The Mandalorian is a Star Wars spin-off. The title refers to the inhabitants of the planet Mandalore; specifically, the show is about the exploits of one Mandalorian, called Din Djarin. Star Wars fans first encountered this nationality in The Empire Strikes Back in the character Boba Fett and now his compatriot, Djarin takes the limelight in the new Disney+ show.
Din Djarin is a bounty hunter and the theme of The Mandalorian is that of a space Western. The first season of The Mandalorian was part of the Disney+ launch line up in November 2019. A second season is already under production and will premier in October 2020.
Disney hasn’t struck any deals to sell the broadcast rights to The Mandalorian, so it seems that the company intends to keep the series only available on Disney+. The Disney+ streaming service began operations broadcasting to US-based subscribers over the internet in November 2019. The service has gradually rolled out to other countries and is now also available in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Channel Islands, Germany, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Although access requires a subscription payment and a user account, paying for the service is not the only requirement to be able to watch video at Disney+. The subscriber can’t get cross-border access but is able to watch the local video library when in a country where Disney+ is also available. That means that a Disney+ account holder in the USA, has to watch the service of Austria if he goes there. However, the Disney+ website is able to read the settings of each person’s browser and account, so the language that the site displays and the default playback language is adjusted according to those factors. That means an American watching in Austria will see the site and watch videos in English and not in German.
Those with a Disney+ subscription that go to a country where Disney+ is not offered will not be able to log into the website.
In many countries, the Disney+ service launched a lot later – the most recent batch went live in March 2020. In those countries, The Mandalorian is still being scheduled with weekly episodes. In the USA, the series has already run through the entire schedule and so can be watched on catchup as a boxed set. This is also the case with most Disney+ programming, which is just the US schedule, re-edited for local censorship requirements in each country.
If you live in the USA but travel abroad, you are going to notice that, in those other countries that have the Disney+ service, the library of videos is not as long and many series don’t have all of the episodes that are available back home. For those who subscribe in other countries, getting access to the US version is much better. You don’t have to wait each week for the next episode of the Mandalorian because you can watch all eight episodes in a row.
No matter which country you signed up in, if you go to a country that doesn’t have the service, you won’t be able to watch and your subscription will still be ticking down even though you aren’t able to benefit from it.
A VPN makes it seem that you are part of a remote network. All internet access passes through the gateway of that network. Most VPN services give customers a choice of network location. So, when you choose a VPN server in the USA, all websites and internet services will treat your requests as though you are in the USA.
Therefore, by using a VPN and connecting to a US server, that American traveler in Austria will be able to access the video library available back home and not the smaller, Austrian version. VPNs are easy to use and it is possible to switch from one server to another with just the click of a button. This gives each VPN user a world of options when it comes to watching entertainment online.
When you sign up for Disney+, you have the option of paying with your bank card, Paypal, or with a gift voucher. It is better to pay with your bank card because international accessibility is automatically included with that payment method. Americans paying with Paypal or a gift voucher have to contact customer support when traveling in order to get the account active in other countries. That process can take 10 days before international access is allowed.
There are lots of VPNs available. However, they all charge by subscription and you have to pay upfront. You get a better deal with longer subscription cycles. However, if you sign up for a VPN and then find out that it doesn’t work with Disney+, you’ve wasted your money.
It is very likely that you will pick a VPN that doesn’t work with Disney+. This is because the streaming service doesn’t only check the origin of each request for a video, it also scans for VPNs and blocks them. There are very few VPNs that can actually fool the detection system of Disney+.
You will find that there are free VPNs. However, those are completely useless and are not capable of bypassing the location restrictions of Disney+. This is why we have put together a list of the five best VPNs for Disney+.
The British motor vehicle review show, Top Gear, has been running for decades. This BBC mainstay first aired in 1977 and through a format revamp in 2002, is still going strong to this day. It is now the most widely-watch factual TV show in the world, with re-broadcasting occurring in 212 countries.
The show doesn’t export around the world in its original format. It needs to be dubbed or subtitled for foreign-language markets and its content has to be checked and edited to ensure that it complies with the legal requirements of each jurisdiction.
