Being based in Canada, we were all really excited when we were given the chance to obtain a free VPN account so that we could watch television with a US IP address with the big brother of Expat Shield, Hotspot Shield. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to obtain a free UK IP address, but no more with Expat Shield.
With that said, Expat Shield gives you full access to BBC iPlayer outside of the UK, so if you enjoy British television, this is the program that you're going to want to use.
The installation for this program is rather long and the download link offered is actually that of an installer so the installation routine will being after the Expat Shield downloader has completed fetching the files for you to continue with the installation.
Since bandwidth isn't free, Expat Shield covers its costs by serving you advertisements which are difficult to get around; that means that when you are visiting web pages, you'll see extra advertising inserted into the web pages you're viewing. That's why it's somewhat annoying to use programs like PlayOn Media Server which will push the picture down and display part of the advertising if you're watching media being streamed over your home network.
Though overseas television viewing isn't the only thing that you can do with Expat Shield. It also provides you a way to anonymize your tracks on the Internet and offers unlimited Internet browsing from a UK IP address. Another thing that Expat Shield does for you is clearing your Internet history when you're done using the program. It will also ask you if you want to allow Google to track you when you use Google services.
If you want to watch UK television online like BBC and ITV outside of the UK, Expat Shield is highly recommended and completely free.
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Prevent online thieves and hackers from getting access to your private data (e.g. Credit Cards, Emails, Social Security Numbers, etc.Expat Shield 2.25
is licensed as Freeware
for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. Expat Shield is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
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