Expat shield

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Has anyone noticed that the expat shield I downloaded after somebody on here mentioned it has startled charging a monthly fee to enable me to watch bbc I player.
    I can watch itv player with the shield on but it doesn't take me straight to a charge per month website.
    It's $4.99 a month or a yearly contract which works out at $2.99 a month.
    We are in Portugal.
     
  2. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    Just tested my Expat Shield, but in the UK and it launched and connected without said route to pay for use site. So not sure?
     
  3. Heyupluv

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    Yes we found exactly the same, we've been using it for a couple of years as we live in France but it is as you said, can only get BBC by paying.
     
  4. elamessa

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    I use Hola and Media Hint both free and work well. Media Hint only works on Chrome or Firefox.
     
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    Heyupluv Read Only Funster

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    Just tried Hola ... it won't let you watch BBC Iplayer outside the UK:Doh:
     
  6. Reallyretired

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    I haven't tried it but why not use a proxy server in the UK? There may be a cost but mine is only around £50 a year, there may be cheaper ways.
     
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    Thats funny as it is working here on both Firefox and Chrome..Have you unblocked BBC in the setting menu?
     
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  9. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Just did filmon that worked for us and let's us record programmes, thanks for that
     
  10. Heyupluv

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    I've just reinstalled Hola and unblocked BBC iplayer but still no luck so I don't know why you're getting it but we're not, strange! But thanks anyway.
     

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