This is truly brilliant!
I have recently stumbled across a totally legal way of being able to watch BBC iPlayer when in Spain or abroad in general. AND IT'S REALLY CHEAP!
We get asked all the time how expats in Spain can catch up with their favourite programmes on the BBC iPlayer.
Until recently it seemed that the only way of doing this was by using a proxy server in the UK to effectively "pretend" you are in the UK. This is actually illegal and apart from the that, terribly unreliable and quite costly.
Well, what I am about to show you is going to blow your mind away. Because apart from allowing you to watch your favourite programmes on the BBC, it actually speeds up your Internet connection too.
This is SO true, I'm not making it up.
The service is called Onspeed. It's primary function is to actually speed up your Internet connection. Being able to access iPlayer abroad is simply a by-product of this service!
How it works
You install the Onspeed software on your PC. Once it's up and running, every time you access anything on the Internet it goes via OnSpeed's UK servers.
Onspeed compresses all the data on their servers before sending it to your PC. The compression aspect is what speeds up your Internet and the fact that it is done on OnSpeed's servers means that you are effectively seeing content as if you were based in the UK.
You're not breaking any laws at all. It's fully legal.
Here's how it worked for me
We have a truly terrible Internet connection at home, thanks to Telefonica. Using the Onspeed speed test this is what I got BEFORE I installed the software:
You wouldn't believe we are actually contracted for 6MB! We are getting just 224 KB of ADSL speed which is awful.
Anyway, I installed the Onspeed software, repeated the test and this was the speed test result:
Still not quite my contracted 6MB but what a difference! 1.4 MB. That's a 6-fold improvement in the connection speed!! At least at this speed I can stop crying. Truly amazing improvement in the speed of my Internet connection.
Now, before I installed the software, this is what I used to see when trying to access iPlayer:
Argh! Horrible message.
But look what happened after I installed Onspeed:
:) Yippee. It works! And it's legal. And my Internet connection is faster too.
Best thing of all?
It costs only £26.99 or €29.99 for 12 MONTHS! It has to be the best bargain ever for us expats.
Anyway, hope that's made your day as much as it made mine when I installed it.
Check out Onspeed here and watch BBC iPlayer the cheap, easy and legal way...through a faster Internet connection.
It just seems to be too good to be true...but it's not! Try it out.