A Spy Among Friends is a brand new spy thriller from ITV in the United Kingdom. It premiered on December 8 in 2022, and you can watch it for free on the popular streaming service from ITV named ITVX. That sure sounds brilliant, but if you try to watch A Spy Among Friends on ITVX outside the United Kingdom, you will see different error messages due to your location. What can you do about that?
Have you seen the error message above before? It is very likely, at least if you are reading this article. If you are located in the United Kingdom, it is very easy.
- Visit the ITVX website.
- Register a new account.
- Watch A Spy Among Friends online for free at the ITVX website.
What about the rest of us? How and where can we all watch this fantastic limited series from ITV starring Guy Pearce and Damian Lewis? If you have read the book of the same name by Ben Macintyre, you probably know how the story will end. But, even so, it is still worth watching all episodes of this series. How is that possible?
How to watch A Spy Among Friends online?
This is an ITV production and the only place in the world where you can watch this limited series is on ITVX. As a result, it is either that or nothing. What does that mean for us? We need to find a way to watch ITVX outside the UK. Luckily, we already know how to do that.
Make ITVX believe that you are in the UK.
The solution is to make ITVX believe you are in the United Kingdom. This can be done by using the VPN services of ExpressVPN. There are lots of VPN services out there, but honestly, ITVX is blocking all of them. We have done some serious testing of different VPN providers, and ExpressVPN was the only one that gave us immediate access to ITVX.
What is ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN is a VPN provider based in the British Virgin Islands. They have servers in nearly 100 countries, and it has a great reputation online. You can use one subscription on five devices simultaneously, and they have applications for all the big platforms (Linux, Windows, Macintosh, Android, iOS, FireTV, and more). There are no bandwidth limitations to worry about, and all servers can be used for P2P, streaming, unblocking, and other activities.
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Let us proceed and do this the right way, step by step.
Step 1: Purchase an ExpressVPN subscription.
The first step you need to make is to purchase a subscription to ExpressVPN. It might seem expensive at first, but it is worth it. The service can be used to watch BBC iPlayer, Channel 4, and British Netflix content. Besides that, you can unblock TV networks and streaming services in nearly 100 other countries. The service can also be used to watch Netflix content in more than ten countries (including the USA, Canada, India, Japan, Australia, and others).
After you have purchased your subscription, you can log in to your membership pages and download ExpressVPN to all the devices in which you want to use the service. Do not forget that a VPN is brilliant for securing your data online. All your data is encrypted and hidden from others using the same WiFi networks, and it is also hidden from your ISP.
Step 2: Download and install ExpressVPN.
Now that you have bought a VPN subscription download the VPN application and install it on your phone, tablet, computer, and/or TV. You can find all the necessary links on your membership pages at the ExpressVPN website. You can also find instruction manuals, and live support is available 24/7. I don’t expect that you will need help because installing ExpressVPN is straightforward. If you, however, need help, the live support is always brilliant!
Above, you can see a picture of the ExpressVPN application for Windows. It is very easy to use, so even your parents and grandmother can use it.
Step 3: Launch the ExpressVPN application and connect to a server in the United Kingdom.
Now it is time to start the ExpressVPN application and connect to a server in the United Kingdom. This will give you a UK IP address which is necessary to watch ITVX abroad. It only takes a few seconds to connect to a server in the United Kingdom. It is brilliant that ExpressVPN has high-speed servers, meaning that it will not slow down your Internet connection like many other VPNs frequently do.
Now that you have an IP address in the UK, it is time to move on to the next step.
Spies also use VPNs.
Since this article is about A Spy Among Friends, it is important to understand that spies always use VPN services to encrypt their data. Why is that? They need to hide their activities from their surroundings. They pretend to be your friend while stealing information and sending it to people elsewhere. For this to succeed, they need to transmit the secret information using secure channels. Throughout history, we have seen spies transmit information using coded messages hidden in plain sight, messages hidden in public locations, and meeting their superiors at a hidden location. But, in the digital age, you can be sure that spies use technologies such as VPNs to secure their data and send it to their home bases.
A Spy Among Friends consists of six episodes, all available for free at ITV.com.
Step 4: Make the final steps at ITV.com.
Now it is time to watch A Spy Among Friends on ITVX. But, to watch any content on the platform, you need to register a free account. They have a Premium subscription option, but that isn’t needed to watch A Spy Among Friends right now. As a consequence, you only need to register a free account. It is essential that you register your account with a ZIP code in the UK.
- Visit the ITVX website and register a new user (if you don’t have a registration yet).
- Do not forget that you must register the user with a ZIP code in the UK (M4 1SH, M1 2PF).
- Confirm your email address. An email will be sent to your address, and in this, you’ll find a link that you need to click to confirm that the email address is correct).
Now that you have a registered ITV user, you are ready to watch A Spy Among Friends. Find the episodes you are interested in and click play. You can now watch all six episodes and all other content on ITVX (including the ITV live streams) for free.
It isn’t hard, as you can see from the instructions and the images above. Based on the first 53 ratings given on IMDb, the series currently has a score of 7.7/10. That is a fairly good score. It will be interesting to see how it will progress as more ratings are given.
Have you seen the entire series? Maybe only the first episode? Please return to this article and write a comment and share your thoughts after you have seen it.
I also hope that the instructions on how to watch ITVX and A Spy Among Friends outside the UK have proven useful to you. If you still have comments or questions or need help, feel free to use the comment field below.
Frequently asked questions about ITVX and a Spy Among Friends.
How many episodes are there and how long do they last?
There is a total of six episodes for this limited ITV series.
- Boom-Ooh-Yatatatah (episode 1) – 55 minutes.
- The Admiral’s Glass (episode 2) – 60 minutes.
- Allegory of the Catholic Faith (episode 3) – 53 minutes.
- Vodka (episode 4) – 55 minutes.
- Snow (episode 5) – 52 minutes.
- No Man’s Land (episode 6) – 46 minutes.
If you add it all up, you will see that the average length is 54 minutes per episode. That means you will spend approximately six hours if you watch every single episode and moment. But, the truth is that you will spend more than six hours, at least if you use the free version of ITVX (with ads). There are normally 3 or 4 ad breaks during every episode and they often last a couple of minutes. That is a perfect time for bringing more popcorn or going to the toilet.
Are all episodes available with the free version of ITVX?
The current answer to the question is yes. I believe this is a series meant to attract new users to the platform. But, I am convinced that this will change in the future, meaning that you will need the paid subscription to access all episodes and seasons of the ITVX original content like A Spy Among Friends.