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Travel Note Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)


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Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Use a VPN to see US-only sites when Europe

Many TV networks allow only people in their country to watch their TV shows online. For example, if you live in the US, you cannot watch BBC shows online. Or if you live in Europe, you cannot watch Jon Stewart's The Daily Show online. Or can you?

Yes you can. Use a VPN (virtual private network) to "fake" your IP address, so you look like you are in that country and then you can access their TV on the internet. The TV websites look at your IP address, the internet address where you logged...

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I use Hotspot Shield. It also has free version but it is slow to watch videos. I recommend getting paid VPN.


10+ Posts
I subscribed to a VPN (My Expat Network), but all the network shows (ABC,CBS, NBC) still ask for your cable/satellite provider, so I'm still not able to watch anything!

Well if you have a cable subscription you can use the login and password for your cable service.

I often watch HBO Go from abroad using VPN and my Comcast login.


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This year I'm using Express VPN and yes, I'm seeing where the networks ask me to sign in to my 'local' cable provider. So far, I'm up-to-date with the new fall shows, like Grey's Anatomy and This Is Us and The Big Bang Theory!


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