ITV is the UK number one commercial station and it has often got some great dramas and fantastic shows. For those of us brought up in the UK there are lots of soaps that are actually older than we are! But as usual watching ITV outside the UK is not straight forward as your IP Address again dictates what you can watch - well already on this blog I've shown users of Identity Cloaker how they can watch BBC Iplayer, Hulu and Pandora from any country on the planet, I've also added some other options on how you can Watch UK TV. This time it's the turn of ITV - so if you want to watch Emmerdale Farm and Coronation Street on your computer you have come to the right place.
Watching ITV Player Abroad - Stage one
Interesting enough you get a variety of error messages when trying to access ITV programmes online from outside the UK. Initially I used the standard Identity Cloaker Program to connect to a UK Based proxy (at the time I was in France) but that seemed to have some problems with the ITV flash player (Silverlight)
Increasingly the standard use of proxies is being blocked by many such media sites, Hulu the big US media site also blocks the use of proxies. Ironically this actually causes people problems even when they are in the correct country as many people search through a company proxy by default.
Well anyway I was very keen to hear our new singing Diva the unlikely Susan Boyle performed in the next round of the 'Britains Got Talent' programme. So I did persevere.
Is ITV Outside the UK - Possible ?
When you have a little configuration problem with proxies or streaming content, the safest way to get round this is to use a VPN. A VPN is a virtual private network, if you connect to a server via a VPN server then not only is everything you do encrypted and protected (including emails, messages and browsing) but your connection looks identical to a a connection from that server.
How to Start OpenVPN from Identity Cloaker
When you VPN to a UK server then you will look exactly like a UK user, so it's a matter of picking the correct server. Now setting up a VPN tunnel can be a little fiddly but fortunately if you use Identity Cloaker is fairly simple. All you need to do is fire up the Open VPN client from Identity Cloaker and pretty soon you'll see this screen.
Log in to your Identity Cloaker account and you can connect to a selection of proxy servers. To watch ITV abroad you'll obviously need a UK server and from that point all your browsing will be redirected through that secure proxy server.
The result you will soon be watching ITV on your computer irrespective of where you are in the world. You can even install Identity Cloaker on a USB stick and run it from any computer wherever you are. Great for those of us who travel, sit down at a computer anywhere and watch your home TV programmes - ITV abroad - no problem at all.
You can also find further information on how to Watch UK TV here.
Why not test it yourself here10 days of ITV with the Identity Cloaker trial to check it works - for the price of a coffee and sandwich you'll be impressed I'm sure! If you have any problems there's also a 14 day money back guarantee as well, the OpenVPn connection takes a couple of clicks and no technical knowledge to allow you to watch ITV abroad.