One of the longest-running series on BBC Eastenders first aired on BBC One way back in 1985. Set in Walford, a fictional borough east of London, it showcases the daily lives of local residents and their families in Albert Square.
Over the years, the Eastenders cast has kept changing, but it still is one of the most popular soap operas of the British television; and the credit goes to exemplary performances by the actors. It has a loyal fan base across the world, and the episodes often cross 10 million viewers.
If you too are a fan and are looking for a way to watch Eastenders episodes from the comfort of your home, you are at the right place.
Watch Eastenders on BBC iPlayer
The program airs on BBC One and to watch Eastenders, catch up online on BBC iPlayer, the internet streaming service from the UK’s BBC. All episodes are made available soon after their live broadcast, and the service is available on PCs, mobiles, tablets and on smart TVs as well.
Apart from the most-streamed Sherlock, The BBC also has a variety of other shows such as Downton Abbey and Miranda. They have got a fan base around the world, and you can watch them all on the iPlayer for free.
To get access to the services, you need to register an account with the BBC. The account registration is free, but you have to give general details like date of birth, gender, email address, etc.; and the most important, a valid UK postcode.
It lets you stream high-quality TV shows as well as movies, but it is region-locked and is available only to the viewers in the UK. If you try to access BBC iPlayer outside UK, you will get an error. You can yet, download what you like and watch them wherever you are, although only for the next 30 days.
Access iPlayer from New Zealand
Although not the official way, there is an easy way to watch BBC iPlayer in NZ. The fans need to connect to a VPN server in the UK and trick BBC to think they are in the UK. When you connect to a VPN, the service provider hides your real IP address and masks it with an address of the country you want to be in, virtually.
It may sound very complex but setting up a VPN is easy. With a new IP address, you can access internet services which are not available at your location. VPNs can affect your speed considerably. There are a lot of free VPN services available but use a paid one for good speeds and service quality.
ExpressVPN is one of the best VPN to choose. Although services of ExpressVPN cost high for budget users, the average speed is faster than others and they provide a good quality of service.
The free providers, by the way, won’t be able to give you quality and service when you are in need of some live streaming.