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How to Watch All4 From Anywhere in the World – Unlocator
Channel 4 (Also known as 4oD and All4) is a free live and on-demand streaming service available in the UK only. Channel 4 is popular for British shows via its catch up channels that include Channel 4, E4, More4, 4Seven, Film4, and 4Music. Channel 4 is geoblocked outside UK. Therefore, British expats living abroad or spending their holidays in Spain, Cyprus, USA, Greece, Australia, UAE, Canada, or Australia or anywhere else in the world cannot watch their favorite British sitcoms. Unlocator allows you to bypass these regional restrictions and watch Channel 4 regardless of your location.
How Can I Watch Channel 4 Using Unlocator Smart DNS
Channel 4 is able to detect whether you are located in the UK or not by looking at your IP address. Unlocator Smart DNS allows you to access Channel 4 abroad by hiding the bits of your connection that reveal your location without the need to change your IP address. There’s no need for any additional software when setting up Unlocator’s Smart DNS on your streaming device. Simply create a free Unlocator trial and then follow the setup guides.
Unblocking All4 Live Streaming – Selecting UK Time Zone
After you have created your Unlocator account and configured your device to use Unlocator, you also have to change the time zone on your streaming device to in order to watch All4’s live stream if it’s not already set to UK.
In order to change your time zone to UK on your iPhone/iPad, go to settings → general → date and time → time zone → type London and choose London, England.
In order to change your timezone to UK on your Android, go to settings → time & date → uncheck “Automatic time zone” → Select time zone → choose London.
Using Unlocator VPN to Unblock All4
If you don’t feel comfortable altering the network settings on your device you can also use our VPN apps for Android, iOS, Mac or Windows to watch All4 outside the UK. First you need to create a free Unlocator trial as VPN access is included in the trial. Once you have installed the app and logged in you simply select one of the UK servers and click connect. Once connected your real IP is hidden and your data connection is encrypted. As a result you will be able to watch All4 regardless of where you are located.
So even though Smart DNS and VPN can both be used to unblock All4 there are times where you want to use VPN over Smart DNS. If you are located in a place with public WiFi like hotels, airports, cafes, restaurants, conferences, schools and the likes then you need to use VPN. This is both due to the fact that you might not be able to use Smart DNS at these locations but even more importantly you need the extra protection that you get from VPN. The reason is that criminals will often use unsecured public WiFi to harvest private details from connected users in order to do identity theft etc. So if you ever connect to a network that you don’t control yourself you should be using VPN.
Both VPN and Smart DNS are included in the free Unlocator trial so you can give both of them a spin.
The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and Channel 4
For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our
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4Viewers FAQs – Channel 4
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Rights agreements mean that our All 4 service is only available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, (although C4 does not always have rights for programmes in ROI). Even if you are a citizen of the UK or ROI you cannot access the service from abroad.
Unfortunately, you can only watch on All 4 when you are connected to the internet as it is a streaming service. However, you can watch previously downloaded programmes offline.
If you’re using an IOS or Android device to access All 4, you can watch and download All 4 content using 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connectivity (please check in Settings in order to enable this function). Please note that your operator may charge you for 3G/4G data when you stream/download content on the App. If you are unsure how much 3G/4G data costs on your tariff, please contact your network operator.
The Microsoft Edge browser returns a DRM error when you try to watch protected content and are using certain monitors or cables, such as VGA. This is because the media extension within Edge views the connection as unsafe, meaning protected content could be decrypted. There are two ways to continue watching content on All4 while using one of these connections:
Change to another one of our supported HTML5 browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
Or you can use a different connection, such as HDMI, to view content on another monitor.
No. All 4 programming is only available in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. (Note: there are parts of Dorset and Kent where, in some weather conditions, you get a stronger mobile data signal from France than the UK, even if you have a UK SIM. This may cause All 4 to think you are abroad. ) Nor can you watch All 4 content via a UK SIM while overseas. Rights agreements mean that our All 4 service is only available in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, (although not for all programmes in ROI).
