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Old Nov 30th 2017, 5:15 am
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Hi all,

Apologies if this has already been answered, I did a quick search and found posts on this topic but none that answered my specific question.

My question is: once you've got yourself a VPN and gone to iPlayer, does it ask you for UK address details/a licence number or do you just have to tick a box to say you've got a licence?

I'd rather not ask either set of (annoyingly) law-abiding parents if I can use their details!

I guess I could try it myself to see what it asks but that would involve paying for a VPN which I don't really need if I can't use iPlayer

Thanks in advance.

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Old Nov 30th 2017, 5:26 am
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However, they have been hunting down VPNs, so make sure your pick is safe. You should be able to get a free trial.

https://securethoughts.com/best-bbc-iplayer-vpn/
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Originally Posted by Crystaltipps View Post
Hi all,

Apologies if this has already been answered, I did a quick search and found posts on this topic but none that answered my specific question.

My question is: once you've got yourself a VPN and gone to iPlayer, does it ask you for UK address details/a licence number or do you just have to tick a box to say you've got a licence?

I'd rather not ask either set of (annoyingly) law-abiding parents if I can use their details!

I guess I could try it myself to see what it asks but that would involve paying for a VPN which I don't really need if I can't use iPlayer

Thanks in advance.

Your biggest problem might well be that a VPN that works today might not work tomorrow, as they shut them off.
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