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BBC iPlayer

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:39 am

BBC iPlayer has been making it more and more difficult to access from overseas. Along with having to register giving a UK postal code, and stating you have a TV license, they are actively blocking VPNs... and getting better and better at it over time. Until yesterday, I could access iPlayer with Astrill (usually after some tweaking... like clearing cookies, flushing DNS cache etc.), but now NOTHING works. Astrill support says their engineers are "working on it" but can't say when they might come up with a solution.

Is anybody using a VPN that allows you to access iPlayer? If so, what VPN?
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:38 am

Cruisemonkey wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:39 am
BBC iPlayer has been making it more and more difficult to access from overseas. Along with having to register giving a UK postal code, and stating you have a TV license, they are actively blocking VPNs... and getting better and better at it over time. Until yesterday, I could access iPlayer with Astrill (usually after some tweaking... like clearing cookies, flushing DNS cache etc.), but now NOTHING works. Astrill support says their engineers are "working on it" but can't say when they might come up with a solution.

Is anybody using a VPN that allows you to access iPlayer? If so, what VPN?
yeah your right, i can no longer use it either, because of the IP
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Re: BBC iPlayer

Post by cptrelentless » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:18 pm

Cyberghost can bypass the filter for iPlayer and Hulu etc

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Re: BBC iPlayer

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:33 am

Astrill has asked me to give them a couple of days and then try it. I don't know what their techs are going to do, but they only have 9 UK servers.

I've looked at Cyberghost and it has 122 UK servers (so more difficult for BBC to 'tag' an IP as a VPN's)... and it's less than half the price of Astrill per month... if you sign up for two years.

If Astrill doesn't fix this soon, I may become a Cyberghost customer and not renew my Astrill account when it expires.
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Post by vladimir » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:10 pm

VPNs advertise...don't they also have a recognisable footprint/signature? Which could make blocking them easier, particularly when you only want to block access to one service?
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Re: BBC iPlayer

Post by Digg3r » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:30 pm

Cruisemonkey wrote:BBC iPlayer has been making it more and more difficult to access from overseas. Along with having to register giving a UK postal code, and stating you have a TV license, they are actively blocking VPNs... and getting better and better at it over time. Until yesterday, I could access iPlayer with Astrill (usually after some tweaking... like clearing cookies, flushing DNS cache etc.), but now NOTHING works. Astrill support says their engineers are "working on it" but can't say when they might come up with a solution.

Is anybody using a VPN that allows you to access iPlayer? If so, what VPN?
I use getflix.com.au
Still works fine.
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Re: BBC iPlayer

Post by Fourkinnel » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:31 pm

teatimetv.to into your address bar. All the UK freeview channels.
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Re: BBC iPlayer

Post by Cruisemonkey » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:53 am

teatimetv.to leads to nothing.
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Re: BBC iPlayer

Post by Fourkinnel » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:52 am

try putting in http://teatimetv.to/. Image
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Re: BBC iPlayer

Post by Cruisemonkey » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:55 am

No... I get nothing but a blank page.
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