In this guide we’ll teach you the extremely easy steps to watch Britain’s Got Talent 2018 abroad. So if you’re travelling outside the country, you’re an expat or you just love British variety shows then this guide is for you.
Britain’s Got Talent is back for yet another year of fun, frolics and laughter. The Saturday night talent show is now ingrained in weekend TV viewing and if you’re a fan you’ll be glad it’s back again.
BGT is shown on ITV but if you’re outside the UK abroad then you’ll have little access to watching it. While some overseas networks do show ITV shows they’re often extremely out of date or restricted to cable networks that you might not have access to.
Thankfully though if you’re a Britain’s Got Talent fan there’s a really easy way using an app that you can watch Britain’s Got Talent abroad in just a few steps. So read on to find out how you can enjoy BGT anywhere in the world.
Watch Britain’s Got Talent 2018 abroad
Britain’s Got Talent and the sister show Britain’s Got More Talent will be shown live on ITV in the UK and online on ITV Hub (formally ITV Player). They’ll also be shown on catch-up TV if you miss the live show.
If you try to access ITV Hub abroad outside the UK you’ll be blocked from watching. To unblock this when you’re abroad you’ll need an app called a VPN.
A VPN allows you to disguise your online location and they’re available for all types of devices. They cost a couple of pounds per month and as BGT is shown for about 15 episodes you’ll need about 2 months of service to watch the entire show.
Follow the instructions below to watch BGT abroad.
How to watch Britain’s Got Talent 2018 abroad:
- Visit the VPN provider IPVanish by clicking here. You get a 7-day money back guarantee which gives you time to test the service.
- Go to the Apps section of the IPVanish website and download the correct app for your device.
- Install the app and run it. At the login page enter the account details you created on sign-up.
- On the app select the United Kingdom.
- Press Connect.
- After about 15 seconds the app will connect. Now visit the ITV Hub website where you can watch BGT.
Now you’re connected to the VPN you can watch both Britain’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got More Talent either live when it’s shown at the same time as the UK or on catch-up TV if you miss it.
When you’ve finished watching you can simply Disconnect from the VPN app and everything returns to normal. When you want to watch the next episode of BGT just reconnect and then visit ITV Hub again.
Create an ITV Hub account
You will need to create an account on ITV Hub if you don’t already have one. You’ll also need to enter a UK postcode when creating an account. This can be any UK postcode.
If you’re looking for an example you can use any of these KA2 0JU, PO9 1JB, MK16 0BQ, LE67 4GH or SE22 8HN.
How to download the ITV Hub app abroad
The easiest way to watch Britain’s Got Talent abroad is to do so on a computer or laptop. You only need the VPN app and don’t need any additional apps.
If however you want to watch on a tablet or mobile it’s best if you install the ITV Hub app prior to leaving the UK because it can be difficult to install when you’re outside the UK.
If you’re already outside the UK you should first try and install the ITV Hub app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
If you can’t install it then you’ll need to follow one of the two following guides.
- Android: How to Install Apps outside of your country
- Apple: How to Install Apps outside of your country
When is Britain’s Got Talent 2018 shown
Britain’s Got Talent 2018 starts on April 14th, 2018 and will run until sometime in June. While there’s no confirmed start time it’s likely to be 7 pm as with other years.
This year although some pre-recorded shows have been filmed with Ant & Dec it may be the case that Dec takes over on his own when the shows switch to the live shows.
With recent goings-on from Ant McPartlin, he may not be in a position to take up his double-act role with Dec. However, after a successful Saturday Night Takeaway by a solo Dec, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
This year’s judge line-up is nothing new and will be made up of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
Watch Britain’s Got Talent abroad Recap
If you’re after watching Britain’s Got Talent 2018 abroad then you’re in for a treat. All you’ll need is a VPN app which you can get by clicking the orange button below.
Once you’ve signed up, download the app and connect to the United Kingdom. You’re then free to watch BGT from anywhere in the world live or on catch-up. If you need more in-depth instructions then just read our step-by-step instructions earlier in this guide.