Everybody is – still – talking about Bandersnatch!

The gripping interactive adventure dropped on Netflix on in December 2018 with viewers flooding social media to explain what ending they came up with.

However, not everyone has been able to ‘play’.

Here’s how you can jump on board with Black Mirror Bandersnatch combined with info on what devices are and aren’t supported!


What is Bandersnatch About?

Bandersnatch follows the story of a computer programmer called Stefan in 1984.

However, Stefan’s life and that of the fantasy novel in a video game that he is designing start to intertwine into one.

It’s up to you, the viewer playing as Stefan, to make key decisions in order to send the storyline in different directions. And that means everything from picking your breakfast cereal!

Bandersnatch has received mixed reviews so far although The Guardian branded it “a masterpiece of sophistication”

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, said:

Fortunately, it works. Bandersnatch is a masterpiece of sophistication. From a user viewpoint, it is seamless… As an experience, it’s remarkable. Even more remarkable, though, is the ambition of storytelling on display.

The film could last anything between 40 and 90 minutes depending on the varying plot choices.

Black Mirror Bandersnatch
Black Mirror Bandersnatch

How to watch Bandersnatch

As this is a unique interactive adventure, not every video streaming platform works.

First and foremost, you’re going to need Netflix. So if you don’t already have an account, whip one up now.

Bandersnatch was written using an open-source platform could Twine. This means that it is not supported on Chromecast, Apple TV, the Windows App and any outdated hardware device that doesn’t support Netflix software updates such as PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Wii U.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be the most commonly used devices to watch Bandersnatch.

Does Bandersnatch Work on Laptops and Mobile Phones?


Black Mirror Bandersnatch should work on laptops, iPads and mobile phones.

However, you need the latest instalment of the Netflix app to do so.

If your device doesn’t support the latest Netflix update then, unfortunately, Black Mirror isn’t the one for you.

Watch Bandersnatch Online – Free!

Any streaming websites that claim to have Bandersnatch available to watch online are going to be a farce.

The technology means that to ‘play’ the new Black Mirror film then you are going to need to watch it through Netflix.

There may be some linear versions around where someone has recorded their journey through Bandersnatch, but who wants to see that.

Of course, Bandersnatch will not be on TV. If it was, and audiences were able to collectively vote for each storyline twist, well that would literally feel like a real-life version of Black Mirror!


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