If you're trying to access uCoach outside the UK then you'll be disappointed to find the videos are blocked from viewing. In this article I'm going to show you the extremely easy way how you can avoid these blocks and watch uCoach from anywhere in the world.
Unless you're a licensed UK Coach then you won't be able to view the videos on the uCoach site while abroad which is a little annoying if you've gone away for a coaching event or for some other reason that has taken you outside the UK.
If you need access to the uCoach videos then keep reading below as I'll show you how easy it is to avoid this block and watch uCoach from anywhere in the world.
How to watch uCoach outside the UK
If you visit the uCoach website while you're outside the UK then you won't be able to stream the videos. Instead of seeing the videos that you want to watch you'll be hit with a screen similar to the one below.
The reason you can't access the site is because you're outside the UK and the site knows this.
Each internet connection is assigned something called an IP Address which is similar to a phone number. It helps the internet work so websites know where to send information and who requested what.
The downside is that your IP Address gives away your location and this is how the uCoach website blocks you from watching their videos.
The great news is there is a really simple way to get a new IP Address and one from the UK which will allow you to access the uCoach website from anywhere in the world.
To do this you'll need to sign up for a service called a VPN which allows you to protect your privacy online and alter your IP Address to one from a different location.
Where to get a VPN for uCoach
Searching Google for the term “VPN” will bring up thousands of choices and as online privacy has become a big issue in recent years there are plenty of companies all fighting for your business.
On one hand, this is great because it means the prices are pushed down and it will only cost you around £5 per month. On the other hand, it's like anything, finding a good service can be difficult.
I've tested some of the better VPN providers with the uCoach website and found that IPVanish is the best but the following three are my top picks so feel free to click on any of their names and sign up.
All you need to do is click on one of the names above, sign-up and then below I'll show you just how easy it is to use the VPN service to access uCoach outside the UK from anywhere in the world.
How to use the VPN
Using the VPN is really easy and you can use it on different devices.
Software is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS so you can use it on both your desktop and laptop or your mobile devices such as a tablet or phone.
If you want to use it on a Windows or Mac computer then you can download the software from the VPN provider's website. If you prefer to use on a mobile then you'll find the app at the relevant app store by searching for the VPN provider's name.
Once you've downloaded the required software or app all you need to do is install it then run it and login.
You should now select a UK server and press Connect.
Once connected you are free to visit the uCoach website and rather than be blocked you'll be able to view any of the videos.
I've put together a step-by-step guide using IPVanish with their Windows software but it's pretty much similar on other devices too.
- Visit the IPVanish website and sign-up.
- Click the Apps area and download the Windows software.
- Install, Run it and Log in when required.
- Select United Kingdom in the bottom right-hand corner.
- Press Connect.
The IPVanish software will now take care of connection for you.
After around 15 seconds the software will inform you that it has connected.
All you need to do now is visit the uCoach website and you'll be able to access the videos and other areas of the website as if you were back in the UK.