As an Aussie, you can get stan for Stan – tell me how cool that sounds.
This article is a comprehensive guide on how to watch Stan outside Australia. By the end, you’ll have a transparent process in mind – let’s jump right in.
What is Stan and It is not Available Outside Australia?
Stan is a video-streaming platform from Australia that was launched back in 2014. Initially, it was called StreamCo Media but has now evolved into a shorter and much cooler name, Stan. It streams both local (Australian) and foreign content on its channels.
The first big shot for Stan was airing Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. With more and more great content pouring into its library, Stan is gaining popularity and currently sits in the industry with over 2 million users in the lap.
Interestingly, some of Stan’s originals have made it big, and now foreigners want a taste, too. Only to learn later on, sadly, that it isn’t available outside Australia. The better news here is that this availability issue is solvable – let’s see how.
How to Watch Stan Outside Australia
To watch Stan outside Australia (i.e. anywhere else in the world), you’ll be using what I call the ‘VPN Lifeline’ (any ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ fans). We’ll look deeply into VPN’s functionality later on, but for now, let me describe the process for you:
- If you’re already running the Stan app, quit it.
- Head over to ExpressVPN and get a subscription that suits you better.
- Download the ExpressVPN app on your device and log in using subscription credentials.
- Connect to an Australia-based server and launch the Stan app.
- Boom – you’re watching Stan.
Ridiculously easy and fun – but that’s not all that there is to it. Watching Stan from anywhere except Australia demands a VPN, but which one?
Not all work because:
One, such media giants have already blocked most VPNs, and two, because not all VPNs are efficient enough to give you the top performance
Follow me, and I’ll make your experience on Stan stan-worthy.
Best VPN for Stan Outside Australia
This choice depends on many considerations, so here, I give you five factors to consider before choosing your perfect VPN. Followed by these factors, I’ve got the top three industry picks for you – you’re going to love this ride.
Your ideal VPN service must be something like this:
- A well-covered server network – especially servers in Australia.
- Trusted data transmission that’s encrypted and secure
- Able to connect multiple devices to different servers at once
- Refund policies, no-log policies, and free trial periods
- Responsive customer support
With these factors in mind, let’s look at the best VPNs to watch Stan anywhere in the world.
1. ExpressVPN (Recommended)
ExpressVPN is an intelligent VPN service that never compromises on speed, security and quality in general. With over 3000 servers and 160 server locations across 94 countries, ExpressVPN offers the broadest coverage among all the services.
The server speed is the most noticeable thing about ExpressVPN. While many VPNs eat up your internet speed, leaving you with a sluggish Stan stream, ExpressVPN promises a highly stable and responsible connection.
A yearly subscription is affordable with up to five simultaneous connections possible – a decent family package. Its no-logs policy (not tracking your data) is true and tried. And above all, they’re confident in their brand.
NordVPN is a giant with the most significant market chunk. With a massive clientele, this service revolves around ease-to-use, affordability, and user safety. Nord has over 5500 servers across 60 countries – more than you’ll ever be requiring.
Apart from highly energetic servers, Nord has ensured a very user-friendly app UI, including a ‘Quick Connect’ button that connects you to the closest and fastest server with one tap/click. An equally interesting feature, DoubleVPN supplements this UI.
The DoubleVPN feature connects you to the web via two server locations, which means double encryption and double security. And the loveliest part is that there’s no extra charge for this; in fact, NordVPN is highly affordable, making it a consumer favorite.
PrivateVPN is yet another suitable pick. Its stealthy super-fast servers are indetectable and will bring Stan to you in no time. It’s got 150 server locations in about 60 countries, again, more than ample for a casual user like you and me.
Committed to increasing quality service, providing the best affordability, and responding to consumer queries, PrivateVPN promises a unique VPN experience overall. It’s the cheapest VPN on the list, with an impressive 24/7 chat support for customers.
Besides all the tasteful PrivateVPN features, its best-for-torrenting feature convinces me the most. Because if you’ve purchased a VPN plan, there’s a lot more that you can do with it apart from streaming Stan outside Australia.
How a VPN Lets You Watch Stan Outside Australia
It’s crucial to understand a VPN’s functionality if you’re buying one. It will help you troubleshoot problems better if you face them when using, and it will help you spot fake claims when you are exploring best buying options.
Here’s how a VPN works to aid you in watching Stan and other services outside Australia:
Acquiring your location
When you open www.stan.com.au, it immediately looks at your IP address for your location. Our IP addresses define our location over the internet via our local connection. It’s not the exact pinpoint location, but a rough estimate (city and country).
The algorithm check
At this point, the algorithm works to see if you’re among the allowed list of countries or not. If you’re from Australia, Stan lets you in. If you’re not, it still lets you in; but it won’t let you watch anything. Most services don’t even allow access to the homepage.
Enter the VPN
This stage is where VPN helps you bypass these geo-restrictions. A VPN hides your local IP address and instead assigns your internet connection a virtual IP from the location you’ve connected to – Australia in this case.
There’s nothing spooky that’s going on. The VPN simply encrypts your data, connects you to one of its servers in Australia, and that server, in turn, connects you to the web.
You might be wondering if it’s legal or not – because it does sound sneaky. The thing is that everyone has a right to privacy, and to prevent ISPs and hackers from knowing about your online presence and activity, these VPNs protect your online identity by masking it.
This functionality makes VPN totally legal to use – however, some countries do believe otherwise.
Should You Use FREE VPN to Unblock Stan?
One of the most frequent confusions and questions here is why do we have to purchase a VPN? Why do we have to spend money when we can do it for FREE? Let me give you an insight you might not have had before.
Free VPNs are businesses, and businesses can’t sustain themselves without money. Instead of charging you, these companies – who have access to all your private data in your device when you connect through them – sell your info to ISPs, advertisers, and unwanted big brothers for money.
This money – or perhaps dirty money – is used to sustain the FREE VPN people enjoy so much, thinking that they’ve hacked some treasure. Premium VPNs like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and PrivateVPN, are services that instead take your money and provide their services.
So, should you use a free VPN to unblock Stan? A big ‘no’ for me. (And by the way, even if you do, it’s hard to find a VPN whose IP isn’t already blocked by Stan – they use cheap, detectable servers.)
On What Devices Can You Watch Stan?
One of the best things about Stan is that it’s available on the widest variety of operating systems and devices of all the streaming services that I’ve known to date.
Here are the devices you can use to watch Stan:
- iOS, Android, Windows Phones
- Apple TV, Smart TV, and Telstra TV
- Xbox and PlayStations
- Fetch and Chromecast
A surprising variety that I’m totally in love with.
What is on Stan Australia?
Once Stan is ready to go, head over to the search bar, look up these titles, and start binge-watching Stan. You’re going to love these titles – at least I did.
- The Croods
- Bourne Series
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- The Second
- James Bond (entire series)
- Me Before You
- Bad Moms 2
- The Hitman’s Bodyguard
- Mystic River
If there’s any title you think I’ll love, let me know in the comments. I’m all up for it!
You’ve learned how to watch Stan outside Australia. Now:
Get a VPN, connect to Australia, open Stan and start binging. Simple, fun, and stan-worthy, right?
Just don’t fall for the free VPN trap and look for the VPN service you’re going to buy vigilantly. There are always hidden prices that disappoint you later on.
With ExpressVPN and the likes, you can enjoy American Netflix, Peacock TV, HBO Max, 7Plus, and a lot more no matter where you are!