Watch Channel4 from abroad, and enjoy some of the most interesting programs online available in their live stream and from the library.
You might know it, but Channel 4 is so much more than just one channel, because at the Channel 4 website there are several other channels (E4, More4, Film4, 4Music, 4Seven, 4oD) available for you to watch in addition to the main channel, Channel 4. If you try to watch any of these channels from outside the UK you will simply see the video loading, and loading, and loading and loading for all eternity. It will not work, and the reason is that you are located outside the UK, or the reason might be that there are some settings you will have to change in your Windows setup (see: Troubleshooting).
If you want to watch Channel 4 from abroad, you will therefore need to get an IP address in the United Kingdom, and that can be fixed easily with a VPN service. Such services work brilliantly, and the great thing is that almost all VPN providers have services and servers waiting for you in the UK, so almost whatever service you choose, you will find that they have servers in the UK, thus resulting in making it possible for you to get a UK IP address easily. And once you have an IP in the UK, you can watch Channel 4 programs in the library and also the great live stream.
What can be seen on Channel 4?
On Channel 4 you can amongst others see: Educating Yorkshire, Shameless, 999: Whats your emergency, Homeland, Health Freaks, The Simpsons, Jamies 15 Minute Recipes, Time Team, Four Rooms and many other programs.
What VPN service to use?
If you want to get an IP address in England I recommend the usage of HideMyAss or VyprVPN. What service you decide to use is totally up to you, but if you only want to watch Channel 4 for a day or two, or maybe weeks, then the cheapest package from VyprVPN is the best offer. If you want to use this for several months, then you should rather go for the 6 month or 12 month package from HideMyAss.
How does this work?
Once you connect to a server in the United Kingdom using a VPN you will get a local IP address. With this address you will trick the Channel 4 website to believe that you actually reside in the UK. The VPN will also encrypt your Internet connection, making sure that none can steal your private data and information, something that is especially important if you use Internet in open wireless networks or at hotspots.
- Get a VPN subscription
- Connect to a server in the UK
- Visit the Channel 4 website and watch whatever program you desire
- Enjoy the show
If you after connecting to a server in the UK and surfing with a UK IP address still just see the screen showing you that the video is loading there is one more minor change that you need to make for things to work. Read more in troubleshooting.