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Watching ITV abroad - ITV Outside the UK

Being anonymous and having your browsing encrypted and protected is a great feeling. But there are multiple other reasons that using a proxy server is useful, and here's yet another one - watching the UK ITV abroad.

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.

ITV Player Abroad

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.

using Open VPN to connect to UK proxyHow 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.

watching ITV Player Outside UK

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 ITV in Spain here in this video.
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.

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Welshgadgets said…
I have had a few emails about the Mac version of Identity Cloaker and is it able to access ITV abroad?

Well currently the beta version does not have the VPN option integrated for Hulu and ITV unfortunately. Although you can set it up manually yourself.

Anyway the VPN function should be in the released version of Identity Cloaker for the Mac which I'm hoping will be out shortly.

I'll let you know on this thread when they officially release the it.

Anonymous said…
It took a while to get connected to a suitable proxy via OpenVPN but it does work and I am now watching catch ups of my favourite UK TV shows while I'm abroad on business.

I'm a UK citizen, I should be able to watch the UK TV shows I'm addicted to at all times!
Welshgadgets said…
Quick update as a few people accessing this page because of the Rugby World Cup on ITV I think. You no longer need to use the Open VPN setting in Identity Cloaker as it has been upgraded, normal mode works fine for ITV player and the live stream. Just start the program, connect to ITV web site and it works fine, sometimes it does an extra check by looking at the Time zone on your computer or tablet - so you may need to change you time to GMT if you have any problems.