How to watch ITVX abroad? [Updated: November 2022]

ITV is one of the best TV channels on earth, at least if you are a fan of popular TV series such as Britain’s Got Talent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Emmerdale, and lots of other TV shows. But, is it possible to watch ITVX abroad? The service was renamed to ITVX in November 2022. Before that, it was called ITVHub, also referred to as ITVPlayer. But, how can you access live streams and programs on demand on ITV outside the United Kingdom?

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If you are a mountain climber, you know that certain mountains are easy to climb while others are more difficult. If you write about how you can watch certain TV networks online, some are easier to deal with while others are harder. Why is that? Some TV networks use lots of time and energy at blocking viewers abroad, while others don’t really deal with it.

ITV and its streaming service ITVX is definitely among the TV networks hardest to crack. But, it isn’t impossible if you know how it is done!

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What will happen if you try to watch ITVX abroad?

ITVX is a streaming service only available in the United Kingdom. If you try to watch any of the content on the platform abroad, you will most likely see an error message quite similar to the one you see in the picture below.

outside the uk - itvx is only available in the UK

This is a common problem and you need to use a VPN in order to make ITVX believe that you are in the United Kingdom. But, it is very important to pick the right VPN. Why is that? Most VPN providers are blocked by ITVX. Surfshark is a VPN that I love and use for unblocking many other streaming services. But, when I connected to a Surfshark server in the United Kingdom and visited the ITV website, I experienced some strange problems.

  • I was unable to log in with my ITV credentials.
  • I was unable to reset my password.

I didn’t understand what was going on at first, but it all felt strange. Why wasn’t I able to log in to the ITVX website with my username and password that I knew was correct? Why didn’t I receive an email when I tried to reset my password?

To investigate what was going on, I disconnected from the Surfshark server in the United Kingdom and tried ExpressVPN instead. I connected to an ExpressVPN server in London and restarted my browser. As I tried to log in with the same user credentials, the error messages were gone and I was able to log in with my profile.

shazam on itvx

After connecting to the ExpressVPN server in the United Kingdom, I am able to watch all available content. Above you can see a screenshot I just made as I started to watch the hilarious movie Shazam on ITVX.

How to watch ITVX outside the United Kingdom?

I have already described the process I went through as I tried to watch ITVX outside the UK. I knew that I had to use a VPN in order to get an IP address in the United Kingdom. But, I also realized quickly that it wasn’t enough to get a local IP address in the UK. ITV is actively blocking the IP addresses handed out by the different VPN providers, and that is why it is important to use a VPN that isn’t blocked. And that is when it gets complicated!

It doesn’t matter if you try to watch ITVX with a free or an expensive VPN. You will most likely be blocked, no matter what. And yes, that is why it is important to use ExpressVPN.

I know ExpressVPN is among the most expensive VPN providers on the market, but I guess it is expensive because it works. They are working day and night to help their customers get access to streaming services such as ITVX. In addition to this service, you can also use ExpressVPN to watch Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and popular American streaming services such as PeacockTV, Hulu, ESPN+, Paramount+, and many others.

ITVX abroad in a few steps.

  • Visit the ExpressVPN website and purchase a subscription.
  • Download the ExpressVPN client to your computer, tablet, TV, or telephone.
  • Launch the ExpressVPN application and connect to a server in the United Kingdom.
  • Visit the ITV website.
    • If you haven’t registered a user yet, do it now!
    • Do not forget that you need to register your new user with a ZIP code in the UK (ex: E14 9SJ, E1 8GP).
    • Confirm that the email address you registered is working properly.
  • Watch all your favorite content on ITVX.
bob the builder

Kids love ITVX, and there are lots of TV programs available for kids on the platform. Above you can see a screenshot I just made as I started to watch an episode of Bob the Builder on the platform.

Now that you are ready to watch ITVX online I hope that you are happy. Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions about ITVX related to the service.

A few words about ExpressVPN.

I have mentioned that you can use ExpressVPN to stream ITV online in this article. But, what is ExpressVPN? Is it a company that you can trust? Is it a scam? Do you have any sort of guarantee that it will work? How does the service work?

