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28 Aug 2020 11:03 by jinxy Star rating. 70 posts Send private message

I subscribe to ExpressVPN in order to watch UK television programmes but for 2 weeks I have been unable to obtain BBC iPlayer on demand. ITV and Channel 4 are ok. Express VPN say their engineers are working on it???? Can anyone tell me IF there's any other way I can get BBC to enable me to catch up with On-Demand programmes please!!

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28 Aug 2020 12:26 by mariedav Star rating in Ciudad Quesada. 1126 posts Send private message

The BBC, and others, monitor those accessing the service and it shows up if many people are using the IP address which points to a VPN. They then block those IP addresses.

This will happen which ever system you use eventually. Those providing the service will change the IP address to get around it but this will, again, eventually be spotted.

If your one hasn't changed it yet, maybe try another VPN provider? Preferably to one you can the location yourself which will automatically alter the IP address and will take longer to flag up at the Beeb (or other broadcaster).

I have used different free VPNs but the amount of advertising and pop ups is annoying, especially in the middle of a programme. I use Express VPN as well and am still able to get the catch up.




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29 Aug 2020 12:07 by jinxy Star rating. 70 posts Send private message

Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes, I know the BBC play a cat and mouse 'game' to stop people not living in the UK to be able to get programmes - seems a never ending situation eh?

You say you use ExpressVPN and can get catch-up?  I also use ExpressVPN and UK Dockland or UK London as my locations - which do you use to be able to get catch-up please?

Hope to hear from you re this info

Stay safe

Regards Jinxy


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