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Netflix Instant Streaming Movies & TV Added in June 2015

Enjoy Streaming Videos on Netflix

Enjoy Streaming Videos on Netflix

New Netflix Streaming Movies and Television Shows of 2015

Ever since Netflix stopped letting people know what’s been subtracted from their Instant streaming lineup, it’s been a little difficult to keep track of what’s coming and going in their library.

So the purpose of this post – which will be continually updated on this site as new movies and television shows are added to the Netflix Instant streaming lineup – is to keep you, the dedicated Netflix Instant streamer, apprised of what new additions should be watched immediately, or should go on your queue but not be considered a top viewing priority.

Improve Netflix Streaming Experience With Powerful Router

Streaming HD video is a bandwidth intensive activity that puts major stress on a wireless home network. Our wireless routers are popular with heavy Netflix streaming users because they are designed to handle high-volume jobs with ease. With a FlashRouter, you can extend your wireless range, tweak wireless sensitivity, control your bandwidth allocation, and add layers of advanced security. How do we achieve all this? By flashing our routers with DD-WRT & Tomato firmware, open-source replacement firmwares that boost a router’s functionality and feature-set.

Check out our recent best-sellers of February 2015 list to find some of our most popular devices. Routers from all price ranges, all ready to revolutionize your network, such as the sleek and thoroughly affordable Linksys E1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter or the Linksys E2500 Tomato FlashRouter. Or if you’re looking to spend a little extra to get the best router money can buy, check out the Netgear R7000 DD-WRT FlashRouter, or the Netgear R8000 Wireless-AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter with it’s triband (!) wireless speeds.

It’s also worth mentioning that we’re affiliated with a number of VPN service providers who can not only make your online experience safer, but can also keep you in touch with your Netflix streaming account even when you’re in countries where Netflix isn’t available.

By tunneling your online information through secure servers all over the world, VPNs also allow you to trick your computer into thinking it’s wherever you want it to be, allowing you access to geographically restricted material. For more information, check out one of our many articles about accessing Netflix from places like Korea or Dubai or South Africa.

If you’d like some help choosing the VPN that best suits you, we recommend checking our Supported Provider List. We can customize our routers for any of the VPNs on that list, which saves you a lot of the time and trouble that comes with installing the VPN software on your own. Don’t end up with a bricked router when we can handle all of the tough stuff for you.

Best New Netflix Instant Streaming Videos (June 2015 Update)

Best New Netflix Instant Movies (June 2015) - Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler – New on Netflix Instant (June 2015)

New to Netflix (June 2015)

Plenty of good stuff to get excited about this month, including a favorite Netflix original’s return.

Rosewater (June 10) – Even Jon Stewart’s biggest fans were likely skeptical about his ability to bring the story of Maziar Bahari, a journalist unjustly jailed by Iranian militants, to the screen as a first time writer/director. While Rosewater is no masterpiece, Stewart shows himself to be a sensitive, and even artful, storyteller, telling Bahari’s harrowing tale with tasteful amounts of humor and visual flair.

Nightcrawler (June 10) – Those of us betting that Jake Gyllenhaal’s skills as an actor would never rise above serviceable got our mouths roundly shut by Nightcrawler. His scarily committed turn as Leo Bloom, a sociopathically motivated, budding crime journalist is the stuff of nightmares. Oh, and first-time director Dan Gilroy’s parable about the unique shape and side effects of capital-A American ambition is pretty terrifying in its own right.

Orange Is the New Black: Season 3 (June 12) – Get ready to reacquaint yourselves with the woman of Litchfield Prison; Orange Is the New Black is coming back for another season of memorable characters, dark humor, and morally dubious behavior. For the sake of those not yet caught up, we won’t reveal where we were left off at the end of season 2, but we’re as eager as everyone else to catch up with Red, Taystee, and Poussey as the rest of you.

Two Days, One Night (June 16) – The Dardenne Brothers continue their ridiculous hot streak as crafters of wrenching cinema with Two Days, One Night. Marion Cotillard (typically excellent and Oscar-nominated for the movie) stars as Sandra, a woman who will lose her job if she can’t convince her co-workers to take a pay cut by the end of the weekend.

Beyond the Lights (June 24) – Writer/Director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings her formidable talent to bear on Beyond the Lights, the story of a world-famous singer who is starting to crack under the pressure. That all changes when she meets a cop who helps her learn how to express her truer self in her art. Sure, that sounds a little hokey, but Prince-Bythewood’s deft hand keeps the film from descending into sticky sentiment.