However, you can download programmes to watch whilst overseas on iOS and Android devices.
It is not currently possible to watch a programme on the mobile site. However, you will be directed to a link which reads as ‘How to watch’. Choosing this link will direct you to links where you can download the All 4 app in order to catch-up or stream a programme.
Firstly, you will need to download the app from the Google Play Store You can search for content by accessing the different menu options from the home page:
We Recommend presents viewing suggestions from our editors.
Catch Up enables you to search for content by broadcast date.
Categories enables you to search for content by genre. Browse free Box Sets of some of our favourite shows.
A-Z allows you to search for programmes alphabetically using the first letter of the show’s title. Search enables you to find programmes by typing in the name of the show. A minimum of two characters is required to start searching. When you have found the show you are looking for you will be taken to an Overview page, which gives you specific details about the programme, including broadcast date, channel and synopses for all available episodes.
Yes, you will need to be registered to use the Watch Live service. You can register here
The minimum operating requirements for each platform are described below.
Accessing All 4+
All 4+ is available across all devices and the same minimum requirements as accessing All 4 apply. To sign up log into your account and select account settings.
Accessing All 4 online at
In order to watch All 4 you will need:
A laptop or desktop with Microsoft Windows or OSX (Mac) operating system
A broadband internet connection
One of our recommended browsers:
Google Chrome (latest version)
Firefox (latest version)
Microsoft Edge (latest version)
Safari (latest version)
You can access the mobile website and browse our catalogue of content on:
Mobile and tablet devices with an internet connection
Please note: Internet Explorer 11 is no longer being supported. To continue watching All 4 we would strongly suggest that you update to one of the browsers above.
All 4 iPhone and iPad apps:
A broadband internet connection connected to your device
HDMI compatible TV
A relevant account or subscription to access device features/content
Download our free All 4 app for iOS by visiting the iTunes app store (opens in a new window) from your device
All 4 Android apps:
Download our free All 4 app for Android by visiting Google Play (opens in a new window) Or Amazon (opens in a new window)
Use your Android or iOS device, or the Chrome browser on your computer, to cast All 4 content directly to your TV.
TVs, Consoles and Set Top Boxes:
All 4 is available on the following devices:
PS4, Windows 10, XBoxOne, YouView, Roku, Samsung, Amazon Fire, FreeviewPlay, Now TV, Sky, Virgin Media.
In order to view on any device you will need:
iOS 10. 3+
The All 4 app on Android app is only available with an internet connection unless you have downloaded our programmes to watch offline; you can browse and watch video using 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connectivity.
You need Android OS 5. 0 and above. For security reasons, rooted devices are not supported.
All 4 offers a wide selection of programmes recently broadcast on Channel 4, E4 and More4, all freely available to watch on demand. We also offer a free and extensive library of both classic shows and more recent programmes, including complete box sets of some of our most popular series. Plus you can also watch our channels live from the All 4 website and mobile/tablet apps.
You can watch all the latest catch up, free box sets, plus a huge library of recent, classic and online shows including Shorts. It is not currently possible to cast the Watch Live service nor Clips and Extras. Channel 4 must acquire specific rights for some programmes in order to show these on a particular device, therefore some shows may not be available to cast on Google Chromecast.
Watch Live is supported on most of our platforms (Amazon, Roku, PS4, Samsung Tizen, iOS, Android and).
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If you are having any issues with Watch Live please get in touch via our CONTACT US form.
It is not currently possible to watch a programme on the mobile site. However, you will be given the option to open or download the app. If you already have the app installed, choosing this option will open the app and enable you to catch-up or stream a programme. If you choose to download the app, you will be redirected to the apple store.
If you have either Freeview or satellite you can watch Channel 4 in Wales. You’ll find us on channel 117 and our HD channel on 140 with Sky and on channel 7 via Freeview.
