Often we get asked, “what is the use of having a VPN ?“, or “what do people use a VPN for ?“. One of the main reasons people use VPNs is to access their favourite TV shows while they are away on holiday, or to unlock content that they can’t view in the country where they are.
It goes without saying, that you should be careful accessing content that you are not supposed to be. In some jurisdiction this could be a criminal offence. In all cases you should make sure that you have the correct licence to view or listen to this content.
What content you can watch online
Here is a comprehensive list of streaming music and TV services that you can access in particular countries.
Ireland Channels : AerTV, Netflix, RTÉ1, RTÉ2, TV3, TG4, UTV Ireland.
US Channels: ABC, Amazon Video, American Idol, AMC, CBS, Crunchyroll, Crackle, Encore, Epix, Fox, FoxSoccerToGo, GrooveSHart, HBO GO, History, Hulu, Hulu Plus, iHeart Radio, NBC, Netflix, Music Unlimited, MTV, PBS, Pandora, Radio.com, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify, Showtime, South Park Studios, Songza, Starz, Starz Play, Syfy, The Simsons, Univision, Vevo, Rdio, Vudu, VH1, X Factor, Xfinity.
Canada Channels: Action, Addik, Animal Planet, Canal D, Canal Vie, Channel 4, CTV, Discovery Channel, Discovery World, DIY, ET Canada, GlobalTV, Global News, Food Network, HGTV, History, Historia TV, Investigation Discovery, LifeTime , MusicMax, MusiquePlus, Myezrock, MTV,Radio Canada, Radiorj, RougeFM, ShowCase, Slice, Science Channel, SeriesPlus, TeleQuebec, TouTV, Virgin Radio, VTele, Vrak, ZTele.
UK Channels: Amazon Video, 4OD, 4Music, BlinkBox, BBC iPlayer, ITV, Sky Go, UTV, TV Catchup, Wuaki.tv.
France Channels: 6ter, beIN SPORT, Canal+, Canal Play, EuroSport, EuroSport Player, FranceTV, FranceTV Pluzz, FranceTV1, FranceTV2, FranceTV3, FranceTV4, FranceTV5, FranceTVO, FranceTV Sport, M6, TF1, W9.
Australia Channels: ABC iView, One, Ten, Netflix
Germany Channels: RTLnow, Super RTL Now, Vox Now, Watchever, ZDF, NetFlix.
Switzerland Channels: RTS, RTS un, RTS deux, Wilmaa, Zatoo.
Netherlands Channels: FoxNews, Netflix.
Finland Channels: Netflix
Latin America Channels: Netflix.
Middle East Channels : Aljazeera Sport.
Worldwide Networks : Facebook, Twitter, Youtube.
Coming in March : Netflix will start service in Australia & New Zealand.
Updated : 20/2/2015
Let us know
Are we missing online services? Leave a comment below and we’ll add it in the next update.