HMV on Demand is one of the premier UK streaming services. The problem is that if you leave the UK you can no longer use the service. This can however be fixed easily.
If you try to access HMV on Demand from outside the UK you will be meet by a message saying: “Sorry, you must live in the United Kingdom to use this site.” What has happened is that the site has detected your location via your computers IP-address. So what is an IP-address you ask? Well this is a number that your computer inherits from the Internet provider when you go online. As a consequence it is easy to detect where you are located when you connect to the website. So if you are on vacation or live outside the UK you can’t access the site. To get around this problem you need to get an UK IP-address.
Use a UK IP-address to Access HMW on Demand Outside the UK
Thankfully the remedy is pretty easy to get your hands on. Simply connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with a server located in the UK and you will inherit a UK IP-address. This is very easy to setup – I prefer using the UK Company Unlocator as they have great pricing and speeds. By installing their application you can hide behind more than 243 servers located in 43 different countries. This is the toolbox for website unblocking all over the world.
Once you have installed the application and logged in you can choose between servers in London, Berkshire or Manchester. After that it is just a question of reloading the HMW on Demand site and logging in. If you don’t already have an account you can sign up for one here – just remember to use UK info when filling out the form. If you don’t have a UK address you can create fake info here: fakenamegenerator.com
That is really all there is to it if you want to watch HMV on Demand outside the UK. It is worth noting that if you use this technique you can also unblock other websites from all over the world. VPN really is a useful tool enabling you to get the most out of the Internet.