The presenter most closely associated with the show is grumpy hothead, Jeremy Clarkson. Other past presenters include Friends star, Matt LeBlanc. Today, the show still achieves top ratings and is up to season 28, led by Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness and former cricketer Freddy Flintoff.
As Top Gear is a BBC show, the BBC iPlayer is the place to go in order to watch the show live or to stream previous episodes on catch up. The library of the iPlayer currently makes seasons 24 to 28 available online.
The BBC iPlayer is free to access. However, videos will only play when requested by web users who are located in the UK. The accessor also has to set up an account and be the owner of a TV license.
The UK TV licensing system is going through a lot of controversy at the moment and many people have chosen to opt-out of the system. Such people would be severely fined if they get caught accessing the BBC iPlayer. So, many people have difficulties in accessing Top Gear online through the BBC.
Netflix also carries old episodes of Top Gear. These are the classic seasons of the show that feature firebrand Jeremy Clarkson, who fell out with his BBC producers and walked over to Amazon Prime, where he now makes The Grand Tour.
Netflix carries seasons 7 to 26, so the binge-watching opportunities of this library are epic. However, if you don’t have a Netflix subscription and you would rather watch the show anonymously on the BBC iPlayer, there is a solution.
A VPN can get you into the BBC iPlayer without them knowing who you are or where you are. So, if you are not in the UK, you can make it seem that you are by accessing the BBC website through a VPN server that is in the UK. When you first turn the VPN client on, you need to choose a server to connect to. The VPN system that you join will give you a list of server locations, so you need to make sure you choose a location in the UK to get full access to the iPlayer.
If you are an anti-TV license protester that lives in the UK, you can still access the BBC iPlayer without the BBC finding out who you are. By using a VPN, your connection is untraceable.
Access to the iPlayer requires an account. However, this is free to set up. You will need an email address to which you have access because the account set up process requires email verification. However, you can create a free online email account with Outlook, Yahoo, or Mail.com in order to satisfy this requirement without having to use your regular email address. You will need to give a valid postcode in the UK. However, just search for any business in the UK and give the postcode you see in their address. Once the account is set up and you have verified your email address, you will be asked whether you have a TV license. Just lie and click the Yes button.
You might not be able to watch a video on the BBC iPlayer site because the BBC has recently tightened up its access detection systems. The next section of this guide will explain how to deal with that problem.
The BBC iPlayer doesn’t just block access from outside the UK. It also scans incoming requests for signs of VPN protection and it blocks any of those access attempts. Very few VPNs can actually get into the BBC iPlayer.
You might find a free VPN. However, your chances of getting into the BBC iPlayer with it are very slim. You need a top quality VPN that has detection avoidance measures. The fact that people waste time and money signing up for VPNs that can’t get into the BBC iPlayer is the inspiration behind this guide. Check out our list of recommended VPNs for the BBC iPlayer so that you can get in and watch Top Gear anonymously from anywhere in the world.
Even very good VPNs sometimes get detected by the BBC iPlayer. If this happens. Close the BBC tab in your browser, disconnect the VPN, reconnect the VPN and open a new tab and go to the BBC iPlayer site again.
The FX comedy series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is into its 14th season. The hit premiered in August 2005 and, with a few cast changes along the way, has been going strong. With season nine, the comedy moved over to FXX, forming a key attraction to the new channel at its launch in September 2013. In fact, character Frank Reynolds from the show, played by Danny DeVito, featured in the enactment of a birth, which was the opening clip for FXX.
FXX is received by 86.5 million households in the United States and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is accessible by all of them. Originally owned by Fox, FX and FXX are now both part of The Walt Disney Company.
It is possible to watch FXX live on the FX Networks website. However, you need to set up an account, which involves entering a passkey from your cable TV provider. If you don’t have a cable TV package, you can’t watch at the website. If there is no season ongoing, no videos for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will appear on the website.
If you do have cable TV that includes FXX, then you will be able to access the show online from anywhere in the United States – even when you are traveling. If you travel outside of the USA, you won’t be able to access the show on the FXX website.
If you don’t get FXX in your cable package, there are other places that will enable you to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia online. The subscription entertainment streaming services Hulu, YouTube TV, fubo TV, and Philo make it available.
The pay-per-view system Vudu has seasons 7 through to 14 for individual purchase without having to pay for an entire streaming package. Shows can also be accessed by the season for a fee at Google Play, Amazon, and iTunes.
