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If you're travelling anywhere in Europe, you can now watch your entire Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV libraries wherever you are.

New legislation came into force over the weekend meaning paid-for streaming services had to let users access their accounts from anywhere within the EU's 28 countries.

However, free services like BBC iPlayer and All 4 are not covered, so you can't access them abroad. Though the paid-for, ad-free ITV Hub+ is covered, just not the standard ITV Hub.

It's not clear what will happen once the UK leaves the EU in a year's time. There's a good chance the legislation will no longer apply to British citizens, so take advantage while you can. Though nothing is set in stone, so the UK could still sign a deal with the EU to keep the initiative active.

It's part of the EU's Digital Single Market initiative.

For more info, read our full explainer.

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