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Topic # 198260 2-Jul-2016 12:11
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Im wondering if there are other sites easy to join to watch content like iPlayer?

 

I tried PBS, Smithsonian etc and they  are either paid subscriptions or you just get 30 second preview of shows?

 

Are there any legit sites (via DNS) out there I can access that provide content?


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  Reply # 1584586 2-Jul-2016 12:32
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ABC and SBS have similar content.

 

 





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  Reply # 1584687 2-Jul-2016 16:45
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yeah i love abc and sbs, all i use to watch in Aus as the rest are only just better than NZs horribad free to air TV.

 

all the american ones seems you need a cable subscription to sign up to them.

 

i love documentaries. i have netflix but its documentaries suck with propaganda pro US saved the world nzi movies (never forget the documentary on the israel airforce where the 2 first pilots talk about how they were treated in America itself)


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  Reply # 1586145 5-Jul-2016 09:23
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yeah i love abc and sbs, all i use to watch in Aus as the rest are only just better than NZs horribad free to air TV.

 

all the american ones seems you need a cable subscription to sign up to them.

 

i love documentaries. i have netflix but its documentaries suck with propaganda pro US saved the world nzi movies (never forget the documentary on the israel airforce where the 2 first pilots talk about how they were treated in America itself)

 

 

Have you tried Curiosity Stream? Non-geoblocked documentaries for about $4 a month. Most of them are US-made, though, I believe.





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ITV (sharing the Euro 2016 broadcasts with BBC).

 

Channel 4 UK

 

Channel 5 UK

 

Uk channels are much easier to deal with than US ones as they don't have that ridiculous need for a cable subscription.

 

 





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  Reply # 1586175 5-Jul-2016 09:59
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tubitv.com has quite a lot of content (all free - but it has some commercials - less than NZ FTA TV though). I found that if you are using a geo unblocker you get a much better content selection if you can make it think you are in the USA.

 

Crackle.com - You need to use a geo-unblocker on this as well otherwise it just shows some teasers for the Jerry Seinfeld web series - Comedians in cars getting coffee.

 

http://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/ - quite a bit of 'recent' content.





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  Reply # 1586184 5-Jul-2016 10:20
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Friends in US have Comcast and contribute towards their subscription - much more fascinating than the local Freeview crap that is on

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  Reply # 1586198 5-Jul-2016 10:51
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I also have access to Comcast but haven't bothered with it for ages. What kinds of things do you watch?

 

 





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  Reply # 1602797 2-Aug-2016 11:54
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I know its been mentioned before, but looks like we'll have too look for alternatives soon...... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36942458





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  Reply # 1602800 2-Aug-2016 11:59
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tried something like www.tvplayer.com ?


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Have looked at it, but never got as far as using it. I guess if its live its a bit difficult to watch evening UKTV at 9 in the morning...





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  Reply # 1602865 2-Aug-2016 13:02
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rb99:

 

Have looked at it, but never got as far as using it. I guess if its live its a bit difficult to watch evening UKTV at 9 in the morning...

 

 

 

 

TVPlayer PLUS

 

All the free channels plus 25 premium
channels not on Freeview or Freesat.

 

£4.99 a month

 

7 Days Catchup
Over 80 channels including 25 Premium Channels
No ads & no commitment

 

 

 

No idea how well the catchup works, or if they will retain BBC channels.





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  Reply # 1602977 2-Aug-2016 14:34
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rb99:

 

Have looked at it, but never got as far as using it. I guess if its live its a bit difficult to watch evening UKTV at 9 in the morning...

 

 

 

 

TVPlayer PLUS

 

All the free channels plus 25 premium
channels not on Freeview or Freesat.

 

£4.99 a month

 

7 Days Catchup
Over 80 channels including 25 Premium Channels
No ads & no commitment

 

 

 

No idea how well the catchup works, or if they will retain BBC channels.

 

 

I did subscribe to TVPlayer for a short time. Quality was awful, and the Plus channels wouldn't load on the AppleTV app, so I canned it. It may have improved since then.

 

UKTV Play is another good one. It's the online portal for Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama. It has an iOS app but doesn't AirPlay yet. My favourite is All4 because I love all the real estate shows like Grand Designs, Location Location, George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, etc. Plus they have the entire back-catalogue of Time Team. Lots of commercials and no AppleTV app but it does AirPlay.





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  Reply # 1603018 2-Aug-2016 15:18
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Has anyone considered actually getting a BBC license? How would that work?

 

 





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  Reply # 1603057 2-Aug-2016 16:09
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Rikkitic:

 

Has anyone considered actually getting a BBC license? How would that work?

 

 

 

 

Try this site: http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/ 

 

From what I can see, students living in halls need their own, so theoretically one could register with the address of a boarding school and make sure they put a suitable age. Similarly, if you're renting a room in someone's house then you need your own licence. So it could just be as easy as sticking in a random address and paying for it with an eligible credit card. 

 

 





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