Netflix has all seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but only if you are in the UK. If you have a Netflix subscription but in another country, you can still access the UK library of the service by using a VPN.
A VPN masks your true location. When you start the VPN connection running, you have to choose which location you want your traffic to go through. In order to get access to Netflix in the UK, you just pick a UK server from the VPN list of available locations before logging into Netflix. This service works for any country., just as long as the VPN that you subscribe to operates servers in that place. With the VPN system, it doesn’t matter where you are, what matters is where the VPN server is located.
If you subscribe to Netflix, you can access It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia by going to the UK version of the site. The service has the same web address all over the world: www.netflix.com. The national variations of the website click in as soon as the web server receives a request for the home page from your browser and detects its location from its IP address.
If you are in the UK, you won’t have any problem, just access the site as normal and use the search facility to locate It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
If you are anywhere but the UK, including if you are in the USA, follow these steps to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia online through Netflix.
If you don’t have a Netflix subscription, you could try Hulu. In this case, you would need to appear to be in the USA. To watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Hulu, select a VPN server in the USA before navigating to the Hulu website.
There are many VPNs available and it is very tempting to just type “VPN” into a search engine and go with the first one that appears in the search results. Unfortunately, very few VPNs are any good. There are even free VPNs and they are particularly useless.
Streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix are very sophisticated and the people that run them know all about VPNs. Online streaming services are obliged by the contracts that they sign with the producers of entertainment. One of the main requirements of those contracts is that the broadcaster takes all possible measures to prevent cross-border access. Blocking VPNs is part of that duty.
So, video streaming services don’t just check where requests for videos come from, they also scan requests for signs of VPN activity. One of the main methods of doing this is sharing a blacklist of known VPN IP addresses. So, successful VPNs regularly dump the IP addresses they use to mask the activities of their customers and buy new ones that have not yet been blacklisted. This process costs a lot of money. That’s why free and cheap VPNs stand no chance of getting you access to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
In order to help you save time and money researching and trying out VPNs, we have put together a list of five VPNs that can actually do the job. These will get you access to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia through Netflix UK, Hulu, or any other streaming service that you discover has the show in its library.
Westworld is a sci-fi Western TV series that is based on the film, Westworld, which was written by Michael Crichton and released in 1975. The TV series is much more recent, first airing in October 2016. The third season of the show is currently in production and will be released in March 2020.
The plot of the show is based on a theme park where all of the characters that entertain the public are very lifelike robots. Enjoying the fantasy world where they cannot be harmed or face legal consequences for their actions, many of the guests abuse their position and commit a range of atrocities against the androids. Although the “host” androids are supposed to get their memories wiped, a glitch has enabled a few to retain them and build independent personalities through AI machine learning. This leads to independent thought and unexpected decision making.
Westworld is an HBO series and so you can watch it online with HBO Go and HBO Now.
If you have an HBO subscription in your home, you get access to the HBO Go service for free.
HBO Now allows access to the HBO library online only without a home TV subscription.
If you have an HBO subscription, you will find that you are only allowed to watch the service while you are inside the USA.
The series is also available on HBO Canada and HBO Latin America. However, you cannot access the HBO Go service outside of your home country. So, HBO subscribers in the USA cannot stream Westworld while they are in Canada, even though HBO Go is available there for Canadians. There is a way to get around these location detection measures, which we will explain in the next section.
Sky subscribers in the UK and Ireland can use Sky Go to watch Westworld in their own countries because it is shown on Sky Atlantic. Subscribers to Now TV in those countries can also watch Westworld online. Westworld is also available online in Australia on Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now. IN all of these cases, subscribers can only watch the streaming service in their home country.
If you are away on vacation abroad, you won’t be able to watch any of the TV from home even though it is made available online. This is because TV stations only buy the right to broadcast a show in one specific country. That restriction also applies to their online video streaming services.
With these regional restrictions, the decision over whether a service can show a video doesn’t go by where the video service is based, it works on the location of the viewer. Paying a subscription doesn’t get around this problem. However, you can still watch as long as it seems to the video server that you are still in your own country.
