How to watch ITV from the Netherlands

Luke Alexander
How to watch ITV from the Netherlands

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

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In this quick guide, we'll show how to stream British television on ITV Hub live from anywhere in the Netherlands (or elsewhere in Europe)

ITV is one of the United Kingdom's principal television channels, hosting many of the country's most treasured programming. Year-on-year viewers can expect to see a fantastic selection of British shows which can be watched either on the main ITV channel or streamed online via the ITV Hub on-demand service.

Streaming British television is easy if you live in the UK. What with access to premium UK TV content on BBC iPlayer, All4 and ITV Hub–you wouldn't need much else. The same can't be said if you live overseas in places like the Netherlands.

If you are Dutch and try to access the British TV channels online, you will be denied access. Normally, it is not possible to watch ITV or any British TV from the Netherlands. That was until we created Beebs.

Beebs, put simply, is an access all areas pass to the British streaming platforms. Created by expats, for expats. Once Beebs is locked and loaded in your browser, you can stream BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All4 from anywhere overseas.

Follow these simple steps to watch ITV Hub online from the Netherlands:

  1. Use Chrome Browser
  2. Install Beebs
  3. Go to ITV Hub

Once you go to ITV Hub and register, you can watch unlimited ITV television from Nederland. Nothing else is required. Just set and forget.

Happy viewing!

What are the other options to watch British television from ITV, BBC and Channel 4?

We've told you about Beebs. But there are other options for people out there who want to stream British television live. When it comes to streaming ITV Hub on-demand, those that are based outside the UK are blocked from accessing it directly. The problem is that unless you have a UK bank account and can sign up for their portable ITV Hub+ product the channel uses geo-blocking to stop anyone from outside the UK from watching ITV content.

There are, however, a number of ways to unblock your IP and present it to the ITV servers as though you were watching ITV, not in the Netherlands, but from the UK. Sounds complicated? Not really. Here are the three most common ways of getting access to ITV whether you live in the Netherlands, are just visiting or working away from home.

Option 1: Purchase a VPN (Virtual Private Network)

There are alternative methods to stream the ITV Hub from the Netherlands. A popular method is to buy a VPN. Research is key when it comes to choosing the right VPN for your needs. Most VPNs do not specialise to access British TV channels so buying a highly rates VPN is essential.

A downside to this choice is that it can be costly to buy the correct one for your needs. Not all VPNs are built equally, and a premium (and costly) option is essential to unlock the British streaming services.  

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Option 2: Use a Proxy Server

A UK TV proxy server isn't a very popular method but it is legitimate. Think of a proxy server like a VNP-lite. Your connection will not be slowed down but you may have some privacy issues - especially with the free ones (if you find one). They are generally less secure than VPNs as the proxy servers has access to all the internet sites you are visiting.

Option 3: Beebs Google Chrome Extension

A simple Chrome extension once installed will enable you watch ITV from the Netherlands in a matter of seconds. Lightweight, safe and practical–the team behind Beebs is constantly making improvements to the service to ensure subscribers always have access to the English shows they want to stream.

What are the best shows to watch on ITV Hub online in The Netherlands?

The best thing about having full access to ITV Hub at anytime is that you can simply open up a new tab and start streaming whatever you want. No matter what mood you're in, you'll find a TV show from ITV that will entertain. ITV Player is one of the best video-on-demand services out there, with a diverse array of shows available.

Unforgotten stars Sanjeev Bhaskar (you may know him from comedies Goodness Gracious Me or The Kumars at No. 42) as a London detective who, along with his partner DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) solve cold cases and major crimes in the London capital. The BAFTA award winning show is entering into its fourth season.

Viewpoint is ITV's latest drama that looks to be unmissable British television. Noel Clarke is in the lead role as DC Martin King  who is investigating the disappearance of a teacher. Check out the sneak-peek of Viewpoint above.

One of the best British chat show has got to be The Jonathan Ross Show. The show has a similar premise to The Graham Norton Show where celebrity guests sit down for a friendly chat.

We cant end the article without mentioning The Masked Singer UK. This show has been a huge hit since it launched on ITV. The show takes the singing competition television genre and turns it on its head.

Frequently asked questions

Usually there is no way to start streaming the ITV Hub television services consistently from outside the UK. But, Beebs makes it possible for people in The Netherlands full access in a couple of clicks. Download the extension and get started.
De beste manier om naar BBC iPlayer te kijken in Turkije is door Beebs te downloaden. Dit is een Google Chrome-extensie die Britse tv-zenders deblokkeert.
It is not possible to download the BBC iPlayer app when based in Nederland or anywhere internationally. However, the good news is that it's possible to access to the BBC iPlayer website with a service called Beebs.

Want to watch British TV from anywhere?

Simply install the Beebs extension

Get Beebs for Chrome