First of all, ExpressVPN is a company registered in the British Virgin Islands. As a result, it will be hard to hunt them down if they should run away with your money. But, it is important to know that ExpressVPN has been around for more than a decade and they have millions of customers. Since most of their customers are on recurring payment plans, it is the best intention of ExpressVPN to keep their service alive, as it gives them a constant flow of money. If they suddenly stop, people will cancel their subscriptions and no more money will go their way.

I do not, however, worry that ExpressVPN will do something stupid. This company has a great reputation online and they do their uttermost to take care of their customers. That is why they have live support available on their website. If you ever need help or support you can contact them and get help immediately.

Are you unable to watch ITVX with ExpressVPN for some reason? Or have you watched what you wanted to and now you don’t need the subscription anymore? You can cancel your ExpressVPN subscription for 30 days and get all your money in return. This serves as a guarantee for you because you don’t have to worry when you buy your subscription. If you don’t like it or if it doesn’t work, simply stop using it, cancel your subscription, and get your money back. And believe me, this actually works! If they didn’t live up to this guarantee, you would read about it everywhere on the Internet. But you don’t. The reason is that they are true to their promise.

expressvpn with itv

ExpressVPN has applications for Windows, Android, iOS, AndroidTV, macOS, Linux, routers, and even more platforms. You can even buy routers with ExpressVPN pre-installed. As a result, it is very easy to use. If your only goal is to watch ITV in your browser, then you can install the ExpressVPN browser extensions which are available for Firefox, Chrome, and Edge.

It is worth knowing that you can use one ExpressVPN subscription on five devices at the same time. As a consequence, you can share the subscription with a family member or two and split the cost if that sounds nice.

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ExpressVPN can also be used to unblock Netflix content in several countries, and to watch TV networks and streaming services in nearly 100 countries (ExpressVPN has servers in 94 countries currently). The servers are very fast, making ExpressVPN the fastest VPN on the market currently.

Now that you know more about ExpressVPN you can either move on and watch ITVX online or take a look at the frequently asked questions below.

Frequently asked questions about ITVX.


Can I watch ITVX on my iPhone/iPad abroad?

That is a brilliant question and one that many people ask. It is possible to watch ITVX on your iPad and iPhone, but it is a little bit complicated as well. Why is that?

To watch ITVX on your iPad or iPhone, you need to use the VPN services of ExpressVPN. But, it isn’t enough to have an IP address in the United Kingdom. You also need to download and install the ITVX application on your device. That sounds easy, but it isn’t.

The ITVX application is only available to people with an Apple account registered in the UK. If your Apple account is registered elsewhere you will not be able to find the ITVX application in Apple Store. Without the ITVX application, you remain unable to watch ITVX on your iPhone or iPad.

What can you do about that?

  • You need to use ExpressVPN and connect to a server in the United Kingdom.
  • Then you go to https://appleid.apple.com/account to create a brand new Apple account.
  • Register a new account with an address in the UK. If you don’t have any idea when it comes to an address, simply use the address of any random hotel in the UK.
  • Finish the registration process.
  • Go to the settings on your iPad/iPhone and choose your brand new Apple account as the one to use with Apple Store.
  • Open Apple Store and download the ITVX application.
  • Log in to the ITVX application with your ITV credentials.

You can immediately change back to your normal Apple ID after you have downloaded the ITVX application from Apple Store. If you later want to download other programs from the Apple Store in the UK (for example BBC iPlayer), use your British Apple ID again.


Can I watch ITVX on my Android device abroad?

Of course! It is possible, but it is a little bit complicated, just like it is a little bit complicated to watch ITV on your Apple device abroad. If you search for ITVX in Google Play Store, you will most likely not find the application. That is because it is only available to users with a Google account registered in the United Kingdom.

What can you do about it? There are two options!

Option 1: (a little bit complicated)

  • You need a subscription to ExpressVPN. Download the VPN client and connect to a server in the United Kingdom.
  • Create a brand new Google account with a new email address and remain connected to a server in the UK all the time. Turn off the GPS on your device.
  • Open Google Play Store and search for ITVX. You will now see the content of the Google Play Store in the United Kingdom.
  • Open the ITVX application, log in with your ITV credentials, and stream whatever you are interested in.

