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How do I access my Optus Sport account while overseas?

Lesroo

I'm in NZ with virtually no EPL coverage and want to use my Optus Sport account but keep getting a message that it cannot be accessed while using a VPN or overseas???? WTF! I'm paying for this service - why can't I get it?

Re: How do I access my Optus Sport account while overseas?

petergdownload

The service is only usable within Australia. This is standard practice for content (You may have heard Netflix closed down access to US content for overseas customers for example). There are two main reasons for this (One technical the other legal):

 

1) Streaming data to overseas can be extremely costly. Its also deficult to ensure a constant stream of data for smooth high quality viewing.

2) Copyright (Optus may have the rights to play EPL in Oz but there's likely another company that has secured to rights it in NZ)

 

You could still try organise a VPN connection in NZ. Its likely Optus wouldn't be able to tell if you did but no guarantee. It would also have to apply to viewing in a browser. Using the an app probably can't hide your location.

 

Peter Gillespie

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Re: How do I access my Optus Sport account while overseas?

Paddylee

Because Optus only has the license to broadcast with Australia. 

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Re: How do I access my Optus Sport account while overseas?

Dan_C

https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/Optus-Sport-Discussion/Watching-Optus-Sport-when-you-re-overseas/m-...


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