You can only watch All 4 when you are connected to the internet, as it is a streaming service.
The All 4 app on iOS is available with an internet connection; either mobile or Wi-Fi connectivity, or without an internet connection you can access the “Downloads” section only.
All 4 requires iOS 10. 3+
Older generation devices are not supported – these include iPhone 4/4S or iPad 1 devices.
All 4 iOS v8. 0+ requires iOS 10. 3+
If you have an older iOS version or are using an older iOS device, such as an iPhone 4/4S these are unfortunately no longer supported.
You can check which operating system your iPad or iPhone is currently using by going to Settings>General>About> and scrolling down do Version.
To view a programme with subtitles, click on the “S” button in the video player (once the ads have played) and subtitles for the programme will load. If the “S” button is not displayed, this means that there are no subtitles available for that programme.
For the best experience we recommend using one of the following browsers:
All 4 is committed to continuing to extend accessibility where possible, but there are known issues with subtitles for live television on both Safari and Firefox where the subtitle position is inconsistent. We therefore recommend using one of the above browsers for the best viewing experience.
Yes. Once you have downloaded a programme, you can watch it offline or overseas.
No, unfortunately we don’t have the rights to show all our programmes on Watch Live.
Using a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card, or you can also sign up in our iOS App. Please note we only accept cards registered to a UK address.
You can watch via the pop-out player in three different sizes. These sizes are fixed so you cannot drag the window to alter the dimensions. You can select these options by clicking on the pop-out icon in the player controls.
All 4+ is a new feature from All 4, Channel 4’s video on demand service, which allows you to watch TV shows without ads*. Sign up for a free 14 day trial; after that it’s just £3. 99 a month and you can cancel at any time.
All you need is an All 4 account, if you’re not already registered, go to, select My4, create your account and then follow the link Manage All 4+ or CLICK HERE to sign up
*Some programmes feature commercial messages and/or promotional trails for other programmes. Watch Live is excluded.
All 4 is Channel 4’s on demand service. It’s completely free and gives you access to a wide catalogue of programmes. Watch our channels live, catch up on a programme you’ve missed, discover brand new and exclusive shows and if you prefer to watch episodes back to back we have a huge selection of Box Sets available. You’ll get personalised recommendations and your own My 4 space for easy access to your favourite shows and, for watching on the go, you can download programmes within the All 4 mobile and tablet apps. All 4 is available on the following platforms: website, Amazon Fire, Android app, Chromecast, Freeview Play, iPhone and iPad app, Now TV, PS4, Roku, Samsung TV, Windows app, XBox one and YouView
Yes. You’ll be able to resume playback from where you left off in an episode, and this works across devices too so if you switch from your PC to your iPhone, for example, your resume point will be remembered. Similarly if you press pause, you will be able to resume when you select that episode again.
Yes, you can rejoin All 4+ any time through the All 4+ page. Please be aware the 14 day free trial is only available once.
You do not have to be connected to the internet to watch a downloaded programme. The main benefit of the All 4 download service is that once you have downloaded a programme you can watch it offline or overseas.
To adjust the volume of video in the Player, click and drag the volume indicator in the control panel below the main image. If you are unable to increase the volume to an adequate level, check the Main volume and Wave volume of your computer system, which will override the volume level of the player. You can usually access your system volume by clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right-hand corner of the Windows Task Bar. Ensure you have mute unchecked and all external speakers connected properly. Speaker settings: To view your PC’s speaker setting go to your PC’s Control Panel and open the Sounds and Audio Devices control. In the Sound and Audio Devices Properties dialog, go to the Volume tab and in the Speaker settings section click the Advanced button. In the Advanced Audio Properties dialog, go to the Speakers tab and verify that your Speaker set-up is configured to match your PC’s speaker configuration. If you have a six speaker 5. 1 stereo system, select 5. 1 surround sound speakers from the Speaker set-up drop down. Alternatively, if your PC has stereo speakers or you are using a laptop, select the appropriate stereo setting from the Speaker set-up drop down.
