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Bryden
17-04-2015, 04:03 PM
A friend has suggested a free VPN which would allow access to UK TV - any comments or suggestions re this please? I saw on the ExPat UK TV link that you can obtain one from there for four countries (UK, US, Oz, Canada) for 9 pounds sterling a month.

TIA

Bryden

1101
17-04-2015, 04:23 PM
have a look here

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=171182

Lawrence
17-04-2015, 05:42 PM
Always try Hola http://hola.org/ ,Been able to watch UK TV but speed is an issue living Rural

Bryden
17-04-2015, 05:46 PM
That page - comments seemed to go with DNS4Me - sorry but I don't have a clue what that stands for - grin.... there seems to be a minimal charge and as you directed me there, I am assuming you say this is an improvement/better than VPN? I have a smart TV through which I have Sky.... wondering if I go with DNS or VPN, whether I would be better to have another TV specifically for offshore content.... then I could attach (presumably?) a DVD recorder as I am assuming UK TV programmes of interest may be on at some unsociable time given our time difference.... or would I have to watch them at their UK scheduled time.... so many questions - sorry

Bryden

apsattv
18-04-2015, 04:29 AM
If you use an android tablet you can just install the filmon app to watch UKTV no VPN needed. You need a DNS service such as UNOTELLY if you want to setup other devices for IPLAYER or Netflix other regions etc.

Greg
18-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Always try Hola http://hola.org/ ,Been able to watch UK TV but speed is an issue living RuralIs it possible to use Hola without your PC acting as a peer, blocking outgoing packets with Windows Firewall for instance?

Lawrence
18-04-2015, 10:18 AM
Is it possible to use Hola without your PC acting as a peer, blocking outgoing packets with Windows Firewall for instance?

Been using Hola as a Extension through Firefox/Palemoon,not TV yet

wainuitech
18-04-2015, 11:51 AM
Been using Hola as a Extension through Firefox/Palemoon,not TV yet Ditto-- Our Media center (With W8.1) which is connected to the TV has the same setup, SWMBO decided she would go looking :waughh:------- She figured out how to work it :annoyed: LOL - Now more free medical programs, all from the UK and USA , and even the 15 second ads aren't to bad.

Bryden
18-04-2015, 02:40 PM
Lawrence, do you mean that you are using Hola and watching on your computer but not on the TV? Wainuitech - surely it is not all medical programmes, or is that your Significant Other's fave?

Lawrence
18-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Yep,watching on computer but would be easy to able to watch on TV with the various methods out there (HDMI/Chromecast/Media Centre etc) but will not bother yet

To Add, to sign up to iplayer they wanted a UK Post Code (choose any,mines a Fish&Chip Shop HA HA HA)

wainuitech
18-04-2015, 05:05 PM
Wainuitech - surely it is not all medical programmes, or is that your Significant Other's fave? Its the Other Half LOL:wub Theres Plenty of Free programs & movies, and even more paid ones (if you subscribe) Haven't watched any movies yet SWMBO just likes the medical ones. They have on average 4 ad breaks over a program (1 hour program) , the UK ones last on average 15 seconds, the USA last about 1 minute. Not even enough time to make a "nature stop"

The funny thing is the only time there's ANY "buffering" is during the ads -- how sad :( But theres a little timer top left of the screen and it still counts down and then the programs carry on. Some of the USA ads are quite good.

We have a Computer under the TV, its connected Via HDMI, and controlled by a wireless KB/ Mouse.

We are going to get Netflix NZ at some stage.

Greg
18-04-2015, 07:22 PM
Been using Hola as a Extension through Firefox/Palemoon,not TV yetI don't think you understood my question... Hola's FAQ says that when using it on your computer, you're sharing the data with other peers. Which of course means that it's similar to a torrent app. So a decent firewall should be able to block outgoing packets/uploads, which of course will chew into your data allowance (and potentially open vulnerabilities). Right?

Lawrence
19-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Hola does raise some concerns with various Reviewers with it's potential vulnerabilities and sure it does use some Bandwidth thats why it's free for 4 Hours a day,some say it's slow some don't and there is better out there that offers more secure encryption and you pay

http://www.howtogeek.com/210614/how-to-access-region-restricted-websites-from-anywhere-on-earth/ .Some advise you install in a separate Browser or disable when not using which I have done
Probably better for a Media centre that would be separate from your other computer

http://www.vpnranks.com/hola-unblocker-security-and-alternatives/ Gives you more info