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Watch Canadian Tv Online In The Us With A Canadian Ip Address
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Watch Canadian Tv Online In The Us With A Canadian Ip Address

Hulu might be king of the castle when it comes to American TV programming streaming online, but there are a few Canadian sites that are giving it a run for it's money - at least in Canada. Paying members or these sites, or users who prefer certain distinctly Canadian shows available on these sites go though the same frustration as Hulu users that travel outside The US. When you aren't in Canada, you can't access these sites. CTV(.)ca, CBC(.)ca, and TOU(.)TV are all unavailable or severely crippled outside of Canada. It is possible however to get a Canadian IP address an watch Canadian TV online from The US or any country outside of Canada.

Virtual private networks primary use is for online anonymity and thus online security. There are a number of things that change about your computer or phone when you're connected to a virtual private network. For one, when you surf the net over public networks, like in an internet cafe or airport wifi, your real IP is hidden, and you're no longer a target for packet sniffing, traffic monitoring, and other password/identity stealing techniques. You'll also be less susceptible to IP tracing techniques by the government and/or private organizations (though this will depend on other privacy settings for your browser). The third change, and the one we're most concerned with here is the change of IP address.

So when you connect to the private network in Canada, your real IP address is hidden and you're given a temporary Canadian IP address with which you can browse the internet. For all intents and purposes, this is your "new" IP address, and it can be used to access Canadian TV streaming sites like CTV, CBC, Netflix Canada, Showcase, and other. This is convenient for someone who's going to be in The US for a short period of time and signing up for a month of Netflix or Hulu is impractical, especially if you haven't go a US credit card to pay for it. For Canadians who venture further than crossing the border to the US, this technique works as well - there's no restriction on distance with VPN services.

Non-Canadians who have ties to or an interest in Canada might also like to watch Canadian TV online, and can also benefit from a VPN service. In fact, many VPN services offer multiple IP locations in one package, which means if you shop around a bit you can probably get a Canadian IP address with US, UK, and Australian IPs as well. VPNs can be installed on smart phones (iPhone, Android, Nokia, Blackberry, etc) and computers (Mac, Windows, Linux), and VPN routers can be used to change the IP of your Apple TV, Roku, or Blu Ray device. There's plenty of options.

I think the most important thing to remember here however, is that CBC Sports broadcasts HNIC. When you're outside of Canada, you can't expect any other country to provide live broadcasts of Canadian Hockey. With a Canadian IP from a VPN, you can access pure Canadian hockey from any corner of the world.


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