If your Speaker set-up is set to a mono setting, you should change the setting to an appropriate stereo setting (as some videos encoded with 5. 1 surround sound experience low centre channel sound if your PC’s Speaker set-up is set to a mono setting). In most cases turning up the volume control and adjusting the speaker settings will allow sound to play properly.
Please consult your computer manual/help for additional troubleshooting regarding sound settings specific to your computer.
Commercially released Channel 4 titles can be purchased via DVD retailers. For videos/DVDs of our Learning/Education programmes click the video or DVD you want is not available through the Channel 4 store or another retailer, then the programme has not been released either by Channel 4 or any other distributor and is therefore not available for purchase. As we are sure you can appreciate, we receive hundreds of calls and e-mails requesting copies of programmes, therefore, Channel 4’s policy is that we do not provide one-off copies. However, you might be able to watch the programme again on line via our on demand Service, All 4 – click here.
No, you can’t skip adverts. All 4’s content is free to watch because we are an advertiser-funded broadcaster. As a government-owned, not for profit organisation, the revenue we make from advertising doesn’t go to shareholders, it goes back into making more programmes.
Our All 4+ service is available, for information see our website.
To add on or cancel All4+ – go to My4, select Account Settings then Manage All4+
For legal reasons, the Watch Live service is only available to residents of the United Kingdom.
You can catch-up with the last 7 days reports on the Channel 4 News site – CLICK HERE to browse.
Volume level can be adjusted by pressing the volume up/down controls.
The silent mode button does not affect play out volume on device.
If the message mentions DRM, Ad Blocker or Geo Blocker error, then please see our list of error messages, codes and fixes here:
If it’s not one of these, there are a number of reasons you could be seeing a playback error. Please try refreshing the page as this may resolve the problem, if not please use the contact us form HERE and let us know what programme (title along with episode number) you were trying to watch and we’ll look into this for you.
To register you will need to use an alternative browser. For the time being, existing Internet Explorer 11 users will be able to log in with a simpler version of the sign-in form.
However, to watch on All 4 please use a more recent browser. See our minimum operating requirements for more details.
Screen reader users with Jaws 18 or above may use the Chrome browser to sign in or register to watch programmes, as this will function as expected.
For anyone using an older version of Jaws (prior to Jaws version 18) we recommend using NVDA and Firefox to give an optimal experience. For getting and setting up NVDA, please see their user guide.
If you are having significant issues, please contact our Viewer Enquiries team using the contact us tab above (or click here) and they will be happy to help you further.
It is not currently possible to view a video in the browser using the main site, as currently, this will force a user to view a programme using the All 4 native app player. However, it is possible to use the site to find out about other ways of watching a programme of your choice.
Double tap on an item in the menu to select an item such as ‘My 4’ or ‘All 4 homepage’.
Swipe left or right to locate a programme of your choice.
Use the double tap gesture to enter the programme page.
Swipe left or right to select an episode.
Double tap on your chosen episode.
Choose the link ‘How to watch’. This page provides information on how to download the app.
This is due to Adobe Flash no longer being supported, and Microsoft now dropping support of Internet Explorer 11.
We would strongly suggest you update to one of the following browsers:
If you want to change the size of what you see in Windows, you have two options. You can change the size of what is on screen or change the resolution. Changing the size is usually the best Start, select Settings > System > Display.
Under Scale and layout, check the setting under Change the size of text, apps, and other items. We suggest you use the percentage marked “(Recommended). ”
If that doesn’t solve your problem, under Resolution, select a new value. We suggest you stick with the resolution marked “(Recommended). ”
Note: If your resolution was fine and recently changed (things appear huge, for example), your graphics driver might need to be updated. Run Windows Update to get the latest driver. If it’s just the size of things in your web browser windows that changed, try pressing the Ctrl+0 (zero) keys to return the zoom level to 100%.