What Happened, Miss Simone? (June 26) – Fans of the incomparable “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone have reason to get excited for the end of June. What Happened, Miss Simone? is a Netflix original documentary to chronicle the life of the groundbreaking singer, pianist, and civil rights activist that promises a wealth of rare live footage as well as previously-unheard recordings. In short, a treasure trove for Simone fans.

Other Great Streaming Movies & TV Shows

Since other streaming sites are stepping up their games to compete with Netflix Instant, we thought we’d highlight some of their best options. Everything you’ll see in this section is available from Amazon Prime Instant.

The Shining – The movie that taught us all about how integral sound, or the lack of it, is to effective horror films. You know all the iconic moments – the twins in the hallway, Jack Nicholson’s face through the bathroom door – but The Shining plays against those loud, visceral moments with long stretches of stillness and silence, building and building the tension to an unbearable boil. That is at the heart of The Shining‘s legacy as a masterpiece.

Watch The Shining on Amazon Prime Instant (June 2015)

The Shining – New on Amazon Prime Instant (June 2015)

Apocalypse Now (Redux) – Of the many great Vietnam movies, none capture the hallucinatory confusion and the nihilistic violence of the era better than Apocalypse Now. Based on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of DarknessApocalypse Now stars Martin Sheen as Captain Willard, who must travel into the heart of the jungle to assassinate the highly decorated and AWOL Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando). Along the way, he encounters horrors the likes of which are rarely captured on film.

Seven Psychopaths – The great profane poet of cinema, Martin McDonagh, follows up the peerless In Bruges with this kaleidoscopic tale of bad men and the screenwriters who live off their tales. The narrative is a little too twisty to get into here, but as is the case with In Bruges, McDonagh balances equal parts violence, heart, and humor to create a uniquely potent blend that is all his own.

Troll 2 – Maybe you’re sick of hearing about movies so bad that they’re good. Well, what about movies so bad that they’re good enough to warrant a whole other movie about how bad they are? Such is the case with Troll 2 and the documentary about it, Best Worst Movie. YouTube choice scenes if you just want the highlights, but Troll 2 is loaded up, moment to moment, with laughably inept scenes, so we recommend watching the whole thing.

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Netgear R7000 Nighthawk TomatoUSB + Dual Gateway/Selective VPN

Top Netgear VPN Router for Netflix - R7000 TomatoUSB

Netgear R7000 Nighthawk TomatoUSB

Our goal at FlashRouters is to offer a healthy mix of open-source firmware upgraded DD-WRT and TomatoUSB routers. Our method of choosing devices is always based on performance and functionality in long-term testing. Lately, that seems to have leaned heavily towards DD-WRT.

However, after months of requests, we are finally giving the people what they want — a high-powered Wireless-AC Tomato router!

Meet The Netgear R7000 Nighthawk TomatoUSB FlashRouter

That’s right. The much beloved DD-WRT Nighthawk now has a Tomato counterpart. The Netgear R7000 Nighthawk TomatoUSB AC1900 FlashRouter has launched to revolutionize your network control using its superpower, a special release of TomatoUSB open-source firmware.

Tomato Firmware Upgrade

As the brief video above showcases, upgrading or “flashing” a router with Tomato firmware heavily expands it features, integrations and setup option including:

  • Bug & backdoor fixes in Broadcom-based Netgear firmware.
  • Complete OpenVPN & PPTP Integration: Client & Server.
  • Multiple OpenVPN Connection Setup: TomatoUSB firmware allows for two VPN connection configurations within the router. Only one VPN connection can be utilized at a time but two can be saved for switching back and forth connections with ease.
  • Advanced access restrictions for increased network security: Limit access by day of the week, time, user, or block specific websites.
  • Advanced QoS: Prioritize your network traffic with advanced Quality of Service. Stream a lot of Netflix? Put it at the top of your list.
  • Integrated Wireless Survey page: View other wireless networks in your area that may be affecting your WiFi signal and adjust accordingly.
  • Improved network stability. 

And that’s just the beginning. We haven’t even gotten into all the terrific new VPN features that R7000 Tomato ARM upgrade enables.

