How to Watch UK TV Online Using a VPN

There’s no denying that British TV is bloody brilliant! From Sherlock and Luther, to Doctor Who and Downton Abbey, no matter your taste there’s a British show just waiting to be binge watched by you. The only problem? British streaming services such as the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and All 4 are blocked to people trying to watch UK TV online from abroad. Luckily at ZenMate we can fix that problem. Read on to find out how to use a VPN in order to watch UK TV online from outside of the UK.

Why can’t I watch UK TV Online from abroad?

Ever wondered how websites know you’re trying to access content from outside of the UK? The answer is your IP address. An IP address is a unique set of numbers used to identify your device on the internet, kind of like a home address for your computer or smartphone. As essential as it is to your computer, the annoying thing about an IP is that it can be used to identify your location, meaning that websites such as the BBC iPlayer are able to easily block content from people who are trying to watch UK TV online from outside of the UK

Using a VPN to Watch UK TV Online

Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a simple way to work around the system and access blocked content. When you use a VPN you hide your own IP address and instead use one given to you by your VPN provider. Since VPN providers have servers all over the world, you now have a wide range of choice when it come to deciding from which geographical location you would like to access the web. ZenMate has servers based in the UK, so by downloading our VPN you can watch UK TV online by tricking sites into thinking you are accessing them locally.

4 Steps to Watch UK TV from Abroad

The simplest way to watch UK TV Online

  1. Create an account with ZenMate. You can receive your free Premium trial by clicking on the ‘SIGN UP’ button above. Alternatively go straight to Premium by clicking on 'PRICING.'
  2. Download ZenMate’s desktop client by clicking on ‘DOWNLOADS’ and then choosing the correct download link based on whether you are an macOS or Windows user.
  3. Once you have downloaded ZenMate, change your location to the UK.
  4. Go to your favourite UK streaming sites and start watching UK TV Online, no matter where in the world you are.

Extra benefits of using a VPN to Watch UK TV Online

Being able to watch UK TV from abroad is just one of the benefits of downloading ZenMate’s VPN. Firstly, ZenMate can also be used to unblock streaming sites from any of our other 30 server locations, including the US. Furthermore, ZenMate is a great tool for anyone who wants to stay private online; since we provide you with a new IP address nobody (including governments, advertisers and cyber criminals) can track your online behaviour. Finally, when you use a VPN all of your online data also becomes automatically encrypted, providing you with the ultimate protection against hackers and identity theft.

Use ZenMate to watch your favourite UK TV shows online, no matter where you are

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