How to Watch ITV Player Online

I have to say I don’t watch ITV that much, and when I do it’s something that’s very specific. However this afternoon I am enjoying the French Open Tennis finals which are covered on ITV4, and when you look through the listings there’s a lot of good stuff broadcast (oh and Jeremy Kyle).  There certainly seems to be a focus on quality rather than quantity as was possibly the case previously.

Their online presence has improved greatly too, and ITV have recently relaunched the ITV Hub which carries the majority of their broadcasts across the channels.   There are two subscription models, first one is free but you’ll have regular advert breaks similar to the terrestrial broadcasts.  The other option is the ‘premium’ membership which removes all the advert breaks, they keep changing the cost of this subscription so you’ll need to check if it’s something you’re interested in.

Remember though just like all the other UK television stations, the ITV Hub app normally only works if you’re physically located in the UK.  However there is a way to get round these restrictions which work for your ITV account in the same way as you can access the BBC.    So for others who want to watch ITV player and who are not currently located in the United Kingdom, here’s a quick guide.

First of all you need an account, not sure why, but you do. So first make your way to registration page which you can find off the homepage – .

ITV Player Online

All easy stuff which you can make up if you wish, except the email account which you’ll need to confirm.  Under the postcode section, just put any UK postcode if you’re not resident in the UK – if your on holiday put your real one from home, otherwise just pinch one off a hotel, restaurant in the UK.

That’s it really, you’ll need to login every time but you can set it to remember your login. Unfortunately there are a couple more steps – first one is to change your system time, apparently you can get issues if you’re in a different time zone (because it shows you’re not in the UK).  It’s never been a problem for me, but it only takes a minute to change you system time to GMT so worth doing while you’re trying to watch some thing on ITV player abroad.

The second is to change your IP address to a UK one to fool the geo-blocking, for this please watch this video entitled – ITV Player USA.

That all there is to it, just like all the other UK TV stations you need to switch your IP address to a UK one using a proxy/VPN provider and it will all work perfectly.  The video demonstrates a product called Identity Cloaker which is security program which provides access to a network of fast VPN servers all across the world.  It’s primary focus is on security however thousands of people use this program to watch geo-blocked content from anywhere in the world.

They have identified the popularity of UK and US media channels so there are more servers in those countries than anywhere else.  It works perfectly with all the UK stations, so if you are missing those Coronation Street episodes then why not give it a try.  Although primarily a computer program designed to be run on a PC or laptop, you can also set up your connection on a smartphone or tablet too.

Try the 10 day trial first to check it works well for you –IDC


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  1. effie
    Posted June 9, 2015 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    Will this work from any country? Are there different versions depending on where you are?

  2. uktv
    Posted June 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    It should work from any country, and all the versions are the same. I’ve used it in about twenty countries without any problems.

  3. london welsh
    Posted July 7, 2015 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Couple of questions please 🙂
    1) So if I use the UK servers I can gain access to all British TV and websites?
    2) I’d like to watch Hulu and HBO – do the US servers cost extra?

  4. uktv
    Posted July 7, 2015 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    No problem –
    1) Yes that’s right all the UK stuff will work.
    2) The US servers (and all the others are included) – just select a US server before you connect to HBO or Hulu.

  5. Lindsey
    Posted September 4, 2015 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    Hi, thanks for this – does the same program work for the BBC and Channel 4 online?

  6. uktv
    Posted October 12, 2015 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lindsey, yes it works for all UK stations including services like Netflix and Sky Go. You don’t need an account for the BBc iPlayer either just for ITV player.

  7. rif
    Posted October 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the info, do I have to do this with the other UK TV stations?

  8. uktv
    Posted November 8, 2015 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    No just to watch ITV player online at the moment, you don’t need an account with BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. You can just connect to a UK server and they should all just work.

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