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Old Feb 24th 2011, 6:32 pm
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Default SkyTV in the USA?

Can you get it in the USA? If not, how about their Sky Anywhere (Anytime?) service?

Does anyone have experience of using a UK Proxy to use iPlayer and so on?

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Old Feb 24th 2011, 6:50 pm
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I use Expatshield to watch bbc i player and itvplayer it works fine most of the time and its free just don't download hotspot shield that gives you a us ip address
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Old Feb 24th 2011, 7:30 pm
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You can't get it direct from the satellite as it's out of sight. Look up Slingbox if you can keep a box at a UK address (parents/friend etc).
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Default Re: SkyTV in the USA?

We have Slingplayer at home on our UK TV and it is brilliant. We are fortunate in that we have a home in the UK that we have it running on, if the internet drops out at home we have to get our neighbour in to reboot!

I will look at the Expatshield website, sounds interesting!

In answer to OP, I don't think you can 'get' Sky over here and I so far have not had any success with Sky Anywhere etc even though I appear to have done all the registering with Sky etc.
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Old Feb 24th 2011, 10:29 pm
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Slingbox, but why?

Plenty of other routes that re more convenient...

TechTutorialChannel.com for easy way to stream iplayer and other bits and pieces, but I set up manually so I could get spotify and other things to work.

Expatshield works, but personally found it to be rather flakey and dying when I needed it most.

I don't bother streaming much UK tv live anyway, otherwise a proper paid VPN would be worth getting, just for the bandwidth. There are loads of threads recommending them.

http://www.myp2p.eu works well for most sporting events.
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Originally Posted by JupiterAndBeyond View Post
Does anyone have experience of using a UK Proxy to use iPlayer and so on?
www.ibvpn.com works well with all UK TV catchup services and BBC radio.
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is there a Mac equivalent for the Expatshield?

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is there a Mac equivalent for the Expatshield?

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I don't think they have a Mac version yet but they say they are working on one
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is there a Mac equivalent for the Expatshield?

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I think they mentioned spring time, but who knows...they have more info on their FB page, so could probably find a answer there.

If you want to get a UK proxy working now and rather not pay, then you can go down the TOR Proxy route, the software I linked above is for the PC version and preset, but if you follow the links you can get the Mac versions and manually set it up.
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Originally Posted by SofiaC View Post
is there a Mac equivalent for the Expatshield?

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AFAIK ibVPN uses generic VPN technology. Perhaps the mac has built-in networking that will achieve it?

You can sign up for a free trial of ibVPN and just try it to see if you can find settings that work.
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