A virtual private network, or VPN, performs the trick of making it look like your requests for videos have come from a different place to where you actually are. You pick the country when you turn on the VPN. This gets you access to your video subscription service even though you are abroad.
Subscribe to a VPN provider with a good choice of U.S. servers (such as ExpressVPN)
Download and install the VPN client onto your chosen devices
Connect to a server inside the USA.
Go to the HBO Go or HBO Now website (depending on your subscription) and log in.
Click in the search box in the video library screen to find the Westworld show.
Browse through the episode to find the next one that you haven’t watched and click on it. The video should start playing.
For subscribers with access in Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Australia, make sure you choose a VPN that has servers in your country and make sure you connect to one of those servers before you access your Go or Now service.
Not all VPNs can get into premium streaming services from outside the authorized location. Subscribers to Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu also experience the problem of being blocked from watching videos when they travel abroad. A good VPN can get you into all of these. Unfortunately, the majority of VPNs get spotted and blocked by streaming services, so they are just a waste of money.
Another problem with VPNs is that they slow down your connections. The VPN service achieves its relocation trick by diverting all of your traffic through one of its servers. The system also applies encryption on the path between your computer and the VPN server and it allocates a new IP address for communications between the VPN server and the ultimate destination of the link. All of this work takes time.
With most VPNs, the system slows down connections so that they are too slow to comfortably watch streaming video. Very few VPNs are fast. Fortunately, there are some that are very fast and can also get you into your TV subscription to watch Westworld.
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For eight straight weeks, Love Island consumed our lives. The ITV success drama gave us the sweet, the bitter, and all-round enjoyment as we dedicated our time and hearts to the adorable Singletons, who were on pursuit to find their dream match of ‘The One’. And if you’re a genuine lover of Love Island, here’s some news to make you smile – the TV Show could be renewed to continue for the next five years. Oh right, and the new season [Season 5] is expected to premier this summer.
To watch Love Island , you’ll need to have an active subscription of the ITV2 channel hub, and you’ll need to live in the UK. Love Island is geo-restricted to the rest of the world. But with a VPN, you’ll be able to stream it from anywhere in the world.
ITV2 only airs its content in the UK. The channel is available to streaming, on cable, and via the IPTV app. If you’re travelling outside the UK, or based elsewhere in the world, watching Love Island will be a challenge. Thankfully, a VPN will allow you to bypass the geographical restrictions set forth by ITV2.
Apart from unblocking your favorite love show, a VPN will keep your online presence safe and secure. Governments and ISPs won’t be able to track your IP address, which means no one will be able to see what you’re streaming, or from where.
You can stream all your favorite episodes of Love Island on the ITV2 channel hub in the UK. Once you have an active subscription of your registered ITV2 channel hub account, you can simply open the ITV2 app, search for Love Island, and start streaming all the latest episodes.
If you’re based outside the United Kingdom, however, then you’ll need a VPN to bypass the ITV2 restrictions. Once you’ve successfully masked your IP t, you’ll then be able to stream Love Island.
Setting up - and using - a VPN is easy:
Finding a VPN that’s well optimized for streaming media content can take some time, given the number of options that are currently available. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you’re weighing the pro’s and con’s of each option:
Out of all the VPN’s on the market, ExpressVPN stands above the rest. It’s ridiculously easy to use, offers super-fast speeds, a variety of VPN clients, unlimited bandwidth, and has excellent server coverage in the UK.
The Advantages of Using ExpressVPN
While plenty of VPN’s support a different devices and have UK-based servers, here are a few reasons why ExpressVPN reigns supreme:
Other honorable mentions include SaferVPN, PureVPN, or TunnelBear. These VPNs came close to ExpressVPN, since they checked all the boxes, including compatibility with multiple device platforms, unlimited bandwidth, and good server coverage in the UK.
The upcoming season of Love Island is going to follow the life of last season’s champions, Jack Fincham and Dani Dyner. So, you’ll get a first-hand glimpse into how they settle down as a couple, including how they juggle their blossoming love life with the never-ending schedule of expensive celebrity events. From clothing line launches, radio interviews, red carpets, and event awards, fans will watch UK’s elite couple face their new reality together.
The show will also showcase a new group of women and men who are looking for love. Successful applicants will travel to Majorca to compete for money, as well as the coveted title of Love Island champions of 2019.