How to Get Channel 4 on PS4 in Australia in 2021
Channel 4 is one of the famous streaming channels that allow you to watch a plethora of TV shows, documentaries, and other content all in one place. Through the popular UK-based channel, you can stream numerous shows, movies, documentaries, and other media content instantly.
Interestingly, you can watch Channel 4 media content including shows, documentaries, and movies on PS4 through its app All 4 on PS4 straightaway.
Continue reading this guide to know how you can get Channel 4 on PS4 or PS5 in Australia.
Setting up a VPN on PlayStation 4 (and 5)
Unfortunately, VPN services do not offer an app for PlayStation. It means you will have to install the VPN service on your PS4 gaming console manually.
There are two options by which you can configure a VPN service on PS4. These options are:
Option #1: Configure the VPN on your router and then extend it to your PS4 (or PS5)
When you want to install a VPN service on your router, you should go to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection > Use WiFi > Easy > Preferred network name.
At this point, you should enter the password to create a connection successfully. This way, you can setup a VPN on your router without any hassle. That said, your router must support your chosen VPN service.
Option #2: Configure the VPN on your PC and then share it with your PS4 (or PS5)
As already discussed, you can set up a VPN on your computer and then share it to your PS4 console through an Ethernet cable.
Follow these simple below-mentioned steps to install a VPN service on your Windows PC:
- Download the VPN app on your Windows device
- Connect to the US server, Plug the ethernet cable into your computer and gaming console
- Through the Windows search bar, write the control panel and hit enter. Choose Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Centre > Change Adapter Settings
- Search for an ExpressVPN adapter. Right-click on it and choose Properties. Navigate to the Sharing tab. Check “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”
- Press “OK”
- Through PlayStation home screen, go to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection > Use a LAN Cable > Easy. ExpressVPN has been successfully activated to your PS4 or PS5 console
The best VPN to get Channel 4 on PS4 (and PS5) in Australia
ExpressVPN is the best VPN service out there. The BVI (British Virgin Islands) based VPN provider offers 3000+ servers in 90+ countries across the globe.
Besides, the service provides 4 exclusive servers in different cities in the UK including Wembley, London, East London, and Docklands. In terms of speed, ExpressVPN offered 53.2 Mbps download speed when connected to its UK server on our 65 Mbps base internet connection.
On the security and privacy front, the service provides numerous features like internet kill switch (network lock), split tunneling, DNS leak protection, IP leak protection, etc.
Apart from this, ExpressVPN is compatible with various routers models such as Asus RT-AC68U, Asus RT-AC56(U/R/S), Linksys WRT1900AC(S), Linksys WRT1200AC, etc.
If you want to use ExpressVPN, you will have to subscribe to its 12 months + 3 months free package by paying $6.67/month alongside a 30-day refund policy.
Other top VPN providers
Interestingly, you can consider using VPN providers other than ExpressVPN to access Channel 4 media content via All 4 on PS4 or PS5 as per your preferences.
These VPN service are:
Surfshark is a BVI-based VPN service like ExpressVPN that exists in 65 countries through 3200+ servers. Furthermore, the service provides 3 dedicated servers in different cities such as Glasgow, London, and Manchester.
As far as Surfshark speed performance is concerned, the service offers 49.6 Mbps download speed when connected to UK server on average.
If we talk about Surfshark salient features privacy and security-wise, users can avail internet kill switch, dedicated IP address, cleanweb, camouflage mode, DNS leak protection, IP leak protection, etc.
In addition, Surfshark supports various router models like Asus RT-AC86U AC2900, Asus RT-AC88U, etc. If you want to use Surfshark, you will need to pay $2.49 per month alongside a 30-day money-back guarantee.
NordVPN is a Panama-based VPN service that provides 5000+ servers in 55+ countries worldwide. Besides, the service offers 440+ servers throughout the UK that allows you to unblock Channel 4 on your PS4 gaming console hassle-free.
In terms of speed, NordVPN provided 44.3 Mbps download speed when connected to its UK on our 65 Mbps internet connection. As far as NordVPN privacy and security features are concerned, you can use an internet kill switch, dedicated IP address, split tunneling, DNS leak protection, WebRTC leak protection, etc.
NordVPN supports various routers such as Asus RT-AC3200, Netgear R7800, Netgear R9000, Netgear R7800, Linksys EA8500, etc. If you want to use NordVPN, you will pay $3.30 per month to get its 2-year + 3 months free plan because of the VPN Awareness campaign, started on 19 August 2021.
Is there a free VPN for PS4 (or PS5)?
We do not recommend our users free VPNs as they can jeopardize their online privacy a great deal. Moreover, they can sell their users’ personal browsing data to make their ends meet. Therefore, you should not use a free VPN on your PS4 or PS5 gaming console.
Is Channel 4 free on PS4 (and PS5)?
Luckily, you can download and install an All 4 app on your PS4 or PS5 gaming console free of cost. However, you will have to create an official account first to start streaming Channel 4 exclusive media content through All 4 stress-free.
Can you watch Channel 4 on PS4 without Wi-Fi?
Unfortunately, you cannot watch Channel 4 on PS4 or PS5 without Wi-Fi. This is because Channel 4 only allows offline viewing on Android devices. Therefore, you will need to connect to a Wi-Fi internet connection before streaming media content on Channel 4.
Summing up, you can watch Channel 4 on PS4 or PS5 in Australia provided you know how to use a VPN accordingly. This way, you can watch some of the best TV shows, documentaries, and other content available for streaming online.