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Jan 022021
 

After reading a number of questions, inaccurate answers and “scaremongering” on the internet and social media over the last few days, I hope this will help understand what changes are going to happen when watching UK TV in Spain post Brexit.

UK Streaming Services in Spain post Brexit

Since 2018, UK residents travelling within the EU were able to keep watching their UK streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, SkyGo, NOW TV , Britbox UK and ITV Hub without the need for a VPN or Smart DNS service as part of the EUs “Digital Single Market” and “portability” rules.

These rules allowed short stayers like holiday makers, travelling from one EU country to another EU country would be able to access the same streaming video library they’re subscribed to at home without the need to “hide your ip address” or the use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) / Smart DNS (SDNS) services.
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Dec 252016
 

Sky Christmas Gift

Sky have a Christmas Gift for their clients this year.

To access your gift you need to visit sky.com/thankyou and access your “My Sky” account.

For example, you may get 3 months free access to Sky Box Sets, if you do not already subscribe to that service (and, if you live in Spain, have a VPN to make it look like you are accessing the internet from the UK). So you can download whole series of programmes from the likes of All4, My5, and Sky pay channels.

If you already have Box Sets, you get a £13.99 voucher to spend in Sky Store

Jan 162016
 

Netflix says it is taking steps to ensure its users are only able to access the service in the country where they currently are.

Following Netflix announcement its services would be available almost worldwide, and the reaction of VPN providers offering ways to access all Netflix content rather than just locally available programming, the streaming service said it was taking steps to make sure subscribers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are.

David Fullagar, VP of Content Delivery Architecture, wrote “If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn’t be a reason for members to use proxies or ‘unblockers’ to fool our systems into thinking they’re in a different country than they’re actually in.

“We are making progress in licensing content across the world and, as of last week, now offer the Netflix service in 190 countries, but we have a ways to go before we can offer people the same films and TV series everywhere.
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Apr 212015
 

Pay TV service HBO is threatening to cut off paying customers of its Now service if they are outside the US.

HBO has started to crack down on paying customers who access the HBO Now service from outside the United States.

Subscribers from countries including Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia who use VPNs and other unblocking tools are now being threatened with account terminations. HBO has sent emails to people around the world it has detected are using software tools to watch HBO Now shows.

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