In this guide we're going to teach you the extremely easy way you can watch British TV in Malta. The process is so simple in fact that it will take you less than 5 minutes to complete.
Malta is a great country without a doubt but if you're hankering for some good old British TV then you'll be sorely disappointed with local TV services. While it's possible to find a few British TV programmes, it's impossible to get them all.
The easiest way to watch British TV in Malta is to use online streaming services such as BBC iPlayer but if you've already tried to access those then you'll know you're blocked from viewing while in Malta.
Now the UK has left the EU, you can't even watch temporarily with “EU Portability rules”.
The good news is there is a really small app called a VPN that will allow you watch British TV in Malta with ease. Below we'll show you how.
How to watch British TV in Malta
If you're in Malta and you've already tried to access one of the many British TV online streaming services then you'll already know you're blocked. Instead of being able to stream your favourite shows you'll see a message that looks a little bit like this:
The reason you're blocked is obvious. You're in Malta and the UK streaming services are intended to be watching only within the UK.
All you need to avoid the block above on BBC iPlayer and all the other free-to-air and subscription services from the UK is to get yourself an app called a VPN.
A VPN will allow you to bypass the block on any Android, iOS, Windows or Mac tablet, phone, laptop or computer. Just follow the 5 simple steps below. If you're looking to watch on a SmartTV then see further down in the guide.
How to view British TV in Malta Step-by-Step
- Visit the VPN provider NordVPN and sign-up.
- Download the correct app for your device from their VPN Apps area.
- Install the app, run it and login when required.
- Select United Kingdom.
- Press Connect.
The good news is the app takes care of all the hard work for you and gets you connected to the UK. Once it's connected (which only takes around 15 seconds) it'll let you know.
Any websites you now visit will think you're in the UK rather than in Malta.
If you're struggling to find the correct options or you think it'll be too hard just take a look at these examples on both a mobile and desktop device to show you how easy it really is.
Mobile / Tablet:
Laptop / Desktop:
Now you're connected all you need to do is head over to your favourite online streaming service.
We've rounded up a few of the best British TV services below which you can now visit but essentially you can visit any free-to-air service or any that you have a subscription for. They will all now work in Malta.
That's all there is to it. When you've finished watching all you need to do is press Disconnect on the app and your internet connection returns to normal.
There are no additional charges and you can reconnect at any time and as many times as you wish as long as you have a valid subscription to NordVPN.
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British TV Streaming Sites
Now you've got a VPN service you can watch any online streaming website from the UK.
Below is a list of the best.
- Sky Go
- BT Sport
- Virgin TV Anywhere
How to watch British TV on a SmartTV in Malta
If you've got a SmartTV then unless it's running an Android interface which is unlikely then you're going to need a hardware solution.
Unfortunately, it will work out more expensive than if you use a tablet, phone or computer.
To watch British TV on a SmartTV in Malta you'll need to buy a device called an InvizBox 2.
The InvizBox 2 is a hardware device that creates a new Wi-Fi connection with built in VPN functionality. You can get an InvizBox 2 here.
Once the device arrives and you've set it up using the included instructions, you can create a new Wi-Fi hotspot for the UK.
You should connect your SmartTV to this hotspot. Once connected you'll be able to launch the British TV streaming apps from your SmartTV and stream as if you were in the UK.
This solution works best if you brought your SmartTV from the UK.
You may still be blocked from downloading the streaming apps if you bought the TV in Malta so it's worth checking that you can install or already have apps installed such as BBC iPlayer first.
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