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How to watch The Great British Bake Off online

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Attracting viewers from all over the world, knowing how to watch The Great British Bake Off online from anywhere is more important than ever. This means you can enjoy perfect crusts and soggy bottoms everywhere from Australia to the US, with all the star bakers on show across the globe. And if lockdown has you turning to the kitchen, some inspiration might well be in order. That's why we've made this guide showing you how to stream The Great British Bake Off online wherever you are right now.

With ten seasons under its belt, the national baking competition has taken the world by storm since its launch in 2010. We've had winners from all areas of the UK, and plenty of cake drama and pastry catastrophes to keep viewers glued to the weekly competition. Alongside all those meltdowns - and lest we forget the ice cream debacle - there have been some stunning bakes on show in those ten years, providing us with more than enough to guide some newfound creativity.

Bake Off has been widely credited with reigniting interest in baking across the UK and beyond. From awe-inspiring show stoppers to recipes for less known treats from around the world, bakers-to-be will find a huge amount of inspiration available in each of the series' ten seasons. If you're here for your favorite judges, you'll find the older Mary Berry episodes as well as the more recent Noel Fielding delights available on plenty of streaming services as well.

If you're looking to watch The Great British Bake Off online, you're in luck. We're taking you through all the ways to stream Bake Off online right here, so you can enjoy the BAFTA-winning show from anywhere in the world.

Watch The Great British Baking Show online in the USA

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$8 a month at Netflix (opens in new tab)
Netflix is currently offering the most recent seven seasons of The Great British Baking Show across the US, making it easier than ever to catch up with the contestants of the last few years. You'll catch the end of the Mary Berry dynasty in this collection, but you'll also be treated to Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding afterward. You can also catch earlier seasons on PBS (opens in new tab) or BritBox (opens in new tab) as well. A Netflix subscription costs $8 a month, but you can pick up a free trial (opens in new tab) to get you started.

Stream The Great British Baking Show online in Canada

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Free / $4.99 a month at Gem (opens in new tab)
Seasons 4 - 9 of The Great British Baking Show are available to stream on Gem in Canada. Gem is absolutely free to sign up, but you can upgrade to a $4.99 premium subscription to avoid ads and catch CBC News Network live streams. If you want the full collection that's available in the US, however, you're better off picking up a Netflix (opens in new tab) or BritBox (opens in new tab) subscription and a piece of VPN software (opens in new tab) to mask your location.

Stream The Great British Bake Off online in the UK

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Free - All 4 / BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab)
Ironically, it's a little more difficult to watch The Great British Bake Off online in the UK. After the great Channel 4 shift, the back catalogue of seasons seems to have been lost in the mix. That means you can catch the latest three seasons of the show on All 4 for free, but Netflix has recently removed its own selection of seasons. The BBC Bake Off does appear to be on the new BritBox service, and that'll cost you £5.99 a month (opens in new tab) after a 30 day free trial.

If you want to catch some of the older episodes, your best bet is to tune into Netflix (opens in new tab) US using a VPN (opens in new tab). A VPN allows you to browse the web without leaving any of your personal information behind, but an added bonus of many services is the ability to mask your location as part of this security. That means you can avoid geoblocks on many streaming sites, simply by selecting a server from the country that site serves.

Watch The Great British Bake Off online in Australia

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From $49 a month at Foxtel (opens in new tab)
Viewers down under can catch four seasons of The Great British Bake Off with a Foxtel Now subscription. You'll need an AU$49 a month membership to watch, but if you're looking for something cheaper it might be worth getting yourself a VPN. 

If you're a Netflix (opens in new tab) customer, you can watch more Bake Off on the US site, and avoid geoblocking by using a piece of VPN software. We recommend Express VPN (opens in new tab) for its speed and stability, as well as the ability to sign in on so many devices.

How to watch The Great British Bake Off from anywhere else

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Via an Express VPN sub from just $6.67/£5.50 a month (opens in new tab)
If you're trying to stream The Great British Bake Off from somewhere not listed here, we recommend you pick up a Netflix subscription. US Netflix offers a fantastic seven seasons of the show right now, which means plenty of episodes to see you through your new baking obsession. However, if you're streaming Netflix from somewhere outside of the US you won't have access to this content, so we also recommend picking up a VPN as well. A VPN allows you to browse the web while protecting data about your computer, yourself, and your location, which means you can mask the country you're streaming from and make it appear as if you are in the US.

We've tested a wide range of VPN options in our investigations into the best VPN (opens in new tab), as well as the best VPN for Netflix (opens in new tab). After all that testing, we recommend Express VPN (opens in new tab). There's plenty of reliable server locations available, as well as excellent privacy settings. There are also extra features like automatic protection on public WiFi and it works on a massive selection of devices.

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1: Get a cheap VPN installed. There's a great offer on right now where you can get an additional three months FREE on a 12-month package and save 49% (opens in new tab) (shorter packages are available too). ExpressVPN is also offering a 30-day money-back guarantee, which is great if you change your mind and decide the VPN isn't for you.

2: Connect to a US server. While you can connect to a server from any of the countries that we have laid out above, a US server will likely prove to be the easiest for watching Westworld season 3 online. 

3: Head over to Hulu (opens in new tab) (or any other appropriate, alternative service you fancy). Once you set your location, head over to Hulu to buy access to the service and make sure to include the HBO add-on to your order, you can do this later on too after signing up to Hulu. And don't forget, you can cancel Hulu at any time, there's no long-term contract to be tied to.

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Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.