Four alternative VPN solutions to ZenMate

There's quite a simple & easy solution

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

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Zenmate is one of the leading VPN and Chrome Extension providers currently on the market but what are the alternatives if trying to access UK TV from abroad?


One of the simplest is the Beebs Google Chrome Extension. Designed with simplicity in mind, the lightweight extension sits quietly in your browser until you choose to connect to the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 or an aggregation site such as UKTV.

The main advantage and why it is a real alternative to ZenMate is because it only connects to a single webpage as opposed to taking over your overall internet connection (which can connection problems)


Another alternative is Hola Unblocker. While arguably not as reliable as paid alternatives, the main advantage that it is free. However on the downside, the technology it uses is similar to peer-to-peer solutions meaning you will be sharing your internet connection with hundreds of strangers.


This Zenmate alternative is one of the big beasts of the VPN world. It operates a subscription model and is popular all over the world. The downsides of NordVPN are the downsides of any VPN. Firstly you will need a bit of technical knowhow to download the software and configure IP addresses and secondly you need to have a strong wi-fi signal to maintain connectivity. Not good if you are travelling and have a spotty wi-fi connection.


Cyberghost is a very powerful VPN. It is strong, reliable and intuitive to use. However, you need to ask yourself if you really need such a powerful and resource hogging download if you just want to stream the BBC iplayer from the US? Cyberghost is for the professionals, the hackers, investigative journalists and the technical geeks.

Follow these simple steps to watch UK TV from abroad as an alternative to ZenMate

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

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

    3. Your UK TV channel choice will reload and begin to work, and you can watch from outside the UK instead of using ZenMate

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

Get Beebs for Chrome

The Beebs service should never be used to bypass copyright regulations. Beebs does not promote, condone or endorse the use of the service for such purposes. For more details, please read the Beebs Terms of Service.