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Free or discounted streaming deals to cure the cabin fever

If you’re quarantined or self isolating during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, there’s a good chance that cabin fever will be setting in soon. The good news is that streaming companies across the world are heavily discounting their services or offering free content during this crisis to allow you to access your favourite content easily from the comfort of your own home.

To access services outside of your country, you will need a Vanishedvpn subscription. Once you have this, simply connect to the VPN in the location of the service you’re trying to access, and we’ll take care of bypassing any location blocks for you.

We will be updating this blog post as deals appear, but here’s some to get started with:

Sling TV (Connect via our USA VPN)

The American internet TV service is offering thousands of hours of its programming for free temporarily because of coronavirus. Among the free content is access to ABC News Live, as well as entertainment for kids. Check out the Sling site here. You don’t even need an account for the free content.

USA Netflix (USA VPN)

Did you know that you can get up to 3 x more content in your existing catalogue simply by connecting to our USA VPN on your device. We are there only VPN provider in the world to guarantee access to USA Netflix. Check out full guide here

BBC iPlayer (connect via UK VPN)

BBC iplayer, ITV.com & channel4.com are all UK based streaming channels which have extensive catalogues of films & box sets available to stream for free. Award winning box sets like Luther, Line of Duty, Gavin & Stacey are all available alongside classic movies like Point Break & Escape from Alcatraz. Check our full guide to BBC iplayer here.

Sundance Now (USA VPN)

Owned by AMC Networks, Sundance Now offers a variety of dramas and documentaries, including the acclaimed miniseries The Little Drummer Girl and the show McMafia. Like Acorn TV, Sundance Now is extending their seven-day free trial to 30 days, with the code SUNDANCENOW30. After that, it’s $7 per month, or $5 per month if you commit to a yearly subscription.

PBS (USA VPN)

The Public Broadcasting Service is making Ken Burns’ Emmy-winning documentary series Baseball available for free on its site and all other PBS digital platforms. With the opening of the Major League Baseball season pushed back, the docuseries could whet your appetite for America’s pastime. Or maybe it’ll just make you miss it even more.

Shudder (USA VPN)

Zombie aficionados, rejoice. The horror-centric streaming service, Shudder, is extending its free trial to 30 days with the code SHUTIN. Subscriptions are then about $5 per month. Shudder is currently only available in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland.

VidAngel (USA VPN)

The family-friendly American service is now available for free until March 30 (it’s usually $10) if you agree to social distancing. The platform, which boasts “the world’s largest library of clean comedy,” also includes a feature that allows users to skip “objectionable” content on Netflix and Amazon. By connecting to our USA VPN, and connecting your other accounts, you can get up to 3 x more content.

The Metropolitan Opera (USA VPN)

North America’s largest classical music organization, which temporarily shut down last week, is providing nightly streams of performances on its site for free, as long as the opera remains closed. On tap tonight is Verdi’s Il Trovatore, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Next week is Wagner week. Here’s the current schedule.

DOX Channel (USA VPN)

The documentary streaming service has cut the cost of an annual subscription, from $30 to $15, if you sign up before March 31. The service has a number of acclaimed documentaries, including BlackfishMan on Wire, and I’m Still Here.

Disney+ (connect via our USA VPN)

Disney isn’t offering anything for free, but it did throw a bone to parents everywhere and made Frozen II available on its streaming service three months ahead of schedule. 

How to Watch Love Island 2020 for free from anywhere in the world

Love Island 2020 is back to take us on a summer bae-cation to South Africa where 12 new singletons will be looking for love and the chance to win £50k in the process.

And it looks like this new series is already set to be a scorcher as the line-up includes the show’s first ever twins, a police officer, a coffee bean salesman and the heir to the Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall. 

Love Island will air on ITV2 in the UK on Sunday 12 January onwards. The online stream of this is normally blocked if you are outside the UK, but this guide will show you how to stream every minute of Love Island 2020 live, free & legally wherever you are in the world using VanishedVPN.

How to watch

Here’s how to watch the Love Island 2020 if you’re not in the UK:

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 7 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our UK VPN
  3. Go to TV Player, and enjoy Love Island 2020

Vanished VPN is proudly supporting the Australian Bush fire Charities by donating 25% of all new orders during January 2020.

How to watch the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special

Its Christmas & the eagerly awaited Gavin & Stacey Christmas special is almost upon us. The cast say that this is the best one that they’ve made, and we can’t wait.

