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Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 8:04 pm
by BOTJ
Does anyone have experience of using ViewQwest and their Freedom VPN with a UK Roku3, AppleTV, XBOX1, PS3 and PS4 to watch UK channels such as Now TV, BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD etc as well as other channels such as Vevo, Netflix, Hulu and Disney etc?

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 10:48 pm
by taxico
i'd be interested too. i've sort of given up waiting for myrepublic and am now considering taking up a viewquest plan.

however the freedon VPN seems a little bit pricey. if it were a dollar or two cheaper, i think i'd take it. i am a tiny bit technically inclined and able to sort the configuration out by myself with a third party VPN provider - there are better VPN deals out there to be found.

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 5:32 am
by CaptainBullus
We've had viewquest since August. Got the 300Mb package and get about 120Mb on wi-fi. the freedom vpn is dead simple, we use it for all UK sites and I often access US and AUS websites with no problems.

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 8:11 am
by Brah
I don't have VQ but another VPN; besides accessing sites, you mention "we use it for all UK sites and I often access US and AUS websites" - do you use it with services the OP mentioned "such as Now TV, BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD... Vevo, Netflix, Hulu and Disney etc?"

I ask as reading this I don't think I'm making the most of my VPN, which is Witopia, and am curious how others use theirs.

Witopia is dead simple and USD $70 a year.

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 1:07 pm
by BOTJ
Appreciate the ongoing replies to my OP. To clarify, I specifically want to know whether anyone has experience of watching UK channels in particular Now TV, BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD etc using a Roku3, XBOX1, PS3 and/or PS4 as oppose to a web browser; as well as Vevo, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Disney etc using the aforesaid devices with VQ + Freedom VPN?

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 3:07 pm
by zzm9980
Brah wrote:I don't have VQ but another VPN; besides accessing sites, you mention "we use it for all UK sites and I often access US and AUS websites" - do you use it with services the OP mentioned "such as Now TV, BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD... Vevo, Netflix, Hulu and Disney etc?"

I ask as reading this I don't think I'm making the most of my VPN, which is Witopia, and am curious how others use theirs.

Witopia is dead simple and USD $70 a year.
Should mention that although Viewquest calls it a Vpn, it's actually nothing like a typical VPN most people subscribe to. It's always-on, only works on your home connection, and only handles geo-blocks. A real VPN does much more.
On the plus side though, their service handles all countries at the same time where a regular VPN would require you to connect to appropriate country, one at a time.

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 3:10 pm
by zzm9980
BOTJ wrote:Appreciate the ongoing replies to my OP. To clarify, I specifically want to know whether anyone has experience of watching UK channels in particular Now TV, BBC iPlayer, ITV player, 4OD etc using a Roku3, XBOX1, PS3 and/or PS4 as oppose to a web browser; as well as Vevo, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Disney etc using the aforesaid devices with VQ + Freedom VPN?
None of those specific devices, I used AppleTV myself. If the site you're trying to use is listed on VQ's page it will work transparently from any device you try, as long as you ensure you're on your home network and using their DNS servers (should work automatically unless you mucked with things)

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:26 pm
by Brah
zzm9980 wrote:
Brah wrote:I don't have VQ but another VPN;
Should mention that although Viewquest calls it a Vpn, it's actually nothing like a typical VPN ....

On the plus side though, their service handles all countries at the same time where a regular VPN would require you to connect to appropriate country, one at a time.
Is that actually a good thing, all countries at the same time? Seems strange.

I would at least like the option of being able to choose my tunnel, but there must be benefits to have all-on at once.

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:28 pm
by taxico
Brah wrote:...I ask as reading this I don't think I'm making the most of my VPN, which is Witopia, and am curious how others use theirs...
i use it for netflix and hulu plus.

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:08 pm
by CaptainBullus
I use it thru my UK purchased Apple TV and my free (given with contract) SG Apple TV to access iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player, UK Spotify, iTunes (UK & US) Netflix (UK&US) NBC.com and quite a few other 'international' sites. No Problems so far.

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:38 pm
by BOTJ
player (iPlayer?) 4OD, ITV Player via Apple TV?

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:57 pm
by CaptainBullus
BOTJ wrote:player (iPlayer?) 4OD, ITV Player via Apple TV?

Yes. (edited above to correct to iPlayer)

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:07 am
by BOTJ
AFAIK Apple TVs do not have those channels available. How are you able to watch those channels via the Apple TV?

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:13 am
by CaptainBullus
Ah I see, sorry. I watch on my tv from laptop streamed via iPlayer. But on PS3 I have watched as mentioned above.

Re: Experience of ViewQwest with Freedom VPN

Posted: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:17 am
by BOTJ
Good to know it works via PS3. Do you stream from laptop to Apple TV using Airplay? and this is using VQ Freedom VPN?