Terrific Tomato VPN Features

FlashRouters has worked with Shibby (the lead developer of TomatoUSB) as part of our ongoing Open Source Donation Matching program to overhaul the VPN integration on Tomato. With the new Tomato ARM builds, TomatoUSB users can now enjoy the benefits of Dual Gateways AKA selecting VPN use by website and device with a few clicks of a button.

Dual Gateway Support

Integrated in the aforementioned Dual OpenVPN client setup in TomatoUSB, you will now see the just added Routing Policy tab. This may seem like a simple change but this is a game-changer that many of our TomatoUSB users have begged for.

Select VPN By Device

Put your Tomato router in two locations at once with dual gateway support. If you want certain devices on your network to run through the VPN and others to run through your local network, that can now be done within the Tomato OpenVPN firmware settings.

Routing Policy/Selective VPN By Website

And if that doesn’t wow you, how about this? Using the To Domain option, you can now set specific websites to go through VPN, while any other websites you visit will connect through your local ISP IP address. Want Netflix Instant to run through your VPN while keeping the rest of your web-browsing local? Using the new Tomato build, enter Netflix underneath you VPN connection and you’re good to go.

Use VPN based on device or website on any device

Since this is setup on a router, it will apply to all of your devices. Want to make sure BBC iPlayer is running through the UK on your iPad and your Roku? Done. Netflix US from Canada or Australia while your other activities stay local? This is the solution!

Advanced TomatoUSB Setup Support

Worried this looks a bit over your head or think you might need a helping hand with the latest R7000 Tomato build? That’s why we’re here!

Each R7000 Nighthawk TomatoUSB includes a complete tutorial guide of the array of options and possibilities with this new Dual Gateway/Selective VPN Routing feature.

Need help about setting up static routes to your specific devices for devices or websites to go through VPN? FlashRouters support team now covers these features with Tomato ARM FlashRouter. As of now these special OpenVPN features are limited to the R7000 Nighthawk.

R7000 Nighthawk Features & Specs

So what exactly makes the R7000 so popular? Let’s start here:

  • Best-in-class Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU, 256 RAM/ 128 MB Flash Memory
  • 4 Gigabit Ports, AC1900 (450 2.4 Mbps & 1450 5.0 Mbps)
  • 3 Powerful external antennas
  • 1 USB 3.0 & 1 USB 2.0

The R7000 is the our best selling router because it has power and speed to burn. This power and speed is ideal for handling the burden of a more feature heavy firmware as well as the power needs of handling constant incoming/outgoing VPN activity.Add to this an amazing security enhancing, firmware upgrade and you have an ideal network centerpiece to prevent intrusion and privacy invasions for years to come. What more could you want out of a wireless router?

The FlashRouter Difference

A FlashRouter makes the process of getting your new device up and running as simple as can be imagined. The TomatoUSB FlashRouter R7000 Nighthawk arrives pre-installed, tested, and re-tested Tomato firmware build.

That includes:

  • Custom VPN Configuration: Include your preferred router & VPN setup options in the order checkout Comments area and we’ll take caintegrate it for free.
  • TomatoUSB Firmware Setup & Troubleshooting Manual
  • Free Open-Source Firmware Tech Support: Our skilled open-source router specialists can assist in getting your Internet or VPN setup running via remote Teamviewer support sessions.
  • Tomato Warranty: Tomato firmware installation voids manufacturer warranties. All FlashRouters include an 90-day warranty for Tomato installation that is upgradable to 2 years.
  • International Dual Voltage Compatible (100v – 240v): Ships with U.S. power cable, international adapters available here.
  • Worldwide Shipping via USPS & FedEx.

If you have any questions, concerns or are just looking for a recommendation on the best device for you and your setup, take a look at our knowledge base or just send us a note. Our router specialists are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the right device.

Keep up with all the latest wireless router security news and updates with our Twitter and Facebook.


Netflix Instant By Country Showdown #5: Jennifer Lawrence

Netflix Comparison by Country - US, UK, Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, CanadaThanks to a few of our country-by-country Netflix showdowns know where to go for your Denzel Washington movies, your favorite American ’90s sitcoms, and how to find the top Netflix for superhero movies.

But maybe it’s time we look at a more modern star, someone who only somewhat recently achieved superstar status. And who’s a bigger acting superstar right now than Jennifer Lawrence.

