How to Watch Black Mirror and Bandersnatch in 2020

By Theo Porutiu
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Black Mirror lets us travel to a not-so-distant future and experience life as it would work if certain technologies advanced faster than light speed. If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to rewatch your memories or you just love the thrill of a post-apocalyptic world ruled by mutants, this show is right for you.

Episodes are standalone and insightful about human nature, so it’s no wonder that it has caught people’s attention since its December 2011 debut. The series is scheduled to launch a fifth season and it released an interactive film called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch at the end of 2018.

The mind behind Black Mirror is Charlie Brooker. Netflix runs the show now, having purchased the series from the BBC in 2015. From the way things look, it will be around for some time.

If you’re curious about the best way to watch it, you should take safety and price into account, so read on for the best way to watch Black Mirror.

How To Watch Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

A lot of people got into Black Mirror thanks to Bandersnatch. It’s a work of art that lies at the border between movie and video game. It’s a motion picture, but it allows the viewer to make choices while watching. How well that works we’ll leave up to the individual reader.

The movie is based on Choose Your Own Adventure books that were famous in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Their popularity decreased once interactivity moved to the video game scene, where it stayed for a long time.

That is until now. Bandersnatch revolutionized motion pictures by letting you choose how the story unfolds. It’s not a perfect work of art, but it created a lot of opportunities for the film industry.


If we’re talking about paid streaming, Netflix is the only place you can watch it. No other platform features the title.

You can find Bandersnatch on a few free streaming websites, and it’s available to torrent. Unfortunately, the free options will only let you watch the movie with premade choices. That’s a good option if you’re curious about the plot, but for the full experience you’ll need a Netflix subscription.

When it comes to Black Mirror in general, Netflix is the go-to platform. There are alternative ways to watch it, though, so let’s round them up.


All Black Mirror seasons are available to stream on Netflix in high-definition and with subtitles. Paid platforms, such as Netflix, don’t pose a lot of threats, but for your safety we still recommend streaming anonymously.

To avoid issues, you should use a virtual private network. Basically, it will change your IP to make it look like you’re browsing from a different country.

That helps you stay secure while streaming because your information is will not be available to organizations. Netflix is trustworthy, but browsing without a VPN still makes you vulnerable in case of a breach.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video doesn’t have Black Mirror, but the company launched Electric Dreams in 2017. It’s similar to Black Mirror and, though it pales in comparison to Charlie Brooker’s hit, it’s a good show.

You can find the series on Amazon, though. For example, the first series of Black Mirror is available for only $33. Plus, you can find Black Mirror specials, such as its social strategy game Black Mirror: Nosedive.

Amazon is not the best place for immersing yourself in the world of Black Mirror, but you can find nice stuff there.


Hulu doesn’t have anything related to Black Mirror, but you can watch In the Dark, which was dubbed as a competitor to the show. It comes from the creators of The Purge, and though it’s similar to Black Mirror, it focuses much more on delivering thrills.

Watch Black Mirror For Free

A ton of free streaming websites feature Black Mirror. It’s a famous series, so you won’t have a hard time streaming it for free. We advise you to take care, though. Many of those websites pose security threats, such as malware or phishing.

We recommend for streaming the show. It’s not the best website in terms of annoyances — it has a lot of ads — but it’s a safe platform. If you want to overcome the pop-up issue, check out our best pop-up blockers list for help.

Some websites will detect such software, but we tried it out and uBlock Origin works with IOmovies.


KickassTorrents was taken down and The Pirate Bay is not easily accessible. However you can still leech data in 2019, so read our guide to torrenting and our list of alternative torrent websites.

You can find Black Mirror and the Bandersnatch special on torrent websites, but, again, we have to advise you to take care. The risk is much higher compared to free streaming, so make sure you take the necessary precautions.

One of the most common issues with torrenting is downloading malware, which are basically viruses hidden in the regular files of a movie. A good safety precaution is to use an antivirus, so read our roundup of the best free antivirus software before your get started.

Most important is to do everything anonymously. Some countries don’t enforce their anti-piracy laws, but it’s still better to play it safe and get the best VPN for torrenting.


Kodi is a home theater application. It started as an app for Xbox over 15 years ago, but it’s available on a lot of platforms now.


Basically you download plugins that contain your desired show or movie to watch them with Kodi. All the Black Mirror series are available to download, and they come in HD too.

That said, Kodi is more complicated to set up, so check out our Kodi guide. If you like the software, you can download other plugins, so have a look at our guide to the best Kodi add-ons, as well.

Final Thoughts

Black Mirror is fun to watch, but also poses important questions about our existence. If you’re interested, try to stream it. As a general rule, you should browse the web safely. To best do that, read about the best VPN providers.

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