How To Watch All 4 Abroad



Chris has a passion for helping you watch your favourite TV abroad. When he isn't helping you he can be found watching football, browsing Netflix or watching a good documentary.

In this article I’m going to show you how to watch All 4 abroad.

If you’ve been trying to watch the online streaming service from Channel 4 that used to be known as 4 On Demand (4OD) abroad then you’ll know like me that you’re blocked from viewing.

All 4 is officially only available in the UK so if you’re not a UK resident, you’re living abroad or travelling then you won’t be able to catch up with all the quality programmes on the Channel 4 service or watch the live TV service.

The great news there is a really simple way you can watch the service outside the UK and below I’m going to show you how. So read on and let’s find out how you can watch anywhere in the world.

How To Watch All 4 Abroad

If you visit the All 4 website outside the UK then you’ll be stopped from viewing and rather than see the programme that you want to watch you’ll likely just see the title screen and the actual video won’t play.

Content blocked

An example of a block message you may see.

The reason you’re blocked from viewing is because the All 4 website knows your location.

Every internet connection is assigned something known as an IP Address.

An IP Address is a unique set of numbers similar to a phone number and helps the internet know who requested what and where to send that information.

The problem with an IP Address is it also allows websites to determine your location.

The way to watch All 4 abroad is to change your IP Address to one from the UK.

The way to do this is simple and you’ll require a service called a VPN to do this.

A VPN is a privacy tool that allows you to change your IP Address to stay safe online. Below I’ll show you the best place to get a VPN and how you use it to watch All 4 abroad.

Where to get a VPN service

Online privacy has become a big issue in recent years and so it means the choice of VPN providers is vast.

Searching Google for a VPN service can leave you confused and if you’re like me you don’t have time to be searching through pages and pages of different companies and services.

Not all VPN services are created equally even though they all cost roughly the same amount.

To watch All 4 abroad you need a VPN service that is fast and reliable. I’ve been testing a selection of providers to find out which is the best to watch All 4 abroad and found the following three to be most suitable.

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

All you need to do is click one of the names above or the white button to visit my recommended provider and sign-up.

A good VPN service should cost no more than US$10 per month and will be even cheaper if you sign up for a longer period of time.

Once you’ve signed up read below where I’ll show you how you can use the VPN service to watch All 4 abroad.

How to use the VPN service

You can use the VPN service on a Windows PC, Mac, Android or iOS mobile device.

Each of the three listed providers above offers software for computers and apps for mobile devices. Visit the provider website or the relevant app store and download the software or app for your device.

Install and run it. Now all you need to do is select a United Kingdom server and press Connect. Once connected visit the All 4 website and you’ll be able to watch live or catch-up TV.

Below I’ve put together a more detailed guide using ExpressVPN on a Windows PC.


  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign-up.
  2. Download the Windows software.
  3. Install and run it.
  4. Login when required.
  5. Press Selected Location and select the United Kingdom.
  6. Press Connect.
ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Unblock All4 in any country.

The software will now make connection for you.

Once connected all you need to do is visit the All 4 website and you can watch any show or live TV.

When you’ve finished watching just disconnect from the VPN software.

You can reconnect at any time within your subscription period and watch as much All 4 as you wish.

You can also use the same service to watch the other UK streaming websites like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, Demand 5, Sky Go and more.

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