Since breaking through with the stark, poetic Winters Bone (for which she received her first of three Oscar nominations), J-Law has been redefining the role of America’s sweetheart, demonstrating grit, brash humor, and unmistakable charisma in every role she takes. And she’s already won an Oscar at the young age of 24.

So we figured that the verdict is in; everyone loves Jennifer Lawrence. Let’s help people stream her movies, no matter what country they’re in.

Top Netflix Instant By Country – Jennifer Lawrence Movies

Find out which country has the most Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix

Silver Linings Playbook – Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix By Country

(NOTE: Bolded movie title means exclusive to that country)

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Argentina – The Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger GamesHouse at the End of the StreetThe Burning PlainThe Beaver.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Belgium – The Hunger GamesSilver Linings PlaybookWinter’s BoneHouse at the End of the Street.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Brazil – The Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger GamesHouse at the End of the Street, The Burning PlainThe Beaver.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Canada – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future PastHouse at the End of the Street, The Beaver.

Which country has the most Jennifer Lawrence movies on Netflix Instant?

X-Men – Jennifer Lawrence on Netflix Instant by Country

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Columbia –  The Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger GamesHouse at the End of the StreetThe Burning PlainThe Beaver.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Denmark – Silver Linings PlaybookWinter’s BoneThe Beaver.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Finland – Silver Linings PlaybookWinter’s BoneThe Beaver.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Ireland – The Hunger Games: Catching FireWinters BoneLike Crazy.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Mexico – The Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger GamesHouse at the End of the Street, The Burning PlainThe Beaver.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix Netherlands – Silver Linings PlaybookWinter’s Bone, House at the End of the Street.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix UK – The Hunger Games: Catching FireWinter’s BoneHouse at the End of the StreetLike Crazy.

Jennifer Lawrence Movies on Netflix US – The Hunger Games: Catching FireSilver Linings PlaybookThe Burning Plain.

And the Winner Is…

Well, let’s all sing the praises of the Western Hemisphere, because we have a five-way tie between Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, and Mexico!

Of course, given Lawrence’s limited time shooting movies, it’s sort of inevitable that Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, and Mexico all share the same five movies. Canada offers a little variety by virtue of having the two most recent X-Men movies.

No sense in really talking too heavily about the countries with the least, since that’s an even bigger tie. We didn’t even bother throwing Netflix Australia or Netflix Germany on this list, as we have on previous lists, since they each only have one each (The Beaver for Australia, and Winters Bone in Germany).

How to Watch Your Favorite Jennifer Lawrence Movies From Anywhere

Which country has the most Jennifer Lawrence movies on Netflix Instant?

Winters Bone – Jennifer Lawrence on Netflix Instant by Country

Given that there’s no one country with both Hunger Games movies and Silver Linings Playbook, and only one country (Canada) has the most recent X-Men movies but doesn’t have both of the Hunger Games movies nor Silver Linings Playbook, you’re going to have to rely on more than one country’s Netflix Instant queues to get all of the J-Law movies you need.

That’s where VPNs come in. The primary purpose of a VPN is to protect all of your sensitive online information, and in this they perform brilliantly, but they’re also quite useful for bypassing geographical web restrictions.

When you log into your VPN, all of your online information is tunneled through encrypted servers set up all over the world. After you pick your server, you’re given an IP address in the country housing the server, making your internet-capable device think it’s in that very country.

Therefore, if you want to watch X-Men: Days of Future Past on Netflix Instant, log into your VPN, pick a Canadian server, and you’re all set. And if you’re in Canada looking to watch the first Hunger Games movie, just log into your VPN, and pick a server in Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, or Argentina. It’s that simple.

At FlashRouters, we have VPN recommendations a-plenty. You can start by looking at our official supported provider list to get the full picture of all of the VPNs our routers support.

Best Netflix Instant VPNs

  1. PureVPN – A server in each of these Netflix covered plus virtual US & UK servers via Brazil for top speeds and top Jennifer Lawrence access.
  2. Overplay – Includes TurboDNS for quick and fast Netflix location jumping without potential VPN speed slowdown.
  3. HideMyAss – Most IP Addresses in the Netflix countries listed.
  4. IPVanish – Most servers in Brazil but no Colombia.

Top Netflix Instant Streaming Routers

Our DD-WRT and Tomato routers make Netflix Instant streaming an absolute breeze with their intimidating combination of speed, strength, and versatility.

