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Old Jun 20, 2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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Watch ESPN on AppleTV in Brazil Help!

I am American living in Brazil with obviously not a US IP address and I desperately want to use and watch my newly added Watch ESPN app (live stream) on my AppleTV but I'm unable to figure out how to do so. Can anyone help me? I have a MacBook Air, AppleTV 3 and Apple Airport for my router. Is there anything else I need (like a VPN router) or is there a trick using network sharing making use of the ethernet with regard to Mac OSX? I found this website with a step by step instruction on setting up a VPN access but it didn't work

Any help would greatly be appreciated!
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 07:01 AM   #2
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You also need a cable account with an ESPN cable provider in the US so I don't think you will be able to use it.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 07:31 AM   #3
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I've got that.
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 11:11 AM   #4
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Can no one help me?
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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Can you get video from the MBA to the TV?
If so, just use a (good) VPN service on the MBA, and use the TV as your display.
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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I'm not sure how to do that, do you know of a website that can give me a step by step tutorial?
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 02:04 PM   #7
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http://strongvpn.com/packages_brazil.shtml

maybe?
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 04:09 PM   #8
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StrongVPN looks like a good one, though I have no experience with it.
I have used VyprVPN in the past, which met my needs 100%.

Basically, your web traffic will be routed through a computer (server) at the location of your choice. VyprVPN probably has the most locations, but I haven't done any true research to definitively back that up. It is definitely easy to use for anyone.

Mac in Brazil ----> ESPN You get Blocked...
Mac in Brazil ----> Server in Texas, USA ----> ESPN You don't get blocked!

As far as ESPN is concerned, you are connecting from somewhere in Texas, and do not get blocked.

The only downside to using a VPN is that the time it takes to route your traffic through a server in another country can sometimes affect performance, especially if your Internet connection speed isn't great to start with. So, if you wanted to surf the web through a VPN, it could give slower performance, but still usable. Since streaming (LIVE?) sports uses a lot of bandwidth to start with, you may have performance issues depending on several factors, like your overall connection speed to start with.

That being said, tons of people use VPN services for this very reason, and have acceptable results. I would strongly recommend getting a good VPN service, like VyprVPN and try it for a month. If it works for you, keep it, if not, you're not married to the service.

Now, to get the content on your television, we'll need an adapter of some sort. I assume you have HDMI connections on your television, and for that, you'll need a (thunderbolt?) to HDMI adapter + an HDMI cable.

There are a lot of unknowns here, like does your MBA have thunderbolt, and does your TV have HDMI...
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I am American living in Brazil with obviously not a US IP address and I desperately want to use and watch my newly added Watch ESPN app (live stream) on my AppleTV but I'm unable to figure out how to do so. Can anyone help me? I have a MacBook Air, AppleTV 3 and Apple Airport for my router. Is there anything else I need (like a VPN router) or is there a trick using network sharing making use of the ethernet with regard to Mac OSX? I found this website with a step by step instruction on setting up a VPN access but it didn't work

Any help would greatly be appreciated!
I watch netflix and hulu plus in mexico with unblock-us, it may work with espn also.

http://www.unblock-us.com/
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