I would like to stream BBC via its iPlayer but my LG smart TV has WebOS and is locked to the APAC region of countries and can not be switched to the UK to download iPlayer. This issue is confirmed by the FAQ on UnoTelly. No problem with Australian channels as it falls within the APAC region.
My question is: what third party devices are NZ readers successfully using to download and install iPlayer and then stream BBC to their TV's (using their preferred DNS service)?
It has been suggested to me that a cheap Samsung Blu Ray player is an easy option as you get the Samsung Smarthub which can be set to other regions.
Are there other options - Roku? Apple TV?
Please share your experience of a real-life working solution to help me make the right choice about what I need to purchase to stream BBC to my TV. Please include your device name and model number so I get the right device!
Any and all advice gratefully received.
It works for me with unblock-us. I have a second router that is configured for the unblock-us DNS addresses for AU/NZ (Just for convenience). I connect my PC to that second router via WiFi when needed.
On the unblock-us web site, I login and I set my region to "UK".
I set the time zone on my PC to GMT.
I use a Chromecast 2.0 ($69? - plugged into USB slot on the TV) to cast the show to the TV, but the Chromecast also needs to be on GMT or BBC won't let it receive the cast. You need the Chromecast extension installed in the Chrome browser on the PC to cast the BBC iPlayer tab in Chrome to the Chromecast. The Chromecast takes over the BBC iPlayer stream - it isn't going via the PC. Maxmise the player on the PC (if needed) and the show plays full screen and with sound on the TV.
This works for me. Been watching "Trapped".