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Watching TV overseas

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Watching TV overseas

Hi all,

Many of you probably know that there are several online sites that allow you to watch tv, though in many areas sites like Netflix and specialized channels do not offer the same programs. The alternative to this is to use a VPN which will virtually place your computer elsewhere and you'll be OK to go. I recently found unotelly.com, which has a free trial and then very affordable monthly rates. Thought I'd share it with all of you! It was very easy for me to set up, and now can watch many more shows than before.

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1. Re: Watching TV overseas

Sorry, I don't understand, why would you bother traveling overseas to sit in a hotel room and watch TV???

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"Sorry, I don't understand, why would you bother traveling overseas to sit in a hotel room and watch TV???"

Because sometimes you are stuck in a foreign country where you don't speak the language, on a business trip with no personal transportation, wide awake at 3AM and are tired of watching My Sweet 16 on MTV or the continuous 15 minute loop of CNN International because it is the only English language programming available.

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This appears to be a service to simply trick Netflix etc. into thinking that you are in the US. I doubt it would be difficult for them to figure it out and eventually block UnoDNS. You can do the same thing for free with the right router on your home network, or a one-time purchase for a slingbox to watch your own satellite/cable. You are also only as good as the speed of your hotel internet, which is often painfully slow to useless for streaming.

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I know people who are expats and use a slingbox connected to their cable box at home to watch content they want. Provided the Internet is robust enough slingbox is a great solution.

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7. Re: Watching TV overseas

Take a kindle:))))

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8. Re: Watching TV overseas

I prefer to watch TV on the Internet

I recommend this resource http://www.choose.tv/choose

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9. Re: Watching TV overseas

Lots of programmes are uploaded to Youtube. It's usually possible to keep up with UK TV when travelling

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10. Re: Watching TV overseas

I agree with Tev9999 on this - Why watch tv when on holiday?