Changing the size of the All 4 Player screen:
You can watch programmes in small, medium or full-screen view by clicking on the icons in the bottom right hand corner of the All 4 player. This will give options for the ‘Pop out player’ as well as ‘Full screen’.
Channel 4 must acquire specific rights to screen programmes via All 4. Therefore, it can’t be guaranteed that all programmes or series will be available via all devices which carry All 4.
If you can download the app you can use the download function. However, not all programmes are available for download but those that are will be clearly marked with the download symbol
If you can’t find the programme you’re looking for it could be due to a number of different reasons. It may be the case that the programme is no longer on the service (programmes that have been selected for Catch-up are only available for 30 days after broadcast). Alternatively, Channel 4 may not own the rights to show this programme on All 4. Finally, it could be that the programme has not been selected to be made available on the All 4 there is a programme you particularly want to see on All 4, let us know and we can check if it will be coming in the future or we can pass on your suggestion that it should!
You can pause an All 4 programme on Google Chromecast at any time from your mobile, tablet, or computer for up to 20 minutes. After this time the Google Chromecast device will disconnect from All 4 and return to your Google Chromecast home screen.
Yes, you can sign out via the App settings.
You can cast videos on your Google Cast Ready receiver from the All 4 app on Android and iOS phones and tablets (in addition to being available on Mac, Windows laptops and Chromebooks). Make sure you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Cast ready receiver, open the All 4 app and tap on the Chromecast icon to connect.
The download service is available for iOS and Android supported devices only. If you are able to get the All 4 app on your iOS or Android device then you will be able to download content – provided you have enough space on your device, you are signed in and have access to WiFi.
In addition, iPhone and iPad now support downloading over 3G/4G.
Due to the number of different Linux distributions and lack of official support for Adobe DRM we are unable to provide official support at this time. However, there are some steps which you may attempt. They are outlined here: Please note we are not responsible for third party sites.
Support of reminders has stopped due to the feature not being widely used. Instead, you can add a programme to ‘My List’ to watch later. You will then get reminders in your My4 area of when there’s a new episode or series on All 4.
To find out more about My4 and managing ‘My List’ CLICK HERE
Channel 4 originated transmissions provide for three aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9 that is safe for 14:9 viewing and 16:9. Using a 4:3 TV to view a 4:3 aspect ratio transmission is straight forward. When a 4:3 TV is used to view 16:9 safe for 14:9, what should happen is that the freeview box will zoom in a little to provide thin black bands top and bottom and cut a little of the sides of the picture off. This facility is intended to provide a reasonable compromise for viewers with 4:3 TVs. (14:9 is often used for analogue transmissions for the same reason) that some freeview boxes do not support this option and will produce a 16:9 letterbox display in this mode with thick black lines top and bottom, but the correct aspect ratio. A few types of box may become confused and not produce satisfactory pictures. When a 4:3 TV is used to view 16:9 programmes the pictures may be presented in one of two ways depending on the chosen option in the freeview box. Either in letterbox with thick black lines top and bottom or in centre cut out. Centre cut out enlarges the centre of the 16:9 image to fill the 4:3 screen and in so doing cuts off the sides of the picture. Note that some shows which are a mixture of 16:9 and 4:3 have to present the 4:3 with an area of black each side of the screen. If this is being watched in letterbox on a 4:3 TV, this will result in an area of black all around the image. E4 is transmitted with a different resolution setting from boxes can give unexpected results as a result of this. If you are able to compare results/settings with friends and neighbours it may be helpful.
