UK TV Routers and VPNs and UK TV Routers For UK TV Catch Up and On Demand TV
Why do I need a VPN in Spain for UK TV?
If you try to use the UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV services on a Freesat set top box or a Sky+HD digibox in Spain from a country other than the UK and ROI, you will be blocked from viewing content.
This is because the UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server. This is controlled by checking the IP address for your internet connection.
Your Spanish IP address will be blocked, so UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV content will NOT be available to you on your Freesat set top box or a Sky+HD digibox in Spain.
This is because the UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server.
Using a VPN UK server, and a UK IP address, this “tricks” the UK TV iPlayer Catch-up TV services into thinking you are connecting from the UK, and not connecting from Spain.
UK TV Routers for UK IP Addresses and UK iPlayer and Catch Up Services
We can provide UK TV Routers, that connects to your existing ADSL Broadband Internet modem, and set up a VPN service for you that will enable you to connect your Sky+HD or Freesat+HD satellite receiver to the internet to be able to receive and download programmes from the UK TV Catch-up services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and 5 On Demand, Sky On Demand and Sky Go.
The router comes pre-programmed and “ready to go” and you can be watching On Demand UK TV content within minutes.
If you want our UK TV Router to allow you to use the UK TV Catch-up services, please contact us first.
Our Recommended VPN for UK TV in Spain
The UK TV Broadcasters are always searching for users accessing their services from abroad using VPN services. They then blacklist those server and access to the UK TV Catch Up and On Demand services will be prevented.
In some cases it is possible to change to another server from the VPN provider – for example like this.
In some cases you may have to change VPN providers altogether.
Unfortunately there is not a lot that can be done to stop this from happening, as essentially the UK TV Catch Up and On Demand services are for UK use only. As such, The Sat and PC Guy cannot be held responsible or liable should your VPN service cease working with the UK TV Catch Up and On Demand services, or be held for any refund on services or equipment purchased.
Sometimes the IP Addresses used by HMA are closed by HMA, or even blocked by the UK TV broadcasters. This can result in the On Demand services like BBC iPlayer, ITVHubb, All4 , My5 and Sky On Demand not functioning.
If this is the case it is necessary to change the HMA IP Server address.
This can be done by following the instructions below.