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 an Unlocator account 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 sign up for Unlocator, then install the app on your device. After that, 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.