There are many reasons to visit Brazil. The country is home to the famous Copacabana beach, Iguassu Falls, the rainforest, national parks and the Rio De Janeiro carnival, plus much more. However, one thing you will not see during your stay is British television as it is geo-restricted. Luckily, we know a trick to unblock and watch British TV in Brazil so you get to stream your favourite shows. The trick is to use a VPN, aka a Virtual Private Network.
Not only can you unblock and stream British TV Channels abroad you can use this trick to unblock any catalog of Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. Along with this, a Virtual Private Network provides numerous other benefits that are beneficial both abroad and at home.
Why you need a VPN to stream TV from the UK?
Streaming services in the United Kingdom such as ITV Hub, BBC iPlayer, 50D and All 4 only provides access to content for viewers in that country due to licensing issues. Once you venture outside of the country and try to log in you only see a message telling you content is unavailable. This is known as geo-restriction.
The streaming services know you are located in Brazil as all countries have a specific range of IP addresses and each device has its own unique IP address. The service sees this address when you connect.
When you try to access sites only available in the United Kingdom access is blocked.
However, there is a way to unblock and watch British TV channels in Brazil by using a Virtual Private Network.
How a VPN provides access to British TV channels abroad?
A Virtual Private Network provides access to British television while in Brazil so you can stream from any channels online, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and 4OD.
Using the method we are going to explain below you can watch any sports events online. You can also watch your favourite soaps, movies, real-life TV, documentaries and more.
Follow these steps to unblock and watch British TV in Brazil
Now let us take a look at the steps required to get access to television from the United Kingdom when you are away.
1. Choose a VPN provider
The first step to access British TV channels is to choose a provider and a plan. There are numerous providers but not all have the ability to beat geo-restrictions.
Many websites look for servers from VPNs and block them; Netflix is one good example of this.
All providers offer numerous features that go towards ensuring the streaming site or ISP cannot find out your true location. This includes military-grade encryption, a Kill Switch; DNS leak protection and servers in the United Kingdom.
So, choose your provider and move to the next step, choosing a plan.
2. Pay monthly, 6-monthly or yearly
The next step is to choose a plan. Providers usually offer the same benefits in all their plans; the only difference is the commitment you make.
The bigger the commitment, the bigger the savings you make. If you commit to a yearly plan with ExpressVPN, you can save 49%. Along with this, you get an additional three free months, making it a total of 15-months.
So, choose the most suitable plan for your needs and sign up. After all of that, move to the next step.
3. Choose which apps you want
The next step is to choose apps for the devices you will use to stream TV from the United Kingdom.
Providers cover all the standard devices such as computers running on Windows or macOS and smartphones and tablets on iOS and Android. For any devices that do not have standalone apps, such as Smart TVs and gaming consoles, you can install the VPN on a compatible router.
Once downloaded go ahead and install the apps, then move to the final step below.
4. Launch the dashboard and connect
The final step is to find the icon from the installation and click on it to launch the dashboard.
The dashboard is where you make a connection to the server and the one below is the example from leading provider ExpressVPN.
Choose a UK based server from the list and finally click on the “Connect” button. Other apps should offer a similar dashboard to connect to a server.
With the connection established, you mask your own IP address and take one on from the server in the United Kingdom. This has the streaming service believe that you are located in the country and you bypass the restrictions to get access to UK TV channels.
You should now be able to stream from such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and many more United Kingdom streaming services, including UK Netflix even if you are currently in Brazil.
Three additional VPN benefits
There are many more benefits to choosing a VPN and we are going to show you some of them below.
1. Security when connecting to WiFi hotspots abroad
When connecting to the internet abroad you might use WiFi hotspots in cafes, malls and restaurants.
A Virtual Private Network can help you to remain secure online by masking your true location and providing an encrypted tunnel.
This means any information you send over the internet cannot be read so no one can steal your personal information.
2. Torrenting without the ISP finding out
If you take part in P2P file sharing the encrypted tunnel helps to mask what you download while in Brazil or at home.
Without it, the ISP knows the name of the file you download, the size, when you downloaded it and much more. This might lead to you receiving a notice telling you to stop downloading copyrighted content.
3. Remain anonymous
You can remain anonymous online whether you are watching television in the UK, reporting or sharing information on social media or forums.
No one can find your true location or any other information about you 😉