Channel 4 is a free-to-air channel in the UK. It broadcasts many sports events around the world and yes, movies also.
There are numerous TV series and some amazing documentaries available for you to watch. Being said that, read further to know how to watch Channel 4 on demand.
Can I watch Channel 4 live online?
If you don’t watch TV a lot or are away from home, you can still get the services with the Channel 4 TV app. For those who want to watch it on their PC, Channel 4 oD player is available with the help of an internet browser. This is supported on both Mac and Windows, but you should have the Adobe Flash Player installed and enabled.
4oD (stands for 4 on-demand) is the online video-on-demand service by Channel 4. It has now been relaunched with a new name All 4. You can use it to catch up any episodes you have missed, or you want to watch them again.
You get all the programs and movies already aired on Channel 4 and its sister channels, namely, E4 and More4.
There is an array of TV series going on Channel 4. There are British reality shows like Coach Trip, Undercover Boss, and Gogglebox. Then there are various TV dramas, Made in Chelsea and Hollyoaks being the prominent ones. Both of them have gained some worldwide fans.
You can watch all the episodes if you register for and watch 4oD online. This streaming service keeps the episodes for the next 30 days after they went on-air on the respective channel.
There are some in the archives which have no expiry dates, and you can watch them at your comfort anytime, without paying a penny.
You can watch Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Come Dine with me, First Dates and many other shows for free. Even though 4oD doesn’t require a premium price, it has a good catalogue of programmes available for your screen. Other shows available are 24 Hours in Police Custody, Car S.O.S. and Catch Up to name a few.
Not only this, but you also get to watch popular American shows like The Big Bang Theory, and of course, for free. If dramas and TV shows aren’t your cup of tea (or coffee), you can switch to sports.
There is quite some popular sports events, Channel 4 has rights for and also racing events like F1.
Watch All 4 in Australia
As mentioned above, you get to stream the content on Windows PC and Mac. And for mobile devices, the apps are available for Android, iOS and also Windows. There also is support for gaming consoles and set-top boxes.
But all this is for the viewers in the UK. Like other British broadcasters, Channel 4 has its services geo-restricted to the British territory.
But there is this easy workaround for you folks here in Australia, a Virtual Private Network (VPN, in short). With a VPN Australia also can get Channel 4 on demand. You, though, need a good VPN to get a trouble-free experience. You can take help from our detailed VPN comparison guide.
My personal recommendation will be Express VPN, which is one of the best services.
Once you connect to a server in the UK, the VPN server encrypts the network, and you can watch all content on 4oD securely. The servers there at 4oD sees a British IP requesting access to its content and the activities aren’t traced back to you.
More about VPNs and how they work in another post. But with a VPN you can access content from any part of the world. All you need is to switch to a server in that part of the world. And with ExpressVPN, switching servers is only a click away (or two).
Make an account with 4oD
Although you can stream content available on 4oD (or All 4) without registration, registering yourself helps in getting a personalized experience.
You can watch the catch-up and the live episodes but won’t be able to access archives without an account. You also get to download videos for viewing them offline.
You need to provide your personal details, name, age, etc. and a valid postcode of the UK. As the service is free, you don’t need to enter any payment details.
Once the registration is successful, you can watch whatever you want to, without a need to pay any charges. There are ads though.