Now that the 13th series of the show has started airing, what are the options available for accessing the show?
The Great British Bake Off is a show that's become a staple on Channel 4, with the show gaining consistent viewership over the years. According to Variety, the show had 6.9 million viewers tuning into the season finale of Series 12.
With the new Series 13 already initiated, how does one tune into the competitive cooking show?
If you're in the UK
The Great British Bake Off will be airing on Channel 4, which is a free-to-air linear TV channel. The current series already started airing on September 13, and you can catch the show at 8 pm BST every Tuesday.
The show also airs on All 4, the streaming platform that's maintained by Channel 4. If by chance you've missed an episode or if you're unable to access a TV, you have the opportunity to watch it through the app.
Although a confusing part about the app is that the show is listed as series 6. Episodes remain on the platform for 30 days after the air date and the app can be paired with a smart TV or any media streamers such as Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, etc., reports TechRadar.
If you're based outside the UK
If you're living abroad, then officially watching the show is difficult as Channel 4 is based in the UK, but worry not as there is an alternative. Virtual Private Networks or VPNs have become the norm in maintaining privacy and security, but these programs can be used to access content that's exclusive to other countries.
A user can download a VPN and set the location to the United Kingdom, and then proceed to access the show through the app All 4.
How to watch in the US?
People in the US have an easier way to access and that's facilitated by Netflix, reports TechRadar. It is called The Great British Baking Show and the streaming service will air new episodes two days after it airs in the UK, with the first episode airing on September 16.
Where else is the show available?
Not much information is available on whether the show will air in other countries. In Canada, The Great British Bake Off will air on CBC Gem, although an official date for the arrival of the latest series hasn't been announced yet. Additionally, a paid subscription of $4.99 is required to access the channel.
It is the same story with Australia, as there are no concurrent reports of the show arriving in the country. That being said, the streaming service Binge holds all the previous seasons, so it can be surmised that the show will appear at some point for Australian viewers.
It is no surprise that the show has found worldwide acclaim with viewers from other countries anxiously waiting for the release of the latest series and new episodes. The show is structured in a way that presents a mixture of different cultures and ideas within a baking pan, which by the end of the season ends up becoming a beautiful treat for the contestants and viewers alike.