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Old 07-10-18, 09:20 AM
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Tour de France (on AppleTV or Amazon Prime or whatever)?

i have rabbit ears for over air stations. also apple tv and amazon prime i guess.
can i get the tour de france?
live stream it from my laptop to my tv?!
learnifn here slowly with the live stream stuff and obviously donít know much about the other stuff.
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Old 07-10-18, 12:56 PM
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Where are you located? In America, it is broadcast on NBCSN. No cable, no Tour.*

*Of course, VPNs exist, and ITV airs it free to computers that appear to be from the UK.
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Old 07-11-18, 03:37 AM
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I recently went through a similar issue and found that mirroring from your laptop or tablet may not work based on the application you use. I ended up with a couple of solutions for a broad array of cycling events, neither of which is free. Your Apple TV supports both NBC Sports Gold App ($50/year with live stream and replays) and FloSports app ($150/year with live stream and replays)..Amazon Fire TV (not the Fire Stick) supports the NBC Sports Gold App too. I'm not an expert on this topic, but this works for me.

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Sling TV Blue has NBCSN for $25/month.
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Old 07-11-18, 08:50 AM
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Or get use a VPN and get one of the european feeds.
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Old 07-11-18, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Or get use a VPN and get one of the european feeds.
how does one do that? in laymens terms
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how does one do that? in laymens terms
A VPN is simply a software program that makes your internet connection appear as if it's from somewhere else. There's a million options out there so you'll have to do your own research, my only advice on that is don't use the free ones under any circumstances, they're usually malicious.

Anyway if you can install a web browser then you can install a VPN.

Then you just have to find the feed -- cyclingfans.com usually has a list of all the feeds and where they are geo-restricted. As @jefnvk already mentioned, ITV airs it for the UK. So you just set your VPN to the UK-based connection and you should be good.*

*not always, some services just won't work with VPNs. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
A VPN is simply a software program that makes your internet connection appear as if it's from somewhere else. There's a million options out there so you'll have to do your own research, my only advice on that is don't use the free ones under any circumstances, they're usually malicious.

Anyway if you can install a web browser then you can install a VPN.

Then you just have to find the feed -- cyclingfans.com usually has a list of all the feeds and where they are geo-restricted. As @jefnvk already mentioned, ITV airs it for the UK. So you just set your VPN to the UK-based connection and you should be good.*

*not always, some services just won't work with VPNs. YMMV.
thank you so much. definitely something to do some research on... I not sure if I care about the Tour that much.
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I sprang for the nbc sports gold pass and dare I say, I prefer it to the NBCSN broadcast (which you can also watch. You get the FULL stage and not phil & crew. Win win.

Watch it whenever you want, whereever you want and as many times as you want.
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
A VPN is simply a software program that makes your internet connection appear as if it's from somewhere else. There's a million options out there so you'll have to do your own research, my only advice on that is don't use the free ones under any circumstances, they're usually malicious.
In this context, VPN is a service which operates computer servers in various countries, along with an encryption software which encrypts all your data between your machine and the VPN. A free/open source client program OpenVPN can be used to access the servers, though most of the bigger VPN services provide their own client software. Most commonly used with http or https connections. From the standpoint of the endpoint, what they "see" is the VPN server's address so if the server is sited in a region allowed by the endpoint, you can get around geo-blocking. VPN service is typically sold by subscription monthly, semi-annual, or annual. Different plans allow different number of clients to be used and maybe better bandwidth, or more servers. It's also good if you use public wifi or are concerned about man-in-the-middle sniffing of your data. I'm not sure but suspect eg Google can still fingerprint your client system so I wouldn't assume you are anonymous to the endpoint.

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thanks you @scott967 good stuff to know
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