How can I watch the UK TV channel Channel4 abroad?

Channel4 is a fantastic TV channel in the United Kingdom. The channel isn’t as famous as ITV and BBC, but it is still a very good place to stream good TV programs and other interesting content.

To watch Channel4 online, you will need to register a user at the Channel4 website. This is completely free, but make sure to register your user with a ZIP code in the UK (for example L3 6DB, Liverpool). You can use the same principle when you register a user at the ITV website and at the BBC website.

Some people refer to Channel4 as All4, and Film4. Don’t worry, these instructions will help you watch All4, Channel4, and Film4 abroad.

But, if you try to watch a popular Channel4 show abroad, you will see an error message looking something like this.

Help! I cannot watch Channel4 abroad.

It isn’t enough to register a user at the Channel4 website with a ZIP code in the United Kingdom. You also need an IP address in the UK, and the best way to get a UK IP address is by using a VPN named ExpressVPN. I have just tested it myself, and it works perfectly!

Click the button to visit the website of ExpressVPN. They have a special discount waiting for you. If you don’t like the product, you can ask for your money back anytime within the first 30 days after your purchased the service. You can also use ExpressVPN to watch BBC, ITV, and Netflix in eight different countries.

Purchase a subscription to ExpressVPN and do the following.

  • Download the ExpressVPN application.
  • Connect to a server in the UK.
  • Visit
  • Watch whatever program you are interested in.

Can I watch Channel4 abroad on Android systems?

Yes, you can! But, you will not be able to find the Channel4 application in the Google Play Store. To fix this, go to and search for Channel4. Download the Channel4 application manually and install it on your device. You will then be able to download the application without using Google Play Store, and you can soon watch Channel4 abroad on your Android device.

It is important to have ExpressVPN running in the background, also on your Android device.

Can I watch Channel4 abroad on iOS devices?

You can watch Channel4 on your iPhone and iPad as well. It is very easy. First, you need to create a brand new Apple ID. Make sure to register your Apple ID with an address in the United Kingdom. Do not forget to have the VPN running in the background (connected to a server in the UK).

  • When you have created your new Apple ID, use this on your iPad or on your iPhone, and visit the Apple Store.
  • Download the Channel4 application (and download the BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub application at the same time)!
  • After you have downloaded the application, you can change back and use your normal Apple ID again.
  • Watch Channel4 on your Apple device.

Can you recommend another VPN?

If you do not want to use ExpressVPN, there is one other VPN that will help you watch Channel4 abroad as well. The name of the VPN provider is PureVPN.


PureVPN has a 31-day full refund policy. It is cheaper than ExpressVPN. They have servers in more than 100 countries. You can use one PureVPN subscription on 5 devices at the same time.

Do not forget that ExpressVPN and PureVPN have live support available at their websites. If you need help, ask them yourself, or write a comment at the end of this article.

I hope you are ready to watch Channel4 abroad right now. If you still have a question or a comment, write it in the comment field.

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