1. A proxy or a VPN, which one ?

    You may have heard the word Proxy or VPN (Virtual Private Network) used interchangeably. The main difference between a proxy and a VPN is that a proxy only works on a internet browser level, where as a VPN directs all internet traffic from all applications via this extra server. Note : RTE's player & Channel 4OD require VPNs. We have compared 4 VPN services side by side for your convenience, or you can view our complete VPN list with over 100 VPN services.

Steps To Using a Proxy

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    Select your preferred vendor above

    The first step in watching UK or Irish TV online is to order a proxy. There are some free services out there, but we've found them to be very unstable or slow or both. For the price of less than two pints in Dublin you can be watching RTÉ & BBC online from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.

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    Setup your PC/Mac or iPad

    All the proxy services listed above can be configured with any device. Each vendor has in-depth information on how you can do this. You set your network settings to go via this proxy. You can configure your iPad or iPod to show video via the BBC iPlayer & Channel 4OD viewer, as well as setting up your PC or Mac. The RTE player for example works on Android devices natively but for iPad/iPhones you will need to download their RTE Player.

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    Send your internet traffic via Ireland

    Now you have your device setup to route your traffic via Ireland (or the UK), now all you need to do sit back and enjoy the show ! Of course proxies or VPNs can be used for ensuring increased security on your network, not just for watching TV while away from home.

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Benefits of a Proxy

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What users say

"It was really great to be able to watch live GAA games from Germany. The price is a no brainer. Up Cork !"
by Jason (Berlin, Germany)

"This helped me stay up to date with what's happening at home, both with politics & Fair City!"
by Sarah (Dubai)

"I'd tried some free services, but they tended to get overloaded, which got very frustrating. This way costs a few Euros, but is a lot less hassle."
by Steve (Ontario, Canada)

"Local French TV doesn't interest me, but now I can watch BBC & Channel4 and stay up on events like Wimbledon & F1 in English."
by George (Nantes, France)

"You've helped a new mummy pass away her maternity leave quite nicely."
by Claire (Boston, USA)

"Local French TV doesn't interest me, but now I can watch BBC & Channel4 and stay up on events like Wimbledon & F1 in English."
by George (Nantes, France)

"For me it's great for watching some UK shows that I've missed due to the fact I work nights, and day time TV isn't really stimulating !"
by Stephen B (Wexford, Ireland)

Advantages of a Proxy?

Our users have listed the following reasons as to why they use a proxy / VPN service : security, privacy, speed & the ability to bypass international IP restrictions.