How to watch Spanish TV in the UK

Watch Spanish TV in the UK

In this guide, we’re going to show you the quickest and easiest way to watch Spanish TV in the UK.

If you’re Spanish and living in the UK or you just love Spanish language TV then being in the UK you’ll know there is a real lack of quality Spanish language shows.

The easiest way to watch Spanish TV in the UK is online but if you’ve already tried you’ll know mostly you’re blocked from viewing.

In this guide, we’re going to show you how by using a simple tool called a VPN you can watch Spanish TV in the UK from the comfort of your own home.

How to unblock Spanish TV in the UK

If you’ve already tried to access Spanish TV in the UK online then you’ll know that you’re blocked from viewing.

Instead of seeing the TV shows you want to watch you’ll see a message similar to this one from Antenna 3:

Spanish TV Blocked

Contenido no disponible en su zona geografica

Basically, because you’re not in Spain you can’t stream the content.

To unblock this you need to get yourself a VPN service. A VPN allows you to pretend you’re in another country.

Three VPN providers we recommend are:

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. NordVPN
  3. CyberGhost VPN

All you need to do is choose one of the three above and sign up, then follow the instructions below. In the instructions, we use ExpressVPN as our example.

  1. Download the ExpressVPN app from your app store or their software from the Products area of their website.
  2. Install the app or software, run it and login when required.
  3. Press Selected Location.
  4. Then press All, Europe and Spain.
  5. Press Connect.

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You can see examples of how to select Spain and press Connect below.

ExpressVPN app connecting to Spain

Watch Spanish TV using ExpressVPN.

It takes around 15 to 30 seconds for the app or software to connect.

Once it’s connected all you need to do is visit your favourite Spanish online TV service.

Instead of seeing the block message like above, you’ll now be able to watch all Spanish shows.

Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best but any that you would usually use in Spain or that you know about will now work fine.

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Spanish TV Websites

Now you’ve got a VPN service you can watch any Spanish website as if you were in Spain.

If you’re looking for some suggestions we’ve put together a list of some of the best below that you may want to try out.

Why is Spanish TV blocked outside Spain

Spain is like most countries that block access to their TV services when out of the country.

When you visit a Spanish TV service online the first thing that the website does it check your IP Address.

An IP Address is a set of numbers eg; which is unique to your internet connection at the time you’re connected.

One of the features of an IP Address is it can also give away your location.

When the Spanish TV website sees you’re outside of Spain it’s easy for them to block you from watching.

A VPN service allows you to alter your IP Address to one from another country.

In the case of watching Spanish TV in the UK, it allows you to change your IP Address from a UK one to a Spanish one and so rather than block you the Spanish TV service thinks you’re in Spain and so allows you to watch.

Don’t forget, all you need is a VPN service like one from ExpressVPN and you can watch Spanish TV in the UK. Just click the button below to get one and follow the instructions earlier in this guide.


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Author: Christopher Seward

Having used the internet since 1994, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.


  1. peter

    you don’t need a vpn to view any of these.

    • Christopher Seward

      Hi Peter,

      Some you don’t but others show an ‘International’ version that differs from the local Spanish edition. For example, AtresPlayer (Antenna 3).

      It’s also just an example list, there are plenty of other Spanish services like Netflix Spain and others which you need a VPN to access.

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