Where does TV even come from if you can't Torrent?
April 22, 2014 4:29 AM Subscribe
happened in the Netherlands, devastating our English speaking, torrent addicted household.
So how can we get our TV without getting a cable subscription? Details below.
posted by nerdfish to Technology (10 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
How can we cobble together a TV streaming/downloading solution that will meet our needs but also not lead to prosecution?
We have an LG tv with a USB port. We're willing to invest in some kind of streaming box (Roku, I think? Or similar?), a VPN and potentially legal services like Netflix, tho I've heard very mixed reviews of Netflix in the Netherlands. We are not willing to get a cable subscription for a variety of reasons.
If we were in the US we'd be avid users (and payers-for) Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu etc, but those options are limited here. Ideally, I'd love to be able to download the odd torrent in the future, just to expand our televisual palate.
So what would you do if you were in our situation? What kind of streaming box should we buy (NB: I am DEEPLY allergic to iTunes and its ilk [Mr Fish less so], but pretty embedded in the Amazon/Google Play ecosystems)? Would a VPN cover our butts sufficiently? If we got a VPN could we use services like Hulu and Netflix? Is life even worth living without watching 'Game of Thrones' as soon as it's released?
It's a broad question but I'm looking forward to hearing from the hive!