Option 2: (easier)

  • Use ExpressVPN and connect to a server in the United Kingdom.
  • Visit the website of APKPure and manually download the ITVX application to your device.
  • Install the APK file manually. You will most likely have to change some permissions on your Android device to allow applications to be installed from unknown sources. After you have installed the ITVX application you can turn this option off again.
  • Launch the ITVX application and watch whatever content you are interested in.

It wasn’t that hard, but it wasn’t super easy either. The most important is that you know the solution and that you are able to stream ITVX no matter where you are in the world.


Is ITVX free?

You can watch ITVX for free. You need to register a user, but that is completely free. There is, however, a service called ITVX Premium. This costs £5.99/month or £59.99/year. You don’t need ITVX Premium to watch the ITV live streams, nor to watch most of the content available on the platform.

itvx premium

If you plan on watching lots of TV series on ITVX, the Premium version is worth the money because it will remove the ads (which takes a lot of time). Since it is impossible to remove the ads from the ITV live streams, it is only worth it to those who plan to watch lots of content on demand.

Another positive thing with ITVX Premium is that you can download content and watch it offline.


Why am I unable to login to ITVX with my username and password?

I have written about this earlier in the article as well. If you are unable to login to ITVX with your username and password, there are many things that might cause this problem.

A good idea is to try to reset your password. If you are able to reset your password and log in with your new password, the problem has been solved. If you are unable to reset your password (the password reset email never arrives), something else is causing the problem.

When this happened to me it was because I was using an IP address blocked by ITV. It might also happen if you are trying to watch ITVX abroad. The solution is to use a VPN that isn’t blocked by ITVX (at least that solved the problem for me). You can read more about which VPN to use further up in this article.


Why am I unable to register a new user at ITVX?

The answer is identical to the answer I gave above on the question about why people are unable to login to the ITVX website with their username and password. It is most likely caused by an error with your IP address (that your IP address is blocked by ITV), or because you are located outside the United Kingdom.


Can I watch the World Championship in football (FIFA World Cup) online on ITVX?

ITV will broadcast quite a lot of matches from the FIFA World Cup. The rest of the matches can be streamed on BBC iPlayer. If you have followed the instructions in this article, you know how to watch ITVX online, both inside and outside the United Kingdom. As a result, you are able to stream every single match broadcasted by ITV from the World Championship in football in Qatar.

fifa world cup on itvx

You can use the same VPN and the same steps to watch BBC iPlayer abroad, which means that you will get access to the rest of the matches from the FIFA World Cup as well. In other words, you can stream the entire tournament for free online.


Are you ready to watch ITV online?

I have tried to give you all the instructions you need to watch ITVX online in this article. I hope you have found the answers you were looking for and that you are ready to stream all your favorite content already.

If you have any further comments or questions, please use the comment field below. I always try to answer all questions as quickly as possible!

36 thoughts on “How to watch ITVX abroad? [Updated: November 2022]

  1. Thomas Stein says:

    Just tested ExpressVPN with ITV, and still works perfectly. And it also works with BBC iPlayer and Channel4 and UK Netflix, making it a perfect tool for those in love with UK TV networks and local content!

  2. Thomas Stein says:

    I have just updated the article once again, to make sure that the instructions are completely up to date and to help all our readers stream ITV abroad. If you have further comments or questions, just write them here, and I will do my best to help you out!

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Based on the address of “your website” I believe this is a junk comment, because you know that you can just download the ITV HUB apk manually to your system. Once you have installed the APK on your Android system, you can use the VPN and watch ITV from abroad.

      If you are on an iOS system I am not entirely sure, I guess you would need a UK Apple ID to find the ITV Hub application in the Apple Store. It is easy to create a new Apple ID if so, and then you can use this to find the ITV hub application, download it, install it, and later use the VPN to actually stream the content available in the ITV Hub.

  3. Ryan says:

    There hasn’t been any comments to this article for a long time. Is it dead? Does the methods described here still work? Don’t want to sign up for PureVPN if it doesn’t work, as I have read lots of bad stuff about them as a VPN provider. I would however love to stream ITV in Hungary, so please help me out!

