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Old 11th November 2016, 11:45 AM
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So DNS services & use of a proxy server is OK, but use of a VPN is not?

What about if you are watching a UK TV series with a lot of flesh on display. Not talking about adult, just series like Versailles that have a lot of nudity. Could you be prosecuted in the UAE for watching it? Or am i worrying over nothing.

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Or am i worrying over nothing.
Most likely, there are so many people using IPTV services out here that it is the case that you'd be the needle in the haystack. It's difficult to interrogate the stream to see what you're watching, they would most likely only be interested in anyone circumventing the censored sites using a "###"
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Most likely, there are so many people using IPTV services out here that it is the case that you'd be the needle in the haystack. It's difficult to interrogate the stream to see what you're watching, they would most likely only be interested in anyone circumventing the censored sites using a "###"
Spot on - if you were caught watching Corrie or Eastenders they would probably laugh at you but if it were content that were banned in the UAE, rather than unavailable, they would probably throw the book at you.
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Does anyone know how to access UK television in Dubai? We're happy to pay a subscription.

There are various options hitting our social media feeds but it's hard to be sure if they're scams or not. If anyone can recommend something, we'd love to hear from you.

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I've been using a box ordered from expat vision site. Have very little technical knowledge but they have really good customer service chat boxes on their website if/when you have any questions.

I can't attach the link unfortunately

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I just bought myself a KODI TV box. Works great. Free Sky, Game of Thrones, all the BBC channels, films, pretty much everything.

Me and wifey watched the new Grand Tour Top Gear thing last night. Perfect HD and all without a subscription. Definitely a good buy.

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I just bought myself a KODI TV box.
I'm wanting KODI, did you buy this locally?

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I'm wanting KODI, did you buy this locally?
There are loads on Souq.com

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If you want to try KODI TV (and I think it's brilliant), you can try it out first on your PC before buying the Android box for the TV.

Bear in mind, KODI is just the player. You'll then need to set it up with repositories so you can watch Sky Sports, movies etc. There's loads of videos on YouTube showing you how.

It's a free download for Windows, so try it out and see if it's for you. The initial setup will take you an hour or so if you know what you're doing, and double that if you are a newbie like I was.

If you like it, then get a TV box. They're around 50 GBP for the basic ones, or 80-100 for 4k ones with more memory

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I have KODI on a PC and it works really well however the only issues I have with it is trying to find a decent repo.

I use two and they are ok but no Sky

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I use two and they are ok but no Sky
If your box is Android based, as mine is, then I can recommend Mobdro - lots and lots of channels including Sky.

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