Take That live stream: how to watch the reunion concert tonight from anywhere for free

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Some thought it might never happen again, but Take That are rolling back the years and reuniting for a special one-off charity gig to benefit Covid-19 relief efforts. Best of all, it couldn't be easier to tune in to every song online as Robbie, Gary, Mark and Howard sing their hearts out tonight for a good cause. Here's how to watch the Take That concert live from anywhere in the world right now - including for free.

Take That concert - cheat sheet

Take That are performing their remote charity concert on Friday, May 29. Meerkat Music will be hosting a live stream of the gig on YouTube from 8pm BST / 3pm ET - though it looks like access could be restricted to the UK. 

While Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen have kept Take That alive as a trio in recent years, this gig is something extra special because founding member Robbie Williams will join the group for the first time since 2014. Jason Orange appears to have left the band for good, however, so anyone hoping to see the original quintet in action will have to make do with old highlight clips.

As we've said, tonight's Take That concert is a charity benefit, with proceeds going towards music therapy non-profit Nordoff Robbins and Crew Nation - which is supporting venue and touring staff who depend on live shows for their income. Needless to say, it will be performed remotely given the current circumstances will all four members streaming in live from their homes. 

The performance is also noteworthy as it's the first event to be held under the Meerkat Music moniker - a spin-off of popular price comparison website Compare the Market.

The bummer for many fans is it looks like getting a Take That live stream for free on YouTube will be restricted to UK YouTube. Brits abroad have options, though - so read on as we tell you all the best ways to watch the Take That concert and live stream the influential British boy band's reunion gig no matter wherever you are on earth right now.

How to watch the Take That concert: live stream for FREE in the UK


Take That's concert for charity will be streamed live online from 8pm BST on YouTube this Friday, May 29.

As well as being able to watch YouTube on the web, the video sharing platform also has apps for pretty much any device you've ever heard of - including Android, iOS, Xbox, PlayStation, Roku, Fire TV, and more. If you don't already have it downloaded, a quick search on your hardware of choice should get you up and running.

Best of all, the concert is absolutely free - so you can watch a Take That live stream without paying a penny. The only caveat is that the YouTube feed appears to only be available to UK viewers - but then that's probably you, so you're sorted.

If you're from the UK but currently abroad for whatever reason, then you also have an option - which we explain in full below.

How to watch the Take That concert live online from abroad

While anyone in the UK will find it easy to watch this week's Take That concert courtesy of the free YouTube stream, folks elsewhere in the world may struggle to tune in because of geo-blocking.

Anyone from the UK who's currently outside of the country could consider using a VPN. This nifty bit of software changes your IP address so that you can access all the content and services you already pay for back home - just from anywhere in the world.


There are hundreds of VPNs to choose from, but we always recommend ExpressVPN. As well as being fast, simple, and straightforward to install, it's also compatible with a whole host of devices - Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, iOS and Android to name some of the main ones.

Plus, ExpressVPN's flexible 30-day money back guarantee is difficult to argue with. Even better, you can purchase an annual plan for a 49% discount and 3 months extra FREE – a brilliant offer for an essential bit of software.

Once installed, select the location of your home country and simply click connect to watch the telethon at home from anywhere on the planet.

James Laird

James is a technology journalist with nearly 10 years experience and currently Sports and TV Streaming Editor at Future, where he works across TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guide. He is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, Editor of Lifehacker UK, and Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.