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Freesat Without VPN

  • 19-02-2021 1:34pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭


    If I connect up one of the latest freesat boxes, such as
    https://www.freesat.co.uk/get-freesat/set-top-boxes/recordable-4k-tv-box
    Without using a VPN router, what online services will I get in the ROI?

    I know I will not get the BBC iPlayer ... but will I get ...
    BBC Sounds
    Channel Four Player
    Anything from ITV / Channel 5
    Eros Now
    CBS Catchup
    UKTV Play
    YouTube
    YouTube Kids
    Pop Player
    France 24
    Horror Bites

    Any other special channels ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 793 ✭✭✭decor58


    eirman wrote: »
    If I connect up one of the latest freesat boxes, such as
    https://www.freesat.co.uk/get-freesat/set-top-boxes/recordable-4k-tv-box
    Without using a VPN router, what online services will I get in the ROI?

    I know I will not get the BBC iPlayer ... but will I get ...
    BBC Sounds
    Channel Four Player
    Anything from ITV / Channel 5
    Eros Now
    CBS Catchup
    UKTV Play
    YouTube
    YouTube Kids
    Pop Player
    France 24
    Horror Bites

    Any other special channels ?

    I had a humax up to December and all I could get was All4, YouTube, Netflix and France24.


  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭eirman


    Thanks decor, that is quite limited!
    Lucky Brits!


  • Registered Users Posts: 920 ✭✭✭okedoke


    I’ll piggyback on this thread for a related question...

    I was asking on the richersounds forum about what apps you get with the new freesat boxes in ROI and the guy from the shop said that if you connect the freesat box to the internet, it detects your IP and you lose the satellite channels.

    I’ve never seen this said before on reading about freesat - anyone know if it’s true


  • Registered Users Posts: 793 ✭✭✭decor58


    okedoke wrote: »
    I’ll piggyback on this thread for a related question...

    I was asking on the richersounds forum about what apps you get with the new freesat boxes in ROI and the guy from the shop said that if you connect the freesat box to the internet, it detects your IP and you lose the satellite channels.

    I’ve never seen this said before on reading about freesat - anyone know if it’s true

    Not in my experience, family and friends use Freesat boxes and I am sure none of them have had that experience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 80,368 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn


    okedoke wrote: »
    I’ll piggyback on this thread for a related question...

    I was asking on the richersounds forum about what apps you get with the new freesat boxes in ROI and the guy from the shop said that if you connect the freesat box to the internet, it detects your IP and you lose the satellite channels.

    I’ve never seen this said before on reading about freesat - anyone know if it’s true


    Live channels will work without issue. The ability to watch back 7 days using the web connection won't function as this requires UK IP address to trigger BBCi Player or ITV hub to activate.


    These boxes now come with Netflix and Amazon Prime, I am not 100% if these will work as you will have a UK postcode entered on the box but using Irish accounts.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 920 ✭✭✭okedoke


    Live channels will work without issue. The ability to watch back 7 days using the web connection won't function as this requires UK IP address to trigger BBCi Player or ITV hub to activate.


    These boxes now come with Netflix and Amazon Prime, I am not 100% if these will work as you will have a UK postcode entered on the box but using Irish accounts.

    Thanks - it was the live channels I was surprised about


  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭eirman


    I described Richer Sounds as being clueless when it comes to certain aspects of the reception of UK terrestrial in the ROI.

    It appears that their lack of knowledge also includes aspects of the reception of UK satellite in the ROI.


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