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Can i change my ip from uk to usa to use google tv as american ?

Discussion in 'Android TV' started by yamin2000, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. yamin2000

    yamin2000 Member
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    HI
    I am in UK and i want to use google tv as american user .Is there a way i can change my IP from UK to USA ? and the streaming would be the same?
     

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  2. Without having units available to test yet, I don't think anyone knows for sure. The only thing that may not be ready yet is setting up the EPG. It's possible that the unit will work fine where you are, but that it won't know anything about your local TV channels/cable/satellite options yet.
     
  3. yamin2000

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    Thanks
    I do not want it to watch cable i will use it to watch online tv only
    I order mine ,but i am tring to find way to watch aamerican tv ,maybe by using VPN but i think the speed would decrease
     
  4. slipper

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    Im curious to know also. I will be moving overseas soon.
     
  5. yamin2000

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    any update???
     
  6. nathan42100

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    In THEORY, you could use an american proxy which fools servers to thinking that your request is originating from the US. It works by channeling traffic THROUGH the proxy, so I don't know if it would work well for streaming. Google may have also blocked specific proxy servers, but you'd probably have to set the proxy up on the router (not the device) for it to work properly.

    PS- I DON'T have a GoogleTV product.
     
  7. StrifeJester

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    The other thing is that a lot of the streaming sites know about these proxies too and have banned their IP ranges. I know hulu is notorious for this but that may be ok hulu doesn't work even in the USA on googletv.
     
  8. f117f117f117677

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    Maybe we should wait:

    UK is soon, when is china
     
  9. StrifeJester

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    The UK will be probably the next available release, China might be never the way the Great Firewall is. Speed from a VPN will depend on the service you use. There are some good VPNs out there offer decent bandwidth but many of these come with a price. It will probably also require setting up another box to the routing, something like a Squid Proxy comes to mind. The plus to using a proxy is that you can cache more static images decreasing the amount of data that has to load for most sites.

    When a friend of mine was in the Military he used StrongVPN.com is VPN service, offers security and anonymity for personal use Said it seemed to work OK for streaming.
     
  10. StrifeJester

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    Oh yeah they offer a speed test chart and some of them also offer L2TP which would negate the need for a proxy since your router would have a full time connection to their servers.
     

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