Channel 5‘s free on-demand video service My5 is only available in UK. To watch Big Brother, The Walking Dead, and Law & Order outside UK, use Smart DNS or VPN. Both methods allow you to stream geoblocked content like My5 in USA, Australia, Canada, or France. I’ll compare Smart DNS/VPN and provide instructions for installation in this tutorial.
VPN “Virtual private network” changes your IP address and provides you with a new one from almost any region in the world. Install VPN. Choose a UK VPN server. The next time you use the My5 app or website, you’ll appear to be located in the United Kingdom. Watch all My5 shows abroad. Simply follow these instructions to get Channel 5 outside the UK.
Sign up with a VPN provider (preferably ExpressVPN).
Download and install the VPN app on the device you wish to stream Channel 5 on.
Visit the Channels 5’s website or launch the application.
How to watch Channel 5 outside UK – The Smart DNS Method
If you try to watch episodes on My5 abroad, you’ll be greeted with this message “The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location.” That’s because Channel 5 is able to detect your location by looking at your IP address. Smart DNS simply hides your location giving geo-restricted channels like My5 no chance to realize you’re located outside UK. Let’s have a look at other Smart DNS advantages.
Unblock restricted content from different countries at once. Using one Smart DNS setup, you get to watch UK’S Channek 5, US Netflix, and BEIN Sports simultaneously.
Smart DNS actually doesn’t change your local IP address.
You Internet speed stays the same even when you’re using Smart DNS.
All streaming devices work. Watch Channel 5 on Smart TV, Set-top boxes (Roku, Freesat..), Xbox, PlayStation, and others.
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