How to watch Aertv abroad the easiest way



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

If you want to watch AerTV abroad without the hassle of needing a university degree to achieve it then you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve realised Irish people love to travel, no matter where I go I’m always bumping in to friendly Irish holidaymakers, either those travelling around the world or those who’ve decided to settle in other countries and in my line of work I’m often asked how they can watch Irish TV when they’re abroad.

So if you want to watch Aertv outside Ireland then keep reading as in this guide I’m going to show you the incredibly simple steps to watching from anywhere in the world.

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I tried to watch, but Aertv blocked me

No doubt you’ve tried to access Aertv directly while you’re outside Ireland and been blocked. As you know Aertv has a good range of Irish TV channels and on top of that for €5,99 per month you can also get access to the full range of BBC channels and a few others thrown in.

You’re likely to have a subscription anyway as their 10 minute limit on the Irish channels just isn’t enough to satisfy most peoples TV watching needs.

Aertv themselves state that Aertv channels are restricted to viewing from within The Republic of Ireland. So if you’ve tried to watch outside Ireland you’ll have been hit with a message similar to the one below.

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An example of a block message.

Even Aertv explains themselves that this happens if you don’t have an Irish IP Address. An IP Address is a unique series of numbers specific to your internet connection, similar to a phone number. Just like an area code websites can understand what country you’re in and if you’re not in Ireland, it will block you.

As you may have guessed, the answer is to get yourself an Irish IP Address when you’re outside of Ireland, but how to do this? Well read on and you’ll be amazed at just how easy that is.

How to watch Aertv abroad

To get an Irish IP address outside of Ireland and watch Aertv abroad you need to sign up to a service known as a VPN. A VPN is a way of securing your online privacy and a by-product of that is it allows you to be virtually anywhere in the world as far as websites are concerned.

VPN services are provided by VPN providers who supply you with simple software for PC or Mac and also have apps available for tablets and phones.

A VPN service costs about €5-€10 per month but you can make bigger savings by taking a longer package length.

To watch Aertv abroad I recommend using ExpressVPN as they’re one of the better providers and also incredibly easy to use via the software they supply. A couple of other options are given below but choosing any will be suitable for this purpose.

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

Just click one of the names above to visit their site and get signed up.

What do I do next

  1. Once you’ve signed up to the provider of your choice download and install their supplied software for your computer or other device.
  2. Next you simply click on the Irish option, also known as an Irish Server.
  3. The software itself takes care of all the connection and once connected all you have to do is visit the Aertv website and login as normal.
  4. Instead of seeing that pesky message blocking you you’ll be able to watch any of the channels you have access to just as if you were back home in Ireland.

In the example below you can see how easy it is to select an Irish connection with the ExpressVPN software.

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Watch AerTV with ExpressVPN.

There you have it, I told you it would be easy. There is nothing more to it. You are now free to watch whatever channel on Aertv that you wish no matter what country you’re in.

The service works all over the world so if you’re just spending a week or two away from Ireland or you’re living away for a longer period of time a VPN will certainly be the solution you’re after.

Now you can watch Aertv abroad, enjoy!

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