daily. 
Here’s what you get with Peacock:

  • Instant access to hundreds of movies from major Hollywood studios such as Universal, DreamWorks Animation, and Focus Features. 
  • Thousands of hours of iconic TV shows, including full seasons of buzzworthy faves, bingeworthy classics, and current-season NBC hits.
  • Peacock Channels – playing your favorite movies, shows, and clips, 24-7. Scroll less and stream more with The Office Shorts, SNL Vault, Fallon Tonight, Seth Meyers Now, TODAY All Day, True Crime, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. 
  • A daily dose of live news, showcasing the best of NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, and E! News; plus late night and pop culture to satisfy your FOMO.
  • Live Sports, including the English Premier League. 
  • Kids’ movies and shows, including brand-new seasons of Where’s Waldo? and Curious George. 
  • Hit Spanish-language TV shows and news from Telemundo.

You can get Peacock for free with ads and a limited amount of content, the $4.99 per month plan with ads but more content, or the $9.99 per month plan with zero ads and more content.

How much does NBCUniversal Peacock cost?

It costs less than a penny, the price of a coffee, or the price of a sandwich. You decide.

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service gives you the choice of three plans:

Peacock Free is, uh, free.

Peacock Premium has two different plans: $4.99 per month or $9.99 per month. You just have to decide how inconvenient commercial breaks are to your bingeing marathons.How much is NBCU Peacock?

PlanMonthly priceWhat you getDetails
Peacock FreeFree7,500 hours of programming, current season series, movies, TV classics, next-day access of current showsVisit Peacock TV
Peacock Premium (with ads)$4.99/mo.10,000 hours of programming, live news and sports, early access to late-night showsVisit Peacock TV
Peacock Premium (no ads)$9.99/mo.10,000 hours of programming, live news and sports, early access to late-night showsVisit Peacock TV

Does NBCUniversal Peacock have a contract or fees?

NBCU Peacock doesn’t have a contract or any extra fees. So feel free to cancel whenever you’d like, and never be surprised with a random fee charge on your card.

What is NBCUniversal Peacock?

Peacock is a streaming service similar to both Netflix and Hulu. Peacock has old shows and movies, as well as next-day access to shows that broadcasted the night before.

The list of shows is quite exciting, so here’s what you can expect to watch on the weekends or after a long workday:

  • The Office (in January 2021 when it leaves Netflix)
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Monk
  • Saturday Night Live
  • This is Us
  • The Masked Singer
  • America’s Got Talent
  • The Last Voice
  • 30 Rock
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Will and Grace
  • Law & Order
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians
  • Top Chef

If you’re a huge fan of The Office, you’re going to want Peacock by January 2021. At that point, the show will become a Peacock exclusive, and you won’t be able to find Michael Scott anywhere else.

If you’re more of a movie person, you’ll get the choice of 600 films to watch with the family on Saturday night.

Those movies include the following:

  • The Harry Potter movies
  • Jaws
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Bourne movies
  • Despicable Me movies
  • E.T.
  • The Fast & Furious series
  • Bridesmaids
  • Knocked Up
  • Back to the Future
  • Casino
  • Billy Elliot
  • Shrek

Peacock has a new approach to live TV channels with their “virtual channels.” You’ll get to create personalized channels to make it easier for you to find something to watch.

Some custom channels will include the following:

  • Live events
  • Trending feed
  • Indie movies
  • True crime dramas
  • Comedies
  • Cycle through Saturday Night Live episodes
  • Cycle through Law & Order episodes
  • Or any other genre of films you enjoy

But Peacock intends to give you a traditional cable feel. With those channels combined with advertisements, NBCU hopes it makes you realize linear TV is a great option for your home. Maybe it will convince you to subscribe to a cable TV service.

But how can we justify paying another monthly bill if we get this service for free? *Shrugs shoulders.*

What is NBCUniversal Peacock Free?

If you decide to go for the free service, you’ll get 7,500 hours of programming, including next-day access to current seasons of NBC shows like This is Us and The Voice.

No need to worry about seeing spoilers on social media. Just watch the lives of Mandy Moore and the triplets the following morning, and you won’t need to worry about FOMO.

With Peacock Free, you can also watch Universal Pictures movies (like Evan Almighty), Saturday Night Live, NBC’s daily news content, and select episodes of the app’s exclusive content (like the new season of AP Bio).

All nine seasons of The Office will move to Peacock from Netflix in January 2021. You can get your Jim and Pam fix every day (now, who doesn’t want that?).

What is NBCUniversal Peacock Premium?

Peacock Premium can be either $4.99 or $9.99. You’ll get the same amount of content with both, but the extra $5 will eliminate all ads during your bingeing marathons.

You’ll get 10,000 hours of on-demand content with access to the full library of Peacock series and movie exclusives.

Peacock feeds news junkies and sports fanatics with NBC’s live news and sports. You’ll also get early access to late-night shows like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Recap: Will NBCUniversal Peacock be worth it?

Well, if you like free shows, movies, and entertainment, then yes, it’s worth it

Who can say no to a free streaming service that gives you hours of much-loved NBC shows? 

With each plan, you’ll get the following content:

  • Peacock Free: You get 7,500 hours of programming, current season series, movies, TV classics, and next-day access of current shows for free (oh, did we mention it’s free?).
  • Peacock Premium: Pay $5 or $10 to get 10,000 hours of NBC programming, live news and sports, and early access to late-night shows. Pay that $10 if you want no commercials, because no one likes to be interrupted in the middle of a great scene of This is Us.

Remember, NBCU Peacock will be the only streaming service where you’ll be able to find The Office starting in January 2021. And if Ron Swanson is your spirit animal, you’ll want Peacock because this is the only place you’ll find Parks and Recreation starting in October 2020.

On top of that, enjoy classic movies, old TV shows, and next-day access to new TV shows on NBCU Peacock’s streaming service.

How to watch I May Destroy You from Australia (or anywhere in the world)

This guide will show you how to watch I May Destroy You from Australia, or anywhere else in the world.

What is it ?

Written, created, co-directed, executive produced and starring Michaela Coel, ‘I may destroy you’ is one of the most hyped about and best reviewed shows so far in 2020. Slate called it “fantastic,” New Statesman called it “exhilarating” and The Guardian said it was nothing less than “a game-changer.”

But despite premiering in early June, I May Destroy You still hasn’t received an Australian release date, and is currently only available on BBC in the UK & HBO in the states.

How to watch

The full series is available now to binge watch on BBC iplayer, which is particularly useful if you’re one of the millions of people currently in lockdown, and looking for something to relive the boredom. Normally, BBC iplayer is blocked if you are not in the UK, but we take care of the location blocks for you. Here’s how.

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 7 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our UK VPN
  3. Go to BBC iPlayer, and enjoy I may destroy you

How to watch Sling Free from anywhere in the world

Sling Free is a new service from USA cord cutters Sling.tv which gives free access to over 9000 movies and episodes. No Credit card required, just watch.

This service is normally blocked if you are outside of the USA, but by connecting to our USA VPN, you can get past those pesky geoblocks, and binge watch to your hearts content on all the content.

How to watch

  1. Get a Vanished VPN subscription if you don’t already have one.
  2. Setup the VPN on your device following our setup guides
  3. Connect to our USA VPN
  4. Go to the Sling Free page, and enjoy the shows.
  • Note, it looks like this service isn’t currently supported on IOS devices. Check the list of supported devices here.

What’s available

There seems to be a good mix of content including Hell’s Kitchen, Unsolved Mysteries, Live news, and some classic movies.

How to Watch Gangs of London for free

Gangs of London is an awesome new drama featuring Peaker Blinders Joe Cole. Set in Modern day London, this 9 part series is being described as what a TV Series made by Guy Ritchie would look like. Quite simply, if you like modern day Gangster movies, this is for you.

Gangs of London aired on Sky in the UK on the 23rd April, and all 9 episodes of season one are available to binge watch on Sky’s online service, NowTV.com now. Nowtv is normally only available in the UK, but by using VanishedVPN, you can bypass the location block, and watch for free from anywhere in the world.

How to watch Gangs of London for free

Nowtv.com has a free 7 day trial, so you just need to sign up, and you’ve got 7 days to watch for free. After that , the subscription costs 8.99 per month. You can cancel at anytime, and just create a new account with a different email etc if you want to continue for free.

Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription of you don’t already have one (we have a 7 day money back guarantee ).
  2. Setup your device, and connect to our UK VPN servers
  3. Head to nowtv.com, and select the ‘entertainment’ bundle
  4. Click through to the checkout to start the free trial. You will need a UK address. We suggest that you google a UK hotel and use this.
  5. Head to the ‘Gangs of London’ page, and start binge watching this awesome drama.

Once you’re connected to the UK VPN, why not also check awesome amount of free content available on BBC iplayer, including Killing Eve, Top Gear, Fleabag, Gavin & Stacey & much more.

How to reduce your Netflix bill by up to 70%

Its a well known fact that Netflix catalogues vary by country, and Vanished VPN allows you to access the USA catalogue which has approx 3x the content of some other countries (including Australia). But, did you know that Netflix also varies its charges by country ?

So what ?

By using Vanished VPN, you can connect to our VPN servers in Turkey (the cheapest country in the world for Netflix), set up a subscription, and then just use Netflix as you would normally, and save a lot of $ (you will need to cancel your current subscription too).

