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#1 BaZurk

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:23

So like every other NFL fan, I can not get enough football. NFL.com has a package for international subscribers to purchase a streaming live broadcast of all games (if your outside the country). So I figure...use a VPN to sign up and stream from there....I have a 500GB vpn account but my question is do I have to stay connected throughout the stream or once it checks my location and starts streaming would I be able to disconnect? not sure how much bandwidth a season of NFL games will take up but id love some feedback as I am about to pull the trigger on buying the package. (not cheap 129 euro!)



Best Answer vcfan , 13 May 2014 - 18:37

you don't need a bandwidth allocated VPN, this is all you need

 

www.unblock-us.com or www.unotelly.com

 

its as simple as changing your DNS,and it will automatically only route stuff like NFL,NHL,Netflix,etc.. through their region servers,and everything else passes through normally. you don't have to worry about bandwidth at all. I have been using either of those services for the past few years with barely any problems. they even allow you to set your own preferred region,so if youre watching Netflix, you can choose different regions and receive all the different content in those regions.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:31

Why do you need vpn, if your outside the country?

Are you saying this package is not available for US users?

I am Sunday Ticket with directv - so have not looked into any streaming plans from nfl.com as of yet. But you would have to stay connected to the vpn to stream yes, unless they just check your IP when signup and don't actually check when streaming games.

Heading over to nfl.com now to check this out.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:32

BudMan, on 13 May 2014 - 14:31, said:

Why do you need vpn, if your outside the country?

Are you saying this package is not available for US users?

I am Sunday Ticket with directv - so have not looked into any streaming plans from nfl.com as of yet. But you would have to stay connected to the vpn to stream yes, unless they just check your IP when signup and don't actually check when streaming games.

Heading over to nfl.com now to check this out.

It wont show up unless you connect through a foreign ip. i'll take a screen cap and post it.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:32

Are you outside the US? I'm fairly certain you would need to stay connected for the stream to work.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:35

BudMan, on 13 May 2014 - 14:31, said:

Why do you need vpn, if your outside the country?

Are you saying this package is not available for US users?

I am Sunday Ticket with directv - so have not looked into any streaming plans from nfl.com as of yet. But you would have to stay connected to the vpn to stream yes, unless they just check your IP when signup and don't actually check when streaming games.

Heading over to nfl.com now to check this out.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:37   Best Answer

you don't need a bandwidth allocated VPN, this is all you need

 

www.unblock-us.com or www.unotelly.com

 

its as simple as changing your DNS,and it will automatically only route stuff like NFL,NHL,Netflix,etc.. through their region servers,and everything else passes through normally. you don't have to worry about bandwidth at all. I have been using either of those services for the past few years with barely any problems. they even allow you to set your own preferred region,so if youre watching Netflix, you can choose different regions and receive all the different content in those regions.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:40

vcfan, on 13 May 2014 - 14:37, said:

you don't need a bandwidth allocated VPN, this is all you need

 

www.unblock-us.com or www.unotelly.com

 

its as simple as changing your DNS,and it will automatically only route stuff like NFL,NHL,Netflix,etc.. through their region servers,and everything else passes through normally. you don't have to worry about bandwidth at all. I have been using either of those services for the past few years with barely any problems. they even allow you to set your own preferred region,so if youre watching Netflix, you can choose different regions and receive all the different content in those regions.

You rock! Thank you for taking the time to reply.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:41

That's not what I'm seeing. O_o

 

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:44

Dot Matrix, on 13 May 2014 - 14:41, said:

That's not what I'm seeing. O_o

 

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Your trying to connect from a US based IP yes? I connected to my VPN in the UK before going to the gamepass website.


you don't need a bandwidth allocated VPN, this is all you need

 

www.unblock-us.com or www.unotelly.com

 

its as simple as changing your DNS,and it will automatically only route stuff like NFL,NHL,Netflix,etc.. through their region servers,and everything else passes through normally. you don't have to worry about bandwidth at all. I have been using either of those services for the past few years with barely any problems. they even allow you to set your own preferred region,so if youre watching Netflix, you can choose different regions and receive all the different content in those regions.

which service do you find better? about to buy it!



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:49

Your trying to connect from a US based IP yes? I connected to my VPN in the UK before going to the gamepass website.


which service do you find better? about to buy it!

Out of the two, I would choose unotelly, because they have dns servers located in different regions,so you can choose the closest to you,whereas unblock-us only have one set of servers for everyone to use. At least with unotelly,if the servers were to have a problem,you can always switch to a different one(never happened to me before though).



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:51

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Sucks to be Canadian. Lol

 

129.99 EURO = 194 CAD.... There's something awfully fishy about this.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 18:53

If you use Chrome, there is an extension called Zenmate that also changes your location



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 19:02

Sucks to be Canadian. Lol
 
129.99 EURO = 194 CAD.... There's something awfully fishy about this.

 
different regions have different pricing.  this is what im getting when I choose my region as brazil
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 19:04

 
different regions have different pricing.  this is what im getting when I choose my region as brazil
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Yeeeees. The CRTC says pricing for Canada for any imported media has to be be astronomical, so as to persuade people to host and produce mainly Canadian content, I assume Brazil is equally as hateful of out-of-country content. It's all a giant ###### show.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 19:05

rr_dRock, on 13 May 2014 - 14:51, said:rr_dRock, on 13 May 2014 - 14:51, said:rr_dRock, on 13 May 2014 - 14:51, said:

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Sucks to be Canadian. Lol

 

129.99 EURO = 194 CAD.... There's something awfully fishy about this.

First off some of the nicest people I know are my neighbors from the north and secondly in a recent study, the middle class in Canada just started making more on average of what's left of the middle class in the states. It does NOT suck to be Canadian.