How to watch ITV from France

Luke Riley
How to watch ITV from France

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

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Sometimes saying C'est la vie because you can't watch ITV from France does not cut it especially given the amount of great content you will be missing out on by watching the UK's biggest commercial broadcaster.

Evergreen content such as Love Island, Britain's Got talent and Coronation Street to memorable dramas such as Des, Honour and Broadchurch.

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So, you really want to watch ITV while living, travelling or working in France but how?

Firstly, the reason why you can't is because of geo-blocking restrictions.

However a recent EU law means that if you sign up for the ITV Hub+ service (3.99 per month and have a UK bank account) you can watch ITV from France (or anywhere else in the EU)..... though this may change after Brexit.

If this option is not available then you need to address the geo-location problem. This can be done in a number of ways.

Three options to get you access the ITV Player from France

1) VPN (Virtual Private Network)

One of the most popular is using a virtual private network (VPN). Download some software, sign-up for a service and you'll be watching ITV from France before you can say Rue du Coronation! Vpns can slow down your overall internet connection.

2) Proxy Server

Another way is to track down a proxy server connected to the UK. Like a VPN, a proxy server will mask your real IP address and make it appear as though you are based in the UK. There are some free ones available but watch out for the ads that come with them!

3) Beebs - a Google Chrome Extension

The third and final way is to add a simple Google Chrome Extension to your browser. Easy to install, sleek and lightweight, it acts as a micro-proxy server as it only connects to the ITV programme you are watching from France. You will need to download the popular Chrome browser to install such extensions.

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

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

3. ITV will reload and begin to work from France.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

Get Beebs for Chrome