Rogers on Demand has changed name to Rogers Anyplace TV – what hasn’t changed is the fact that the service is only available for users in Canada. By faking your location abroad you can gain access to Rogers Anyplace TV as well. Read on for the solution.
Due to licensing agreements Rogers can’t make the Anyplace TV platform available to users from outside Canada. To make sure that only users from inside Canada has access to the content the website will check the users location via his or hers IP-address. If the IP-address reveals that the user is from outside Canada the following message is displayed: “We’re sorry, Rogers Anyplace TV video can only be viewed within Canada.” Since Rogers uses the IP-address of the user to determine the location all you need to do is get a Canadian IP-address to get around the block.
Using VPN to Unblock Rogers Anyplace TV
The best remedy is using a VPN to obtain a Canadian IP-address. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and once connected to such a network your computer will inherit an IP-address from the remote location. If the server you connect to is located in Canada you will inherit a Canadian IP-address. This makes VPN a perfect solution for Canadians travelling abroad wanting to access to websites from back home, or perhaps you simply live abroad and want access to Canadian shows. Either way VPN is the solution to the problem.
Setting up VPN doesn’t take any real computer skills. I use Unlocator because their prices and speeds are the best. Besides their VPN servers are located in Rogers datacenter in Hamilton south of Toronto. This means that you can not only watch Rogers Anyplace TV outside Canada but you also get access to the section of the site only available to Rogers customers – even when outside Canada. Pretty neat right?
Anyhow once you have installed the application from Unlocator it is simply a question of selecting the Toronto server from the Unlocator application and then click connect. After a couple of seconds your computer will establish a connection to the Canadian server and all data is encrypted and send via Canada. Then simply reload the Anyplace TV website and start watching whatever video you want – that is all there is to it.
It is important to note that by using a VPN you can unblock many other sites while abroad – it really is a must have tool for the frequent traveller or expat.