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How To Watch US TV Overseas or Abroad

Updated on May 5, 2013

Unblock & Stream US TV Shows With A Powerful VPN

Welcome and lets jump into what you're going to learn. If you live outside the US and want to access American based TV websites you'll probably find you're getting content geographical blocked. It's a common tactic that is used by websites like Hulu.com, Netflix.com, CBS.com, ABC.com and NBC.com. So basically if you try to access any of these websites it's virtually impossible but if you know how to get around this common problem the rewards are huge. The solution you'll learn from our lens is how to configure a VPN and use a software called Playon.TV to stream your media content. Common platforms to watch your shows will be your PC or laptop, home TV, iPhone, iPad or iPod. Overall in just a few short minutes you'll be on your way to unlocking all of your favorite TV shows in no time.

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This is a great option for Americans who want to watch Team USA abroad

Are you trying to watch The 2012 Olympics from NBC live streaming overseas? Well I'm about to explain how you can stream it live on your home PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android phone or any other smart phone device for absolutely nothing! This method kind of just dawned on me a few days ago and I'm going to explain how to do it in literally seconds.

It's very easy to get started all you need to do is just sign up for your free account here: USTVNOW. Here's the secret that is sure to please you, they have a 1 month trial program and part of their program lists has NBC streaming. This is fantastic because as we know NBC is the exclusive broadcaster of the Olympics in America. Other channels included are ABC, CBS, CW, FOX and PBS.

Next how do you get this to work on your device?

Just open up an internet browser and type in this url: http://www.ustvnow.com/mobile
You'll be prompted to add your login and passwords that you created on the sign up page. After that you'll be able to see what is currently being aired and you should be on your way enjoying the Olympics.

I would like to add currently I'm in love with this service and have their paid plan which offers these channels for just $19 a month.

Channels included in paid plans: ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC, PBS, My9, A&E, Animal Planet, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, ESPN, Food Network, FX, Fox News, History, Lifetime, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, Spike, Syfy, TBS, TNT, USA

:::::TIP::::: If you have an iOS device you can use Airplay to play it over to your Apple TV.

Well it is that time again - The 2012 Oympics are about to begin. Now, depending where you are you might not be able to actually see your favorite country performing due to restrictions of your IP address. This is commonly called GEO BLOCKING, only viewers who reside in that country can actually watch the video streaming live. Don't worry though there is a simple solution to that and it's called a VPN. So lets get started on what you'll need to watch the games from your favorite location.

First of all there are two types of VPN services you'll need to know, OPEN and PPTP. Open VPN is basically used when you want to install software that works on your PC. Once you have your new software installed you just need to follow a few simple steps configuring your new VPN to the software. PPTP VPN's are excellent for iOS or Android devices. In a few simple steps you can easily configure your new VPN to any device with a flick of the switch. The best part too is it works great over your 3G or 4G network. So at this point you'll need to know how you're going to watch the Olympics from either your home PC or portable device.

In conclusion this will work fantastic if you are in need to watch TV Networks like BBC iPlayer, BBC 1, NBC, ABC, CBS and CBC live streams. To get your VPN please follow the link below to open up a whole new world of Olympic Fever! By the way go Canada, I'll be personally watching CBC from Japan with all my friends and family.

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The Panasonic PLC
The Panasonic PLC

Using a PLC with VPN's To Your Media Center

No Wi-Fi connection, No problem with a PLC

There is an old technology that has been around that is still working great to this day. It's called PLC technology and it works like this. It uses your home or offices electrical current to stream your internet broadband connection via the power sockets. All that is needed are two PLC boxes and two power outlets. The first box is inserted into the socket of where your main router is then connected with a LAN cable. The other box is then inserted into the power socket behind your TV with again a LAN cable going to your media box. That's it you're done and you can now enjoy internet access to and from anywhere in the house. Using PLC's is great because they never have lag or transmission problems and can be installed into any room. Sometimes with Wi-Fi connections they will not work great if you have many obstacles in the house like walls or other electrical devices.

We are writing about PLC's because we use it!! On my Xbox 360 it has built in Wi-FI and for the first 2 days I was using it. But after trying to watch Netflix on my VPN one night I was getting very poor video quality. We decided to try our PLC and was amazed to see that Netflix gave us the default HD content setting. Ever since then I'm a fan of using PLC's and haven't looked back. So if you're need of an alternative to getting broadband to your media center why not give PLC adapters a shot.

Just check out the ratings from customers who've purchased them to stream Netflix with their roku players below. Combine this with a VPN and you should be absolutely styling with no lag or video problems.

