How to unblock BBC iPlayer Abroad In 2016

Are you planning on traveling abroad for the summer, and you want to watch UK TV via the catchup services such as BBC iPlayer or perhaps 4oD and ITV Hub. The good news is that this is entirely possible.

BBC iPlayer lets you stream high-quality TV and radio shows, as well as movies. It is, however, limited to UK viewers, which means – in principle – you can only watch it from inside the UK. But there are ways to watch BBC iPlayer from outside of the UK, perhaps while on holiday or for those living abroad.

Through The Use of VPN:

The easiest way to watch BBC iPlayer abroad is to use a VPN such as Express VPN, or any of the available options.

VPNs (virtual private networks) are used for many purposes, as they allow you to surf the internet with anonymously and protect your privacy, which gives you total security and freedom.  VPN can also be used to virtually relocate your computer or mobile device by offering access to an IP address from the region you require. This is where they can come in handy for watching BBC iPlayer and other UK TV abroad.

You first have to choose a convenient VPN service. Once you’ve got your chosen VPN service up and running, you’ll need to set it to the UK and go to the BBC iPlayer webpage to start watching.

By Changing DNS Settings:

If you want to get UK TV via the browser on your Xbox or PlayStation then you will need to fiddle with some DNS settings. If you head to the network settings of the console/device and manually configure the settings then you can enter a primary and secondary DNS (Domain Name Servers) numbers.

You can search the internet for these numbers (they change atimes) and Express VPN has a good list which you can try. They are premium DNS Service which will serve you for a long time  and the fastest you can find anywhere, rather than free services which wll occasionally send you to someone’s own site rather than your desired TV source in an attempt to sell you a slow proxy list or something worse.

 

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How to Get American Netflix in Canada

Want to get access to the American Netflix video library in Canada? You don’t need to pay anything extra or create a new account; all you need to do is change your device’s DNS settings so that Netflix thinks you’re connecting from within the US. You’ll need to find Netflix’s current DNS addresses, which changes regularly.

 

How To Change DNS On Windows

  1. Click the Start menu or button and type. ncpa.cpl. Press Enter to open the Network Connections window.
  2. 2
    Right-click on your active network connection. Select “Properties”.
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    Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” from the list. Click theProperties button.
  4. 4
    Select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” option. This will allow you to input the DNS server of your choice. Entering Netflix’s US DNS server will make Netflix think you are connecting from the US.
  5. 5

    Enter in a primary and secondary DNS address. The Netflix DNS servers change regularly, so there’s a good chance that the codes listed on this page will be outdated. To find the latest servers, perform a Google search for “US Netflix DNS addresses”.

    • As of November 24th, 2014, 108.061.173.107 / 108.061.173.108 and213.005.182.117 / 23.021.182.024 are working DNS primary / secondarycombinations.
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    Click .OK. You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
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    Log into Netflix. When you open the Netflix page on your new DNS server, you can log in using your Canadian account and get access to the American video library.

    • If you aren’t able to access Netflix, try a different set of DNS addresses.
    • If you continue to have trouble finding working DNS addresses, consider a paid VPN service

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