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How to watch Dispatches from Elsewhere: stream online from anywhere in the world

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Jason Segel has been in plenty of hits, from How I Met Your Mother and Forgetting Sarah Marshall to cult favorite Freaks and Geeks. His new creation Dispatches from Elsewhere isn't like any of those, though - or anything you've seen before. It's a mysterious new drama that has captivated audiences since its release earlier in the year. Read on to find out how to watch Dispatches from Elsewhere online no matter where you are today.

Dispatches from Elsewhere cheat sheet

Dispatches from Elsewhere began airing in the US on AMC on March 1. The final episode of the 10-episode run was broadcast on Monday, 27 April in America - after which it began airing in the the UK each Wednesday on AMC at 9pm. AMC is a BT exclusive.

The often surreal show follows four ordinary people that share the common denominator of feeling like there’s something missing in their lives. The foursome are brought together after stumbling upon a puzzle "hiding just behind the veil of everyday life". 

As they begin to accept the mysterious challenges thrown up by the puzzle, they come to find that the mystery winds deeper than they imagined, exposing them to a world of possibility and magic.

Despite being given very little in the way of clues, the mystery of the game maintains the character’s intrigue, with each piece of the puzzle, or 'Dispatches from Elsewhere', bringing them closer to the answers they seek. 

Alongside Segel, the show boasts an all-star cast which includes Andre Benjamin (whom you might know better as Andre 3000 from Outkast), Sally Field, and Richard E Grant. One of the most unique shows of the year so far, keep reading to find out how to watch Dispatches from Elsewhere from anywhere in the world.


Watch Dispatches from Elsewhere online from outside your country

While many US cable subscribers will find it easy to watch Dispatches from Elsewhere online thanks to AMC's website and app, it gets a bit more complicated if you find yourself abroad and want to tune in to watch the show.

Fortunately, there's an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch Dispatches from Elsewhere online live as it airs, no matter where you are. This simple bit of kit changes your IP address so that you can access episodes live or on demand as they become available, just as if you were lying on the sofa getting your lockdown on.

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While there are hundreds of VPNs to choose from, we always recommend ExpressVPN. As well as being fast, simple, and straightforward to install, it's also compatible with a whole host of devices - Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS and Android to name some of the main ones.

Plus, ExpressVPN's flexible 30-day money back guarantee is difficult to argue with. Even better, you can purchase an annual plan for a 49% discount and 3 months extra FREE – a brilliant offer for an essential bit of software.

Once installed, select the location of your home country and simply click connect. You’ll then be able to easily watch Dispatches from Elsewhere from pretty much anywhere in the world.

Watch Dispatches from Elsewhere online in the UK 

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The drama premiered in the UK on Wednesday, April 29 with a double-bill on AMC starting at 9pm BST - a channel that's exclusive to BT TV customers. It's kept the same slot and is expected to do until it finishes its run this summer

As well as being able to watch on BT TV channel 333/381 HD, subscribers to the service can watch the show via the BT Player and the BT TV App.

UK nationals who find themselves away from Blighty can grab a VPN and stream episodes from abroad.

How to watch the Dispatches from Elsewhere online for free in the US

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The Dispatches from Elsewhere finale aired on Monday at 10pm ET / 7pm PT in the US on AMC.

Those wanting to watch the show live who might not have a cable package that includes AMC were able to take advantage of TV streaming services to tune in to Dispatches from Elsewhere online. 

The most tempting offer was Sling TV, which normally offers AMC as part of its great value Blue package - just $20 a month for the first month.

Better still, its limited time Happy Hour promotion shows content for FREE every night from 5pm to midnight US Eastern time and that included the Dispatches from Elsewhere season finale.

Other ways to watch AMC and stream the Dispatches from Elsewhere finale are below - and remember, if you find yourself out of the country, you can use clever software like ExpressVPN to watch just as if you were at home.

  • FuboTV: Offering access to more than 100 channels including AMC, FuboTV costs just $54.99 a month but you can bag a free trial first to see if it's right for you. Based on our experience, it's a particularly good option for fans of top TV shows like Better Call Saul who also love sports, as FuboTV offers quality Premier League live streams plus NBA coverage, NFL games and much more.
  • AMC Premiere: AMC's paid-for app lets you watch episodes of shows like Dispatches from Elsewhere live and ad-free on most major devices and can be had for just $4.99 a month. You'll need to confirm your TV provider to sign-up, but provided you can do that, there's usually a free trial available for eligible customers.
  • Amazon Prime Video: Buy individual episodes of Dispatches from Elsewhere  in HD for just $2.99 a pop - or grab yourself all of season 5 for a mere $24.99. Just remember that you won't be able to watch the new Dispatches from Elsewhere episode until after AMC has aired it live on Monday night.
  • YouTube TV: It's a hefty $44.99 but that price gets you access to over 70 channels including AMC, so the latest episodes of Dispatches from Elsewhere  will be at your fingertips after they've aired live on Monday night.

Stream Dispatches from Elsewhere: how to watch in Canada

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Host channel AMC is available on a select few Canadian TV providers, including DirecTV, the Dish Netowrk and Orby. 

But if you can't watch them locally or you simply want to cut the cord and save some money, know that you can utilize quality streaming service FuboTV to gain access to a wide range of TV channels - including AMC for all your Dispatches from Elsewhere needs. 

Can I watch Dispatches from Elsewhere in Australia?

There's no word on when Dispatches from Elsewhere will air or become available for streaming Down Under, but a trailer posted by the Amazon Prime Video account for Australia and New Zealand notes a 'May 2020' release date. We'll keep you updated as soon as we learn more.

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of GuinnessWorldRecords.com and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.