Does anyone know how to get ITV player to work overseas?!

(47 Posts)
MDL Sun 16-Sep-12 06:10:15

Hi - do you know if there is anyway to watch ITV programmes on ITV player if you are not living in the UK? I tried to watch something and is said the video was not available to watch in my region ( Hong Kong) Downton Abbey starts tonight and I am desperate to watch it!


lemonyone Wed 22-Apr-15 17:46:56

Can I echo the concern up thread- are these legal?

millionsmom Wed 22-Apr-15 17:40:46

We pinged our router then installed Astrill on it. It cost $150, but has been brilliant so far. Normally the net gets really slow with a VPN on, but with Astrill we can stream live TV with no buffering.
We've tried Expat shield, but it wasn't very good, even after we subscribed. My private network was better, but not as good as Astrill.

alrayyan Mon 20-Apr-15 18:51:46

Anyone else use filmontv? its just a website with all live uk channels no vpn needed and you can record to a cloud if you subscribe. that and a chromecast and we have tv all day every day

justwondering72 Wed 15-Apr-15 09:12:07

Another vote for Tunnelbear here, CBeebies has helped my kids English a lot!

kathleendstacy Fri 10-Apr-15 18:57:45

Sorry, the link didn't work in my previous post

kathleendstacy Fri 10-Apr-15 18:54:26

I've been using IPVanish for over a year now ( It streams beautifully ITV player, BBC iPlayer, 4OD, Netflix, and every other global streaming service out there.
Also, it is a very reliable service if you are also looking to protect your privacy by encrypting all of your internet traffic.

yassmin Thu 09-Apr-15 14:00:51

I prefer using VPN service it is better than proxies. Check this VPN provider it has UK server to be able to unblock UK web content while outside freely and without any restrictions.

Kelly1814 Tue 13-Jan-15 16:26:48

Get the Tunnelbear VPN (there's an app) and it will work a treat.

SignoraLiviaBurlando Sun 11-Jan-15 18:45:01

Massive thanks!
Last week in France got hooked on a reality TV show called 4 mariages for a honeymoon, where contestants got to each others weddings, mark them on various details - unbelievably bitchy - very addictive.
Couldn't get to see the finale, and was blocked when tried to get on replay - used the unblock-us recommended on here this afternoon, and watched it - thanks!!!

redexpat Tue 14-Oct-14 12:01:17

We use hola unblocker and watch on the laptop.

worcester1969 Tue 14-Oct-14 10:27:07

I've used this service and found it fantastic. Works brilliantly in Europe and the States

I use Hotspot Shield, means I can watch itv player, bbd inlayer, 4od etc as well as actually use my Netflix subscription. Can also change the settings to USA, australia etc so can access US netflix too grin

fairly reasonably priced as well IIRC

cassandralyle Thu 15-May-14 15:09:44

I'd recommend Unblock Us:

It's faster than a VPN, and there's no software to install. Just follow the instructions on their website to make a small change to the DNS settings on your computer or whatever device you will be watching on, and that's it.

They offer a 7-day free trial with the simplest of sign-ups, just put in your email address. Once your free trial expires, then you can decide to pay $4.99 a month.

I've tried/paid several providers, and I can say that Unblock Us offers the fastest streaming connection of them all.

natashabean Mon 21-Apr-14 14:59:07

I would recommend a service called SmartDNS, provided by a company called OverPlay. I've been using them for several years:

SmartDNS is a new way of accessing tv and video streaming websites that are usually geographically blocked to anyone trying to watch from outside the country. SmartDNS replicates many of the traditional VPN features, but without ANY loss

of speed. It permits access to restricted websites in different Countries. The best part is that with SmartDNS, you don't even need to dial into a VPN connection. The initial setup is super easy, and then you just browse as normal... but

without the limits.

SmartDNS enables virtually every streaming service you can imagine, and the servers are as fast as your internet connection.

It's $4.95 per month, or if you pay annually, it's $49.95, and you can cancel anytime.

lazydog Mon 23-Sep-13 07:07:22

I use Pro VPN... Costs us the equivalent of 4GBP per month, paying for 12 months at a time. Works great! smile

CoolStoryBro Sat 21-Sep-13 11:12:05

We have StrongVPN and it works brilliantly. One account and my iMac, all our iPads/phones and the PS3 are linked to it.

mirai Sat 21-Sep-13 11:06:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JustBecauseICan Sat 21-Sep-13 11:05:31

I tried expat shield (or whatever it's called now) again this week, and again, nada.

Have now d/l expat network and it's working beautifully.

redexpat Sat 21-Sep-13 11:04:20

We use AD Telly. Also £5 a month from paypal. Did Downton start already?! I thought it was starting tomorrow on the 22nd?

bensagey Fri 20-Sep-13 19:26:58

I have been using Laptop Telly in the Med on my expat this Summer, works great for BBC & ITV content when I was away on the ipad

JustBecauseICan Mon 16-Sep-13 09:48:35

I am on this thread under another name....I never got expatshield to work.

Lots of full length programmes are uploaded to youtube these days.

anothermonday Sun 15-Sep-13 14:08:47

We use my-expat-network and have never had any problems, it works v well. £5 a month, as a pp mentioned. It only took a few minutes to install. We didn't find the free ones very reliable.

CheeseAndFriedMushrooms Sat 14-Sep-13 23:35:56

One year on, I'm in the same place as the OP! Downtown starts next week and I'm off abroad for a while. Is 'my ex pat shield' stil recommended?

Scootergrrrl Sun 19-May-13 09:26:53

We use Tunnelbear which is five dollars a month, paid through Paypal, and you can choose whether to use a UK or US IP address. That means you can use iPlayer, 4OD and the UK channels, as well as Netflix US and the American on-demand stuff.
Works like a charm for us in Germany.

SavoyCabbage Sun 19-May-13 09:17:35

I watch ITV stuff on youtube - no adverts.

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