Another vote for the FilmOn app for Ipads.
With 120 channels out of which 13 are UK TV stations, plus BBC news you should be able to find something worth watching.
Worked fine for me when we were on a touring holiday in India. We were using the hotel's wifi connection so I'm not sure how it would be on 3G.
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Thread: Watching TV abroad on Ipad
25-04-12, 19:36 #21Registered User
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26-04-12, 13:03 #25
Both my wife and i spend far to much time abroad with work. We have a subsription with witopia.net. This vpn for the ipad is simple to install
The ip addresss is then in the uk (or usa if you specify)
Because we then have a uk adresss, iplayer nd itv player etc work just fine abroad (alledgedly)
There are cheaper workrounds, but witopia for ipad seems to be the most robust. You can have three devices on one subscription
If you have a laptop (pc) then I have heard expatshield works well for free, but you do get a lot of adverts
26-04-12, 13:29 #26
Viewing video over VPN can be a little difficult if the viewer isn't caching the data very well or the speed of the link isn't fast enough - and its the slowest part of the link that is the issue. In my case, using work VPN would mean that the fastest connection I could achieve would be the 1Mb upload available from our ADSL - and that assumes the rest of the links are faster ... it should be enough to stream video (just) but there is often a delay due to other users on the line.
16-05-12, 15:07 #27
Thank you for the advice, Slingbox works as promised
16-05-12, 15:32 #28
16-05-12, 15:35 #29
If the wifi is still as bad as it was on our last visit, I will know next week as we are off on Friday
16-05-12, 16:16 #30
I think mikef its 1gb / hr
I am not a geek on this stuff but when I watch TV through a dongle that seems to be the amount built up on the time/mb used recorder for that particular month.
I think iphones use less as do ipads as sceens smaller or something like that
I would not 3G TV overseas before checking the cost as because as you say I have have some big bills with biz data files / attachments over the years