All 4 is a free-to-view video on demand service but we do require users register their details to watch. Registration is free and gives access to all of Channel 4’s latest shows and unlocks access to an extensive archive of classic programmes and downloads to watch offline. All 4 is designed to help us deliver programmes that our viewers will like and want to watch. We aim to personalise the experience so it’s unique for our users and need viewer details to do this. It helps us get to know you better and deliver more targeted advertising which is how we fund our programming. All 4’s content is free to watch because we are a 100% advertiser-funded broadcaster. As a government-owned, not-for-profit organisation, the revenue we make from advertising doesn’t go to shareholders – it goes back into making more owing more about our viewers also means we can restrict age related content to the right audience and ensure children and young people are unable to access inappropriate content on the Privacyand Cookiespolicies provide all the information you need to understand how, where and why we use your data. But you are in control and can update your preferences at any time, including by opting out of targeted advertising, personalisation and data pairing. To do this, sign in to your account at – select My 4 – Account Settings. It’s up to you whether you want to receive emails from us, but even if you haven’t opted in to receive emails, we may still need to send you service messages, which will contain important information about our services, such as changes to our me to register
Watch Live is our simulcast service, which gives you the opportunity to watch our channels online or via your All 4 app or the All 4 website. Click HERE for our watch live service on
The All 4+ functionality allows you to watch the majority of All 4 Content without ads and/or other commercial messages. Please be aware that for licensing reasons some All 4 Content will not be subject to the enhanced All 4+ functionality, and may still contain ads, other commercial messages and or promotional trails for other programmes.
The Player is available on Just go to the homepage and click on the Watch Now button. This will take you to the Watch Now page. Click on the play button in the centre of the screen to start streaming the 4Music channel, or to select another channel.
Due to security restrictions, watching All 4 using Chrome’s ‘Incognito’ mode will cause issues. Please try All 4 in a standard Chrome window.
Yes! You can now access all All 4 shows using your Google Assistant on your Google Home (using a Chromecast) or your mobile device.
Google Assistant on your Google Home device
You can ask your Google Home device to play an All 4 show on a Chromecast device by saying…
• Ok Google, Play Bake Off on the Living Room TV
Google Assistant on your mobile device
You can ask the Google Assistant to search for an show in the All 4 app by saying
• Ok Google, Play The Inbetweeners
You can also control your Chromecast device by saying:
• Rewind 30 Seconds
• Fast forward to 5 mins before the end
• Next/previous episode
• What is playing?
• How long is left?
For more info on controlling video with the Google Assistant click here
For info on how to link All 4 to you Google Assistant enabled device click here
Screen sensitivity settings can be adjusted within the accessibility settings of your device which can help users with limited mobility or have difficulty making controlled or precise touch gestures. This can help users on both iOS and Android devices.
You can access and download our games from our dedicated site – CLICK HERE
If you have reduced mobility, the app and the video player are fully accessible to switch users, switch settings can be adjusted within the accessibility settings.
Switch Control lets you control your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using a single switch or multiple switches linked to you iOS device. This accessibility feature allows people with motor difficulties to operate their iOS device with the aid of a ‘switch’ device connected via Bluetooth to the iPhone/iPad. The All 4 iOS app has also been developed so that iconography/buttons are of sufficient size to select.
The site can be navigated using switches for individuals with who may have limited dexterity or a mobility impairment. Switch Control lets you control your Android Phone/tablet or iOS mobile/tablet using a single switch or multiple switches, which will allow various commands to be undertaken including scanning multiple selectable items on a web page or app, with the ability to select a particular element that is clickable. For more information on switch capability please go to the following links on the Apple or Google websites: iOS Switch Control or view Switch Access for Android
All 4+ functionality allows you to watch the majority of shows on All 4 without ads for a monthly fee. Due to some right restrictions some All 4 content will not be subject to the enhanced Al 4+ functionality, and may still contain ads, commercial messages and/or promotional trails for other programmes.
Yes, you can stream on both Wi-Fi and mobile data
If you mouse-over the player you’ll find a social sharing button in the bottom right hand corner of the window. Clicking this button will bring up the option to share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+. You’ll need to log-in to your social network if you aren’t already.
This means you don’t have a fast enough Internet connection to view the live video stream.
