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Watch Sky Player outside UK – How to unblock Sky Player with a VPN?

Sky Go (formerly known as Sky Player, Sky Anytime on PC and Sky By Broadband) is a streaming service from Sky which launched in January 2006.

The service allows its users to watch live and on demand entertainment content from various OS (Mac, Windows PC, mobile phones).

On demand content comprises sports programs, latest news, movies and TV programs. Non-Sky TV customers can access the service by subscribing on a pay-per-view basis.

As many other TV channels Sky isn’t available outside its country location.

How to bypass Sky Player geo-restriction?

Watch freely Sky means to be UK resident, otherwise your access will be blocked. One of the solution consists of switching your IP address into a UK one.

The VPN service (Virtual Private Network) gives you the ability to do so. Using this kind of software enable to choose any IP location you want (according to your provider).

Thus, you can unblock any blocking of this kind.

How to use a VPN service?

  1. Select a VPN provider, by sorting out those which feature UK server location.
  2. Download & sign in.
  3. Enjoy a restriction’s free access to the Sky Player

Top 3 VPN services to unblock Sky Player

VPN protocols: PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OPENVPN

Server locations: US + 12 countries

Desktop App: Windows, Mac

Mobile App: iOS, Android

Price: $14.99 (only for ST4RT*vpn users)

Desktop App: Windows, Mac

Mobile App: iOS, Android

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Protocols : PPTP/L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN

Server locations: UK + 37 countries

Price: $11.52

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Protocols: PPTP/L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN

Server locations: UK + 61 countries

Price: $9.95

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Bottom line

The Virtual Private Network will let you enjoy a free access to many other entertainment websites, such as Hulu, Netflix or Pandora. On the other hand, a VPN creates a secured tunnel between your computer and the provider’s server, which will ensure your online privacy and anonymity.


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