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Hotspot Shield
« on: August 11, 2013, 04:56:35 PM »
How exactly does it work?  I'm going to be going to Azerbaijan for a few months, and I'd like to be able to watch BBC iPlayer, etc, whilst I'm gone.  If I install this, will I be able to access media on British websites like that? 
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Re: Hotspot Shield
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 09:33:44 AM »
Hotspot Shield is only for accessing American content.  I did some quick googling for accessing Uk content and found this- http://expat-shield.en.softonic.com/
I've never tried it, so can't comment on it
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Re: Hotspot Shield
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 11:35:26 AM »
Yes, if you want to access US TV and websites, you use Hotspot Shield and if you want to watch UK TV and websites, you need Expat Shield.

I used Expat Shield to watch BBC iplayer when I was visiting the US, and it was fine, although it's been a couple of years since I last used it.


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Re: Hotspot Shield
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 11:36:38 AM »
TunnelBear works really well for watching UK stuff, like iPlayer. However, there is a small monthly fee, but I found it worthwhile when I was using it and it's easy enough to cancel.

ETA: I mention it only because I always had trouble with Hotspot/Expat Shield, so in case you need a plan B!
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