How to watch UK Championship Snooker 2017 anywhere in the world



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Follow our latest updated guide to watch the 2018 UK Championship Snooker.

The UK Championship Snooker 2017 kicks off on November 28th, 2017 and runs until December 10th.

If you’re looking for a way which you can keep up with all the action then we’ve put this guide together to teach you the really easy way you can watch all the important matches starting from Saturday 2nd December until the grand final on December 10th.

The UK Championship Snooker is one of the biggest tournaments in the world but unfortunately it’s not shown everywhere in the world and if you’re a Brit abroad or you’re just a Snooker fan who wants to keep up with all the latest action then you’ll be disappointed if it’s not available to watch in your country.

Below we’ll show you how by using a small app called a VPN how you can watch the UK Championship Snooker anywhere in the world.

Watch UK Championship snooker 2017 anywhere in the world

The tournament starts on November 28th, 2017 but the important matches start from 2nd December and all of these will be shown on UK TV by the BBC.

If you’re in the UK you can simply visit the BBC iPlayer website and stream all the matches online. If you’re outside the UK however you’ll be blocked from viewing and see a message like this:

BBC iPlayer blocked 2017

The reason you’re blocked is because BBC iPlayer is only intended to be watched in the UK and because you’re outside they block you.

To unblock this you need to get yourself an app called a VPN which allows you to change your online location and make it appear as if you are in the UK. VPN apps are available for Android, Apple, Windows, Mac and even Amazon devices such as the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

Below we’ve listed the 4 simple steps you need to take to get a VPN and to use it which will allow you to watch the UK Championship Snooker anywhere in the world.

How to watch UK Championship snooker 2017 anywhere in the world:

  1. Visit the VPN provider IPVanish by clicking here and sign up for their service. (There’s a 7-day money back guarantee too so no need to worry)
  2. Download the correct app for your device from the Apps area of the IPVanish website.
  3. Install the app, run it and sign in when required.
  4. Select United Kingdom and press Connect.

It takes roughly 30 seconds for the app to make connection. Once it has connected it will inform you.

Any websites you now visit will think you’re in the UK even though in reality you can be in any other country in the world.

All that you need to do now is visit the BBC iPlayer website at the time the UK Championship Snooker matches are taking place.

When you’ve finished watching you can simply disconnect. You can reconnect at any time to watch further matches and there are no limits on how many times you can connect and disconnect.

Help me, I’m stuck

If you’re having trouble finding the correct options to connect or you think the VPN app will be too complicated for you to use, just take a look at the example images below that show you how to connect on a mobile device and also on a more traditional computer.


IPVanish Android UK


IPVanish UK v3


If you connect to IPVanish and you’re still getting the message that you’re outside the UK when you visit BBC iPlayer there are a few different things you can try to resolve this.

The first is to pick a specific city and server on the IPVanish app. Under the section “City” or “Best City” choose a specific city, for example Liverpool.

Under “Server” or “Best Server” choose a specific server and Connect.

If this doesn’t resolve the issue then you should open your web browser in InPrivate or Incognito mode which can be done in the settings area of the web browser. You should then visit the BBC iPlayer website again while connected to the VPN app.

Other VPN services

We recommend IPVanish to watch the UK Championship Snooker 2017 but there are other providers available that do the job.

We find IPVanish to be one of the most reliable and when streaming video you need a VPN provider that is fast which IPVanish is.

If you would like to shop around and see what other choices are out there then three more providers we recommend are:

All you need to do is click on one of the names above to visit their site. Then sign-up and download the app for your device. Once downloaded select the United Kingdom and press Connect in exactly the same way as described for IPVanish above.

You can find out the entire UK Championship Snooker 2017 schedule here.

Don’t forget, all you need is a VPN and to follow the instructions above. You can get started by clicking the button below.

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