This Christmas special will be shown at 8:30pm on Christmas Day (UK time). It will be available to watch live and catch up online at BBC iplayer. Normally, BBC iplayer is blocked if you are not in the UK, but we remove that location block so that you can watch wherever you are in the world, free & legally.

How to watch

Here’s how to watch the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special if you’re not in the UK:

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 7 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our UK VPN
  3. Go to BBC iPlayer, and enjoy Gavin & Stacey

How to Watch Disney plus from anywhere in the world

How to watch Disney plus in the UK , Australia, Spain or anywhere in the world

Disney Plus (or Disney+) has now been globally released in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. 

Although the for the UK, Australia, and many other countries launch will not be until at least April 2020, meaning that all the Disney fans will be left in the lurch.

Or will they? By using Vanished VPN and the methods below to pay, you can access Disney+ , and all the awesome content right now !

If you’re in a country that has Disney+ and already have an account, the method below should also work if you’re travelling outside of the country. 

Watch Disney+ using VanishedVPN

What you will need

  1. 30 minutes
  2. A Vanished VPN Subscription
  3. An IOS device & a USA iTunes account
  4. A $15 USA iTunes token

We guarantee that our VPN will unblock Disney + unlike some of our competitors (express VPN for example) who are still playing catch up.

We also offer a 7 day money back guarantee so that you can test us risk free. You can sign up for an account here.

After confirming that we can unblock the location blocks on Disney +, we initially hit a roadblock when it came to the payment info. Thankfully, we’ve managed to find a workaround through creating a US iTunes account.

How to sign up to Disney+ with a US Apple ID 

Note that to use this method, you’ll need an iOS device to initially set up a Disney+ account, and that doesn’t include Macs – just iPads, iPhones and Apple TV. We’ve successfully created a new Apple ID that’s tied to the US, loaded it up with a USD gift card and then signed up for Disney Plus on an iPad using a VPN. Once you’ve done all that, you can watch it on any other device, still using a VPN. 

There’s a full guide here on creating a US Apple ID, but here’s a summary of the steps:

  • Open the App Store or iTunes and log out of your store account.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the window until you find the flag icon. Click on that, or alternatively selected ‘change country’ to switch to the United States.
  • Create a new Apple ID, but be certain to not include any payment information, as this is not how you’ll be paying for Disney+.
  • Load up your account with credit by purchasing a digital USD iTunes gift card, which can be done via Best Buy. The cheapest one is $15, and we got the redemption code a few minutes later. Note, you will need to give a USA address and phone number. Just google a hotel in the USA somewhere.
  • Log into your new US Apple ID and go to account settings in the App Store to redeem your gift code. 
  • Finally, connect to the Vanished VPN USA server on an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Download the Disney+ app from the app store and install it.
  • Within the Disney+ app, create an account and use your gift card credit as the payment option, and you’re good to go.

From this point on you should have a Disney+ account that works on any iOS device or your browser. You will need to connect to the Vanished VPN US servers each time you want to view content.

How to Watch Peaky Blinders Season 5

The award winning Peaky Blinders returns for Season 5 on the BBC on 25th August. Each episode will be available on BBC player, which is normally only available in the UK. This guide will show you how you can watch every episode from wherever you are in the world by using Vanished VPN’s solid geounblocking solution to access BBC iPlayer, even if you aren’t in the UK.

How to Watch

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 30 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our UK VPN
  3. Go to BBC iPlayer, and enjoy Peaky Blinders

Note, BBC are actively blocking VPNs & DNS proxies. We have a solution which is innovative and unlikely to be blocked. We also have several fallback solutions. The big VPN providers are often blocked, and normally take weeks to get back online, as they cannot move fast. We will be introducing a money back guarantee for access to BBC iplayer to compliment the same offer that we have for USA Netflix. We are the only VPN provider in the world to offer this.

How to watch Glastonbury Festival

This guide will show you how to watch Glastonbury Festival online streams from wherever you are in the world Live, Free & Legally.

Glastonbury festival is arguably the most iconic festival in the world, and occurs each June in the UK at Worthy Farm in Somerset in the UK. Famous for providing a mix of Legendary bands alongside up and coming new talent, this really is the one to watch. This year, the festival runs from 26th > 30th June 2019.

This year, the line up includes : The Killers, Kylie, The Chemical Brothers, The Cure, Sheryl Crowe, Vampire Weekend, Fatboy Slim, Eats Everything & many more . Full line up can be found here.

