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How to change your GPS location to watch shows from other countries

Streaming websites like Netflix, Hulu or the BBC offer an excellent way to fill up your lazy weekend, but they come with certain limitations.

Because these companies still do licensing deals on a country-by-country basis, a lot of the TV shows you might want to access and watch, might be locked down to a specific geographical region.

Even if you’re traveling to another country and want to catch up with your favorite shows, you might be confronted by the dark reality of not being able to access them while you’re there.

Fortunately, there’s a way to get around these pesky location restrictions, so you can watch your favorite shows no matter which country you happen to find yourself in.

How to stream your favorite shows from anywhere?

Well, the first method to do it would be to install a VPN. A VPN or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. In very simple terms, a VPN connects your device (PC or mobile) to another computer (called a server) somewhere on the Internet and allows you to browse the web using that computer’s internet connection. So if the server is set up in a different country, it will appear if you are coming from that country.

There are many mobile apps offering VPN services, but we recommend you install one of the most well-known ones like for example ExpressVPN.

Simply download the app, log-in with your email address and tap on the white button in order to connect to a VPN. You can choose to connect to a server from a specific country by tapping on the smaller Choose Location button.

ExpressVPN is available for free for 7 days, then you will need to sign up with a plan. The cheapest one starts at $8.32/month.

Mask your IP to unlock content

If for some reason you don’t want to use a VPN, there’s another alternative. You can install a browser extension that will conceal your IP and thus your GPS coordinates. These tools will allow you to route traffic through a proxy server, thus hiding your IP.

You can try and give Proxmate a try, although getting it on board your mobile device requires you to install an additional app. Get the Yandex browser from the play store and then install Proxmate from this link. From there, tap on the blue Add to Chrome button to install it in your browser.

The extension will allow you to unblock content, but will also shield your computer from pesky intruders. There’s a wide selection of channels you can request access and you can browse them by country.

Note that Proxmate works on a subscription basis. A 1-year bundle will take you back with $17.95 and will unlock features such as browsing from multiple countries.

Just remember one thing, all these TV platforms are constantly tweaking their apps to block these sort of geo-busting technology. A good example of that is the Hola app. So if something breaks or is not usable anymore, it might mean you have to wait for a fix. Or start using another solution.

Netflix, for example, has one of the most sophisticated VPN detection systems, but a few VPN apps have managed to stay one step ahead of Netflix. And ExpressVPN is among these apps, so don’t be afraid to use it.


Current is a blockchain-powered media app that wants to subsidize your premium subscriptions

Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and token sale are all the rage right now. Currently, a new digital currency token (CRNC) is being introduced, which exclusively targets the media industry.

Taking advantage of this new trend is Current, a blockchain multimedia platform which on Wednesday announced it has stockpiled a total of $34 million. Backers include celebrity billionaire Mark Cuban, Mark Ecko, Chandler Guo, Binary Financial and a dozen more of VCs, institutional investors and overseas token buyers.

Current’s main goal is to facilitate the consumption of media and make it even more useful. With this in mind, their service is designed to bring together the best content and features from the most popular media networks including Apple Music, Spotify, Netflix and Hulu in one place and offer a personalized experience.

Current will reward you for consuming media

The company is currently offers its services through a mobile app which is currently available on iOS. The Android version is coming soon.

The system works by rewarding people for their streaming time, ad impressions and personal data shared. Current dreams big: it wants to reduce or completely eliminate premium subscription costs and also facilitate ad purchases. This will be achieved through rewards that one day might be redeemed for CRNC tokens or cash.

Current’s in-app purchases include radio recording for offline listening. The company says it also plans to release DVR features to record premium video content for playback in offline mode. More features will be made available in the upcoming months.

Current believes that fully engaged used can earn as much as $250 – $300 per year. Which will be more than enough to cover the costs of their premium media subscriptions.

Recently, the company also announced it has parented with CoinList in order to distribute its first CRNC token AirDrop to individuals who have participated in their AirDrop events. The platform is allocating approximately $6M in CRNC tokens, with the campaign expected to start in Q3 2018.

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Pick up this “Netflix for Games” subscription for 12 months at 60% off

You’re familiar with Netflix as a movie/TV show juggernaut in the mobile space, but you may not know of a “Netflix” juggernaut in the gaming sector. This Deal of the Day concerns a “Netflix for Games” service called Jump that’s offering a 12-month subscription for hardcore gamers. The Jump: 12-month subscription has a catalog of […]

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Android 8.1 Oreo brings Netflix Picture-in-Picture support

Google recently released its Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview, bringing new features such as Android Go memory optimizations for low-end Android-powered handsets as well as Autofill enhancements, among other things, but Android 8.1 will bring an additional treat – at least for Netflix users, anyway. What’s the treat, you ask? Netflix is bringing Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support […]

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Hulu’s entry-level plan is now available with a price-cut (for a limited time)

Hulu is trying to attract more subscribers to its streaming service ahead of debuting its new fall TV season. The company’s entry-level plan can now be grabbed for just $5.99 a month for the first year, after which customers will be bumped up to the regular $7.99 a month fee. Note that the first 30 […]

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We’re giving away five years of Netflix – Enter now!

We’ve partnered with StackCommerce to help give away five years of Netflix (and optional chill).


T-Mobile to increase unlimited throttling limit from 32GB to 50GB per month

In its latest move to make itself more attractive to customers, T-Mobile will soon be upgrading the throttling limit for subscribers of its unlimited plan from 32GB to 50GB. This piece of info which was first revealed by Android Central was confirmed by the “Uncarrier” itself via Twitter. T-Mobile will start implementing the change on […]

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T-Mobile family plans will now include Netflix

You may be like me in thinking that T-Mobile has surely run out of ideas to continue its radical “Un-carrier” movement, but today is another day you’d be proven wrong. This morning, team Magenta has dropped another compelling perk for its customers, through partnering with the largest streaming media company. Starting on Sept. 12th, T-Mobile customers will […]

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Google makes it easier for devs to hide apps from rooted phone owners

Last week, Netflix made headlines due to its decision of blocking owners of rooted devices or those with unlocked bootloaders from downloading the application from the Google Play Store. Which seemed quite puzzling at the time, since the app could still be side-loaded and rendered functional on the said devices. But soon more developers might […]

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Netflix is disappearing from the Play Store for some users

It seems that Netflix have taken a decision to block users with rooted devices running custom ROMs from downloading the app from the Google Play Store. According to reports on Reddit, the Netflix app is showing up as incompatible for users with some rooted devices. Probably more worringly is that Netflix seems to have disappeared […]

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