Lou Quillio Posted May 15, 2022 Report Share Posted May 15, 2022 (edited) I've heard tell of at least one gringo expat in these parts accessing YouTube TV over a VPN service. I don't remember where I read it, maybe here, but I can't find it again. First off, I'm a YTTV subscriber in the States since Day One, and I'd gladly pay to use it in Mexico too, but that's not on offer. I believe it's the same story with competitors like Sling. I'm also surprised it works for this fellow, because Google (YTTV) is scrupulous about geo restrictions, even in the States. If I forget and start YTTV when using a VPN tunnel, YTTV notices. VPN services brag about their multiple servers, but their GeoIP data goes stale faster than they can get fresh IPs. If I choose a server location that's within my TV market, YTTV might start out not complaining, then decide I'm traveling in Memphis or something, and later decide "VPN Detected." You can see what's happening here. I realize these boards are publicly indexed, so I'd much appreciate a PM if someone has YTTV working. It would be useful and interesting. We're not attached to much U.S. programming, and of course I can get my hands on most things easily, but that's the problem: I have to do it. I need something straightforward enough for Joan to use by herself. The Real Housewives of San Antonio Tlayacapán are not (yet) the Housewives she's addicted to. The other, related problem is topical content, stuff that's no longer interesting tomorrow or the next day. I've got sports mostly covered via paid apps (MLB, NBA), though it's strange to have DVR-ed Chivas matches at my fingertips in the States, but not here. I'm almost resigned to a Kodi-like setup, and definitely have the chops and gear (big NAS, spare computers, etc.), but don't want to run something elaborate unless I need to. Amazon Firestick+VPN is the popular refrain, but it doesn't work for me. Any tips appreciated. Thanks! LQ Edited May 15, 2022 by Lou Quillio typo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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