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Watch Streaming Video from Anywhere in the World

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Watching geographically restricted content can be tricky. Streaming services like Hulu and Netflix (as well as other network sites) employ geotracking software to make sure nobody outside of the US can dip in to watch The Office or Exit Through the Gift Shop.

And it’s not just Americans who have this problem: Foreigners traveling to the US can’t watch their obscure racing leagues and alternative ball sports.

It’s lame, really. But don’t fret. There are fairly quick ways to get around these pesky barriers—namely, by using either a proxy or VPN service.

Both of these options reroute your computer’s network connection and change your IP address to make it look like it’s coming from somewhere else—like, say, the US. They work in slightly different ways.”

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  1. January 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    So this means, for example, that the IP address is provided from a UK server, which enables you to watch UK TV, because you need to appear as if you are in the UK (have a UK IP address). But really you could be anywhere in the world!

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