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Hello Ryan,
      I just did a test with PureVPN, and it works perfectly with ITVPlayer on the ITV website. You just open the PureVPN application, then under Purpose you select “ITV (Faster streaming)” and connect. Once this is done you should be ready to stream ITV online as soon as you are connected (that should normally take 5-10 seconds). Do not forget that you can also use this to get access to loads of other TV channels in the UK and elsewhere in the world, so well worth the money. Give it a try, and write some feedback once you have tried it. Would love to here whether or not it worked for you as well!

      • Ryan says:

        Thanks for your reply! Based on your comment I gave it a try, and it works! I even tried to stream ITV on my Android phone, and it worked there as well with the PureVPN service. I was especially happy about that, because I know lots of people get different error messages as they try to stream the ITV Hub on their Android devices, but it worked with PureVPN. Thanks a lot for the help!

  4. Christopher says:

    PS. If you have android you can
    search different forums and can
    easily download an iTV player as
    well as the BBC iPlayer abroad.
    Connect with your VPN and you’re
    good to go.

  5. Christopher says:

    I’ve been using the vpn trick for a while,
    but was wondering if there is a way to
    rent content outside the UK. could I set
    a UK bank account(ie Barclay’s) that can
    convert my US Dollars to Pounds and allow
    me to purchase content abroad? Would the same
    work for iTunes? I have to jump through so many
    expensive hoops to purchase UK iTunes Gift Cards.

  6. Judy says:

    My problem: I use HMA and have done so successfully in accessing BBC and ITV.
    However, I’m now being asked to update my itvplayer app ( which I downloaded in the UK last year) and am unable to do so on or off HMA.
    Any suggestions, please?

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Hello! Are you using an Android device? If so, the solution is probably to connect to a UK server using HMA. After connecting go to Manage Apps, open Google Play Store. Once there Clear all Data and Force Stop. Now you should try again to update your application! Hopefully it should work now…

  7. Kathryn says:

    I’m in the US using VyperVPN because I would like to download ITV player. From what I’ve read I would have to set up a UK Apple ID? Does that seem right?

    • Thomas Stein says:

      I am not 100% sure about this, but it seems likely that you need to have a UK Apple ID, UK account, to be able to download the ITV Player app to your iPad/iPhone. This is very common strategy among TV channels who create apps for watching content, so I would not be surprised if ITV do the same. I don’t remember exactly, but maybe you can change the “nation” of your Apple Account a couple of times in total, but in general your account is registered to and limited to the shop of one given nation.

      Just tested this on an Android device, and located outside the UK I could not download the ITV Player for Android. But, as I used my VPN subscription to connect to a UK server, and then I cleared all Google Play data and Forced it to stop, and then I opened Google Play again and then I could download the ITV Player for Android (and after that watch the content). But, this might be a bit harder using iPad/iPhone.

      • Bridget says:

        Hey Thomas you have been a great help! I wonder if I could ask you to describe in detail how to clear the Google play account info as you state above. I live in Canada and I am missing my emmerdale catchup episodes. I am using a galaxy s tablet.
        Cheers!!!

        • Thomas Stein says:

          What you need to do is to have a valid VPN subscription to HideMyAss and have their application up and running on your Galaxy tablet. When this is done do the following:
          1) Go to Settings – Applications and find Google Play Store
          2) Once there Clear Cache and Clear data.
          3) Connect to the UK server in HideMyAss.
          4) Start Google Play again. Search for the ITV application, download it and run it!
          5) It should be working now!

          Hope this will help you in detail.

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Just tried it again right now. I am not sure if all four postal codes are working, but I used the L4 0TH as I tried it now, and it was working. Also, ITV tries to find your location itself and normally you will get asked by your browser if you want to let ITV find your current destination. Do not let them, but rather add the ZIP code yourself, and it should be working! At least it does for me and for several other people who have read this article! Try again and write whether it succeeded or not!

  8. Johnathan says:

    Many people who travel overseas wonder if it’s possible to be accessing iplayer outside… the answer is here!

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