How to watch the Brit Awards outside the UK

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The Brit Awards, it’s the UK’s most significant music awards and one of the most respected music awards in the world.

Watching the Brit Awards however, is pretty tricky.

If you’re not in the UK then getting to watch the Brit Awards can be near impossible. Very few networks around the world cover it and if they do, it’s usually shown on expensive cable networks that you’re unlikely to have a subscription to.

There is however a super simple way you can live stream the Brit Awards online and in this guide, I’ll be explaining how you can do just that.

Live stream the Brit Awards anywhere

So you want to watch the Brit Awards in America, Australia, Canada or any other country?

Well, you can.

The Brit Awards are being shown live on the UK’s ITV network and streamed live online at the same time on their online service ITV Hub.

If you live outside the UK then you’ll need a VPN app to access this. Otherwise you’ll be blocked from watching.

The steps below show you where to get a VPN and how to use it to unblock and watch the Brit Awards in your country.

Step 1

You first need to sign up for a VPN service. There are some 500 out there but it’s essential to get one that works with ITV Hub and just signing up to any random one you find on Google is a bad idea.

The following three are my favourites:

  1. ExpressVPN – Recommended
  2. CyberGhost VPN
  3. NordVPN

I recommend signing up to ExpressVPN because they’re a little bit easier and quicker than the rest but any of the three above will do the job.

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Step 2

Now you’ve signed up (if you haven’t yet – get and do it!) you’ll need to download the VPN app.

I’ll be using ExpressVPN as my example but it’s pretty similar using the others too.

You can download their mobile app from your regular app store. All you need to do is search for ‘ExpressVPN’.

If you want to watch on your computer, then you can get their app from the ‘Products‘ area of their website.

ExpressVPN products menu

Download the VPN app.

Download it and install it.

Step 3

When the app is downloaded and installed open it and login with your account details.

They’re the same details you created when you signed up for the VPN service.

Step 4

Press ‘Selected Location‘ (1) (on mobile device it’s the three dots icon next to ‘Selected Location’) and then select ‘United Kingdom‘ (2).

On a computer you’ll need to press ‘Connect‘ too but on a mobile device, it’ll start connecting for you.

ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Using ExpressVPN, you can watch the Brit Awards in any country.

Step 5

Once the ExpressVPN app has connected go to the ITV Hub website where you’ll be able to live stream the entire Brit Awards in any country.

You can also use the ITV Hub app.

You’ll need to create a free ITV Hub account and enter a UK Post Code but this can be any. Some you can use are, ‘NR11 5GZ’, ‘WR12 7DT’, ‘SE3 7AE’ or ‘MK3 5JB’.

When are the Brit Awards taking place?

The Brit Awards take place on 18th February 2020 which is a Tuesday.

You can watch live coverage from 8 pm GMT. That’s UK time and if you need to work out the time in your country then use a site like The Time Zone Converter.

Who’s hosting this year’s awards?

This year Jack Whitehall better known for Bad Education and Fresh Meat will again be presenting the Brit Awards.

He presided over the 2018 and 2019 awards ceremony and was a big hit because of his jokes.

He joins a who’s who of British and international celebrities who’ve hosted the show including the likes of Chris Evans, Russell Brand, Davina McCall, Dermot O’Leary and even Kylie Minogue.

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Who’s up for awards this year?

The Brit Awards is all in the name. It’s about the actual awards!

But who’s up for them this year?

Lewis Capaldi, Dave and Stormzy are some of the most popular male stars this year with Mabel, Freya Ridings and FKA twigs in the line for female awards.

Group of the year will come down to Coldplay, Foals, Bring Me the Horizon, D-Block Europe and Bastille.

There’s also a whole host of others who are up for awards including Harry Styles, Michael Kiwanuka, Charli XCX, Mahalia, Aitch and Sam Fender.

You can see a full breakdown of the awards and nominees over at The Guardian website.

Where will the Brit Awards take place?

The Brit Awards are heading back to the o2 Arena in London, England.

The awards have been hosted there every year since 2011 and with a capacity of up to 20,000, it’s not difficult to see why.

What about entertainment?

The Brit Awards are not only about the awards themselves but the entertainment throughout.

The UK has given the world some of its most prominent artists both in history and currently.

This year you’ll be able to see the likes of Billie Eilish, Dave, Lizzo and Rod Stewart.

Refresher: What you need to stream

To feast on all this entertainment, you’ll need a VPN from ExpressVPN.

You can then tune into the UK’s ITV Hub website and live stream the Brit Awards in any country in the world.

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