How to use ABC app outside the US?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mkallevik, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Mkallevik macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Is it possible to use the abc app outside the us? I have the app, but they are using ip blocking.

    On a mac, you can use a hotspot shield, but obviously you cannot have that on your iPad... Is there away around this without having to jailbreak? Is it possible to use a hotspot shield on the router? I have the time capsule.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Samar7 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    When i get my iPad tomorrow i'm going to try and use hotspot shield on my mac and enable Internet connection sharing from my macbook and share the connection. Let me know if you get a chance to do it now and if it works mate.
  3. Seo macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    Cupertino, California
    The iPhone OS has supported VPN connections ever since I can remember, so you can get a VPN service (I use StrongVPN) and use that. Very reliable and great service.
  4. Samar7 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2008
    I'm using strong vpn now and it works perfectly. Thanks
  5. nazuk macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2007
    England, UK
    You can buy a combined iphone and mac and iPad VPN service from There's plenty of other VPN providers too, just google VPN Providers, or VPN Reviews etc.

    I've successfully accessed AOL radio and and from here in the UK, and it works in reverse, eg: UK services in USA.

    You need a provider that provides several servers in each country, because if 1 gets blocked, you can switch to another just by changing your server settings.

    This does happen sometimes!

    good luck!
  6. zunairryk macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2009
    Vancouver, BC
  7. henrikrox macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
  8. xROBERTxDAVISx macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    Aberdeen, Scotland

    If you pay for a netflix account then yes.
  9. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    HotspotShield no longer works with Hulu or ABC. Instead, I found using a VPN server in the US to be 100% effective.

    I'm based in Cheshire, UK and can now open and play videos within ABC for iPad, without issue.
    I'm using a PPTP VPN server package from $21 per 3/mos.

    Hope that helps!

  10. Holoshed macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2011
    North Carolina
    I will offer this tidbit for those who do not want to pay.

    check out this site, you just set your dns to theirs and they just route the traffic of specific sites through a different place to make it look like your are in the usa. My fiance is in norway right now and is using it on her ipad.
  11. Ipadfever, May 27, 2012
    Last edited: May 27, 2012

    Ipadfever macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    You are a great man!

    Thank you very much!

    Will come in hand when traveling .

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