Launched at the end of 2013, TVPlayer lets you watch live TV shows from a number of countries around the world. For example, TVPlayer UK airs the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, and other UK-based television networks. You can also connect to TVPlayer US, TVPlayer France, and TVPlayer Spain for a greater variety of shows.
Normally, TVPlayer is only available to residents of the UK, US, France, and Spain, but if you use a VPN to change your IP address, you can watch TVPlayer from anywhere in the world!
Which Countries Have Access to TVPlayer?
Unlike Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services, TVPlayer is not available in many countries. Previously, you couldn’t watch TVPlayer unless you were in the UK. The good news is that additional countries have since been added:
- TVPlayer UK in the United Kingdom
- TVPlayer US in the United States
- TVPlayer France in France
- TVPlayer Spain in Spain
If you try to connect to the TVPlayer services from any other country, you’ll still see an error message telling you that you can’t access them. This is due to regional broadcasting rights.
Companies are usually only licensed to show certain content within the boundaries of their own country, so they’ll use geographical restrictions to lock out foreign visitors. These restrictions are enforced by checking the IP address of the device you’re using. This is tied to the country you’re in. Luckily, there’s a simple way around that.
How to Watch TVPlayer Abroad
If you want to watch TVPlayer when you aren’t in the UK, US, Spain, or France, you’ll need to use a VPN. When you connect to a VPN server in a different country, you can change your IP address to mirror the IP of the VPN server. With your new identity as a resident of your chosen country, you’ll be able to bypass content blocks. In other words: you can watch TVPlayer from anywhere in the world by using a VPN!
Use a VPN for TVPlayer: A Step-by-Step Guide
There are a lot of VPNs out there, including free options and paid subscription services. We usually recommend using a subscription-based VPN like Surfshark or NordVPN to watch TVPlayer online. Free VPNs often throttle your speed, log and sell your data, or simply offer very few VPN servers to choose from.
If you still want to check out the best free VPNs, you can read our article on the top 7 truly free VPN providers. Otherwise, here are the steps on how to get a premium VPN so you can start streaming TVPlayer:
- Choose a VPN provider. For watching TVPlayer, we recommend Surfshark.
- Get a VPN subscription by signing up on the provider’s website.
- Install the VPN onto the device that you want to use to watch TVPlayer abroad. If you want to use your smartphone or tablet, you can simply download your VPN’s mobile application.
- Sign in to your new VPN account.
- Decide which TVPlayer service you want to use: TVPlayer UK, TVPlayer US, TVPlayer France, or TVPlayer Spain.
- Connect to a VPN server in the country of the service you want to access. If you want to watch TVPlayer UK, for example, you should choose a server in the United Kingdom.
- Congratulations! You’re now browsing the internet with a different IP address, allowing you to watch TVPlayer from anywhere.
The above steps should only take a few minutes. If you want to be sure your IP address was changed, check out the tool in our “Whats My IP Address” article.
How to Watch TVPlayer for Free From Anywhere
If you’re reading this, then hopefully you’ve already chosen and downloaded a VPN. Great! Now that you’re up and running, you’ll be able to watch TVPlayer for free in no time. You don’t even need a TVPlayer account (though you can create one if you want).
- Make sure you’re connected to a VPN server in the UK.
- Head on over to the TVPlayer site.
- Click “Free Tour” in the top-right of your screen.
- You’ll be directed to the TVPlayer app, where you can watch the free service offered by TVPlayer. You’ll find a list of free channels to choose from a little further down in this article.
Now you can watch TV player for free, no matter where you are. Bear in mind that you can’t watch TVPlayer free from abroad unless you’re using a VPN with a UK VPN server. Only the United Kingdom has access to these free channels.
How to watch TVPlayer’s premium channels (free trial)
If you want access to the full range of channels on TVPlayer, including premium channels, you’ll need a subscription to the streaming service. Due to TVPlayer’s 30-day free trial, you will be able to watch this premium version for free, as long as you cancel your subscription in time.
Here’s how you do that:
- Make sure you’re connected to a VPN server in the country of your choice.
- Click on the big red “Sign up now” button in the top-right corner of the TVPlayer website.
- Choose either a monthly subscription or a yearly option. Prices will differ depending on your chosen country. For TVPlayer UK, for example, subscriptions cost £6.99 (monthly) and £69.99 (yearly). Keep in mind that you won’t have to pay if you cancel your subscription within 30 days.
- Finish the subscription process to watch TVPlayer for free (for up to 30 days) with access to all TVPlayer channels – both free and premium.
- If you don’t want to be charged, use the 30-day free trial of TVPlayer and cancel your subscription before the first charge occurs.
Now that you’ve subscribed via your VPN, you can stream live tv and enjoy all content available to residents of the country of your chosen VPN server. While you’re here, you might also want to check out how to watch BBC iPlayer worldwide.
Still Having Trouble Watching TVPlayer From Abroad?
Don’t worry. Here are some easy fixes:
- Clear your cache or open a new browser window in private or incognito browsing mode. If you tried to watch TVPlayer from abroad without a VPN, your browser might have stored cookies from the website. In this case, you might see an error message. The simplest solution is to start a private browsing window, as this mode doesn’t store any cookies past your current session.
- Connect to a different VPN server. Some streaming services are fighting back against VPNs. Netflix, for example, has started to block many VPN servers with software that detects IP addresses displaying odd behavior. TVPlayer isn’t known for blocking VPN use at the time of writing, but if you’re having trouble and private browsing didn’t work, try a different VPN server.
What Channels are Available on TVPlayer?
The content that TVPlayer will give you access to depends on your location. The streaming service is available in several countries and therefore has different versions, namely TVPlayer UK, TVPlayer US, TVPlayer France, and TVPlayer Spain. We expect that more countries will be added in the future as the service expands.