If you're looking for a reliable way to watch UK TV in Cyprus then you've probably already searched and come across a lot of outdated or incorrect information.
In this guide we're going to show you the easiest way to watch UK TV in Cyprus and without complicated set-up or expensive gizmos.
The easiest method to watch UK TV in Cyprus is to get yourself a VPN service and below we'll explain all. If you've got a Smart TV skip straight to the bottom of this guide.
Can I watch British TV in Cyprus?
Yes! The easiest method to watch UK TV in Cyprus is to use the online streaming services such as BBC iPlayer or if you have a valid subscription then services such as Sky Go.
Unfortunately, if you're not in the UK then instead of being able to access the service you'll be blocked with a message that looks something like this:
The way to avoid this block is to sign up for a service called a VPN.
VPN services are available for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac devices and work by installing a simple app that allows you to change your online location.
Just follow the six easy steps below to get yourself a VPN service which will have you watching UK TV in Cyprus in no time.
How to watch UK TV in Cyprus:
- Visit the VPN Provider NordVPN and click Sign Up.
- Choose a package length and complete the sign-up process.
- Go to the VPN Apps area of the NordVPN website.
- Download the correct app for your device, install it and run it.
- Login when required.
- Select United Kingdom on the map and press Connect.
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It will take about 15-30 seconds for the NordVPN app to connect.
Once it's connected all you need to do is visit your favourite online streaming service from the UK. Rather than see the block message you saw earlier you'll now be able to watch any programme as normal.
We've rounded up a few of the best streaming services further below in this article if you're struggling for ideas.
Below you can see examples of how to connect with both the mobile apps and the more traditional desktop software.
Android or Apple tablet or phone:
Windows or Mac:
When you've finished watching you can simply press Disconnect.
For as long as you have a valid NordVPN subscription you can reconnect at any time and continue watching.
There are also other VPN services available that do the same thing which we cover below.
Alternative VPN Services
VPN services are originally intended to protect your online privacy and as that has become big news in recent years it means the available choice has rocketed.
Just searching Google for the term “VPN” will bring up thousands of different options and not all are suitable for watching UK TV in Cyprus.
We recommend NordVPN because they're one of the fastest providers which reduces the chances of buffering. They're also incredibly easy to use.
It's always good to shop around though and three more providers that are also suitable for watching UK TV in Cyprus are:
They work in exactly the same way as NordVPN only their apps and software layout will look a bit different.
If you want to compare even more choice then it's worth taking a look at our VPN Comparison Guide that helps you compare up to 20 different VPN services. However, if you're already confused enough it's best to stick with NordVPN.
UK TV Services
Now you've got yourself a VPN service you can access and watch any of the UK TV services that you would normally in the UK.
This includes both free to air services and also any that you have a valid subscription for.
A few you may want to try are:
Free to air
The VPN service will work in any country in the world as well as Cyprus so you can use it regardless of where you travel.
Don't forget, all you need to do is get a VPN by clicking the button below and following the instructions earlier in this guide and you'll be soon watching UK TV in Cyprus.
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How to watch UK TV on a Smart TV
If you want to watch UK TV on a Smart TV then the choices are different.
There are two choices. The first is simple and cheap and the second is simple but more costly. Which is suitable for you all depends on the type of Smart TV you have.
If you can change the “DNS Settings” on your TV which for example on most Samsung Smart TVs is possible then the cheap option is for you, if you can't then you'll need to opt for the more expensive option but it's important your TV is Wi-Fi capable.
Option 1: Change your DNS (The Cheap One)
If you've checked your TV manual and find you can change the DNS settings on your TV then you're in luck.
You need to sign up to the service from StrongVPN.
Once you've signed up, consult your TV manual to find out how to change the DNS Servers and change them to:
You should now be able to access UK TV via your usual apps.
Option 2: Hardware (The More Pricey One)
If your TV doesn't allow you to change DNS Settings but does have a Wi-Fi connection then you'll need to purchase an Invizbox 2.
It works as a middle-man creating a new Wi-Fi hotspot that has VPN capability. Once you've received your Invizbox 2 simply set it to a United Kingdom server as per the included instructions.
Then connect your Smart TV to the new Wi-Fi network that has been created.
You'll now be able to watch UK TV in Cyprus on your Smart TV.