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A VPN Router Works Great Wit Xbox
A VPN Router Works Great Wit Xbox

Using a Pre-Configured VPN Asus RT-N16 Router with Xbox 360

Watch Netflix and Hulu with no problems

Well I thought I would give you guys an update as to how my new VPN router is going. In one word it's simply AWESOME! First of all when the delivery from Sabai Technology came I was a little worried that it could be either too difficult for my dumb ass to figure out or it would just not work as planned. I started to set up all the wires and install the configuration settings from the instructions provided by Sabai. With in about 15 min I was up and running and could surf the net on my US IP with out a hitch. The set up was very easy to do and I truly believe anyone who has moderate computer skills could have this all set up with no problems.

Next was seeing how my Xbox 360 Live account would work and if I could access Netflix and ESPN through the main video section. I have to admit my fingers were crossed because there hasn't been much information on forums if this method works on Xbox as of February 2011. Navigated to Netflix and was very happy to no longer see the "We're unable to connect you to Netflix. Please try again later." message anymore. Now it said please copy these 6 digits and paste them into your Netflix account to active your console....YES!!! After entering the code and hitting enter things worked and now I can use Netflix and their Instant Que to instantly watch movies and TV shows. The only thing that I can't get are their DVD's that are sent in the mail but that's ok because there's enough content to keep my happy! Rumor has it too that Netflix actually wants to become 100% streaming and retire sending DVD's through the mail. For just $7.99 a month it's totally worth it and saves me from downloading all the time.

Next was trying to connect ESPN 3 to the Xbox360. This activation didn't go as well but get this, I can get regular ESPN but not ESPN3. It seems ESPN3 has certain broadband providers that they will only allow access for. But I'll take regular ESPN because the interface looks just amazing with Sports desk along with all the shows that comes with them.

One other feature that is unique to Xbox 360 is the ability to control your videos through either your Kinect or hand gestures. So for instance if you want to pause, fast forward or rewind your video's it's very easy to do so.

So overall my new VPN router is doing exactly what I thought it would do with no problems to report. Of course speed is not blazing fast compared to my Japanese LAN. Usually I'm accustomed to super high speeds but really when you're able to stream Netflix and ESPN into your home the family is certainly happy.

If you would like more information about getting your Pre-Configured VPN router then use this link below to find out more.

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How to Watch US TV on your Computer, iPhone or Media Device with a VPN Part 1 - Turn your TV in a multifunctional media center with Playon.TV

Learn how to get around geographical content blocking on popular sites like Hulu, Netflix, Cbs, Abc and ESPN. Using VPN's allows you to change your IP to a US IP so you can get around this common problem. Also you can stream all this content on your home PC, iPhone, iPod, IPad or any other personal device.

How to Watch US TV on your Computer, iPhone or Media Device with a VPN Part 2 - Using a VPN will give you the freedoom of navigating like a US resident

In our part 2 video we'll explain how to get your VPN installed, run a speed test and show you a live demo of our media software working on a iPhone and our home TV.

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      scarlett 2 years ago

      ABC Go offers some great shows and of course the ABC live feature. If you don’t live in US, you can use UnoTelly or similar tools to access it in your country.

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      Doug 2 years ago

      Thanks for the article Enshrine. For those who live outside USA and want to access Netflix, you can use UnoTelly. It changes your IP address so you can get US Netflix.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I use ZoogTV VPN to watch Netflix US from UK. Free trial available at www.zoogtv.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I use ZoogTV VPN to watch US TV online abroad and I get abc, nbc, hulu, netflix, syfy and many others! Just visit www.zoogtv.com for more info.

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      WorkSmarter101 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I can watch Netflix, Hulu and all those other networks you mentioned without a VPN router you just have to configure each device which is easy.

      Watch this Youtube video http://youtu.be/atBDhkd7wdw

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: But can you get abc?

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      Michael Shepherd 4 years ago from Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland

      Thanks for the good advice. I live abroad and find the all the incompatable technologies a real pain.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a roku 2 xd but don't have a asus rt-n16 vpn router. Any vpn router would work? I have a buffalo wgh-hp-gn router. I can't watch netflix, hulu, disney, amazon and hbo go. Please advise me. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I use Hotspot Shield VPN To Watch US TV Overseas or Abroad.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Watch live TV is the best way for connect to the Live Online TV and getting all thing which necessary for entertainment

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Watch live TV is the best way for connect to the Live Online TV and getting all thing which necessary for entertainment

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have found a great solution that you can test out. It allows me to access the best US TV, video, movies. Itâs called GetUSAWebsites.TV and if you use the code 9039 you can try it for free.

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      Enshrine 5 years ago

      @AnnMoroz: Nice, yeah I've had my VPN now for almost 2 years strong. We have our Xbox and Apple TV all running through it.

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      comicsans 5 years ago

      ive never tried a vpn sounds interesting though thanks

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      AnnMoroz 6 years ago

      I use personal usa vpn account ( http://vpn-account.com ) to watch sites like Hulu and Netflix while I am abroad. It works good.