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2016 - watching BBC Alba abroad

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Just checking to see if anyone has done this recently - used the BBC i-player to watch live telly?

I'm off to India in a few weeks and it's coinciding with a live Forfar match (what's the chances eh?)

I've an i-pad to take with me (or a Kindle Fire) and I'm wondering if anyone has had any recent success and what software/VPN they've used. (I think the BBC may have got a bit smarter with regard to stopping VPNs).

Cheers.

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From recent experience (though hee-haw technical knowledge) you're much more likely to succeed by watching Alba on a TV streaming site than a VPN. Tried a couple of the free VPNs over the past few months and they were completely useless, after working fine a few years ago.

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Just checking to see if anyone has done this recently - used the BBC i-player to watch live telly?

I'm off to India in a few weeks and it's coinciding with a live Forfar match (what's the chances eh?)

I've an i-pad to take with me (or a Kindle Fire) and I'm wondering if anyone has had any recent success and what software/VPN they've used. (I think the BBC may have got a bit smarter with regard to stopping VPNs).

Cheers.

I used to use Expat shield and it worked fine until it started to insist on giving me a US IP. It could be worth a try.

Another free service is Cyber Ghost. If you don't mind waiting to be connected and sometimes having to try two or three times to connect successfully ( I think it's deliberate to try and get you to pay. I took advantage of one of their super duper special offers only to find that my ' package ' did not include the UK).

If you are there for a while I would definately recommend Private Internet Access. Good fast and reliable service. Worth checking to see if they are offering a free trial.

ETA Whichever you use :- Clear cookies, reboot and open the VPN before using your browser otherwise the first IP you are assigned will still be recognised.

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I used to use Expat shield and it worked fine until it started to insist on giving me a US IP. It could be worth a try.

Another free service is Cyber Ghost. If you don't mind waiting to be connected and sometimes having to try two or three times to connect successfully ( I think it's deliberate to try and get you to pay. I took advantage of one of their super duper special offers only to find that my ' package ' did not include the UK).

If you are there for a while I would definately recommend Private Internet Access. Good fast and reliable service. Worth checking to see if they are offering a free trial.

ETA Whichever you use :- Clear cookies, reboot and open the VPN before using your browser otherwise the first IP you are assigned will still be recognised.

That PIA looks a good deal if reliable. Anyone tried it for accessing UK gambling sites in Spain?

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That PIA looks a good deal if reliable. Anyone tried it for accessing UK gambling sites in Spain?

Been using it for a few months now. Don't know about gambling sites but it has been good for what I've used it for - BBC iplayer, STV etc. Good tech and customer support too.

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That PIA looks a good deal if reliable. Anyone tried it for accessing UK gambling sites in Spain?

I've used PIA for a while. It's rather good. Cheap and reliable.

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Used Tunnel Bear with the hotel wifi - worked really well. The only problem was that Tunnel Bear gives you 500MB free per month and, even though a google search hinted that would probably be enough - it had disappeared by half time. So, second half was spent refreshing i-message when the Mrs could be bothered giving me any updates! At least the beer was good!

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Used Tunnel Bear with the hotel wifi - worked really well. The only problem was that Tunnel Bear gives you 500MB free per month and, even though a google search hinted that would probably be enough - it had disappeared by half time. So, second half was spent refreshing i-message when the Mrs could be bothered giving me any updates! At least the beer was good!

Tunnel Bear is 3.11 a month for unlimited use.

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Tunnel Bear is 3.11 a month for unlimited use.

Yep, but I was only needing one match and thought the 500MB would have been enough. Lesson learned though.

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Cloud VPN app working very well in France. Free, quick and simple.

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A wee bit O/T but does anyone know where you can find viewing figures for BBC ALBA? For some reason they're not on the BARB website.

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On 18.01.2016 at 16:23, dee_62 said:

Just checking to see if anyone has done this recently - used the BBC iplayer to watch live telly outside UK?

I'm off to India in a few weeks and it's coinciding with a live Forfar match (what's the chances eh?)

I've an i-pad to take with me (or a Kindle Fire) and I'm wondering if anyone has had any recent success and what software/VPN they've used. (I think the BBC may have got a bit smarter with regard to stopping VPNs).

Cheers.

 

On 18.01.2016 at 17:11, Kamenitza said:

I used to use Sahrzad and it worked fine until it started to insist on giving me a US IP. It could be worth a try.

Another free service is Aeroshield. If you don't mind waiting to be connected and sometimes having to try two or three times to connect successfully ( I think it's deliberate to try and get you to pay. I took advantage of one of their super duper special offers only to find that my ' package ' did not include the UK).

If you are there for a while I would definately recommend Private Internet Access. Good fast and reliable service. Worth checking to see if they are offering a free trial.

ETA Whichever you use :- Clear cookies, reboot and open the VPN before using your browser otherwise the first IP you are assigned will still be recognised.

 

Sorry for bringing up an old topic. Anyone use smart dns for BBC iPlayer on smart TV?
I want to stream it to my TV without VPN :huh:

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