Watch TV abroad using iPad or iPhone?

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  1. chris61hickman

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    Is it really possible to watch my favorite TV programs on my gadgets?
    I don't want to miss out on my favorite TV shows.
    I have a friend living in US. and his very busy working and has no time to watch his favorite TV show. but now with the help of the ITV player or any TV on internet that can watch TV abroad, he manage to watch TV show using his iPad or iPhone.
    Any information on what are the things to do to watch TV abroad?
     
  2. Delta

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    You seem to have the answers yourself, don't you ;)
     
  3. Vocali05

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    Slingbox or netflix seems to be the main ways

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  4. iFrog

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    You can also use the abc player and watch the episodes in there.

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  5. Sincere11105

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    I love Netflix. I haven't tried itv.
     
  6. smithvillemike

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    Netflix wouldn't let me stream movies when I was Honduras.
     
  7. Sincere11105

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    I hear sling is decent. Haven't tried it. Use abc player
     
  8. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    These restrictions are placed there by Netflix as a result of copyright and licensing issues. In the same way that movies are released in different countries on different dates, the rights holders for these movies licence them for showing by Netflix to different countries. Netflix are therefore constrained to enforce this restriction.

    They do this by monitoring the Internet address that you log in from. This IP address acts like a sort of area code, enabling Netflix to tell which country your computer is connected from. This allows them to see if you are in the US when you're trying to stream. Although this approach is not infallible, it is a fairly reliable way of allowing Netflix to restrict users to the US only.

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  9. SporkLover

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    You can do Netflix via a US based Proxy, or you can do sling player.
     
  10. Sun King

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    I watch uk tv here in Cyprus , I have to use a VPN for bbc and itv players ....very easy to set up on an iPad.

    Filmon works without the VPN and is very good on the iPad.
     

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