ITV, and other United Kingdom-based streaming services and live TV such as BBC iPlayer, use geo-blocking to block access from outside the UK. Here we set out, step-by-step, how to use a VPN to access ITV Hub from the US or anywhere else outside the UK:
- Get ExpressVPN
- Launch ExpressVPN and connect to a UK server
- Go to the ITV Hub website
- Enjoy all your favorite UK TV shows
We also provide three troubleshooting tips, in case you are still having trouble watching ITV and using the ITV app.
You can find a detailed review of ExpressVPN here.
If you want to learn more about what a VPN actually does and how it works, please check out this article.
ITV is an extremely popular family of UK TV channels hosting many original British TV shows and movies, as well as sports broadcasting. The ITV Hub is ITV’s online streaming platform, with selections from all the current ITV channels including ITV1, ITV2, ITV3,CITV, and ITVBe.
If you are in the US, or anywhere else outside the UK, it is likely that your access to ITV will not be available through a regular internet connection. This is because the content is geo-restricted to IP addresses located in the United Kingdom.
With a Virtual Private Network or VPN, you can access ITV via a UK VPN IP address which unblocks ITV on your device.
Installing a VPN also has the added advantage of anonymity or privacy for all of your internet activities.
Below you will find a detailed descrpition of how to watch ITV in USA.
Using a VPN is the easiest, most secure, and most efficient way to get ITV running in the US. A VPN allows you to watch ITV, hassle-free, through a UK-based VPN IP address.
You need to select an excellent VPN provider that offers UK IP addresses. We recommend ExpressVPN for its speed, enhanced security features (such as a kill switch) and its sheer number of UK IP addresses that it has available. This means it has the ability to quickly replace any IP addresses that are blocked by ITV.
Once you have signed up for the VPN service, you should download the app and install it on your device. You can choose whether to add the VPN as a browser extension as well.
It is also worth considering whether you wish to install a VPN on your router, rather than your device. One advantage of this is that it will allow you to watch ITV via a device that does not allow the installation of a VPN (such as some smart TVs).
Once installed, open the VPN app, choose a UK server for your VPN server and press “Connect”. After around 10 seconds you will be connected to a UK server and your will get a UK IP address.
After this you can go to the ITV website and log into your ITV account, as now the website will believe that you are in the UK.
If you have not already registered for the ITV Hub via its website, you will need to do this before watching ITV as well. Armed with a UK VPN IP address, you should have little trouble in doing so.
You will need a UK postal code to do so, but you can easy get one from Google.
Apart from unblocking ITV and your ITV Hub account in the US, a VPN app can also unblock other geo-locked content such as Netflix, Roku content, YouTube videos, and various other live streaming applications and British television channels.
Below we offer three troubleshooting tips in case you are still having trouble.
This is often a result of your browser having US or other non-UK geographical data saved in it. You can fix this easily by clearing browser cookies and cache, and then refresh the page.
If you are trying to watch ITV in USA via a VPN on your phone, or other portable devices, it is possible that your GPS is giving away your location. You can fix this by clicking on Settings, then going to Permissions, and then Location and turning it off.
It is possible that ITV has blocked that specific VPN IP address. However, ExpressVPN constantly refreshes its IP addresses, so this is unlikely to stop you for long. Simply re-connect again, selecting a new UK location until you find one that works.
Can you watch ITV in the USA?
Yes. You can watch ITV in the USA by using a VPN, a proxy service or TOR. A VPN is the easiest and safest method to get a UK IP address and unblock ITV.
Why can’t I watch ITV in the US?
ITV is only available in the United Kingdom. You will need to get a UK IP address to unblock the ITV website and app. Our above guide explains how to do this.
How can you watch ITV Hub abroad?
You can use A VPN or proxy service to watch ITV in any country outside of the UK.
Does ExpressVPN come with an ITV subscription?
No. ExpressVPN will enable you to get a UK IP address and as such unblock ITV from abroad. You will still need to get a separate ITV subscription.
How to watch ITV Hub in USA on iPad or smartphones?
By installing a VPN app in your iPad or smartphone you can get a UK IP. This way you will be able to access the ITV website.
How can you watch ITV America for free?
ITV is a subscription UK TV channel. You will have to buy an ITV subscription and use a VPN service to be able to watch ITV from abroad.
Why can you not stream ITV outside of the UK?
ITV is a UK-only subscription-based TV channel. If your IP address is from another country than the UK, you will be blocked from accessing the ITV website and app.
Does Streamlocator allow me to watch ITV Hub for free?
Yes, but this is potentially illegal and unsafe. You should buy a legitimate ITV subscription and a paid VPN app instead.
Employing a VPN is a straightforward way of accessing ITV from the US or elsewhere abroad. You should, however, avoid using a free VPN, as that way you risk getting hacked or your data stolen.
Additional things you can use a VPN for: