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Iplayer Outside The Uk - Connect To A Vpn
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Iplayer Outside The Uk  -  Connect to A Vpn

The BBC iPlayer is one of the most reliable way to get access to UK TV online. However, it's only available in certain countries. Of course, the UK gets full access on a variety of devices, but iPlayer outside The UK is also available in a few European countries through an iPad app. But what about the rest of us? Well, we need to get creative.

Virtual Private Networks

You've probably never heard of a virtual private network. This type of software is used for a variety of tasks, including maintaining privacy online and securing connection between remote devices and local servers. The feature were concerned with is what it does to our IP address.

The IP Address

The IP of your computer or phone is like the doorway to your device. This is how websites and other users know where to send information. Your IP is your online identity. In the case of the BBC iPlayer, when it sees that your online ID is not in an approved country, it can deny you access.

To get access, you need an approved IP - ie an IP address from The UK. This is what the VPN does.

How it works

You first need to find a VPN service that you like. Then, sign up for the amount of time you plan to use the service. Most services require a one month minimum, and offer discount for signing up for a longer period of time. On average, you'll pay about £10 per month, with discounts of up to 50% for one year subscriptions.

Once you do that, you may need to install some software. If you're using what called "PPTP" which is most suitable for most users, you will only need to install the app to get to connect to the VPN. If you're in the Middle East or China and need to use OpenVPN to protect your online identity from invasive government agencies, the you may need to install the OpenVPN software as well.

Then it's easy. Choose a location in The UK, connect, and then head to the iPlayer website. Note: Some services may allow you to choose a city location, other lump all UK IPs under the heading "UK".

More

Though a VPN service you'll be able to access all UK-Only websites - not just iPlayer outside The UK. Channel 4, Demand 5, and LoveFilm are all UK-Only sites. Though you'll have to pay for a normal subscription for each site, you will be able to use one VPN service to access all accounts that you have.


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