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How I watch Irish TV when traveling abroad

So as much as I love traveling I do tend to miss a few things from home and one of those things is a bit of Irish TV especially around this time of year as the six nations rugby championship is on. I love watching the Six Nations on RTE as I can get more of an Irish insight to what is going on as opposed to  BBC which is good but obviously not as centered on the Irish point of view.

android tv boxSo when traveling in Australia I picked up an android TV box from androidtvaustralia which allows me to watch RTE player with a VPN (virtual private network). The VPN gives me an Irish ip address so allows me to watch RTE player from Australia or anywhere with an internet connection for that matter. The VPN allows me privacy as well as doing this and can only be a good thing so you are not getting tracked (not that I am doing anything wrong anyway but it is nice to have a layer of privacy!). Also sharing WIFI with a lot of other people in a hostel I do get paranoid about people being able to access my computer via the shared network.

Anyway this android box allows me to watch TV from home and also the same can be done for BBC and ITV for your English travelers!