Tired of seeing this message on UK sites? POMSTAR gets emails and tweets about this issue all the time so we thought we would explain how to access the BBC iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player, Sky Go and more from Australia.
The answer is simple, you need a VPN.
A VPN is is basically a gateway that masks your location, and and stops you being blocked from viewing content. They are cheap, quick to install and easy to use.
POMSTAR has tried a few providers over the years but the best is www.streamingvpn.com. Subscription costs a couple of bucks per week and instillation instructions are clear and easy to follow.
One subscription works on your pc, iphone, ipad etc.
Once installed, all you need to do is click to turn on the VPN each session, and you are in… you never see those pesky blocked content signs again.
If you want to watch it on your TV, you need a HDMI cable to connect your PC / iphone to your TV and Bob’s your uncle, it’s just like being back home, except its less likely you will get your TV stolen once you have switched off and gone to bed.
If you want ‘Sky Go’ (live Sky TV on mobile devices), you need to get the VPN, and get someone in the UK to register for Sky Go and share their username and password. The only issue with Sky Go is they block you connecting it to your TV which is annoying. The picture quality is amazing, but i’m not sure i would watch a full 90 minute EPL game on my iphone.
Is this legal? That’s complicated. This is a good article on Mumbrella which concludes that “bypassing geoblocks is permitted under Australian Law“.
So enjoy guilt free, for now at least.
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