If you’ve been watching All 4 with CyberGhost and it’s stopped working, all of CyberGhost’s IP addresses have been blocked by the streaming service.
This is happening is because CyberGhost is no longer staying one step ahead of All 4’s VPN blocking techniques.
This is frustrating, but there are a few things you can try to fix this issue. This article will explain some fixes you can try so you can watch All 4 with a VPN again.
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CyberGhost not working with All 4: Fixes
Follow these fixes in order if one doesn’t work, move on to the next until you’ve resolved CyberGhost not working with All 4.
All 4 may be scanning your Cookies to determine where you’re located. And if it finds you’re outside of its broadcast zone, it will block your connection.
When you go online, some websites and apps will ask you to accept Cookies. These are small files designed to make your online experience better. However, in order to do that, they contain information about your location.
All 4 will be able to access this information whether you’re using CyberGhost or not.
A good place to start when trying to fix CyberGhost not working with All 4 is deleting your Cookies.
Change to a different UK server
CyberGhost isn’t working with All 4 because All 4 has been able to block the IP address CyberGhost has given you.
This doesn’t necessarily mean All 4 has been able to block all the IP addresses CyberGhost can provide.
Changing to a different UK server will give you a new IP address, and if this one hasn’t been blocked, All 4 will work with CyberGhost again.
Upgrade to a better VPN
If deleting your Cookies and changing to a different UK server doesn’t resolve CyberGhost not working with All 4, all of CyberGhost’s IP addresses have been blocked by the streaming service.
You could wait for Express to release new, unblocked IPs, but there’s no telling how long this will take, and the VPN will also need to upgrade its measures to stay ahead of All 4’s blocks; otherwise the new IPs will be blocked as well.
The best way to get around this problem is to upgrade to a VPN that is better at getting around All 4’s VPN blocks.
These VPNs have measures in place that will stop you from running into the same issues watching All 4 as you have with CyberGhost.
Why does All 4 block CyberGhost?
All 4 is a UK streaming service that only has the rights to broadcast its content in the UK.
If it broadcast its content internationally, it would be breaching the copyright and licensing agreements it has with its content partners and could potentially face severe financial repercussions.
Because CyberGhost allows you to watch All 4 anywhere in the world, it could potentially result in All 4 breaching those agreements.
To stop this from happening, All 4 blocks CyberGhost.
How does All 4 block CyberGhost?
All 4 cannot block CyberGhost entirely, but it can block the IP addresses it provides.
It does this using three main techniques:
- The most common technique is to do with the IP addresses that your VPN can provide. VPN providers have more customers than IP addresses; this means that customers are forced to share the same IP addresses. Usually, only a household with a few devices uses the same IP address. When All 4 sees hundreds or even thousands of connections coming through on the same IP address, it knows that it is a VPN, and it blocks it.
- All 4 monitors for IP, DNS and WebRTC leaks that can tip the service off you are using a VPN.
- All 4 teams up with GeoIP databases like Maxmind to identify IP addresses. If the IP address your VPN provides is on one of these databases, All 4 will be able to find out where in the world you are connecting to the internet from and it will block you.
Does All 4 still work with VPNs?
All 4 still works with a VPN, I’ve been watching it here in New Zealand reliably all year. However, you’ll need a VPN that has a lot of IP addresses and has measures in place to stay ahead of All 4’s VPN blocking methods.
When All 4 blocks an IP address provided by NordVPN ($3.49/month) or Ivacy ($1.33/month), these VPNs will close that IP address and open a new one. This game of Cat and Mouse keeps them one step ahead of All 4, and it allows you to watch All 4 anywhere in the world reliably.
The best VPNs to watch All 4
The BEST VPN of 2021Number of servers: 5,000+ | Speeds: >80% | Bandwidth: Unlimited | IP locations: 62 countries | Devices supported: 6 | Live chat: Yes | 30-day money-back guarantee: Yes NordVPN is the most widely-used VPN in the world. And its easy to see why. It’s a polished app that delivers fast connections (more on this later) to a massive network of VPN servers. It’s the most reliable at unblocking popular streaming services too – US Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, BBC iPlayer, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, etc. This is because NordVPN hired full-time technical team (that’s responsible for monitoring its servers connections with popular TV streaming services) and has been aggressively investing in its network of IP addresses in key locations. Another interesting thing to note is that NordVPN is an industry leader in its development of Nordlynx technology. Nordlynx is built using the WireGuard, a new VPN tunnelling protocol designed to outperform current standards (OpenVPN and IPSec). The benefits, according to NordVPN, are dramatically faster transfer speeds while connected to a VPN. My tests – New Zealand to London – confirm that Nordlynx is currently the fastest VPN on the market. However, the difference isn’t dramatic, a few Mbps is all.
