Second best UK TV broadcaster is ITV. Two days ago, ITV has updated their ITV Windows Phone 8 & 8.1. Today we will tell you how you can get it on your Windows Phone 8 device and how you can watch it anywhere in the world. Welcome to ITV Player unblock guide!
Unblock Windows Phone store
This needs to be the very first step you have to take on your way to enjoy unlimited streams of live (and on demand) UK ITV programmes. As we have shown you in the past, on the occasion of unblocking BBC iPlayer on WP8 devices, this time there is no need for VPN. Go to your phone settings, choose “region” and set option “Country/Region” to United Kingdom. Now you have to restart your device. After reboot go to Windows Phone Marketplace and search for ITV Player or, if you phone has already rebooted in UK region simply follow this link. You are almost done.
Unblock ITV UK on WP8 / WP8.1
On both iOS and Android we would simply recommend easiest and best solution for such purposes – VPN. On both of those mobile systems it is easy to setup VPN connection, hide IP address and be invisible in the internet. Unfortunately for Windows Phone users Microsoft did not make anything easy. First on Windows Phone 7 and 8 there was no VPN support at all. That meant that even if you had access to the best VPN network, you were not able to use it on your smartphone. However introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 brought promise of VPN support. And indeed, WP8.1 comes with VPN support – but don’t clap your hands just yet. We have installed Preview for Developers version of the system and we are totally disappointed with what Microsoft gave us. Out of all VPN protocols that they could use, including their own SSTP they have chosen IKEv2. This means that none of popular VPN providers can at the moment help and support WP8.1 devices. But it does not mean that all is lost. HideIPVPN is not an ordinary VPN provider.
No VPN? Use proxy DNS – SmartDNS!
We have thought about not only WP7/8/8.1 users but about all devices without VPN support, that do have access to the internet. Their users in many cases are interested in crossing geo-regional restrictions. For such occasion we have introduced proxy DNS SmartDNS. This is a different type of service (it is included free in our VPN packages), where instead of VPN servers you get access to special DNS server that re-routes your internet traffic via our proxy servers located in different countries. Although it is not possible to change DNS settings on Windows Phone itself, you can change it on your home router. Once it is done, all devices in your home network will get access to SmartDNS and all its advantages. Once it is set, start your ITV player application and watch ITV live and on demand.