In the UK, coverage of Glastonbury is provided by the BBC, and can be accessed on BBC iPlayer. This is normally blocked if you are outside of the UK, but by using Vanished VPN, you can by pass these blocks (completely legally).

Here’s how:


1.Get a Vanished VPN subscription if you don’t already have one

2. Connect to our UK VPN

3. Go to BBC iPlayer, and enjoy the official free stream

Check out our free guide to BBC iPlayer here.

How to Watch Chernobyl

This guide will show you how to stream the hit HBO series, Chernobyl legally without having to pay for a premium Foxtel or Sky subscription.

Chernobyl is the new hit TV series from HBO which has achieved an incredible rating of 9.7/10 on IMDB already beating Game of Thrones & Breaking Bad.

This is is a five-part miniseries based on the real-life events of the catastrophic nuclear disaster in northern Ukrainian SSR in 1986.

As with all HBO series, Chernobyl is being aired on premium TV sites such as Foxtel & Sky, but we will show you how you can stream the whole series legally for a fraction of the cost.

For streaming HBO, we recommend Hotstar.com. This site is normally blocked outside of India, but we remove the block for you. You will need a premium account with Hotstar, but at $4AUD a month, its much cheaper than Foxtel, and gives you access to premium sport (like World Cup Cricket, F1, EPL etc), and premium TV & Movies.

How to access Hotstar.com from Outside India

By connecting to the VanishedVPN India servers,  you get an Indian IP address. That way, Hotstar.com thinks you’re in India, and you can access the content

Simply follow these instructions:

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 30 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our India VPN & goto hotstar.com to view non premium content
  3. To access premium content, follow this guide showing you how to sign up for Hotstar premium.

Using a VPN is completely legal. It is not going to get you in trouble with authorities.

How to Watch Killing Eve S02

Season 2 of the hugely popular series ‘Killing eve’ is due to be released on BBC later this year, but is available to watch now in the USA.

By using Vanished VPN, you can bypass the geoblocks that would normally prevent you from accessing these streams if you are outside of the USA, and you can access Season 2 now ! These streams are free, and it is completely legal to use this method.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for a VanishedVPN subscription if you don’t already have one (we have a 30 day money back guarantee) & configure your device using our setup guides.
  2. Connect to our USA VPN
  3. Go to www.amc.com/shows/killing-eve
  4. Enjoy

You can also access these streams by connecting to our Australia VPN here iview.abc.net.au/show/killing-eve

#WinterIsComing

Its been a long wait for Game Of Thrones Fans, but Season 8 is now upon us. You can catch every episode at the time it airs in the USA by using your Vanished VPN subscription, and our guide below.

Each one of these methods does require setting up accounts with the content providers, so we recommend setting up at least a couple of days before GOT starts, so you have time to make sure everything works.

GOT will be airing first on HBO in the USA. HBO is available as an add-on for the Hulu.com service , so that is our first recommendation.

Hulu.com has been getting better and better, and now includes add ons for live TV & HBO. Plans start at $5.99 per month, and then the HBO add on is $14.99 per month (with the 1st week free). If you search on Ebay for ‘HBO HULU’ you will find annual accounts being advertised with 12 month guarantees for as little as $5. We can’t guarantee these ourselves, but we have tried a few and they do work, so there’s an option.

To Access GOT on Hulu.com:

  1. Sign up for a Vanished VPN plan if you don’t already have one.
  2. Connect to our USA VPN.
  3. Visit Hulu.com & register (or buy an account from ebay)
  4. Start each GOT episode as it airs from the 14th April

Our 2nd recommendation is Hotstar.com . Hotstar has confirmed that it will also have the GOT streams available at the same time that it airs in the USA, and its a far cheaper option than Hulu.com. To access the GOT streams on Hotstar.com you will need a premium membership, but don’t worry, at $4 AUD Monthly or $20 AUD for a year, it won’t break the bank (it also gives you access to Cricket, Premier League & lots more). Think Foxtel, but way cheaper.

To watch GOT on Hotstar.com:

  1. Sign up for a Vanished VPN plan if you don’t already have one.
  2. Connect to our India VPN.
  3. Visit Hotstar.com & register (see our guide here if you get stuck)
  4. Start each GOT episode as it airs from the 14th April

Enjoy …

The Crew at Vanished VPN

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