ITV Hub is what the UK TV channel calls its online catch-up service, accessible either through the ITV website or via one of the official apps.

It's the ideal way to catch-up on your favourite ITV shows like Love Island or The X Factor, but there is one big downside: it's UK only, which means you can't watch anything on ITV Hub if you live outside the UK, or even if you're just visiting somewhere else on holiday.

Fortunately, there is a way around this, and it's possible to watch ITV Hub from abroad easily enough, whether that's on your PC, Mac, TV, or iPhone or Android device.

Watch ITV Hub abroad with a VPN

The best way to watch ITV Hub outside the UK is to get hold of a VPN, or virtual private network, which lets you browse the internet as if you were based in another country. Essentially it means that even if you're on holiday in Spain, you can trick the ITV Hub website or app into thinking you're still at home in the UK.

There are countless VPNs on the market, but we've tested plenty and have some recommendations. NordVPN is our top recommendation - it sits at the top of our streaming VPN chart, and is also the best overall VPN thanks to a combination of speed, reliability, and ease of use.

If your main concern is accessing UK services like ITV Hub, iPlayer, or All 4, then you might also get along with Hidden24. It only has servers based in the UK, but that isn't a problem if you only want to use it to watch shows on UK catch-up sites.

Once you've subscribed to and installed your VPN of choice on the device you want to use to access ITV Hub, simply turn it on and make sure to choose a server based in the UK. Then you can open the ITV Hub website or app on the same device, and it should treat you as if you were in the UK.

If for some reason it doesn't work, try switching to a different UK server in the VPN - streaming platforms like ITV Hub try to block known VPN IP addresses, so you might need to try a couple of different servers before you find one that works. It's also worth noting that if you have an ad blocker on, ITV Hub might block that - and since some VPNs have built-in ad-blocking, you might need to turn off that part of the software. Luckily there are other ways to skip ads on ITV Hub