TV via the Internet as an alternative to satellite

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23 hours ago, MadAxeMurderer said:

 

 

Can you send me a quote to set this up in Nürnberg, and what the ongoing cost would be? Ideally by Thursday when the new tenant comes in. 

 

Done as requested... but noo reply nor response...but you want it doing tomorrow 300KM from where I live!!    :lol:

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Sorry about that, I got an email from Home Company telling me that the tenant is not moving in Thursday after all.

 

I did like your offer, and want to take you up on it, but you're right I should have responded immediately, and told you the urgency was gone. Sorry!

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I´m living in Cyprus and bought a chromecast dongle device (not the original chromecast, but a yehua brand) in order to be able to watch German TV via a VPN server and cast it from my Android cell to my TV using miracast. It works as long as I don´t use a VPN, so the VPN seems to be the problem. I called in a computer specialist who explained (if I understood correctly) that the problem is that the dongle would have to use the same IP adress as the VPN server. Is there a way to solve this problem so I can watch via VPN? Or is there a VPN software which could be installed on the TV (no idea though which software/operating system it uses)?

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You will have to buy a second router and configure the VPN in the router. Then connect the Chromecast device and your casting device to the router with the VPN active. Be aware that the cheapest routers sometimes are not able to run a VPN, make sure you buy one that can.

if you dot really need to cast, probably something like an Amazon Fire Stick could be a better solution, you can install the VPN directly in the device and use it with a remote control. Provided the services you want to use exist in the Amazon Fire.

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Not really sure why you want to a VPN if it works without one being installed !

 

The easiest way is to ( if possible ), check with your VPN company to see if they have an android VPN app, install that with your user name and password, it should just work .. well setup your VPN location to Germany..

 

If your VPN company does not offer and app then you can configure your phone's VPN client, with your VPN username and password. yeah, each phone and version of Android is slightly different in the way you have to set it up, so its best to put in google something like this

 

Your phones name/model  followed by VPN client setup, you will get something like this https://www.howtogeek.com/135036/how-to-connect-to-a-vpn-on-android/

 

you will ( probably ) get instructions  on how to setup your phone 

 

 

 

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That won't help, that's actually what he is doing now and it does not work.

Let's say you install a VPN in your phone and configure it with a USA address. Now you run Netflix on your phone and you see the USA catalogue. You play a movie and it works, now you want to cast it to the TV because you want to see it in the big screen. Once you cast it your phone is out of the equation, it becomes only a remote control. The casting device then will stream from the source, not from your phone. And then the casting device has a German IP address and Netflix says "What are you doing??? ... error 666-the-number-of-the-beast". The phone and the casting device must be in the same network for the thing to work properly. AFAIK.


P.S., When I suggested something like the Amazon Fire Stick I forgot to mention to make sure you can configure the particular VPN provider you want in the device. The Amazon Fire support VPNs but you can end up with not been able to configure the one you have and back to the second router alternative.

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yes I accept, I was wrong :)

 

configuring in the router is probably the best way, maybe jeba, has a good enough router that he/she can configure in the VPN in the router without the need to buy a 2nd one.

Which router do you have jeba ?

 

By the way, if jeba buys a Firestick, only some of the VPN company's have native VPN apps, if he has a VPN company that does not support have  Firestick apps, then he/she would have to root his firestick in order to put on a third party VPN client.

 

I use Firebox, and consider it to be the best alternative at the moment, because I find the Firestick a bit slow and you can extend the memory in a more easy way, but costs a lot more.

 

 

 

 

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The problem of configuring the VPN on your main router is that the whole network will be VPNed. And I am not sure that is what he wants, but that might be another possibility.

The current Amazon Fire Stick is the second generation and it is not slow like the first one, you are right the first one was a bit slow. The new one is similar to the Amazon Fire TV box first generation.

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yes that's what I was thinking !

I have 2 routers, so I can send my banking stuff through the normal system and the TV stuff through the VPN.

 

But on some routers, you can configure some traffic of the traffic to go through the VPN and some not, so if the source is from the Firestick then it will directed through the VPN and if the source is the PC (ip address ) then it will not use the VPN channel

 

That's why I was asking which router he/she has, maybe he/she does not need to buy a new one.

 

I have the 2nd gen firebox, and I notice that it is a lot quicker than the 2nd gen Firesticks ( when using at a friends place ). The is always performance over cost

 

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I have one 1st generation Box, one 1st generation Stick and two 2nd generation Sticks. I skipped the 2nd generation box and now it was replaced with that strange dongle that is not a stick nor a box. I wonder how that new "box" performs compared to the old ones.

The 1st generation box is for me snappy enough, except maybe for YouTube, which can be a bit sluggy sometimes and with the time it becomes very unstable and you have to either force to quit the app or reboot. But the YouTube app is very bad in many other devices, so I don't blame the Fire.

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So I'm on the hunt for a new VPN that will give me UK TV. I was with liberty shield but need to change.

Recommendations?

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hidemyass may be cheaper. We used it until I couldn't get some of my favorite shows any more. 

 

As you can see, I don't pay the bills around here. :lol:

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3 hours ago, paulstep said:

I'm giving Unotelly a trial again.

ExpressVPN is a bit steep.

 

Please let me know if it works with iPlayer. I could get the Sky box to use Unotelly VPN for catch up, but iPlayer immediately detects a VPN and will not work. Maybe they've fixed that now.

 

RT

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