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    sequinn
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        • BIC Old Hand
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        Is anyone else finding that expatshield no longer works for BBC? I have uninstalled and re-installed expatshield but no change. Has anyone solved this? Would appreciate any info.

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        #46786

        footscapes
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            Something seems to have changed either with ExpatShield or with the BBC’s ability to block. I used to use ExpatShield free to download using get_iplayer (i.e., away from the iPlayer website). It worked fine, but navigating to the iPlayer site brought up an ExpatShield paywall. A few weeks ago, downloads via get_iplayer ceased working and now, behind ExpatShield, I can bring up the iPlayer page, although it is geo blocked and won’t play.

            It may not be universal, however, as someone else said that ExpatShield (free) was working fine for them to watch iPlayer when it wouldn’t for me.

            I’ve given up on it and gone to a paid VPN.

            Paul

            #46977

            sequinn
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                I still can’t get on to BBC. :(

                I am guessing that you have no problem getting BBC with your paid VPN Paul?

                #47103

                footscapes
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                    ExpatShield still doesn’t work for me. Yes, the paid VPN is fine. There are dozens to choose from, & I picked the cheapest I could find. I subscribed for 1 month (about £4) to try it out. It connected reliably and speed was good, so when the one month expired, I subscribed for 12 months (about £23). I’m using https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

                    Paul

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                    sequinn
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                        Thanks Paul, I will have a look at them.

                        #47251

                        esxman
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                            that Expatshield has been discarded by lots of people on the grounds it slows up the browser as well .Try ZenMate for your firefox and chrome browser , its a free vpn ,you find it on Cnet downloads , its fre and it doesnt slow the browser .With it I got the BBC iplayer and also the ITV player .

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                                You can also install "Hola!" for Firefox. That works OK.

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