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The BEST low-cost VPNNumber of servers: 1,000+ | Speed: >65% | Bandwidth: Unlimited | IP locations: 275 in 100 countries | Devices supported: 5 | Live chat: Yes | 30-day money-back guarantee: Yes If you’re looking for an excellent VPN, with an even better price tag, Ivacy ($1.16/month) is a great option. This VPN has all the features you need to stream BBC iPlayer, in HD, from any country in the world. I’ve been testing the app recently on Mac, PC, Android, iOS and FireStick and the results have been impressive – unlocking BBC iPlayer, US Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, etc. with ease. The Ivacy app is a little different in regards to its UX (user experience). Instead of just selecting a UK server, you need to select the specific BBC iPlayer server. Don’t worry, this isn’t a bad thing – by connecting to a dedicated BBC iPlayer server, it simply means that you’re connecting to an IP address that Ivacy knows works with BBC iPlayer. For an extra $1.99/month (£1.74) you can add-on a dedicated IP. This will buy you sole access to an IP address in a country of your choice, meaning you won’t have to share your IP (and speeds) with any other use. I don’t recommend this though, using the regular Ivacy servers is enough 95 per cent of the time.
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A very reliable and fast VPNNumber of servers: 3,000+ | Speed: >80% | Bandwidth: Unlimited | IP locations: 160 in 94 countries | Devices supported: 5 | Live chat: Yes | 30-day money-back guarantee: Yes ExpressVPN is still one of the best VPNs you can buy. However, we’ve got it ranked in the number three spot for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s the most expensive VPN on the market. This was understandable when it was also the fastest and most reliable VPN too. But now it’s not. NordVPN is. ExpressVPN has recently been struggling to unblock some big streaming sites – BBC iPlayer and BeIN Sports – too. And importantly, it ALWAYS has servers that are open with major streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video etc. ExpressVPN is usually very good at playing Cat and Mouse with online streaming sites (apart from BBC iPlayer). Meaning, whenever one of its servers is blacklisted it creates a new one – giving its users a constant stream of servers that aren’t blocked. Needless to say, this is a valuable attribute if you’re looking for a VPN to unblock streaming sites. Its app is easy-to-use and free to download on pretty much any device you can think of. Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, FireStick, Android TV, Roku, PS4, Xbox, Linux, even Apple TV (with a workaround). It’s got it all covered. The app is another main reason this VPN is so good at unblocking TV streaming sites (that claim they block VPNs) is that its software takes a pragmatic approach to user management. While other VPNs tempt customers by promising them access to hundreds/thousands of servers in multiple countries, ExpressVPN does things differently. With ExpressVPN you only have a handful of server locations to choose from. Once you select your location the app takes care of the rest. Assigning you to the fastest available server that’s not oversubscribed. This simple technique is so important, as it keeps ExpressVPN’s servers operating at lightning-fast speeds and prevent its IPs from getting blacklisted for “abnormal” usage in the first place.
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5. CyberGhostNumber of servers: 6,000+ | Speeds: >65% | Bandwidth: Unlimited | IP locations: 200 in 90 countries | Devices supported: 7 | Live chat: Yes | 30-day money-back guarantee: Yes CyberGhost is one of the more established VPNs on the market. It has a well-established, and well-tested global network of servers that perform well. From my tests over the past several months, CyberGhost has no trouble at unblocking major streaming services – US Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max etc. This VPN performed well at maintaining download speeds, well above 65 per cent of my regular (non VPN) ISP speed. That said, there’s nothing really unique about the service. Which forces you to look at its price-point. And there’s nothing special here. Its short-term $12.99/month price tag puts is well above the industry average of $10.10/month. Similarly, its long-term $2.75/month for 3 years deal isn’t much of a “deal” either. Oddly, CyberGhost’s most unique feature is its a 1-day, no obligations, free trial. This is an appealing offer to customers who are new to VPNs. However, it’s important to remember that most reputable VPNs will offer customers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so try not to be too seduced by the offer.
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