If you want to know how you can watch all the blocked iFollow matches in the UK then this is the guide for you.
In this guide I’m going to show you how you can watch all the matches on iFollow in the UK the same as viewers overseas.
iFollow is an excellent service to keep up with lower league football teams and watch their matches live. These kind of matches are usually unavailable on the bigger money services like Sky making iFollow a godsend.
If you’re overseas outside the UK then all matches are available live on iFollow but if you’re in the UK many of the games are restricted from viewing.
Below I’m going to show you how you can unblock those matches and watch them all in the UK.
Why are matches blocked on iFollow
In the UK any match that kicks off between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm is blocked from being shown on live TV or online in the UK. These are known as “3 pm” kick off games and it’s a way to encourage you to physically go to the game.
Getting there, getting tickets and a whole host of other reasons is likely to stop you physically going there though. This is where iFollow comes into play.
Unfortunately though 3 pm games along with games shown on Sky plus Easter and Bank Holiday games are blocked on iFollow for UK viewers.
However, by using an app called a VPN you can unblock these matches and watch them in the UK just as overseas supporters would. This includes unblocking 3 pm games, Sky only games, Easter and Bank Holiday games and any other.
A VPN is a legal privacy app that lets you disguise your location so you appear somewhere else.
Below I’ll show you where you can get a VPN and how to use it to watch your favourite team on iFollow.
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How to watch blocked iFollow games in the UK
To watch blocked iFollow games in the UK you’ll need to sign up for a VPN service. There are hundreds to choose from, some good, some bad.
My recommended VPN service is NordVPN because they’ve got a completely risk-free 30-day money back guarantee. Plus if you sign up for their yearly package or longer to cover the full football season you can make some big savings
NordVPN works well but there are a couple of other good providers, although your success rate with these may vary. My Top 3 choices are:
Once you’ve selected one of the providers above follow the steps below. I’m using my recommended provider NordVPN in the example below:
- Visit the NordVPN website by clicking here and sign up for their service.
- Download their app for your device type from the VPN Apps section of their website.
- Open the app and login or activate it when required.
- Go to Settings and Enable Advanced Options. Then enable Obsfucated Servers.
- On the main window select Obfucated Servers and then France.
- Wait for the app to connect or press Connect if it isn’t connecting automatically.
Once the NordVPN app has connected any websites you visit will think you’re in France rather than the UK.
You should now head over to the iFollow page of your football club and sign up for their international package. You will need to choose your country as France.
Remember to use an address in the country you connected to. For example a French address if you connected to France.
If you’ve already signed up to iFollow previously then you’ll now may be able to login now and access any games, including games blocked in the UK such as the 3 pm games, although it’s not guaranteed if you’ve supplied UK details.
*You may need to try a few different countries if the first you try doesn’t work.
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How does a VPN work and is it legal?
VPN apps are completely legal. Their intended purpose is to allow you to protect your online privacy.
Part of this privacy protection is by allowing you to disguise your location so no website or company can track your online movements.
It is this feature that makes the iFollow website think you’re overseas which in turn allows you to view all the UK blocked games which are available in other countries.
When you connect to a VPN it passes all of your data to the other country first and then on to iFollow.
iFollow only sees a request from that country, for example France. As the request is coming from France it lets you watch the matches which are usually blocked in the UK.
The VPN service then passes the match stream back to you. This is all automated, once you’re connected to the VPN app you won’t even notice the process happening. So no need to worry about all the technical jargon.
Using a VPN may be against the terms & conditions of sites you access, be sure to check first as you may lose access if found to be violating their t&c.
iFollow is the official service for watching live coverage of lower league football from the UK. Nearly every team from the Championship and League One and Two is signed up for the service.
This means you can watch your favourite football team anywhere in the world. The service is now available to UK residents however the 3 pm kick-off matches, Sky exclusive matches, public and bank holiday matches and a selection of others are blocked from viewing in the UK.
Using an app called a VPN from a provider like NordVPN you can unblock all of these matches on iFollow and watch in the UK.
Using a VPN is really simple. Click the orange button below and sign up for the NordVPN service, don’t forget they’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee if you can’t get it working so it’s totally risk-free.
Once signed up download their app and connect to a country outside the UK. The app takes care of all the hard work. Then head over to the iFollow site of your club and you can watch all the UK blocked matches inside the UK.
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What team do you want to watch on the iFollow service? I’d love to hear what team you support and also who you think will win the league your team plays in this year. Why not let me know in the comments section below.