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A question regarding receiving American TV on a tablet in Mexico

Old Mar 6th, 2017, 12:40 PM
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A question regarding receiving American TV on a tablet in Mexico

Does anyone have any experience in receiving American TV stations on a tablet using the hotel's WiFi?

Also, has anyone used www.unblockingtheusa.com to access Hulu, US Netflix or Pandora and with what degree of success?

My DH is initiating research on this in preparing for our next year's return trip.
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Old Mar 6th, 2017, 01:20 PM
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Do you meant this to be tagged Honduras?
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Old Mar 6th, 2017, 02:56 PM
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No. It should be Mexico.

I asked the moderator to change the tag to Mexico. I thought I hit the Mexico tag, but Honduras came up by mistake.
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Old Mar 6th, 2017, 03:27 PM
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Sorry, I'm no help. I only watch TV in Spanish when I'm in Mexico -hahaha.

Hopefully someone who knows something will be able to answer!!
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Unless you signup for a system to "Fool" the internet that you are in the US it does not work on most.
Youtube works fine. History & Crackle not at all.
Of course Netflix Mexico which is mostly in English with Spanish is actually a nice change of pace with lots of great shows on.
I get along fine with wants available with out any "fooling".
PS Lots of radio music stations work so all kinds of music is available but not Pandora
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PS That of course What's available not wants. Drat those arthritic fingers.
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I logged on to my US Hulu account last night (that I haven't accessed in years) via my vpn (Hotspot Shield) with a US IP address, and it wouldn't play content giving some message like 'it appears you're trying to log on with an anonymous proxy address, please contact customer service, blah blah'. Don't know if that'd be the case with the vpn you've linked; I can try it maybe? The other thing to keep in mind is that WiFi service in many Mexican hotels can be painfully slow and a vpn can slow it down even more, so much so that you might not be able to play content anyway.
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Old Mar 7th, 2017, 01:24 PM
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Thank you Stew and baldone. I guess DH will have to be satisfied with CNN in English where available at the hotels.

For anyone interested, before our last trip to Mexico, DH downloaded an app on his iPod that allowed him to get a Boston NPR radio station so we could keep up with the local and national news.
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One thing I failed to mention is I do get PBS in Mexico through the same San Francisco Bay station I use at home.Also I get my local bay area tv news stations down here as well as CBS News
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How do you get CBS News?
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Google it
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I often go through Torch. Torch seems to work the best for me. From there either go directly to youtube, amazon prime or to Hola. For some reason it seems to work better if these thing are loaded before coming to Mx. I also pay for US and Mx Netflix.
NPR and some other stations don't need to be scrambled. I can only get CNN and some other stations if they're doing some sort of live streaming - I can often find lots of streaming through youtube.
Many big events, games, etc are also aired at local pubs.
Lastly, many hotels and rentals do pay for satellite and other programming.
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Here in Guatemala, we have great cable tv service from Tigo which is a Mexican company. We get the networks (from Miami) and dozens of other stations in English. for anything I can't get via cable, I use www.primewire.org
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Thank you all very much. The information was most helpful.
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