How to watch Quest outside the UK



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.

In this guide I’m going to be showing you how you can watch Quest outside the UK. If you’re a fan of Quest TV shows then this guide is most certainly for you.

Quest is one of the more unique UK TV networks showing a range of shows that wouldn’t be shown anywhere else. If you’re a fan of shows such as Aussie Gold Hunters, David Baddiel on the Silk Road, Devil’s Canyon and more then Quest is where you want to be.

Unfortunately though like a lot of TV networks these days it’s restricted. It’s restricted to viewing from within the UK only. If you’re a British resident but you’re travelling or you’ve never been to the UK but like Quest then this can leave you disappointed.

Below I’m going to show you how you can watch Quest outside the UK anywhere on the planet and turn that disappointment around.

Watch Quest outside the UK

Quest like most networks has an online streaming website over at This shows most of the content on catch-up.

They don’t have a live TV area but you can use another site called to watch Quest live.

If you’re outside the UK though you’ll be blocked from accessing both websites and that’s because your internet connection gives away your location.

The workaround to this is to sign up for a VPN service such as ExpressVPN.

A VPN is a privacy service that lets you disguise your online location. Or in the case of for watching Quest, making it seem as if you’re in the UK even though you’re not.

Below I’ll explain a bit more about where to get a VPN service and how easy they are to use to watch Quest.

How to watch Quest outside the UK

To watch Quest outside the UK you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service. There are hundreds out there but my three recommended providers are:

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

I’ve been using ExpressVPN purely because I find them a bit easier to use than the others but you can select any of the three above, they all work. Now, follow my steps below:

  1. Visit the provider you selected, for example, ExpressVPN by clicking here and sign up for their service.
  2. Go to the Products section of their website and download the correct app for your type of device.
  3. Install and open the app and login when required.
  4. Press Selected Location and then United Kingdom.
  5. If it doesn’t automatically connect for you then just hit the Connect button.
ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Unblock Quest.

Once it’s connected you have two choices. If you want to watch catch-up TV then you should visit QuestTV.

If however you want to watch Quest Live TV to see what’s being shown this very minute then you should visit the website.

You can connect and disconnect as much as you want and there are no limits to how long you can stay connected. All you need to do now is enjoy Quest from anywhere in the world.

How does a VPN work and is it legal?

You’re probably wondering about the legality of a VPN service especially because it seems like they magically unblock TV services such as Quest that was previously unavailable to you.

You’ll be pleased to know that VPN services are 100% legal in nearly every country in the world. With the exception of a few countries like North Korea and perhaps Iran, nearly every country is able to use a VPN legally.

The workings behind the VPN really aren’t that complicated or indeed magical and below I’ll explain.

When you connect to the internet you’re assigned what is known as an IP Address.

An IP Address is pretty much a random set of numbers. These numbers are unique to your internet connection at the time. Sometimes you’ll have the same IP Address for weeks, in other situations it could change regularly. It all depends on how you connect to the internet.

When watching services like Quest one of the negatives of an IP Address is it gives away your location. So if you’re in the United States, for example, the Quest website knows this and so it’s simple to block you.

A VPN works by rerouting your connection via another location, in this case, the UK. Your connection is then tagged with the IP Address of that location.

The Quest website only sees a request from the UK and so lets you watch what you wanted. The VPN service then passes this back to you. This is all done automatically and you won’t even notice it happening because the VPN app takes care of it.

Recap How to watch Quest outside the UK

Quest is one of the better UK networks for watching unique content and shows that aren’t available elsewhere.

Unfortunately it’s not available outside the UK so if you’re a Brit abroad or you just like the shows that are on offer on Quest you can be left disappointed. Thankfully for a VPN app you can avoid the block that stops you from watching.

My recommended VPN app for watching Quest is ExpressVPN which you can get by clicking the button below.

Once you’ve signed up download their app and connect to the UK. You can then watch Quest either live or on catch-up.

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I would love to know what your favourite Quest show is or where in the world you’re planning on watching it. Let me know in the comments section below.

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