If you're a British citizen, and you like travelling, you may have made plans to visit some of the more exotic locations shortly, such as Vietnam.
But have you made plans for watching British TV while there?
A lot of people are interested in this Asian country and its most popular destinations, such as Ho Chi Minh City, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Hoi An attract visitors from around the world including the UK.
However, leaving home means that you are also leaving behind your favourite original UK TV shows.
You won't be able to watch them from Vietnam due to geo-restrictions, meaning you'll miss your favourite shows, especially if you are planning on leaving home for a more extended period, or setting up base in Vietnam.
Fortunately, we have a solution for you, a VPN app which I'll explain all about below.
What do you need to get started?
Of course, watching UK TV via cable won't be possible. Unsurprisingly there's no ‘British TV' network in Vietnam.
This means you'll have to make use of the UK's online streaming services.
In other words, internet access will be necessary to start viewing.
The second thing that you will need is a VPN app, which can alter your location so it looks like you're in the United Kingdom.
Originally VPNs are used to keep you secure online, but the ability to hide your location is the crucial feature for you.
Where to get a VPN?
Now, getting a VPN is not that difficult, as there are hundreds of VPN services available online.
A brief search of Google or your favourite search engine will throw up thousands of results.
Choosing the right one, on the other hand, is a bit trickier.
It is vital that you know that not all of the VPNs are the same, which means that not all of them are equally as good, and many of them are unable to access UK streaming services.
In our on the ground testing, we found ExpressVPN to be about the best choice.
It works well for watching British TV and it's recommended by some of the leading tech websites and magazines.
The standout feature is it works on almost any device from your phone to your laptop. It'll also work on tablets, desktops and even some TV devices like the Amazon Fire TV.
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How to watch UK TV from Vietnam?
Now that you understand the problems with watching UK TV from Vietnam, and you know what you need to get streaming – here are the steps you need to follow.
- Choose a VPN, such as ExpressVPN, visit their site and sign up.
- Download the VPN app. You'll find computer/laptop apps on their website or search your regular app store for phone or tablet apps.
- Install the app, then open it and login with your account details.
- Click the ‘…‘ next to the Selected Location and then click on the United Kingdom.
- And, that's it. You can now watch UK TV on streaming services and apps from anywhere in the world, including Vietnam. Enjoy!
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Where can I watch UK TV from?
As mentioned, you can watch UK TV from anywhere, and the only condition is that you have internet access, and of course, the VPN app.
Other than that, you can visit any location in Vietnam, such as the ones mentioned earlier (Ho Chi Minh City, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Hoi An), or any other.
In fact, you don't even have to limit yourself to Vietnam.
VPN works all around the world, so if you're planning on doing a tour around Asia, you can still access UK TV from Thailand, Japan, the Philippines, China, India, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, or any other country.
What can I watch?
When it comes to what you can watch, that includes pretty much anything, as long as you pick a good VPN service.
You can unblock any subscription service you have an account for or stream free-to-air services. The choice is yours.
Ensure you read the terms & conditions of each service you're accessing as not all allow you to watch from abroad – so be sure you adhere to any requirements.
You can even unblock the UK version of Netflix from Vietnam or wherever else you end up travelling.
Summary: A Brief Recap
Travelling to Vietnam and other Asian countries can be very interesting and exciting. You get to see new locations, meet new people, experience a different way of life, and more.
However, it often happens that people become a bit homesick after a long time on the road, or they simply wish to watch some home TV.
If this happens to you, you can quickly satisfy this need by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN and binging your favourite British content.
Download their app, connect to their United Kingdom location and enjoy TV wherever you find yourself.
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