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The most used method to get access to UK restricted websites like BBC iPlayer or ITV is by using UK VPN services. If you can not afford to get a VPN account here is some good news: WebTvUnleashed has built a Tor package that will get the job done nicely. And it is completely free. Learn how to watch iPlayer without VPN.

The idea is simple and effective: it uses the Tor project, Firefox Portable, FoxyProxy and a Flash Player Plug-in bundled in a compact package that is easy to run and it does not need any configuration. It is completely portable, you can install it on a USB drive and take it anywhere you want. You can even run it from your workplace or school.

What can you do with the WebTvUnleashed package

With the WebTvUnleashed package you can:

  • Watch the BBC iPlayer outside the UK
  • Access the ITV Player outside the UK
  • Unblock Demand Five outside the UK
  • Watch the BBC News 24 Channel Live outside the UK

How to install the WebTvUnleashed package

In order to install is you need to download the zip file from here: Download ‘Tor UK Catchup TV Package Beta V0.3’. Then unzip it, open the folder ‘Tor UK Catchup TV Package Beta V0.3’ and click the ‘Start Tor UK Catchup TV’ executable.

A Firefox browser will show up with predefined bookmarks that you can use to easily access BBC iPlayer, Demand Five, ITV Player.

If you want to unblock other UK restricted websites beside BBC iPlayer, Demand Five, ITV Player and News 25, you will need to modify the FoxyProxy filtering options. For this, click on FoxyProxy:Patterns.

How to watch iPlayer without VPN

Next, click on Tor row:

Watch iPlayer without VPN - FoxyProxy
Take a look at the existing URL patterns and then add a new pattern by clicking the Add New Pattern button.

Watch iPlayer without VPN - Webtvunleashed

Important! I have tested this solution for TvCatchUp, but, unfortunately, it didn’t work.

Anyway, enjoy and many thanks to WebTvUnleashed admin!

Have you been able to watch iPlayer without VPN? How do you get your UK IP address? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

P.S. If this workaround does not work for you may try using a VPN service with UK servers like HideMyAss, ibVPN, NordVPN, PrivateInternetAccess or IPVanish.