If you’re living outside the UK, or travelling on business or on holiday then it can be quite annoying to find out that all UK Television programmes don’t work. Doesn’t matter if you’re from the UK or even whether you pay for the UK TV license – it won’t work outside the United Kingdom.
The instant you step outside the physical boundaries of the United Kingdom then BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and all the other UK stations stop working. You used to get some leeway in Europe with the commercial TV channels (ITV and Channel 4) however Brexit stopped those too.
Fortunately there is a solution, a simple method to get instant access to all the UK stations from any country in the world.
Watching UK TV Anywhere in the World
Yes, if you’re missing Eastenders, pining for Match of the Day or just want to keep up with current affairs on the BBC News then don’t let your location stop you. Sure all the UK channels try and restrict access to the domestic market but there’s a simple workaround. It’s a straight forward method that literally millions of us have been using for many years to watch all the UK TV channels from anywhere you happen to be.
Here’s basically how it works – notice how simple it is – you certainly don’t need any technical skills.
Here we see how to access BBC iPlayer from the United States, however that’s only an example. The exact same method also works in any country and for all the UK TV channels. From Australia to Europe it really doesn’t matter where you are in the world – just a couple of button clicks and you can be watching British TV anywhere.
There’s also no need to buy expensive hardware either, you will see companies try and sell you specialist devices but you don’t need them ! This can all be done on your own computer/laptop/smartphone or whatever device you normally use.
Basically you just need to use a VPN to hide your real location and IP address. By using a VPN you can switch your address at will and watch geo-blocked content all over the world. So when you change to a UK server, you’ll appear to have a UK IP address and can stream the BBC to the USA without problems, It also enables all the other UK TV stations online like ITV, Channel 4 and 5
Here’s the Simple Steps to Enjoy British Television Everywhere
- Choose a Decent VPN Service with UK servers – We Use NordVPN
- Setup the Application on Every Device You Need
- Start the Software and Connect to a UK Server (it must be a UK one to work!)
- Visit the BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub etc as you would normally do in the UK.
You’ll still have to register with these sites if you haven’t got an account already. However there’s no need to worry about this, just pretend you’re in the UK and the VPN will make it look like you are ! You’ll be asked if you have a TV license before accessing BBC iPlayer but there’s no check on whether you have or not. They will sometimes ask for your location when you register for the first time, just put in any valid UK postcode is all that’s required.
When you’ve finished, simply disconnect your VPN connection and restart your browser and everything will revert to your current location. Remember when connected to a UK server all your browsing will be ‘UK based’ including things like Google. Also you may be blocked from sites based in your actual location whilst connected too. Don’t worry you get used to it very quickly, just use the VPN when you want to protect your connection or watch something from another country. If you’re not watching TV in another country and just want the security of the VPN then connect to a server in your current location.
That’s all there is to enjoying UK TV from anywhere in the world, once installed it’s literally a quick click and you can enjoy all the British TV channels.
There are lots of VPNs available, but NordVPN is one of the cheapest and works reliably with the BBC iPlayer and other stations.