Channel 4 is a part publicly owned UK-based television station but it is not possible to watch Channel 4 from America unless you use unblocking software.

Using unblocking technology to watch Channel 4 from the US is not as difficult as it may first sound to anyone with or without tech skills.

The first thing to realise is that Channel 4 is only available to people who have a UK IP address. Every internet connection has its own address (IP) so a website knows who is trying to connect to it.

The trick to be able to watch Channel 4 and its many diverse and well-produced TV content is to mask your own IP address from America.

Whether you are living, working or on your dream road trip through the mid-west of America, below are a few ideas to help with viewing Channel 4.

One of the most common methods is using a VPN (virtual private network). Originally designed to help employees multinational company communicate securely, they had the added bonus of hiding your IP address.

While VPNs are becoming easier to install and more user-friendly they still have their problems. The main one is that your internet connection will be slowed down (which makes sense given the connection travels from America to the Channel 4 servers in the UK and then back again).

A speedier and more lightweight way of masking your IP address is by using a Google Chrome extension. It is faster because it only connect to the webpage you need and they are generally cheaper because of this reason.

Here at Beebs we have built such an extension.

Follow these simple steps to watch Channel 4 from America.

    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 the United States.