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How to watch UK TV abroad

A guide on how easy it is to watch UK TV anywhere!

Did you know you can watch dozens of UK TV channels wherever you are, just as long as you have a broadband internet connection?

In this day and age, most people have access to the internet. Whether at home, through public wifi, internet cafes or even at the office, internet access is ingrained into the very fabric of society. Just as infleuntial is the age old platform of television. After decades of televisual entertainment, we still can't get enough of it, whether for news, current affairs, sports, movies or just general viewing pleasure.

In the UK, we pride ourselves on having some of the finest television programming in the world. What makes UK TV so great is the sheer diversity, originality and quality of shows on offer. Many television programs that get franchised around the world originated in the UK. Put simply, our TV is fantastic and the world wants to watch it. So why stop them?

Did you know there are more than 13 million British nationals living abroad today?

That's a huge number. And each of these nationals are being denied the previledge of watching their favourite UK TV because they're based outside of the British Isles. That doesn't seem fair and here at UKTV2C, we believe it is anyone's right to watch UK TV, wherever they are based.

Fortunately, due to broadband internet access and consistently increased speeds and reliability; watching streaming UK TV abroad is now very possible. So if you want to learn how we can help you watch UK TV broad, read the following details below and you will soon understand that access to classics such as Coronation Street, Eastenders, Match of the Day and BBC News is just a click away!

How to watch UK TV using online websites

Learn how to watch UK TV via live streaming and on-demand websites

The quickest and most common way to access UK TV abroad is via on-demand and live streaming websites such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, and Demand 5. All of these services are accessible to the public and are free to use.

When accessing any of these sites from abroad, you will easily get to the homepage without any problems. Issues start when you try to access any live or on-demand video content. At this stage, you will be blocked and a message stating something like "You cannot access this content from your current location" will appear on screen. So how do you remove this block and watch the TV you want?

Unblock iPlayer sites with a VPN!

VPN stands for "virtual private network" and by utilising a UK based virtual private network, accessing these sites becomes possible as your computer 'appears' to be surfing the iPlayer website from within the UK. How good is that! This may all sound very technical but really, it's very simple. You don't need to be technically minded because when you sign up to use a VPN from a supplier like us at UKTV2C, we send you a simple piece of software that takes a few seconds to install. Once installed, you're ready to unlock an entire world of UK TV. It take literally 3 minutes to do!

So with the simple addition of a UK based VPN, an entire new world of TV is available to you.

How to watch UK TV using your television

Learn how to watch UK TV via your own dedicated Slingbox system

OK, so the first thought you might be wondering is "what on Earth is a Slingbox?". Good question!

A Slingbox is a great device that plugs into a regular satellite receiver, cable box or freeview system and sends the pictures over the internet so that you can watch your TV anywhere in the world on devices like iPads, iPhones, PCs, laptops and Macs. What makes these devices so good is that you can control your satellite receiver, cable box or freeview receiver remotely to change channels, set up recordings or watch recordings back.

These systems are a great alternative to using just your typical iPlayer sites to watch TV as it feels like using a normal TV set-top box. Your Slingbox system is yours and yours alone so you control what you watch and when you watch it. Live TV and recording TV abroad has never been so easy!

At UKTV2C, we supply these systems. They are slightly more expensive than our VPN systems but the overall benefits are incomparable. Just imagine being able to watch UK TV and choose which channels to watch from freeview and freesat whenever you want. It's like taking your TV set up from the UK with you wherever you go.

The Slingbox sits in our datacenter and you connect to it over the internet. There's a number of ways to do that. You can either use Slingplayer on a PC or Mac or better still, invest in a Slingcatcher which you can plug straight into your TV and watch like a regular set-top box. The picture quality is extremely good and the connection is reliable and stable. A perfect way to get a high end UK TV system abroad.