Overseas fans can watch all games live next season

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  1. Nick

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    Yes, quite clearly encouraging it by saying I would test something.

    Have a word, your desperation to have a an issue with me is embarrassing. How many people have mentioned vpns on here? What about the mention of kodi and streams, seems you haven't seen those.
     
  2. shmmeee

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    Avoiding geo-blocking isn't illegal, it's against the TOS of the service, that's it.
     
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    No it is not.

    Have another go
     
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    have to laugh at some people, i even said when this thread went up ill be looking at streaming sites here in canada before i even think about paying myself, anyone knows vpns ect on here will try this always one ha.
     
  5. covcity4life

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    yeah i need to know a good vpn that not virus and shizzle and wont mess up my home internet for smart tvs and firesticks etc

    cantr we use that geo location changer app on chrome? that impacted nothing but chrome.
     
  6. RegTheDonk

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    I suppose it would be agains their TOS and they could simply cancel your account. Perhaps you're obtaining goods by fraudulent means? But who would take you to court at the end of the day....I mean, you're indirectly paying the FL to watch their stream. It's not as if you're watching it for free.
     
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    Sorry if it has been asked already but does anyone know whether it will apply to Channel Isles?
     
  8. covcity4life

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    It is not on any channel dummy. Will be on efl app


    Some people..
     
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  9. RegTheDonk

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    Suggest you go to the club website and see if it will allow you to subscribe Steve. At the very least youll be like most of us and get full highlights after the game has finished.
     
  10. Specs WT-R75

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    It doesn't apply to Isle of Man, even though the website stated "outside of UK and Ireland" they have decided to redefine geographical borders...

    I've sent an email to iFollow & EFL for all the good it will do, but I suspect we are s*** out of luck. Don't get me wrong, I understand why restrictions need to be in place to protect the clubs match day revenues, but for me to get to games I have to take 3 hour Ferries followed by 2 hours drive. I'm clearly not a committed enough fan to be getting a ST under those circumstances!

    I suspect closer to the time there will be more info as to whether VPN etc will work - I am sure there will be people with live streams out there - but to be honest I would rather pay my dues for the service. It is very frustrating :)
     
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    What a load of crap. You should fire an email to the Advertising Standards Agency.
     
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    hope so
     
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    Oh Ffs so I can't illegally steal these games for free from the Channel Islands?
     
  14. Don't know why I bother

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    Nothing wrong or illegal watching games through a VPN. You've paid to watch so you aren't hacking in or watching them for free which would be illegal.

    A word of warning though, Netflix can now detect if you are behind a VPN and block your access so the technology is out there should they choose to use it. Personally, as long as they are getting paid I'd be surprised if they would bother
     
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    Hopefully they pull their finger out and get this app on android as soon as possible, then I can play about with it and get it on the firestick
     
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    The EFL have sold the rights to broadcast games in UK & Ireland (and islands) to Sky. They have then sold the remaining overseas rights to iFollow. So by paying iFollow to watch the games in a location where Sky have already paid for those rights is certainly a breach of iFollow's obligations with Sky, and most likely breaking some obscure UK legislation as well.
     
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  17. Nick

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    I can understand the rights argument when a game is on Sky, how often will CCFC in League 2 be Live on Sky next year?
     
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    Seriously who gives a toss!!!

    Are we really that bothered about poor old mr murdoch getting screwed over ... or even coventry missing out on that persons £20 ( seeing as most of the time we are arguing about not giving money to SISU next season anyway!! ) if you want to watch it via a VPN then go ahead, people that like watching games in a stadium will continue to do so , so it really isn't gonna change that
     
  19. covcity4life

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    no one cares about m,urdoch but i would think they will have plans in place to stop every fan in football league froms tremaing all games

    its too good to be true
     
  20. Nick

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    There will always be ways round it though. Especially if paying over £100 or so for the year.
     
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    looks like there will not be IOS or Android app ready for season start

    cba to take my laptop to mexico

    still very curious to see if they vpn block this like netflix do.
     
  22. Specs WT-R75

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    I don't give a toss about Murdoch getting screwed over, but I am not going to tell people that it is not illegal to do so even if you have paid.

    Myself I'll be more than happy to pay for it if I can get a working VPN solution...
     
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    I think maximum that will happen is your account gets banned or you get a warning like netflix.
     
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    anyone heard any more news about this yet?

    do we think a typical vpn is gonna be enough to get it working in uk?
     
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    Haven't tried it yet but might have a look!
     
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    The app on my phone is still the old one and the latest news is Doyle signing, so I doubt anything will happen until they eventually update the app.
     
  27. Nick

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    Its web based only to start with :)
     
  28. covcity4life

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    yeah they are dragging their heels with mobile apps

    looking at other clubs forums and people can sign up with a uk credit card and address as long as i.p is abroad

    but if the club then takes money and shuts down vpn access come first game of season no one can really claim their money back!
     
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    Fook paying, Kodi has all your needs ;)
     
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    How do you sign up to this? Is it live yet?
     
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    yes it is live

    and nothign to suggest every ccfc stream will be on kodi
     
  32. Nick

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    Connecting with an American IP shows the page and takes you to the form, I'm too scared to try and sign up and pay $140 just yet though.
     
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    Kodi is just a software, it's the add ons that makes it all up, if any of our games are aired in the world, then they'll be no worries finding a stream.

    And I only need the away games ;)
     
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    They aren't aired on Sky or anything, they will be subscription only to our iFollow online.

    I wonder if you need a foreign address / bank card too :(
     
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