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On iplayer, etc

 

 

any advice on how to access UK and Irish TV in se asia, hopefully for free but failing that fairly cheaply

Right now I can access sky news live  just by typing it into Google but as for bbc, itv, channel4,etc

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Moving to the Audio/Visual forum. 

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TVmucho works well, not free but it just works, all the free to air stuff.

 

Many of the VPN providers have a "BBC solution" although the BBC are getting very good at identifying users who are not in the UK.

 

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IPTV.

 

There are lots on Google, but you might want to try and find reviews of any particular service before signing up to any of them.

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I can't tell you which is the best one because I've only used one. But the reason is that the one I use is so good I haven't bothered to explore any further.

 

I've been using 'My Expat Network' for 13 years now in China, Egypt and now here. For 5 GBP a month I get superb service, which I mainly use for accessing the BBC iPlayer.

 

The BBC rarely manage to snag them and when they do, you switch to the back up 'stealth mode' whilst they reconfigure the primary channel.

 

Go have a look at: https://www.my-expat-network.com

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Mobdro has it all except I player and is free. There are others try searching.

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25 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

I can't tell you which is the best one because I've only used one. But the reason is that the one I use is so good I haven't bothered to explore any further.

 

I've been using 'My Expat Network' for 13 years now in China, Egypt and now here. For 5 GBP a month I get superb service, which I mainly use for accessing the BBC iPlayer.

 

The BBC rarely manage to snag them and when they do, you switch to the back up 'stealth mode' whilst they reconfigure the primary channel.

 

Go have a look at: https://www.my-expat-network.com

To get BBC iPlayer free, just get a VPN connected to London and register. Express VPN does that. US$30 per year and you can use it to access many other connections to National TV services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

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So depends what you want.

 

I always go for the TV experience, I don't like watching stuff on my laptop, except for clips. 

 

Now I'm an American, but been an Anglophile all my life, I blame listening to the then awesome BBC World Service on shortwave as a kid, and have been watching the BBC, C4, ITV and recently UKTV Play on a roku for years.

 

I do it both in Thailand and in the US.

 

You need to subscribe to a DNS masking service, and install it on your router, but thats cheap, I think I pay $20 for 6 months.

 

You then will need to buy a Roku 3, the BBC iplayer doesn't support any of the newer models so beware. You then set up a Roku UK account, this is where you will need someone with a UK credit card and a UK address. It doesn't cost anything but it establishes you as being in the UK, then the Roku will download the UK firmware, after that you're off to the races.

 

If you want details on the DNS service I use, PM me, can't post it here or it'll be deleted.

 

Here's a screenshot of my TV, it's nearly 4am here in South Dakota, but note the roku is set to UK time

IMG_20200531_034829.jpg

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28 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Express VPN does that. US$30 per year and you can use it to access many other connections to National TV services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

I wish it was $30 per year.  

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12 minutes ago, torturedsole said:

I wish it was $30 per year.  

mine is, what are you paying? 

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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

TVmucho works well, not free but it just works, all the free to air stuff.

 

Many of the VPN providers have a "BBC solution" although the BBC are getting very good at identifying users who are not in the UK.

 

This is why I would always avoid a VPN solution. Most of the content providers identify and block huge swaths of IP addresses associated with server farms pretty quickly

 

Even with DNS redirect services you need to recognize it's a cat and mouse thing, but they tend to come up with a workaround, but you might have to live with a few days of downtime.

 

I don't subscribe to any of the DNS services for longer than a six month term, just in case they don't find that workaround. Over the years I've been through a few, a couple multiple times

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47 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

To get BBC iPlayer free, just get a VPN connected to London and register. Express VPN does that. US$30 per year and you can use it to access many other connections to National TV services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

As others have said, the BBC and its ilk are getting wise to the VPN to circumvent the UK rules, and indeed I recently purchased one of the top rated VPNs (second word is.. Ghost) and although I did manage to watch a couple of BBC iPlayer programs, that is not the case now.

 

I have been in touch with the company many, many times and sent them all sorts of information including my computer settings, VPN network settings, messages on the BBC screen and so on, in fact everything they have asked for and still no go, and after about a month of dealing with one particular person in the organisation, a new representative came back to me and said that they were having problems with BBC as that organisation was going to great pains to shut that access down.

 

So I am left with no access to the BBC iPlayer (which I like) and a three year subscription, which is a pain, although I can use it on my other computer for torrenting.

 

I might go back to my SmartDNS set up to see if I can get any joy with that?

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50 minutes ago, GinBoy2 said:

So depends what you want.

 

I always go for the TV experience, I don't like watching stuff on my laptop, except for clips. 

 

Now I'm an American, but been an Anglophile all my life, I blame listening to the then awesome BBC World Service on shortwave as a kid, and have been watching the BBC, C4, ITV and recently UKTV Play on a roku for years.

 

I do it both in Thailand and in the US.

 

You need to subscribe to a DNS masking service, and install it on your router, but thats cheap, I think I pay $20 for 6 months.

 

You then will need to buy a Roku 3, the BBC iplayer doesn't support any of the newer models so beware. You then set up a Roku UK account, this is where you will need someone with a UK credit card and a UK address. It doesn't cost anything but it establishes you as being in the UK, then the Roku will download the UK firmware, after that you're off to the races.

 

If you want details on the DNS service I use, PM me, can't post it here or it'll be deleted.

 

Here's a screenshot of my TV, it's nearly 4am here in South Dakota, but note the roku is set to UK time

IMG_20200531_034829.jpg

 

 

That certainly deserves a prize for the most complicate way to achieve something simple.

 

3 minutes ago, GinBoy2 said:

This is why I would always avoid a VPN solution. Most of the content providers identify and block huge swaths of IP addresses associated with server farms pretty quickly

 

Even with DNS redirect services you need to recognize it's a cat and mouse thing, but they tend to come up with a workaround, but you might have to live with a few days of downtime.

 

My VPN cost 3000 Baht for a lifetime subscription, and before Smart Alec jumps in I use it for 6 year already, and it always works with Iplayer and Netflix. The other 10 services I don't use but I assume they also work.

 

A SmartDNS doesn't hide your real IP, so much easier to get blocked than any VPN

 

 

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