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Offline abd.mukahhal

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Hi,
I'm trying to open BBC iplayer by connecting through avast VPN in England, but unfortunately it doesn't work since they (BBC) can figure out I'm using VPN so I can't see any of BBC programs outside the UK.
 

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Unfortunately, BBC is blocking VPN services. So, you may not be able to access it.
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Thank you for your reply.

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As far as I'm aware the BBC doesn't just check if you are in the country (even when using a VPN), I think that they also have other means to identify your location.

I'm in the UK so I wouldn't need to use a VPN, but I imaging that we will have to prove that we are actually BBC License payers to see the iPlayer content.
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Unfortunately, BBC is blocking VPN services. So, you may not be able to access it.
With Windscribe VPN welcome to bbc iplayer  :)
 With Epic browser welcome to bbc iplayer  :)
 With Avast SecureLine VPN BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry.....  :'(

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Unfortunately, BBC is blocking VPN services. So, you may not be able to access it.
With Windscribe VPN welcome to bbc iplayer  :)
 With Epic browser welcome to bbc iplayer  :)
 With Avast SecureLine VPN BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry.....  :'(

That will no doubt change over time as the BBC improves its database of VPNs. 

Whilst I don't use a VPN service (I live in the UK), Opera Browser also has a free VPN service, that is something you could try.
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