Channel 4 must acquire specific rights to provide programmes on All 4 that aren’t always covered by existing television rights. Therefore it can’t be guaranteed that all programmes will be available to view.
Subtitles via Watch Live are supported on most of our programming and platforms (Amazon, Roku, iOS, Android and within a web browser) however not everything will carry subtitles either because none are available or, as in the case of some of our older content, because the subtitle format is not compatible (e. g Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, etc. ). If subtitles are available, an ‘S’ button will be visible on screen.
If you are having any issues with the subtitles via Watch Live please get in touch via our CONTACT US form.
If you are simply using the Duck Duck Go browser to access the All 4 website, then this should work as normal for you, however if you have installed the Duck Duck Go plug-in then you will see an ad blocker message when trying to view content on All 4.
If you have the Duck Duck Go plug-in installed simply open up the plug in and select “Manage Whitelist” then “Add site to whitelist” and add. This should turn green and appear as enhanced.
When casting content, the video playing on your HDTV is not the downloaded file – for Google Chromecast, the video must be streamed and as our restrictions do not allow streaming All 4 content abroad, the video will be unable to cast (although you are still able to view downloads on your device). Rights agreements mean that our All 4 service is only available in the UK. Even if you are a citizen of the UK you cannot access the service from abroad. Some of our programmes are available in the Republic of Ireland, subject to rights. As Google Chromecast is a streaming service which we require specific rights for it will not be possible to watch any All 4 downloaded content using Google Chromecast.
The All 4 player on is voice activation accessible and works best with Dragon 13 or greater. It is recommended to use it with IE11 or greater as the web browser (please see recommended requirements of your software vendor for which compatible versions of browser can be used).
As well as controls to operate the video, the player may also contain 1 or more screens such as age confirmation or login to view restricted content. Please follow the provided details and instructions to complete these steps.
Navigating Screens and Using Controls
Once you have the video in focus using the skip to content link (visible on tab focus), use keyboard keystroke commands to navigate and activate the video controls:
‘Press TAB’ – cycles forward through screen options and control buttons
‘Press SHIFT + TAB’ – cycles backward through screen options and control buttons
‘Press SPACEBAR’ or ‘Press ENTER’ – activates controls / buttons / links
Voice Activation Control in Fullscreen
Due to security restrictions of the Adobe Flash Player, keyboard control is disabled in fullscreen; this means voice activation control is also affected. You can watch programmes in fullscreen using voice activation software but to use keyboard control commands you must exit fullscreen. To exit fullscreen use the “press escape key” keystroke command.
The Popout player may be used as an alternative to fullscreen. Selecting the “large size” button will scale the player window to its maximum available size. This view, unlike fullscreen, is fully keyboard accessible and therefore can also be used via voice activation keystroke commands.
Due to recent technical changes, it is no longer possible to maintain an All 4 app for the service.
All 4 will continue to be available on Xbox One.
As of 31st January 2021, All 4 will no longer be available on PS3 devices, this is due to recent technical changes which mean that it is no longer possible to maintain an All 4 app on this device. All 4 will continue to be available on PS4.
As of 29th January 2021, All 4 will no longer be available on 2011 and 2012 models of Samsung TVs, this is due to recent technical changes which mean that it is no longer possible to maintain an All 4 app for these devices.
However, All 4 will continue to be available on Samsung 2013 model TVs and above.
Not necessarily, but usually. As well as an HDTV, it needs to have an HD decoder built-in, (or an external set top box) that can receive the HD signals and a TV service offering high-definition programmes, many of which are free. There was a confusing period in the late 2000’s where many TV’s said they were “HD Ready” but you need to check that they can decode an HD broadcast. If they can’t you may need an extra set-top-box.
