Israel might not immediately come to mind when considering a vacation but the country does have a great deal to offer by way of religious sites, nightlife and fantastic scenery. However, one thing you will not get during your trip to the country is your favourite TV programs from the UK. So, if you are vacationing in the country, you might want to check out this guide to unblock and watch British TV in Israel.
We cover everything you need to know to gain access to channels from the UK such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, 5 and more using a VPN. So, to find the best VPN to use in Israel continue reading.
What is a VPN?
A VPN is a Virtual Private Network and it is a service offered by providers for a monthly fee. Providers also offer long-term plans, which come with the biggest savings. For instance, leading provider ExpressVPN offers up to 49% savings if you take the plan over 12-months.
Of course there are also 6-months and month by month plans to choose from but these do not come with the huge savings a yearly plan offers.
With a VPN you can mask your own IP address and get one from the United Kingdom. Plus, use the plan in many other ways.
Why you need a VPN to unblock and watch British TV in Israel?
So, why do you need a VPN to unblock and stream television from the United Kingdom while in Israel?
Well, streaming services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, My5 and 4OD only allow content to be shown within the UK due to licensing issues.
If you try to gain access to the streaming sites while outside of the United Kingdom you come up against a notice, telling you content cannot be shown in your country.
How streaming sites know where you are located?
Streaming websites pick up on where you are located by the IP address of the device you use to connect to the internet.
This is because all countries have a specific range of addresses. To be able to overcome this to stream and watch TV from the UK while being in Israel, you have to fool the streaming service into thinking you are in that country (the United Kingdom).
How to use a VPN to gain access to British Television?
Now we will show you how to use a Virtual Private Network to stream free (and paid!) UK TV channels while in Israel or anywhere else in the world.
1. Choose a VPN provider
All three manage to fool streaming services so you can unblock and watch free British TV channels abroad. Out of the three ExpressVPN is the fastest and you will have no issues streaming UK TV from wherever you are in the world without buffering.
2. Sign up for a plan
Once you have chosen your provider you then have to decide on the level of commitment you want to make. Then sign up for a plan.
As mentioned before the biggest savings are made if you commit long-term and pay upfront for a year or longer plan.
3. Download apps to your devices
To be able to mask your IP address and replace it with one from the United Kingdom you have to download an app to the device you want to use to stream British television channels abroad.
Providers offer apps for a range of devices. The typical devices include Windows, macOS, Android and iOS but other devices are supported, even routers.
Once downloaded install the app then sign in using your credentials.
4. Choose a UK server and connect
The last step to unblock and watch British TV in Israel is to choose a server from the United Kingdom and connect.
To do this, use the dashboard. We chose to use ExpressVPN, one of the leading providers for many reasons.
Click on the server name and choose any provider located in the United Kingdom. All you have to do now is click the connect button to make the connection.
Once connected your IP address is hidden and you take on one from the server. Even though you are outside of the United Kingdom it looks like you are still in the country. Therefore, you bypass the restrictions.
You are now free to access and stream free UK TV using such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and 4OD. Of course, you can also watch F1 on Sky Sport and access UK Netflix by connecting to a server in that country.
3 great benefits to using a Virtual Private Network
One use of a VPN is to beat the geographical restrictions placed but it is not the sole use.
1. Online security
You can remain more secure online thanks to the encrypted tunnel that is placed between you and the internet. This means any information you send over the internet cannot be read.
This ensures your credit/debit card details, bank account details, user names and passwords and even the websites you visit remain out of sight of prying eyes.
2. Anonymity online
When behind the server of a VPN you can remain anonymous online. This is because your IP address is masked and you take one on from the server. This means no one can find your true location. To anyone looking you can appear to be halfway around the world from your true destination.
3. Beat censorship
You can beat censorship abroad and at home using a VPN. With the encryption in place, the ISP or website does not know what sites you want to visit. Therefore, they do not block access to them.
It’s pretty interesting if you want to unblock a website, an app or a streaming platform.
So, to summarise you can unblock and watch British TV in Israel by taking out a subscription with a VPN provider. All you have to do then is download an app and choose a server in the United Kingdom.
When behind a UK server the streaming service believes you are located in that country and you are not blocked. Plus, you are behind an encrypted tunnel for added safety and security.
You can log in to stream UK TV channels free from anywhere in the world and enjoy the many other benefits offered by the VPN. So what are you waiting for? 😉