How to watch Celtic TV in the UK

Watch Celtic TV

Celtic TV is the place to be for watching your favourite Scottish football team. In this simple guide I'm going to show you how you can watch Celtic TV in the UK with the help of a little app called a VPN.

Celtic TV is great for those living abroad outside the UK or Ireland because it shows practically every Celtic match including the likes of the 3 pm kick-off games which aren't shown by any UK broadcaster.

Unfortunately, Celtic TV is restricted to viewing from outside the UK and Ireland only so if you tried to watch in the UK or Ireland you're blocked from viewing.

Thankfully there is an app called a VPN from providers like NordVPN that allows you to unblock the service and watch Celtic TV in Scotland, the rest of the UK and Ireland in its entirety. Below I'll show you how.

Watch Celtic TV in the UK

If you try and access Celtic TV inside Scotland, the UK or Ireland then you'll be blocked from watching, you'll only be able to listen to matches or watch replays.

The reason is obvious, you're in Scotland, the UK or Ireland where the service isn't intended to be used. The Celtic TV website knows your location because of your internet connection and something called your IP Address.

By using an a called a VPN from my recommended provider NordVPN you can change your IP Address so you appear in another country. The result is, instead of being blocked from watching, you can watch all the Celtic games live on Celtic TV INSIDE Scotland, the UK or Ireland.

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How to watch Celtic TV in the UK

Just follow the 5 simple steps below and you can be watching Celtic TV in minutes.

  1. Visit the VPN provider NordVPN by clicking here and sign up for their service – There's a 30-day money back guarantee if you can't it to work for whatever reason.
  2. Go to the VPN apps section of their website and download and install the correct app for your device.
  3. Open the app and when prompted login with the account details you created when you signed up.
  4. Press Speciality Servers then the Obfuscated Servers etc and then Connect to a country outside the UK.
  5. Once the NordVPN app has made connection head over to the Celtic TV website.

You can now watch all the matches live online in the UK or Ireland.

NordVPN Obsfucated servers

How to sign up for Celtic TV in the first place

If you've got family or friends outside Scotland, the UK or Ireland it's easiest to get them to sign up on your behalf and then use the VPN app to watch in the UK or Ireland.

If you don't have family or friends abroad then you can use the VPN service first to connect to a country such as the Netherlands and then use an address from FakeAddressGenerator.

You should use your real card details with an address in the Netherlands. Alternatively, connect to another country like France and use the FakeAddressGenerator website to generate an address in France.

Are VPN services legal?

VPN services are completely legal in the UK and most other countries across the world.

Their intended purpose is to protect your online security allowing you to protect your privacy so no one knows what you're doing or where you're from.

It is this ability to alter your location that lets you pretend you're in another country so to the Celtic TV website it looks like you're outside the UK or Ireland.

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Alternative VPN services

NordVPN isn't the only VPN service in the world, in fact, there are hundreds. I recommend NordVPN because when testing I found them to be one of the fastest which reduces the chances of buffering.

You definitely don't want buffering while watching Celtic because you could miss an important goal.

If you've got time then it's always worth shopping around and although most VPN services cost approximately the same you may find a service that you feel is better.

Not all VPN services are suitable for watching Celtic TV because they're too slow for streaming video and many don't work. You may wish to check out these three, but your mileage may vary with them as they aren't guaranteed to work.

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. IPVanish
  3. CyberGhost VPN

All three providers work the same as NordVPN. The layout of their apps will look different but the process is the same. Simply connect to a country outside the UK or Ireland and watch Celtic TV without restriction.

Watch Celtic TV in the UK Recap

To watch Celtic TV in Scotland, the UK or Ireland you'll need to get yourself a VPN app. These are available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS devices and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

You can get my recommended VPN service NordVPN for watching Celtic TV by clicking the button below. They've got a massive 30-day money back guarantee to give you plenty of time to test it risk free. If you can't get it working then just take advantage of their refund policy.

Once you've signed up follow the 5 simple instructions from earlier in this guide.


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Have you followed our guide and been watching Celtic TV? We would love to hear what match you watched or how you found the process, why not let us know in the comments section below?

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, 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.


  1. Iain

    Hello, Celtic TV have just blocked VPN’s. Is there an alternative solution?

  2. Ted Rogers

    Celtic tv not now working with nord vpn – any alternative working solutions?

    • Are you getting some kind of error message? If you’re trying to watch from Spain can’t you simply watch without a VPN?

      • Ted Rogers

        🙂 only in Spain for a long weekend, Dublin is home- bit expensive to fly in for the live match every week

        • Haha, sorry about that. Thanks for letting us know about NordVPN. Are you getting some kind of error message? Have you tried ExpressVPN? They’ve got a 30-day money back guarantee so if you can’t get it working you can simply get a refund.

  3. Ted Rogers

    The site detects that I am “probably using a vpn” 🙁

    • Hi Ted, Have you tried multiple countries and servers on NordVPN? For example, Luxembourg, Romania and even places like New York, USA. It would be really hard for them to block the entire world so it’s worth trying a few different countries. Also try the “Speciality Servers” using Double VPN. Try their UK -> France and UK -> Netherlands servers. Would be great to hear how you get on, keep us posted.

  4. Derek Galbraith

    How would this work with the fake address generator? Does your card not need to be registered at the address you give in order for your payment to go through? And, if so, how on earth could you register your bank card at a fake foreign address?

  5. Drew

    Non of these work with the new VPN detection CTV have implemented. Have you actually tested these on an account yourself?

    • Hi Drew,

      Admittedly, the article was wrote a couple of years back. It was updated recently for some errors but we didn’t test the services again. Have you tried these three and not working?

  6. Piero Angelini

    Liar,i have express vpn and paid subscription to Celtic tv and am told when i log in that i am using a proxy and therefore not allowed access.

    • Hi Piero,

      At the top of the article we’ve added a note stating that this may no longer work. If you’ve already signed up you can get a refund from ExpressVPN within 30 days. If you need help how to do this please let us know.

  7. Johnny

    I’ve signed up to Celtictv using addresses in France, Netherlands and Belgium using both Nordvpn and Cyberghost vpn for the last couple of years unfortunately in recent months they’ve blocked me citing I’m using a VPN do you know any work arounds ? Cheers Johnny

  8. Nope.. Celtic tv have blocked VPN’s any way to get around this??

  9. JohnMac

    You updated this article in September 2019. CTV hasn’t worked with VPN since at least July. Did you check before writing?

    • Christopher Seward

      Hi JohnMac,

      The article was updated in September to make it clear that it isn’t working with VPN. You can see this note at the very start of the article.

  10. I have a Nord vpn

    • Christopher Seward

      Hi Martin,

      Unfortunately I don’t think this is working with NordVPN anymore.

  11. Dean

    NordVPN does work i have been using there vpn for months and haven’t missed a game, infact i actually cast it from my Samsung Galaxy A70 to my chromecast which is plugged into the back of my big screen tv. You have to make sure you are using a speciality server called a obfuscated server (NordVPN provide this) thus allowing you to bypass Celtic TVs recently new vpn block as intended. When you go to pay you need to turn the vpn off after you select your package but before you checkout to be redirected to worldpay to make payment. Hope this helps!

    • Christopher Seward

      That’s great Dean. We did used to recommend NordVPN using that method but it stopped working, glad to see it’s working again.

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