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The BBC has tons of great shows, old and new. Dr. Who, The Frozen Planet, EastEnders, Mongrels, Master Chef and, well, so many shows that I can't name them all here. Channel 4 won't disappoint either, with great shows like Shameless, Time Team, Ali G and others. Even ITV has some goodies like Footballers Wives, and Britain's Got Talent. You can see what I mean. And most of these TV programming stations have gone online and allow streaming of their shows for free, or for a small monthly fee - with the condition that you have to be in The UK. But how can you watch UK TV abroad? Easy.

Virtual private networks are used to change your IP address. Changing your IP has a number of uses, including protecting your online privacy, securing yourself against hackers and spies on public networks, and more, but one of the things that was discovered is that you can also access sites that restrict outside users from streaming from the site.

In our case, when we're not in The UK, we can still access online streaming sites from the UK - sites like BBC iPlayer, ITV, Channel 4, and other. With just one of these sites, you'll have enough TV - so much that you won't be able to watch it all. Especially because there's new shows being added after they air for the first time on television, and old shows being bough and added to databases for viewer streaming.

Ok, so back to the virtual private network thing (VPN). VPNs can change your IP. So now you know that. All you need to do is find a service you like, make sure they have servers in the UK, get a package that included the UK servers, and you're good to go. Finding the right VPN service can be a bit of a challenge for new users - not because it's complicated, but because you've got to do a lot of comparing and contrasting.

There's lots of packages, with lots of different prices, number of servers, server locations, and other conditions. For example, some services may offer a VPN package for your phone for $6 dollars a month, but only offer one server location. Other services may offer a comprehensive package (for phone and computer) with100+ servers for the same price. How the hell can you compare those?

Well, I'm not a VPN salesman,so I don't know why the huge differences in price. All in all, you can get a VPN service to watch UK TV abroad starting at about $3 USD per month to over $30. Obviously, shoot for something in the middle. I'd say go for a service that charges about $5 to $10 USD per month, with 4+ country location, and 5-10 servers. Double check that they have multiple locations in The UK, and that you're able to switch servers for free. Phones and Tablets will use PPTP or L2TP. Laptops can as well, but for extra security in regions of The Middle East, Africa, and Asia (where governments monitor internet activity and censor the internet), you might want to think about OpenVPN for you laptop computer.

Signing in is simple, and with a username/password stored, it just takes a few clicks or swipes of a touch screen. If you're like me, eventually you'll run into some sort of issue with the VPN (all technology has issues, right). Some services offer live technical support, but those with email support are usually pretty quick. For those without technical skills, choosing a VPN service with live support can be an advantage.


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