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Holiday streaming: You can use a VPN on your laptop abroad so you can still watch content available in Ireland

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Holiday streaming: You can use a VPN on your laptop abroad so you can still watch content available in Ireland

Question My extended family is joining us on holiday in an Airbnb in Greece. It’s a remote island and I’m told that the Wi-Fi might be shaky, though there is a TV. There will be lots of kids and, although there’s a pool, I think we may need Netflix or Disney+ at some point to keep a lid on things. Is there a gadget that would give us access on the TV there? — Mairead Donaghy

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Assuming it’s a relatively modern set (any time from the last 10 or 15 years), yes — either a Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick (€40 to €60) will do the trick. Both small devices slot in neatly to the HDMI port on the TV and work off the local Wi-Fi signal to give you access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV Plus and others. It’s a handy way to access your streaming services. Obviously, this requires Wi-Fi.


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