How to watch UK TV abroad. Access UK satellite TV and UK terrestrial TV online. Watch BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 & Demand Five abroad on PC, Mac, iPhone & iPad

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How to watch UK TV abroad

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Are you a Brit who lives abroad and misses good old UK telly?
End your suffering now. With the wonders of the internet, UK television is accessible anywhere in the world. Thanks to the recent developments of BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and Demand Five, UK television is just a few clicks away.

All you need is a broadband connection, a computer and access to a UK based VPN (Virtual Private Network) like ours and you'll be enjoying all your favourite UK TV shows just like the good old days.

I've tried watching BBC iPlayer abroad but it blocks me, why is that?
Websites such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five use sophisticated software to detect where you are viewing their webpages from. Due to UK licensing laws, they have to ensure that anyone watching TV online is based within the UK.

However, by using our UK based VPN, this acts as a workaround so when you log into our system, these websites see you as a browser located in the UK, thus opening up all the free UK TV you could ever wish for!

What is a VPN?
A VPN acts like a gateway where you connect directly to our exclusive UK based network, securely and privately. Once connected, your computer appears to be based in the UK when surfing the net. By doing this, it fools all the UK TV websites like BBC iPlayer into seeing you as being based in the UK. So whether you're in the US, Canada, Australia, Timbuktu.... in fact anywhere, you can watch UK TV online. Now isn't that lovely news?

Is it legal for me to watch UK TV abroad?
As a Brit, we believe you are fully entitled to watch UK television as a citizen and license holder of the United Kingdom.

I'm not very technical. Is using your VPN complicated?
Not at all. Our VPN takes seconds to set up. All you need to do is register an account with us and we will then provide you with a simple software download which you install on your computer. Then once installed, all you do is log into our VPN using the details we provide you and hey presto... you're ready to rock!

Are there any lengthy contracts I have to fill in?
Our VPN service is contract free and there is no fixed term whatsoever. So you can use us for a day or many years. The choice is entirely yours.

Can I watch UK TV on a regular television set or just a computer?
If your telly has an input to plug in a computer, then yes, you can watch UK TV on your television set. You can also use our VPN on PCs, Macs and many portable and handheld devices like tablets and smartphones. Cool hey?

What speed broadband do I need to watch UK TV?
Good question. Most broadband providers offer fast enough speeds to watch UK TV so if you have broadband, the likelihood is that you can watch UK TV at a reasonably good quality. The golden rule is - "the faster your broadband speed, the better the picture" so if you have blisteringly fast broadband, you can watch UK TV online close to HD quality.

OK I'm convinced. How do I get your UK VPN?
Great! Simply pop over to our parent website and those lovely, helpful chaps at UKTV2C will help get you set up.

Watch UK TV abroad

Whether you want to watch terrestrial tv or premium satellite TV, we have a package to give you the best coverage, offering over 50 UK TV channels of live and on-demand streaming via super-stable SmartDNS technology.

BBC iPlayer ITV Hub All4 Demand 5

Within minutes of setting up your service, you can be watching the best in UK TV by accessing all of the well-known providers shown above.

Join now for instant access to UK TV abroad.

How It Works

Our Smart DNS is an innovative method to access geographically restricted websites like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and Demand 5 as well as services such as Hulu and Netflix right from your location without any major changes in your device settings.

Using our SmartDNS VPN, you get granted access to websites that restrict digital media content availability by region, by acting as an intermediary between the client and the service. This is accomplished by obscuring the IP address of your device that is often used to verify your location.

Still have questions?

Visit our FAQs page to answer common questions on how our VPN software works and how you can access UK TV services abroad.

We understand that the software we use can seem quite technical. After a few moments on our FAQs page, we're sure you'll realise that it's very simple to install and set-up on any chosen device.

Available Channels

BBC 1  BBC 2  BBC 3  BBC 4  BBC News  ITV  ITV 2  ITV 3  ITV 4  ITVBe  ITVBe  Channel 4  E4  Channel 5  See all channels

Our SmartDNS start from as little as £3.99 a month.

Offering over 50 channels of live and on-demand UK TV online, there's simply no package better than ours anywhere. To find out what UK satellite and UK terrestrial TV channels you can start watching online and abroad, visit our full UK TV channels page.