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Streaming movies/sport on television

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:09 pm
by jstvj

Now I have a smart TV, I find streaming movies etc to be much more convenient. However, the UK courts have blocked many of the web sites I use. I assume the work around is to use a vpn service.

I have a free one one my mobile which works fine, but I do not know how to do the same on my Samsung TV. I assume I shall need to replace my BT router, with another router or get something to sit in tandem with it. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

This is all very new territory and as much of it is gobbledygook to me, I would appreciate any of your kind advice in the simplest terms please. TIA :roll:

Re: Streaming movies/sport on television

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:43 am
by raffe
As you have asked a general question, I will give a general answer :wink:

You will need
  1. A Proxy provider or a VPN provider that can give you a IP that works with the web site you want to use
  2. Have a computer or a router that connects to a VPN or a proxy
  3. Connect the TV to internet via the computer (network sharing) or the router
  • Find a good proxy or VPN provider that can give you the IPs you want to different countries
  • You may need to change IP when you want to change streaming provider (say site A only work in US and site B only in Spain) often via manually changing the DNS (given from the VPN/Proxy provider) on the TV (check that you can do it)
  • If you get a new router or use a PC with network sharing, and keep your old router, you need to make sure you only use one (1) DHCP (that gives IPs to your devices). So some of your devices may need to have static IPs or you need to run everything thru the router/PC.
Routers with built in VPN client
These routers can connect to a VPN according to ... router-uk/
Asus: RT-N16, N66U, AC68U, AC66U
Linksys: E900, WRT54GL, E2500, E4200, E1200, E2000
Netgear: R7000, WNDR3700
TP-Link: WDR3600

And say these routers
Asus RT-AC88U
Netgear R8000
Asus RT-N66U
Linksys E2500

And here how you set up some Asus routers ... patibility

Here are some more guides for routers ... 46-Routers

Re: Streaming movies/sport on television

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:56 pm
by jstvj
Thank you for your kind advice.

Re: Streaming movies/sport on television

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:27 am
by raffe
I just remember that I some time ago used Plex as a server on a computer and connected the TV to it as a Plex client.

Then it may be easier as you use a proxy or a VPN on a computer to get the stream working when you want to watch. When you are done, you can disconnect the PC from the proxy/VPN and use the computer "normally". You need to:
  1. Install the server from on your computer
  2. Register as a not paying user at Plex
  3. Add the sites you want to stream from (hopefully they are there as choices) as channels, see here and ... or-support and and
  4. Install the client on your TV, hopefully it is already there as a choice to install, and connect it to the server
  5. Change proxy or VPN DNS on the PC to be able to see relevant stream
  6. Start the stream on the TV via Plex
Today I use Plex to watch Twitch on the TV (but I needed to install Twitch Mod to make it work, the standard Twitch didn't work) and I use my NAS as a Plex server.