How to watch Nancy Drew season 1 online (1)

The first episode of Nancy Drew season 1 will premiere on October 10 at 9 PM EST (6 PM PST) on The CW Network. If you’re trying to watch the new Nancy Drew TV show abroad, you may encounter the following message:

Due to licensing restrictions this content is only available in the U.S.”

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Unfortunately, The CW is region-locked and only available in the US. As such, you’ll need a VPN in order to live stream the new Nancy Drew TV show online from abroad.

In this article, we’ll only be covering official sources for watching the CW’s Nancy Drew season 1 online. While unlicensed streams of TV shows are common, they tend to be of inferior quality. Low resolution, buffering, and lag make for a frustrating streaming experience. What’s more, unauthorized sources run the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. The good news is that there’s no need to waste time on unofficial streams because you can watch Nancy Drew season 1 online for free.

Nancy Drew season 1 will premiere on The CW, which is a region-locked platform. To watch abroad (outside the US), you’ll need a VPN.

How to watch Nancy Drew season 1 online

It’s very quick and easy to use a VPN to watch Nancy Drew season 1 abroad. VPNs work by encrypting your data, routing your internet connection through a private tunnel to the VPN server. In doing so, they hide your true IP address and provide you with a new, temporary IP address in the location of your choosing. By selecting a server in the US, you’ll trick The CW into thinking you’re located in the US, allowing you to unblock Nancy Drew season 1 abroad.

To watch Nancy Drew abroad, all you have to do is follow these step-by-step instructions:

Here’s how to watch the new Nancy Drew TV Show online for free (from anywhere):

  1. Sign up for a VPN with servers in the US. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost also unblock The CW and offer excellent value for money.
  2. Download and install the appropriate VPN app or browser extension for your device (for the device from which you want to watch Nancy Drew season 1).
  3. Open your new VPN app or browser extension and connect to a server in the US. In doing so, you’ll be assigned a US IP address for unblocking The CW.
  4. Go to The CW website or CW App and test your VPN in advance of the Nancy Drew season 1 premiere. All content should be unblocked!
  5. While we found it wasn’t necessary in our testing, you may want to try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies if the content is still locked. If this doesn’t work, we recommend you contact your VPN’s customer support for further assistance.

How to watch Nancy Drew season 1 online free on US TV

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You can watch Nancy Drew season 1 online free on CW TV. At the time of writing, The CW is the only network broadcasting the American drama series (though this will likely change in time). Fortunately, The CW is a free-to-air television network which means you don’t need cable TV in order to watch its content. In fact, you don’t even need to register for an account. You should note, however, that The CW only allows you to watch episodes on-demand.

One thing to keep in mind is that The CW is region-locked and only available in the US. This means that you’ll need a VPN in order to watch Nancy Drew season 1 or any other CW TV show. By connecting to a server in the USA, you’ll receive a US IP address, unblocking all content on CW TV and The CW App. ExpressVPN unblocks The CW and offers a 30-day money-back guarantee which means you can try it out with absolutely no risk.

Where else can I watch Nancy Drew season 1 online?

You may also be interested to know that you can watch The CW live via a number of popular streaming services. These include AT&T TV Now (from $50 USD/month), Hulu with Live TV ($44.99/month), and YouTube TV ($49.99/month). Better still, all of these services come with a free trial.

While CW and Netflix had a deal that saw CW shows automatically coming to Netflix, this relationship has since changed. Instead, all future series, including Nancy Drew, will be shopped individually. However, in August 2019 it was announced that CBS had acquired the streaming rights to past seasons of Nancy Drew. These will be available on CBS All Access which offers plans for $5.99 (limited commercials) and $9.99 (commercial-free).

Can I use a free VPN to watch Nancy Drew season 1?

The CW doesn’t seem to have implemented any strict anti-VPN measures which means some free VPNs may be able to unblock it. However, it’s a different story when it comes to unblocking the likes of Netflix, which is where many free VPNs fail. However, the main problem with using a free VPN to watch Nancy Drew season 1 is the slow, inconsistent servers. The result is frequent interruptions which are very noticeable when live streaming.

We don’t even recommend free VPNs for basic browsing due to the security risks involved. A quality VPN should secure your data with encryption and prevent your personal information from being leaked. Unfortunately, some free VPNs lack even the most basic security features. Even worse, you may find yourself spammed with inappropriate ads or even have your browsing data logged and sold to third parties.

What can we expect from the new Nancy Drew TV show?

Nancy Drew is an upcoming mystery drama TV series based on the character from the long-running Nancy DrewMystery Stories books. At the time of writing, Nancy Drew season 1 has yet to premiere. As such, we only have a few details regarding the season 1 plot. The story follows 18-year-old Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann) who, along with her four friends, witnesses a murder before teaming up in an attempt to find the culprit.

What else can I watch on The CW Network?

Nancy Drew isn’t the only TV show you can live stream for free on CW TV. Here’s a list of some of the most popular shows you can watch:

  • Pandora
  • All American
  • Riverdale
  • Batwoman
  • Supernatural
  • Charmed
  • Black Lightning