Emmerdale is a popular and critically acclaimed long-running British soap opera. It is set in the fictional village of Emmerdale (known as Beckindale until 1994) in the Yorkshire Dales. Created by Kevin Laffan, it was known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989, and the first broadcast was on 16 October 1972 on iTV.
The first episode started with Jacob Sugden’s funeral. Initially focused on the farm and Sugden family, the focus moved to the nearby village of Beckindale.
Over the years, Emmerdale has introduced different families and changed their residences (as well as businesses). It has highlighted a range of different social issues in its storylines.
Emmerdale is the United Kingdom’s second-longest-running television soap opera (after Coronation Street); and each of its episodes has 6-8 million viewers, on an average. It completed its 40th anniversary in October 2012 along with the first ever live episode.
For all those who want to enjoy Emmerdale, watch full episodes on the iTV Player (now known as iTV Hub), the online video-on-demand service from iTV. The service is available on PCs, mobiles and also on smart televisions and gaming consoles.
ITV is the biggest and most popular commercial television channel in the United Kingdom. And the online service offers a variety of programmes from iTV, iTV2 and other partner channels.
Another one of its most popular shows is Coronation Street which is running since 1960. ITV Player also lets you stream movies, sports, and news but because of TV licensing limitations, it is available only to the viewers in the UK. With the paid subscription iTV Hub+, it also lets you download the episodes or movies you like.
Access iTV Player from Australia
Although not official it is entirely possible to access iTV Player to watch online from Australia. If you too are one of those thinking to watch Emmerdale, connect to a VPN server in the UK.
When you connect to a VPN, the VPN service provider hides your real IP and provides you with an address of the country you want to be connected.
They are a safe way to gain access to internet services blocked at your location and setting them up is easy. There are many VPN services in Australia, and you need to choose one which offers good speeds as they may affect your speed to a considerable amount. If you want to go with our recommendation for Australia, ExpressVPN is the best to watch iTV live abroad for free.
Now that you got access to iTV Player, you have to register an account with them. The account registration is free, but you’ll need to give some details like your date of birth, gender, and email address; and also a valid UK postcode.
After that, you can watch all the content available there for free.