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Author Topic: How to watch British TV over the internet in Spain  (Read 33219 times)


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How to watch British TV over the internet in Spain
« on: March 01, 2014, 06:50:07 AM »
Since the satellites have changed I can't get British TV.

I have seen a few advertisements for TV over the internet.

I am not a big TV watcher but I would like to be able to watch the BBC.

Also my husband likes to watch TV on his computer.

Is it possible watch two different programs at the same time over the internet?

Can anyone give me any advice?

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Re: How to watch British TV over the internet in Spain
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 07:22:15 AM »
Hi Jocelyn,

A lot of the things advertised are available for free if you put a little effort into it.

The first thing you need is a VPN.
This makes it look as if you are in the UK so you don't get blocked by the BBC.
There are lots of VPN systems to choose from but I have heard good reviews of these two

Hide.me  (this one has a free trial)

Nord VPN

Hide my Ass

Using a vpn you can also watch both Netflix UK and Netflix USA on the same user account.

As you want to use the VPN on multiple devices it is best to connect to the VPN at the level of the router, so any computer or iphone which connects to the wifi will automatically get a UK ip address.

If you are good with computers you can get routers for only 20 euros which can connect to a VPN  but first you have to change the firmware (the software which runs them) to a version which can run as a VPN client such as DD-WRT or tomato.
This is all very confusing and is for tekkie orientated people.

A router which can connect to the majority of VPNs straight out of the box is the ASUS RT-N16

It costs about 77 euros:
Here is a link to buy it at Amazon.

Once you get the router use this tutorial to configure it.


Once you have it set up you will be able to use the BBC iplayer.



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