We can often see many customers using IPTV discussing about VPN in many places, and we have also seen many popular science bloggers asking everyone to use VPN when using IPTV.
What is VPN?
Usually, when you connect to the Internet, you first connect through your ISP – then the ISP connects you to the Internet. ISPs can view your IP address, as well as view the data you transmit during your connection.
When you connect to a VPN, your real IP address is masked and the data you transmit is encrypted. Your ISP and any other potential snooping entities (e.g. government, data thieves) can no longer monitor your network activity.
Benefits of using a VPN:
VPN allows you to access a wider range of IPTV content
Using a VPN allows you to bypass geo-restrictions on content (geoblocking, geofiltering). Often, the same content that is inaccessible to viewers in one country can be accessed by viewers in another country. So, if you’re in a country where you can’t stream specific content (such as a TV show), you can use a VPN to connect to a server in a country where you can stream, allowing you to watch live.
For example, iview hd is not allowed to watch local channels in Greece and Cyprus for some commercial reasons. But you can watch these shows if you use a VPN.
Disadvantages of using a VPN:
Using a VPN can slow down your connection, affecting your streaming experience.
The extra processing power required for VPN encryption can increase latency – or the amount of time you wait before getting an answer from the network. This increased latency can cause performance degradation.
Using a VPN may cause your IP to be blocked, see the following article:
Using an unsolicited VPN can expose your personal data.
Finally, while there are benefits to using a VPN, there are also obvious downsides. For the average person, there is no need to use a VPN to use IPTV because you cannot guarantee that the VPN is secure enough.
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