ABC player in the UK

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ghepburn, May 27, 2010.

  1. ghepburn macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    Is there anyway to trick the ip address so I can watch abc on my iPad? Thanks
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    It should work if you can find a VPN with an American IP.

    I think the iPad can connect to VPN's :confused:
  3. baumgarten macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    I use the service connectgt in Brazil and it's works fine!!!:):):)
  4. sandyjmacdonald macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    I use a US VPN from StrongVPN. Cost about £40 for a year. It allows me to use the ABC Player and Pandora on my iPad, and Hulu on my iMac.
  5. ghepburn thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    How do you get a connectgt account? And are their any services for free? Thanks
  6. sandyjmacdonald macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    The free VPNs tend not to be so reliable, and get shut down quite often. YMMV.
  7. Dodgeroo macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2010
  8. pbellamy macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    New York
  9. marcopolo007uk macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2009
  10. kaelell macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2009
    with the vpn server, are these settings stored in your ipad rather then router? I.e once set up can I use say strongVPn to view ABC whereever I find a wifi connection?

    Also is there a performance drop by using it, and if so.... it is easy to switch between not using the vpn to using it without changing a load of settings?

    thanks :)
  11. sandyjmacdonald macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    The settings are stored on your device. Go to network settings on your iPad and you'll see the VPN tab. You should be able to use it with any wifi connection.

    There is a slight drop in speed, because you're reliant on their server speed and bandwidth, but it's fine for streaming. I only enable it when I need it. Once you have it set up you can switch it on or off in a matter of seconds.

    Hope that helps.
  12. Ratty macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2007
    Hampshire, UK
    I use this VPN service for my iPad:

    It's cheap and works very well for US based stuff like ABC etc.
  13. snapper07 macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2007
    It works because they use satellite for the broadband connection so it all depends where the satellite station is that feeds the train is.
    I was on east coast trains and google thought i was in Sweden!

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