We offer a variety of routers across a variety of price ranges from the intensely powerful (like the Netgear R8000 x6 DDWRT and the Asus RT-AC87U), to excellent, thoroughly affordable home-networking devices like the Linksys E2500. Again, we’d direct you to our list of the best DD-WRT routers of 2015, to get a sense of which FlashRouters are customer favorites or we have a little shortcut for you. Here’s our current list of the most popular Netflix VPN routers.

Top Routers for Netflix Streaming

Top Netgear VPN Router for Netflix- R7000 TomatoUSBBest Routers 2015 - Budget Wireless-ACBest Mini VPN Router for Netflix -
R7000 Nighthawk TomatoNetgear AC1450 DDWRTTP-LINK Mobile VPN MR3020
1 Ghz Broadcom Processor, USB 3.0,3 External Antennas800 Mhz Broadcom, Wireless-AC, USB 3.0Featherweight, Pocket Sized, USB 2.0
Top Range, Enhanced TomatoUSB FirmwarePopular for High Speed in Smaller HomesSmall and Prepped for Travel, PPTP Only

Cooking Up Some Memorial Day Router Deals

Best Price on Best Routers of 2015

We all get excited for the long weekend, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but as we all know, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by those in our armed forces.

At FlashRouters, we’re dedicated as ever to demonstrating to our troops just how much they mean to us. That’s why we offer year-round free shipping to military personnel APO, FPO, DPO addresses with the coupon code ARMEDFORCES. And if you’re an active military service person shipping to a non-military address, contact us and we’ll do whatever we can to help you.

But since it’s Memorial Day weekend, we feel like it’s time to offer a little something extra.

FlashRouters Memorial Day Deals!

Yes, we’re cooking up some wireless router deals for you. From now until the end of Memorial Day Tuesday May 26, take 10% off any router over $199 on the FlashRouters site.

That’s right. You have until midnight of May 25th to get your 10% discount. All you have to do is enter the code MD15 and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s pool party and BBQ season, folks. You want a strong router that reaches throughout any backyard from the door to the fence, pool to the grill.

Asus RT-AC56U - Best Wireless AC DDWRT Under $200

Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT AC1200

Best DD-WRT & Tomato FlashRouters Over $199

Since you have a brief window in which to decide which supremely powerful, fast, and versatile FlashRouter, we’re going to just cut to the chase and give some select DD-WRT and Tomato-flashed routers ready to revamp your ailing wireless network.

  1. Netgear R8000 Wireless-AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouterThe ultimate networking centerpiece with power and style to spare. A guaranteed way to future-proof a WiFi network to next-gen Wireless-AC standards.
  2. Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter – The top of the line Asus, ready to put control of your network back in your hands.
  3. Netgear R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 TomatoUSB & R7000 DD-WRT FlashRouter – A device that earns its intimidating name with style and power to spare. Go Tomato (for device by device VPN controls) or DD-WRT, depending on which firmware better suits you.
  4. Asus RT-N66U TomatoUSB FlashRouter – The original Dark Knight. Our most popular Wireless-N & Tomato Router around.
  5. Asus RT-AC56U AC1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter – Blazing fast Wireless-AC speeds with an intensely strong processor to boot.

Want to learn more about the huge upgrade open-source firmware includes? Read the Best DD-WRT Wireless Routers of 2015.

And don’t forget for use the code MD15 for your 10% off discount.


Best UK Shows of 2015

Watch Wolf Hall Online - Stream one of the best UK shows of 2015

Wolf Hall – Best UK Shows of 2015

As we’ve discussed in the past, the UK is home to some of the finest television programming available. From the BBC to Channel 4, you can find beloved sci-fi institutions, gripping police procedurals, and deft mysteries.

So with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best UK shows of 2015, see what we can look forward to this year, and show you how you can watch these fantastic shows from anywhere.

Best UK Shows of 2015

Wolf Hall – For those of you who miss having Homeland‘s Damien Lewis on your TV screen (yes, his presence on the show did coincide with the show’s decline in quality up through the 3rd season, but it could hardly be considered his fault), get ready to watch him assay the role of the marriage-happy King Henry VIII in Wolf Hall. This six-part adaptation of Hillary Mantel’s novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, has been earning rave reviews since it premiered on BBC Two earlier this year. We suggest you catch up.