This is 100% legal.

The table below shows a quick comparison of the cost of a Netflix subscription in the Turkey , compared to Australia & Switzerland (the most expensive country in the world for Netflix).

All prices are in $USD for comparison, and correct at time of writing (Aug 2019)

COUNTRY            BASIC SUB    STANDARD SUBPREMIUM SUB
Switzerland$11.72$16.65$21.58
Spain$9.11$14.80$18.22
UK$7.32$10.99$14.66
Australia    $6.99$9.79$12.59
Turkey    $2.62$4.58   $6.55

As you can see, if you’re in Australia, you can save up to $6 USD per month ($72 USD per year) on each plan by re-registering your Netflix account in Turkey.

If you’re in Switzerland, you can save $15 USD per month ($180 USD per year) on a premium subscription by using this method. 

See full list of countries here

Here’s how:

To gain the maximum benefit, you will need to cancel your existing Netflix account, and then sign up for the new one on the day that the old account expires. You will need a new email address (just set one up on gmail if you don’t have one). If you also pay with a different credit card to the original account, you will get a free month trial (which reduces the cost even further).

Once you’ve done this:

1) Register for a Vanished VPN subscription if you don’t already have one.

2) Connect to our Turkey VPN servers (OpenVPN file attached to this article)

3) Goto Netflix.com . If your existing account signs in automatically, just sign out (click the arrow in the top right hand corner).

4) You should now be able to scroll down, and click on ‘pick your price’ to see the prices in TL (Turkish Lira).

5) Click on the ‘join free for a month’, and then click through the following screens to enter your new email address and new credit card details (you can use the same credit card that you used on your original account, but you won’t get the freee month).

6) Disconnect from the Turkey VPN, and return to either your home Netflix (or connect to our US VPN for USA Netflix).

7) Netflix & Chill …..

Note, your credit card company may charge a small foreign transaction fee for paying in TL. This is likely to be much lower than the amount that you’re saving by using this method, but check with your credit card provider if you aren’t sure.

Also note that by setting up a new account, you will lose your Netflix history, so if this is more important than the savings, you should stay where you are.

Free or discounted streaming deals to cure the cabin fever

If you’re quarantined or self isolating during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, there’s a good chance that cabin fever will be setting in soon. The good news is that streaming companies across the world are heavily discounting their services or offering free content during this crisis to allow you to access your favourite content easily from the comfort of your own home.

To access services outside of your country, you will need a Vanishedvpn subscription. Once you have this, simply connect to the VPN in the location of the service you’re trying to access, and we’ll take care of bypassing any location blocks for you.

We will be updating this blog post as deals appear, but here’s some to get started with:

Sling TV (Connect via our USA VPN)

The American internet TV service is offering thousands of hours of its programming for free temporarily because of coronavirus. Among the free content is access to ABC News Live, as well as entertainment for kids. Check out the Sling site here. You don’t even need an account for the free content.

USA Netflix (USA VPN)

Did you know that you can get up to 3 x more content in your existing catalogue simply by connecting to our USA VPN on your device. We are there only VPN provider in the world to guarantee access to USA Netflix. Check out full guide here

BBC iPlayer (connect via UK VPN)

BBC iplayer, ITV.com & channel4.com are all UK based streaming channels which have extensive catalogues of films & box sets available to stream for free. Award winning box sets like Luther, Line of Duty, Gavin & Stacey are all available alongside classic movies like Point Break & Escape from Alcatraz. Check our full guide to BBC iplayer here.

Sundance Now (USA VPN)

Owned by AMC Networks, Sundance Now offers a variety of dramas and documentaries, including the acclaimed miniseries The Little Drummer Girl and the show McMafia. Like Acorn TV, Sundance Now is extending their seven-day free trial to 30 days, with the code SUNDANCENOW30. After that, it’s $7 per month, or $5 per month if you commit to a yearly subscription.

PBS (USA VPN)

The Public Broadcasting Service is making Ken Burns’ Emmy-winning documentary series Baseball available for free on its site and all other PBS digital platforms. With the opening of the Major League Baseball season pushed back, the docuseries could whet your appetite for America’s pastime. Or maybe it’ll just make you miss it even more.

Shudder (USA VPN)

Zombie aficionados, rejoice. The horror-centric streaming service, Shudder, is extending its free trial to 30 days with the code SHUTIN. Subscriptions are then about $5 per month. Shudder is currently only available in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland.

VidAngel (USA VPN)

The family-friendly American service is now available for free until March 30 (it’s usually $10) if you agree to social distancing. The platform, which boasts “the world’s largest library of clean comedy,” also includes a feature that allows users to skip “objectionable” content on Netflix and Amazon. By connecting to our USA VPN, and connecting your other accounts, you can get up to 3 x more content.

