After searching for the most convenient option I just set up a VPN to watch the 24 BBC live streams of the Olympics. BBC has all session (yes, even B sessions), all sports in great quality. Totally worth it.
I chose the HideMyAss 1 month option for $11.52*. No subscription bs and they accept Paypal.
The process is totally easy, even for non-tech savvy folks. Worked right out of the box.
They provide clients for all major operating systems.
- Windows XP / Vista / 7
- Mac – Leopard / Snow Leopard / Lion
- Mac – Tiger
Instructions are Straight Forward:
- get an account
- download and install the software (you can do it without it if you want)
- On the dashboard screen, log in with your credentials
- select “Quick VPN Country Change” to select a country you want to watch from & click “Connect VPN”
This is what the Dashboard looks like:
Et voila. BBC streams work from outside the UK! Click here to the the original size of the screenshot. The quality is pretty good. Watching in Full screen on a full HD screen works like a charm.
Of course once you have it set up you can access iPlayer and also other countries’ stream options mentioned here.
So sign up here*.
* If you like ATG, buy through my link. When you do, I get some protein powder money (not enough for a pony).