How Can You Watch BBC One From Outside the U.K.?


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It's possible to watch BBC One from outside the U.K. using a virtual private network. Available virtual private networks include SurfEasy, Private Internet Access and Hotspot Shield Elite.

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Virtual private networks allow users to set their IP address location to that of a different country, which in turn allows them to access content that isn't available in their original location. For example, those who live in the United States and want to watch a U.K. TV channel can alter their location accordingly. SurfEasy is a virtual private network available for Mac and Windows, and it comes with a free trial that allows users to stream 500 MB worth of content. After this period, users must order a subscription that allows them to change the location of their network to the U.K., Spain, Australia, New Zealand and a selection of other countries. Users based outside the U.K. who change the location of their virtual private network to the U.K. can stream BBC One content, including on demand content.

Alternatives to SurfEasy include Private Internet Access, which allows users to pay for annual or monthly subscriptions. Private Internet Access allows users to switch their network between 21 countries, and it is available for use on five devices at once. Hotspot Shield Elite offers a similar service, including encryption and protection from viruses. Users can save money by paying for an annual subscription rather than a monthly one. A version of Hotspot Shield Elite is available for businesses also.

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