The Metropolitan Opera (USA VPN)

North America’s largest classical music organization, which temporarily shut down last week, is providing nightly streams of performances on its site for free, as long as the opera remains closed. On tap tonight is Verdi’s Il Trovatore, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Next week is Wagner week. Here’s the current schedule.

DOX Channel (USA VPN)

The documentary streaming service has cut the cost of an annual subscription, from $30 to $15, if you sign up before March 31. The service has a number of acclaimed documentaries, including BlackfishMan on Wire, and I’m Still Here.

Disney+ (connect via our USA VPN)

Disney isn’t offering anything for free, but it did throw a bone to parents everywhere and made Frozen II available on its streaming service three months ahead of schedule. 

How to Watch Love Island 2020 for free from anywhere in the world

Love Island 2020 is back to take us on a summer bae-cation to South Africa where 12 new singletons will be looking for love and the chance to win £50k in the process.

And it looks like this new series is already set to be a scorcher as the line-up includes the show’s first ever twins, a police officer, a coffee bean salesman and the heir to the Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall. 

Love Island will air on ITV2 in the UK on Sunday 12 January onwards. The online stream of this is normally blocked if you are outside the UK, but this guide will show you how to stream every minute of Love Island 2020 live, free & legally wherever you are in the world using VanishedVPN.

How to watch

Here’s how to watch the Love Island 2020 if you’re not in the UK:

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 7 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our UK VPN
  3. Go to TV Player, and enjoy Love Island 2020

Vanished VPN is proudly supporting the Australian Bush fire Charities by donating 25% of all new orders during January 2020.

How to watch the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special

Its Christmas & the eagerly awaited Gavin & Stacey Christmas special is almost upon us. The cast say that this is the best one that they’ve made, and we can’t wait.

This Christmas special will be shown at 8:30pm on Christmas Day (UK time). It will be available to watch live and catch up online at BBC iplayer. Normally, BBC iplayer is blocked if you are not in the UK, but we remove that location block so that you can watch wherever you are in the world, free & legally.

How to watch

Here’s how to watch the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special if you’re not in the UK:

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 7 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our UK VPN
  3. Go to BBC iPlayer, and enjoy Gavin & Stacey

How to Watch Disney plus from anywhere in the world

How to watch Disney plus in the UK , Australia, Spain or anywhere in the world

Disney Plus (or Disney+) has now been globally released in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. 

Although the for the UK, Australia, and many other countries launch will not be until at least April 2020, meaning that all the Disney fans will be left in the lurch.

Or will they? By using Vanished VPN and the methods below to pay, you can access Disney+ , and all the awesome content right now !

If you’re in a country that has Disney+ and already have an account, the method below should also work if you’re travelling outside of the country. 

Watch Disney+ using VanishedVPN

What you will need

  1. 30 minutes
  2. A Vanished VPN Subscription
  3. An IOS device & a USA iTunes account
  4. A $15 USA iTunes token

We guarantee that our VPN will unblock Disney + unlike some of our competitors (express VPN for example) who are still playing catch up.

We also offer a 7 day money back guarantee so that you can test us risk free. You can sign up for an account here.

After confirming that we can unblock the location blocks on Disney +, we initially hit a roadblock when it came to the payment info. Thankfully, we’ve managed to find a workaround through creating a US iTunes account.

How to sign up to Disney+ with a US Apple ID 

Note that to use this method, you’ll need an iOS device to initially set up a Disney+ account, and that doesn’t include Macs – just iPads, iPhones and Apple TV. We’ve successfully created a new Apple ID that’s tied to the US, loaded it up with a USD gift card and then signed up for Disney Plus on an iPad using a VPN. Once you’ve done all that, you can watch it on any other device, still using a VPN. 

There’s a full guide here on creating a US Apple ID, but here’s a summary of the steps:

  • Open the App Store or iTunes and log out of your store account.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the window until you find the flag icon. Click on that, or alternatively selected ‘change country’ to switch to the United States.
  • Create a new Apple ID, but be certain to not include any payment information, as this is not how you’ll be paying for Disney+.
  • Load up your account with credit by purchasing a digital USD iTunes gift card, which can be done via Best Buy. The cheapest one is $15, and we got the redemption code a few minutes later. Note, you will need to give a USA address and phone number. Just google a hotel in the USA somewhere.
  • Log into your new US Apple ID and go to account settings in the App Store to redeem your gift code. 
  • Finally, connect to the Vanished VPN USA server on an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Download the Disney+ app from the app store and install it.
  • Within the Disney+ app, create an account and use your gift card credit as the payment option, and you’re good to go.

From this point on you should have a Disney+ account that works on any iOS device or your browser. You will need to connect to the Vanished VPN US servers each time you want to view content.