I’ve been in Colombia only four days now but one of the things on my mind before I moved was about how exactly I was going to continue watching American television once I’m outside of the country because while some Colombian shows are very good, I still want to be able to watch HBO, Netflix and Amazon Prime movies IN ENGLISH! If there’s one thing I can’t freaking stand is watching movies or shows that are dubbed whether it’s in English or Spanish.
So what’s a girl to do when she’s in another country and needs access to Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black? Sign up to a VPN service of course! What is a VPN? It’s a virtual private network and basically the only way to watch American television while living overseas.
1. Zoog TV. Zoog has different pricing plans from $35.99 for 12 months to $4.49 for 1 month. They accept credit cards and paypal. Zoog can be installed on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
2. PureVPN. PureVPN has many different server locations in a whole lot of different countries. Is there a show you just love that comes out of Moldova that you just have to watch which you can stream from a Moldovan website? Great, you can sign in through a Moldovan server to watch the show! They offer lots of different payment methods including credit cards, paypal, and even Bitcoin. A 1 month plan will run you $9.95 and a 1 year plan $49.95.
3. UnoTelly. UnoTelly only has monthly plans at $4.95 and $7.95 per month for the Gold Plan. Unlike many of the other VPNs you can use UnoTelly on even more devices such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Nintendo Wii U and Xbox 360 and One + many more. If you have devices you’d like to be able to stream to this might be a good option for you.
Of these three that I looked at I ended up choosing none. Instead my sister told me she uses a VPN in Canada to stream American shows which is called TunnelBear. In my research TunnelBear didn’t come up so I hadn’t heard of it but she did give me her login information so that I could download it to my computer and set it up. Guess what? It works like a charm! I tested it with HBOGO, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix and it works great! During the first week it was working just fine with Hulu.com as well but I think they caught on and now I get a notice saying that it appears I’m using a proxy and to please disable the proxy if I’m in the USA.
Thankfully I have some friends who have been kind enough to lend me their account information for some of these sites, such as HBOGO. I can now rest easy knowing that I’ll get to watch Game of Thrones when it returns in 2015. Happy Channel Surfing!