How to watch Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas online

NBC might have unexpectedly pulled the plug on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, but fans of the hit show can still look forward to an exclusive Christmas edition in which Zoey (Jane Levy) tries to recreate Christmas for her family just like her father used to do it.

The special Christmas edition of this hilarious musical comedy will release on the Roku Channel. That means it will only officially be available in the US, the UK, and Canada. Thankfully, anybody on vacation can stream on their usual home services using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

You can see our VPN recommendations for the Roku Channel below, as well as a guide on how to watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas abroad!

How to watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas on vacation

A VPN is a tool that allows you to conceal your location from the websites you visit. By connecting to a server in the US you can get an IP address in America to watch the premiere of Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas as soon as it airs on Wednesday, December 1st.

Not all VPNs work to access the Roku channel abroad. This means you must pick a VPN carefully. In this guide, we have recommended fast VPNs that work to stream Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas on Vacation.

Here’s how to watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Christmas Movie) from anywhere:

  1. Choose a VPN for Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas. We recommend NordVPN because it is fast and has servers where you need them. Alternatively, you can opt for Surfshark if you want something cheaper, or ExpressVPN if you want a high-quality all-rounder.
  2. Navigate to the VPN’s website and subscribe.
  3. Download the VPN app for your device and install it.
  4. Login to the VPN and connect to a server in the US (easiest), or UK and Canada (must have a Roku device).
  5. Navigate to the Roku website or use your Roku Player or Roku TV to stream Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas.

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Where can I watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas?

The Roku channel is available on Roku TVs and Roku players as long as you are located in the UK, the US, or Canada. In addition to being available via a Roku device or the Roku website (US only).

If you are currently outside of the USA, the UK, or Canada, the easiest way to stream the film is by connecting to a VPN server back home in a country where it is availble. That said, below, we have included all the different ways to watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas.

How to watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas in the US

People living in the US are fortunate because they can stream the Roku channel either using a Roku player or Roku TV – or online via TheRokuChannel.com. This means that anybody can easily stream Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas using a laptop, mobile phone, or tablet.

Just bear in mind that if you are outside of America, you will need a VPN to get a US IP address. If you attempt to stream TheRokuChannel.com from abroad, it will serve you the following error message:

The Roku Channel website is unavailable in your region

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The good news is that anybody can bypass this error while on vacation by connecting to a VPN server in the US. Best of all, a subscription to the Roku Channel is free.

This makes using the official Roku website the easiest way to stream Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas from anywhere in the world. To do so, simply connect to a VPN server in America, head over to the Roku website on your phone, laptop, or tablet, log in or subscribe, and watch Roku content without paying a dime.

How to watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas in Canada

In Canada, Roku is only available to stream on a Roku Player or a Roku TV.

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This means that you will need to have your Roku device with you while on vacation to stream Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas from abroad.

The good news is that if you have your Roku Player and an internet-connected laptop with you, you can easily set up your Windows laptop or Macbook as a VPN-connected virtual router.

After following one of the guides linked above, simply connect your Roku player to the wifi hotspot provided by your laptop, and ensure that you have connected your laptop to a Canadian VPN server.

Our recommended VPN provider, NordVPN, has apps for both Windows and macOS. This means you can watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas on your Roku Player no matter which Operating System you run.

How to watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas in the UK

People in the UK can watch the Roku Channel either via a Roku device or using a Sky Q or Now TV box.

Anybody wanting to use their device to stream abroad will need to share their internet connection from those players or Roku TV to a VPN-connected router or computer. The easiest way to do this is to set up your desktop or laptop computer as a VPN-connected wireless hotspot.

Unfortunately, the Roku channel is not available to stream online without one of those devices in the UK. This means that you will need to have your Roku player or Roku TV with you to stream Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas while abroad.

The good news is that as long as you have traveled with your Roku player and a laptop, you can easily connect to a VPN server in the UK to watch the Roku channel as if you were back home. We have provided guides to set up both Windows PCs and MacBooks as a virtual router below.

How to set up your computer as a VPN-connected virtual router

If you want the easiest way to connect your Roku device to a VPN, we recommend setting up your desktop or laptop computer as a wi-fi hotspot.

Most computers these days allow you to set them up as a virtual router. Following that, you can connect your Roku to that hotspot. We have guides for setting up your Windows laptop or MacBook as a VPN-connected virtual router.

Alternatively, you may be able to link your Roku device to your computer using an ethernet cable. Our top recommendation, NordVPN, has a superb setup guide for connecting your PC to a Roku device (or any other device with an ethernet port) via an ethernet cable.

Can I Install a VPN on a Roku TV or set-top box?

Unfortunately, Roku devices will not let you install a VPN directly. If you own a Roku TV or a set-top Roku player, you will need to share your VPN connection to the device either by installing the VPN on your router or by sharing your internet connection from a VPN-connected PC or Mac.

You can install a VPN connection directly on your router as long as you have a VPN-compatible router. Your VPN will have a setup guide that describes the process depending on what type of router you have. Most VPNs have guides for various router brands and firmware types, including DD-WRT and Tomato.

Can I use Smart DNS on my Roku TV or Roku Player?

All three of our recommended VPNs for streaming Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas provide a free Smart DNS service. Smart DNS provides an alternative way of spoofing your location to stream the Roku Channel from abroad.

Unfortunately, your Roku player does not provide any advanced networking settings. As a result, you will need to update the DNS settings in your router to make use of this Smart DNS feature. If you wish to do this, contact your VPN for a setup guide.

What do we know about Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas?

Following two seasons of the musical comedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, NBC decided to cut the show five months ago. Now, the Roku Channel will be showing the last installment of the drama in the shape of a wrap-up movie set at Christmas. In the film, Zoey races to get everything into order for the holidays by Christmas eve; the plan being to throw a Christmas just like her father used to do.

The wrap-up installment will premiere on the Roku Channel on December 1, and will be available to stream throughout the holidays. It will feature the regular cast including Jane Levy as Zoey, Peter Gallagher as Zoey’s late father Mitch, Mary Steenburgen as Zoey’s mother Maggie, and Skylar Astin as Max. During the film, Zoey finds out that getting everything ready for Christmas is not as easy as it looks, and holding onto the memory of her father creates a lot of pressure.

Can I watch Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas with a free VPN?

No. Although there are some free VPNs available on the market, we do not recommend using them for various reasons. Free VPNs have few servers that are overly subscribed. This causes congestion which makes those VPNs too slow for streaming HD video content on the Roku Channel.

In addition, most online streaming services (including Roku) block VPNs to prevent people from being able to bypass their purposefully implemented geo-blocks. Those geo-restrictions are there for licensing reasons, and online platforms work hard to block IP addresses associated with VPNs to comply with those contracts.

Free VPNs do not have the time and money to stay one step ahead of streaming platforms, which is why if you want to stream Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas, you will need a recommended VPN that knows how to stay one step ahead of those blocks.

Finally, we recommend abiding free VPNs because they lack important security features, collect user data, serve ads, suffer from IP and DNS leaks, have app vulnerabilities, and have even been found to contain malware. This makes using those free VPNs a massive risk to your online privacy and security.