Watching Coronation Street on ITV Player Abroad

Well this post might seem a little trivial but for my better half, it’s the first interesting thing I’ve posted in 8 years of blogging. The title says it all – how can you watch Coronation Street using the ITV player application when you’re outside the UK. In this instance we’re in France for a romantic break (and yes that seems to include watching Coronation Street on my laptop!), and such are blocked from a whole host of UK only websites including the ITV player site.

Anyway here’s the video I made using the excellent Screencast-O-Matic, this application is well worth using if you ever need to make any videos or screen casts.

That’s all there is to it, quickly change your IP address to a UK one and then you can watch ITV Player (or BBC Iplayer) wherever you happen to be. What’s more at the same time you’re protecting your internet connection and personal details whilst accessing the web through some unknown Wi-fi connection. Remember though to fully protect your connection you need to ensure the encrypt connection button is highlighted in Identity Cloaker, you don’t need to encrypt Coronation Street though!

Change Encryption Level

Change Encryption Level

If you need it only for a short trip or want to test it first – you can try the . .

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6 Responses

  1. Rudolf Wynia says:

    I thought you needed to register for the ITV hub now will this still work ok?

    • says:

      Yes it works but you’re right you need to register. Connect to a UK server before you create an account on ITV hub and you’ll just need to enter a UK postal code (anyone will do as long as its valid). Then click on the confirmation link in the email to confirm your account, just start a UK connection before accessing the site and it will work perfectly.

  2. Mervin Wasmus says:

    Is this all I need to watch the ITV Hub player?

    • says:

      Sure is. It’s changed slightly since this post as you have to set up an account to use ITV HUb first. Just start Identity Cloaker, choose a British server then go and create the account here – https://www.itv.com/hub/user/signup. Make sure you put in a UK based postcode – doesn’t matter what as long as it’s a valid UK address. Then you’ll be able to login and watch everything.

  3. theninja says:

    Hi Joe,

    Yes it works for all UK channels and Sky if you have an account. Just remember to select a UK server.

  4. Joe Pantel says:

    I truly appreciate this post :). So does it work for all UK TV channels online – e.g. Channel 4, 5 and BBC etc?
    Thanks
    Joe

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