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  1. Thanks Fittersmate, you've confirmed that what we've done is OK!
  2. I have BBC iPlayer installed on my Firestick and it's very good when used with a VPN and a decent internet speed. I haven't managed (yet!) to install ITV Hub, All4 & My5; does anyone know how this can be done in France? My Firestick was bought in the UK and friends there tried to load these apps but were stymied by my amazon account being registered to a French address. Any suggestions very welcome.
  3. It's me again Pomme, but tax rather than TV this time! Got snagged today on the 2041E minefield; spent 40 minutes swearing at thee Napoleonic website then in despair checked the forum.  Saw your post from last June & 10 minutes later problem solved. Thanks once again for your helpful advice.
  4. Yes Lori, it was the Asda Vinegar one.  Neither of us have had any side effects; we didn't even feel the injection.  Fortunately we're fit & active with no co-morbidities.  Several younger friends in the UK felt feverish etc for 12 hours.  As a matter of interest, relating to an earlier post, I'm 1.85m/85kg but my wife is a lot less of both.  Would a vet use the same dose for a Shetland pony as a Shire horse? Interestingly, the appointments that we had for next week that we've now cancelled were for the Pfizer.  Good luck.
  5. Thanks for the advice Weegie.  We contacted our pharmacy last week and put our names on their liste d'attente. They phoned yesterday and now we have both been jabbed, 2 days before the campaign opens up to those in our category!  Good idea and a system that worked. We had appointments at a centre for next week but other people will benefit from those now.
  6. Firestick arrived yesterday and I've installed the VPN & BBCiPlayer using this linkhttps://firesticktvtips.com/bbc-iplayer-firestick/ It seems to be working well & I'm very pleased, particularly with access to the iPlayer library. I can't see when I will need to use Chromecast however. Many thanks again for all the help.
  7. Thank you, that's very re-assuring. You're a fount of knowledge & I'm very grateful.  Most years we're travelling in Spain or Asia/Australia for 4+ months or so and I like to keep up with all the rugby & cycling.  The VPN has been a great buy, the Chromecast the same, next stop the Firestick. Thanks again et bonne soiree.
  8. I've just downloaded the GetiPlayer  utility you suggested but my anti-virus software blocked it as potentially dangerous.Do you have any qualms about using it?
  9. Thanks again Pomme From what you've said it sounds like I need a Firestick if travelling without a laptop?  There are sites on the Web (selling VPNs) which show how to install iPlayer on a Firestick outside the UK.  It's only the BBC and ITV player (for Le Tour on ITV4) that I'm after. I'm going to try your suggested link to download a whole series later today.
  10. Thanks Pomme, sorry for being such a muppet! So, as I understand it, I can watch live UK TV from my laptop using a VPN & Chromecast, but not BBC Downloads.  I've got this bit working fine. With a tablet it's best to use a Firestick with a VPN and iPlayer installed? I was hoping to travel with my tablet + Chromecast but your advice would be to get a Firestick to use with the tablet?  Both devices are remarkably inexpensive. I'd be very grateful for your suggestions.
  11. Update. Using a VPN on my tablet, the Chromecast works well when simply viewing a live channel* on the BBC iPlayer.  Using the iPlayer to watch previously shown programs is impossible as I now understand it, unless the TV is connected to a UK server via a VPN.  *Which I don't need at home as I have a good Freesat set up.  Very useful when away traveling however; no more HDMI cables across caravan or hotel floors!
  12. Today I've encountered a problem.  I can't get BBC Downloads to play wirelessly using Chromecast on my laptop. I disconnected the laptop & tried my tablet but then my tablet didn't connect to the Chromecast. I wonder if it's that the TV is connected to my BBox & my tablet to a VPN? I've scoured the web but am getting square eyed; sorry for being a woodentop but any suggestions would be welcome.  Thanks.
  13. Chromecast installed on both tablet & laptop & working fine so no more trailing HDMI cables!Thanks for the tip.
  14. After a week of trying various fixes/updates, I eventually reset my BBox & then after spending ages entering the 26 digit modem password then resetting it to something more practical, all was well.Roberts' support staff have been very helpful throughout.
  15. Thanks pomme, that looks a really useful link. I've recently downloaded series 1 of Spiral (prior to watching series 8 which we've got on the Humax) & look forward to experimenting with your suggestion. Bonne soiree et merci.
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