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jluppino
Mar 01, 2013

How to access region locked streaming video?

One of my friends is from South Korea and likes to watch Korean/Asian videos and programming, but much of the streaming video is region blocked. How can she get around the region blocking so she can watch and listen to content from back home?

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Steve Williams
05/27/2014

You can use a number of different services to mask your IP.  Media Hint, is a nifty extension for chrome that has worked well for years for me.  Easy to use and very reliable.  https://mediahint.com

jimlynch
03/05/2013
Here's an article that might be helpful.

How To Access Region-Locked Content Online
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how-tos/how_access_region-locked_conten...

"We may call the glorious series of tubes the World Wide Web, but that doesn’t mean you can view every website’s content all around the globe. Many of the big name content providers – like Steam, Netflix, Pandora and BBC – employ region locks to limit their services to specific countries. But this is the Internet we’re talking about, so naturally, there are ways around the roadblocks.

A few notes before we begin: the solutions offered below aren’t perfect. Surfing speeds are usually slow, content providers sometimes restrict access from certain proxies and VPNs, and you often have to pay proxy owners for access to streaming content. Got it? Good, let’s go spoofing!"
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StillADotcommer
03/04/2013

When I occasionally want to watch streaming video that is region locked I just use a VPN. It doesn't always work that well though - higher quality video often stutters and stops. A VPN can work, but don't expect it to always work perfectly. The other way to go is to use one of the DNS services like Tunlr or UnoDNS. You will have to pay for most of them, but I think Tunlr may be free to try. Any of the DNS services should work better than a VPN for streaming video, but if you already have a VPN you use, I would definitely try that first. 

 

A player isn't going to make any difference on streaming video, incidentally. So beware of people who try to rip you off and sucker you into paying for a player to watch region locked streaming video.  They are just trying to take your money. 

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