Whether you are retired, living, working or just holidaying in Spain, it is not possible to watch Channel 4 from abroad.

This is because of geo-blocking restrictions which basically means you need to be physically located in the UK to watch Channel 4

Until Brexit finally happens there is one option open to UK holiday makers to watch Channel 4 from Spain. You can sign up for the All4+ service. It allows you to use the service while travelling or holidaying in Spain.

This is not however, an option for open to retirees, people working full-time or Spaniards looking to improve their English. This category of people need to find unblocking services.

There are a few different ways of unblocking your Spanish location enabling to you watch Channel 4 from anywhere in Spain.

The most commonly used and most well known is using a VPN. VPN software allows you to redirect your internet connection so it appears as that you are in the UK. The main problem with a VPN, aside from the problems of installing and maintaining the software is that it can cripple your internet connection - not so great if you are connecting from a weak hotel wi-fi connection.

Another option is a proxy server. A proxy server acts similar to a VPN but is less of a drain on your computer resources. Efficient ones can set you back a lot of money but there are free ones out there - but say goodbye to privacy and expect plenty of extra adverts.

The new kid on the block for watching Channel 4 from Spain is a Google Chrome extension. Sleek and lightweight, it only connects to the webpage you are viewing meaning it is super fast. All you need is the Google Chrome browser and to be able to download the extension.

Follow these simple steps to watch Channel 4 from Spain.

    1. Download Chrome Browser, if you're not already using it.

    2. Install Beebs, this nifty tool redirects all your BBC requests.

    3. The Channel 4 will reload and begin to work, and you can watch from Spain.