Simply over a 12 months since confetti rained down on Ramsay Avenue and we seemingly stated goodbye to Neighbours without end, the Australian cleaning soap is again.
Nevertheless, this time round, the present is not going to be airing on scheduled TV within the UK after Channel 5 pulled the plug final 12 months.
As an alternative, Neighbours has a model new house because of Amazon – however when you’re a bit confused about its streaming service Freevee and what it means when you don’t have Prime Video, that is what it’s essential know…
How can I watch the brand new Neighbours within the UK?
New episodes of Neighbours are dropping at 7am from Monday to Thursday on the streaming service Amazon Freevee from 18 September.
Freevee is a totally free streaming service supported by adverts (so no subscription wanted!), and is accessible as an app on iOS and Android. You can even obtain the Freevee app through Amazon units such because the Fireplace TV and Fireplace pill or on choose Good TVs.
You can even watch Neighbours without cost through Amazon Prime Video, even if you’re not a member, you simply need to have an Amazon account – simply discover the ‘Free with Advertisements’ icon within the aspect bar navigation of the Prime Video homepage.
Nevertheless, if you’re already a paying Amazon Prime Video member, it means you possibly can watch Neighbours with out adverts.
Hundreds of outdated episodes from the Neighbours archive are additionally accessible to stream through Freevee and Prime Video.
I don’t stay within the UK – the place can I watch Neighbours internationally?
In its native Australia, Neighbours is returning to the primary Channel 10 community, with new episodes airing at 4.30pm Monday to Thursday from 18 September.
It is going to then be repeated on digital channel 10 Peach (the present’s house since 2011) at 6.30pm Monday to Thursday, with episodes then accessible to atone for for seven days on 10Play. After that, they are going to transfer over to the Amazon Prime Video archive.
In the meantime, the USA is lastly attending to meet up with the residents of Erinsborough, as episodes will even drop on Amazon Freevee.
In Eire, the present is returning to RTE, and in New Zealand it’s also heading again to its outdated community TVNZ. Examine native listings for air instances. Episodes will even be accessible on Amazon Prime Video after broadcast.
South African and Canadian viewers can even catch all of the motion on Prime.
Why was Neighbours axed?
Again in February 2022, Channel 5, who had aired Neighbours within the UK since 2008, introduced it could stop doing so, in a bid to make use of the cash on native dramas as a substitute.
This left Neighbours with a funding shortfall, as lately, it had been largely financed by its worldwide broadcast associate as a consequence of its declining recognition in Australia.
Whereas producers launched a seek for a brand new UK broadcaster to work with, the hunt proved unsuccessful, and in March 2022, it was introduced the present would come to an finish after 37 years.
What was regarded as the ultimate episode aired on the finish of July final 12 months, and featured the returns of huge stars such a Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Man Pearce and Margot Robbie.
However 4 months after the curtain got here down on the present, it was revealed Neighbours could be coming again after Fremantle – the present’s manufacturing firm – and Channel 10 had struck a two-year cope with Amazon.