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English IP address to watch UK channels from Poland?

harryhull 3 | 8
31 Aug 2013 #1
Hi all

Iv done a bit of research regarding signing up for an English IP address so i can watch SkyGo, BBC iplayer etc. Found a company called 'My Expat Network'. Wondered if anyone else is using them or knew of a better company or way to view the channels?

cheers in advance
Wroclaw Boy
31 Aug 2013 #2
This should sort you out and more:
jon357 70 | 19,590
31 Aug 2013 #3
Wondered if anyone else is using them or knew of a better company or way to view the channels?

HideMyA$$ (s, not $) is good, and Astrill has huge bandwidth so doesn't stop and start so much.
OP harryhull 3 | 8
31 Aug 2013 #4
cheers fellas. will investigate further
jon357 70 | 19,590
31 Aug 2013 #5

Slows it down.
KrakowKetts - | 1
31 Aug 2013 #6
I have been using My Expat Network for 7 months now ,no problems but I think the bandwidth is limited so not super fast but reliable
31 Aug 2013 #7
I use boxvpn and you get uk us german russia vpns so you can be anywhere
31 Aug 2013 #8
I use Expat Shield.
31 Aug 2013 #9
+1 for boxvpn I have it and it has unlimited bandwidth for uk and us but no torrent support so it is faster than most you can still connect to a amsterdam server to use torrent if you are so inclined
OP harryhull 3 | 8
31 Aug 2013 #10
cheers for all the help. hopefully ill be watching match of the day 2 this time tomorrow!
Zazulka 3 | 129
31 Aug 2013 #11

Absolutely and positively the best. I have been using them for over a year, never slow, never down. Very reliable
OP harryhull 3 | 8
1 Sep 2013 #12
we have a winner! expat shield is doing it for me at the moment. cheers for all your help. hopefully i can pass some knowledge back one day
1 Sep 2013 #13
Expat Shield is definitely the best option - never had any real problems with it! You just need to ensure you have good signal strength and a fairly fast connection. is a good site for watching freeview channels.
jon357 70 | 19,590
1 Sep 2013 #14
Expat Shield

Is there a paid version, to avoid all those annoying ads?
1 Sep 2013 #15
Not that I am aware of. To be honest, it's annoying at first but you get used to it after a while.
27 Sep 2013 #16
I noticed that the Expat Shield are now charging to watch the BBC through it, bit cheeky seeing as they put ads on there too. I'm connected to Laptop Telly now, all the UK channels seem to work fine and without the buffering now. download is ( search LAPTOPTELLY )
Monitor 14 | 1,820
28 Sep 2013 #17
vpn book - free VPN server with UK IP. There is also web proxy.
2 Jun 2015 #18
Merged: How can I watch British TV channels in Poland?

How can I watch British TV channels in Poland?
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
3 Jun 2015 #19
Yawn. If you bothered to search the forum you might see how. But as you asked:

Filmon has been up for the last 5 years, and still going stronger than ever.
3 Jun 2015 #20

Fimon has all the UK TV free
jon357 70 | 19,590
3 Jun 2015 #21
I've used FilmOn on and off for a few years and found it generally good - especially the choice of channels. One problem though is the quality of some of the live streams - they don't just buffer, they sometimes break down. I still have the subscription but now sometimes use an iPad app called TVPlayer. Probably every bit as illegal but seems to work better (needs a VPN though and of course a crap VPN with low bandwidth is still going to cause problems - I use TunnelBear now which is good, Astrill is also good).

They seem to have some different streams to FilmOn for some of the channels (but the same problem with a few so probably the same stream for some). The only drawbacks are the channel choice - no More 4 - and the fact that some of the channels they offer seem to come and go.

One tip by the way if you're watching UK television in Poland (with VPN or not) is that when the BBC One stream stops, you can (on FilmOn) switch to the BBC One Northern Ireland stream which usually works. TVPlayer had even more regional streams when I last needed to do that so more choice when the main one is down.

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