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Topic # 239801 5-Aug-2018 09:56
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Am currently in the states on holiday and thought I'd try to watch the super rugby final last night. So I installed ExpressVPN on my Android phone (OnePlus 5T), fired it up and set it to NZ. But watching SKY Go wouldn't work. When I click on the channel or ondemand link I get a message that reads something like "Oops. Something went wrong" and no other explanation.

Anyone know why it wouldnt work? Or anything I can try to get it going?

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  Reply # 2068193 5-Aug-2018 10:07
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I have had huge trouble trying to watch SkyGo from overseas using VPN's.  The only way I found it possible was to be using my sim on roaming and using mobile data (which all goes back via NZ).

 

The best option for rugby over there is rugbypass using the VPN (Asia based).


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  Reply # 2068208 5-Aug-2018 11:07
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Should work. At wrk I proxy thorough the us or India. Using a vpn at home I’ve been able to use sky go (on iOS)




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  Reply # 2068210 5-Aug-2018 11:12
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I literally just came back from the US and was able to VPN into my home from the hotel's WiFi and watch the Super Rugby semi final last weekend on SkyGo. If the hotel's WiFi wasn't so bad, would've worked a charm!






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  Reply # 2068252 5-Aug-2018 14:41
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Just tried it on iOS and got the same no result.

I wonder if it's something to do with the guest wifi at the Airbnb we're at.

@sonyxperiageek what vpn client did you use?


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  Reply # 2068261 5-Aug-2018 15:10
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mattyb: Just tried it on iOS and got the same no result.

I wonder if it's something to do with the guest wifi at the Airbnb we're at.

@sonyxperiageek what vpn client did you use?



My VPN is hosted on my UniFi USG, and I'm using the built-in Android VPN client.




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  Reply # 2078954 25-Aug-2018 12:05
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Sky might be blocking known VPN exit servers. Which would explain why it is only working using self hosted home or corporate VPNs.





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  Reply # 2079103 25-Aug-2018 16:22
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Have streamed SkyGo in the past from UK and AUS, via home internet BigPipe gigabit. 

 

Running OpenVPN virtual appliance on a intel NUC. 





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  Reply # 2079109 25-Aug-2018 16:42
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ESPN+ is a US based service, USD5 per month. for rugby and other sports. I've watched the super rugby and international test matches on it (from NZ via dns4me). Fantastic service.

 

Perfect for when one is in the States.


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