Audio description on Freeview makes use of two audios. The first is the normal stereo programme sound that all viewers use. The second audio carries only mono audio description which has mix control data associated with it. It is likely you are receiving the audio description service. A Netgem Freeview box makes use of the above to produce a fully mixed stereo audio which incorporates the audio description for blind viewers. As a result of recent feedback from viewers, it has become apparent that there are some Freeview receivers that are able to select the second audio channel as a multi-language option. Note that although obviously in English, this second audio is not suitable for use by itself as it provides only audio description and should be deselected thereby negating the problem. If the above does not help, you will need to contact whoever supplies your signal and they should be able to help.
No, to watch full-length programmes via the All 4 service or video clips, you have to use the HTML5 Player
If you are watching a downloaded episode on your Android device and you initiate a cast session, then it will be the streamed version of the episode which will play out on the Google Cast device. Casting a downloaded episode will be subject to the streamed version having the appropriate rights for play back on Goggle Chromecast.
Yes, as long as the programme is still available on All 4, you can download it as many times as you like.
How to Watch All 4 Abroad: Stream Channel 4 Outside the UK
All 4 is only available if you’re in the UK, but there is a workaround to watch it from abroad – use this method to watch new episodes of Bake Off 2021
Here’s how to catch up on all your favourite All 4 shows outside of the UK – including Bake Off
| 21 Sep 2021
All 4 is one of the main UK channel catch-up TV streaming services, a platform which hosts most TV shows and movies that air on the likes of Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4 and 4Music.
Like most video on-demand services, All 4 is only available to watch when you’re located within the UK borders because of the licensing issues related to the shows. That can be a problem if you’re going abroad and want to keep up with your favourite shows while you’re away, or if you live outside the UK but don’t want to miss out on some of Channel 4’s content.
Luckily, there are ways around it – so here’s how to watch All 4 (or 4oD if you simply can’t stop using the old name as we can’t) from outside the UK. This is the perfect way to catch up on new episodes of Bake Off 2021.
Watch All 4 with a VPN
By far the easiest way to access All 4 from abroad is to use a VPN (or virtual private network) which allows you to browse the internet while appearing to be in a different country to where you actually are.
There are loads of VPNs out there, though our top recommendation is NordVPN for its reliability, speed and affordability.
In fact, you can currently get 70% off NordVPN’s usual monthly price.
You can also check out our guide to the best VPNs for streaming video – our ranking of all the best VPNs we’ve tested for watching films and TV.
Once you have chosen a VPN service, simply install it onto your device – most work on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and more. Then take the following steps:
Connect to a UK sever on your chosen VPN
Head to the All 4 website or app
Sign up for an account (it’s free, but requires your email)
Search for whichever show you wish to watch
Just remember that to watch All 4 you’ll need to turn off any ad-blockers (including any optional ad-blocking in your VPN). If you still can’t connect, try a different UK server – content providers try to block VPN traffic, so you might need to try a few different connections to find one that works.
And on that note, using such workarounds to watch is against the All 4 terms and conditions, so bear that in mind. It isn’t illegal for you to watch All 4 from abroad, but Channel 4 doesn’t like it, and there’s a small risk that it could block your account.
Author: Dominic Preston, Deputy Editor
Dom covers everything that runs on electricity, from phones and laptops to wearables, audio, gaming, smart home, and streaming – plus he’s a regular fixture on the Tech Advisor YouTube channel.
Frequently Asked Questions about channel 4 watch online outside uk
Can you watch Channel 4 outside UK?
Rights agreements mean that our All 4 service is only available in the UK. Even if you are a citizen of the UK you cannot access the service from abroad.
How can I watch Channel 4 abroad for free?
Watch All 4 with a VPN By far the easiest way to access All 4 from abroad is to use a VPN (or virtual private network) which allows you to browse the internet while appearing to be in a different country to where you actually are.Sep 21, 2021
Can you watch UK Channel 4 in the US?
No, Channel 4 is not available outside the UK. But you can access it from anywhere in the world by using a reputable VPN. All you need to do is download a reliable VPN, such as NordVPN, create an account, and use the VPN to connect to a server in the UK.Oct 1, 2021