How to watch British TV in Turkey

Watch British TV in Turkey

If you’re looking for a simple, stress-free and quick method for watching British TV in Turkey then this is the guide for you.

In this guide, I’m going to show you the three options available to watch British TV in Turkey. The best thing? They’re all beginner-friendly which means you don’t need a computer degree to carry them out.

With more than 250,000 British holidaymakers visiting Turkey in July 2016 and an estimated 34,000 British ex-pats living there that’s a lot of us Brits in Turkey.

One thing any traveller or ex-pat will know is British TV is high up the list of things we miss from home. If you’re one of them then you’ll want to watch British TV in Turkey with the least amount of hassle.

Below I’m going to show you how you can do just that.

Your Choices

To watch British TV in Turkey you’ve got three main options to choose from. They’re all as easy as each other but it depends on your circumstances and what type of device you want to watch on.

Option 1: A VPN app suitable for Android and iOS tablets and phones and Windows and Mac computers.

Option 2: A VPN app suitable for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick, good for use on a TV.

Option 3: A hardware VPN router suitable for all types of devices.

Depending on what type of devices you want to watch on depends on what solution you should use. They’re all much the same in terms of ease of use.

Take a look below to choose the best option for you to watch British TV in Turkey.

Option 1: Phone, Tablet, Laptop or Computer solution

To watch British TV in Turkey on your phone, tablet, laptop or computer you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app.

These come in the form of a VPN service and these are provided by hundreds of different companies. I recommend you use the ExpressVPN service because they’ve got a huge 30-day money-back guarantee making it risk-free.

They’ve also got 3-months free on their annual package so if you’re planning on being in Turkey a while or travelling to other countries they’ll keep you covered for less.

If you want to shop around then my three top choices are:

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. NordVPN
  3. CyberGhost VPN

Once you’ve chosen one of the three providers above, follow the simple steps below. I’m using my recommended provider ExpressVPN as an example:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service.
  2. Download their app from the Products section of their website.
  3. Open the app, login and press Selected Location.
  4. Then click on United Kingdom and wait for the app to connect.

Once the app has connected you’re free to visit any UK TV website such as BBC iPlayer, ITV, Sky, BT Sport, Netflix UK and more.

You can also open the relevant apps for those services on your phone or tablet too.

Instead of being blocked like you normally would be in Turkey, you’ll be able to watch your favourite catch-up and live programmes.

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The ExpressVPN app lets you watch British TV in Turkey.

Want to watch Love Island? You can. Want to watch Coronation Street? You can. In fact, you can watch almost anything in Turkey with a VPN from ExpressVPN.

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Option 2: Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick

If you’re going to be in Turkey a little longer than as a regular tourist or you want the comfort of watching British TV in Turkey on a regular TV then the Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick is the way to go.

If you’ve got your Amazon Fire TV / Fire Stick with you in Turkey then you can use it to watch British TV by using a VPN app.

Most VPN services don’t work with Amazon devices but my recommended provider ExpressVPN does. They have a dedicated app that makes watching British TV in Turkey simple.

Just follow the steps below to watch British TV in Turkey on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick:

  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service.
  2. On your Amazon Fire TV Stick use the Search function to search ‘ExpressVPN‘.
  3. Download and install the ExpressVPN app.ExpressVPN Amazon app
  4. Press the Home button and click on the installed ExpressVPN app.
  5. Press Selected Location and then United Kingdom.

The ExpressVPN app will make a connection automatically for you. Once it’s connected you can simply press the Home button on your Amazon Fire remote.

You should then open any of the UK TV streaming apps such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, TV Player etc.

You may occasionally find some apps that still don’t work such as BBC iPlayer. To resolve this install the ‘Firefox’ web browser and navigate to the TV streaming website while connected to ExpressVPN to rectify this.

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Option 3: All types of devices

If you’ve got one of the devices listed above or a device that isn’t covered then the third option is suitable for you.

This is the InvizBox 2 which is a hardware router with VPN capability built-in.

What this means is you don’t need to install any apps on any of your devices, the hardware InvizBox 2 takes care of it all for you.

All you need to do is connect it to your existing internet router and then create a new Wi-Fi (or Wired) hotspot which creates a UK VPN connection for you.

Any devices you have such as Smart TVs, tablets, phones, computers, laptops or anything else can now connect directly to the new Wi-Fi hotspot created by the InvizBox 2 or by direct-wired connection.

Any TV streaming apps or websites from the UK like the BBC iPlayer, ITV, Sky Go and more will now be unblocked allowing you to watch your favourite British TV in Turkey.


If you want to watch British TV in Turkey then in most cases you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service.

There are hundreds of providers of VPN services out there but I recommend ExpressVPN because they work on the widest range of devices.

They’ve also got a really handy 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re a little worried that you won’t be able to get it working or think it’s too technical then you can just get your money back.

To get ExpressVPN click the orange button below and sign up for their service. Then download their app and connect to the United Kingdom. You’ll now be able to use any British TV services website or app in Turkey.

If you’re using any other type of device then consider getting an InvizBox 2 as described in the section above. This is a catch-all device that just plugs into your current router and works with all types of devices.

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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.

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