Luther – The tortured genius detective trope has certainly been worn to tatters lately, but somehow a combination of Idris Elba’s steely charisma and a daringly pulpy sensibility elevated Luther above the pack. It seemed like the show would be on hiatus indefinitely. Then last year, we found out that the show would be returning to BBC America for a two-part miniseries. So yeah, we’re psyched.

Sherlock – Okay, maybe this one is a little bit of a cheat considering that the show is only offering a Christmas special, and will thus be out of the picture for most of 2015, but we couldn’t resist. Fiction’s greatest detective will be returning in one of his most entertaining incarnations (that offered by the effortlessly compelling Benedict Cumberbatch) and bringing Watson (Martin Freeman) and the rest of the gang along with him. Details about the special are scant, but we’re excited nonetheless.

Doctor Who returns for its ninth season.

Doctor Who – Best UK Shows of 2015

Doctor Who – Okay, it’s likely that fans need no reminders that their favorite time-traveling doctor will be returning for a season nine this fall, but any list of the best UK shows of 2015 would be incomplete without it. And the great Peter Capaldi (the twelfth doctor, for those counting) will be back as well. That’s all we need to hear.

Orphan Black – The third season of this tremendously popular series is just getting underway over at BBC America, so time is of the essence if you wish to stay caught up. As ever, Tatiana Maslany dazzles in nine distinct roles as clones at the center of a secretive government program. Catch up on one of the most buzzed about shows on television.

Broadchurch – Admittedly, season two of this show has already aired in its entirety on ITV, but again, this is a list of the best UK shows of 2015, not the list of the Best UK shows of 2015 yet to come. So yes, season two of this gripping crime drama is already several months past its airing, but it deserves recognition nonetheless. And season three is already promised, so get yourself up to date.

Babylon – Here’s another one where kind of have to fudge the rules a little. Technically, the first season of this critically acclaimed show (co-created by Danny Boyle, Robert Jones, Jesse Armstrong, and Sam Bain) aired last year on Channel 4, but it was such a hit that SundanceTV in the US decided to start airing it in 2015. Either way, this comedy-drama that divides its attention between the police officers at the Metropolitan Police Force, and the PR department that has to account for their behavior, is essential television.

Watch the Best UK Shows of 2015 From Anywhere

As we mentioned above, not every one of these shows is available to international audiences. So if you want to be able to access these shows from anywhere in the world, you’re going to need a VPN.

A VPN service, or Virtual Private Network service, is a subscription-based service designed to make your sensitive online information as secure as possible. When you log into your VPN, all of your data is tunneled through encrypted servers set up all over the globe, thus keeping them away from cyber-criminals and snooping governments.

But what does this have to do with watching UK shows outside of the UK, you may be asking. Well, VPNs are also useful for accessing geographically restricted websites. When you log into your VPN, you have the option of choosing the encrypted server of your choice. When you do, you’re given an IP address in the country of the encrypted server you chose, which makes your internet-capable device think it’s in that country.

So all you have to do is log into your VPN, pick a UK server, and voila! You’ll be streaming the BBC and Channel 4 as much as you’d like.

Just about any VPN worth its salt will offer plenty of UK servers, and we’re affiliated with A LOT of them (as our official supported provider list attests). If we had to pick favorites, we’d tell you that terrific VPN service providers like Overplay, HideMyAss, IPVanish, and PrivateInternetAccess are serious favorites around the FlashRouters office, and offer top-notch UK coverage.

Enjoy the Best UK Shows of 2015

But what good is a VPN without a top-of-the-line FlashRouter to compliment it?

As the brief video above demonstrates, a FlashRouter is a surefire way to cure your ailing network. We take already powerful devices, remove the faulty stock firmware, and replace it with powerful, durable, and versatile replacement firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato.

These firmwares enable users to do so much more with their network than could ever be expected. Extend your wireless network, control how your bandwidth is allocated (something useful for streaming TV on a VPN), and gain access to advanced security features.

What’s more, if you’re subscribed to a VPN on our official supported provider list, we’ll send your router completely set up to work with your VPN right out of the box. We don’t want you dealing with complicated VPN installation processes. Let us handle it for you.

Prep your network for the best streaming integration and quality with an wireless network invigorating centerpiece for the top activities in your home. From the DD-WRT Tri-Band Netgear R8000 and the Asus RT-AC87R Wireless-AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter, two network-revolutionized beasts that absolutely trounce the competition, to sleek, excellent home routers like the Cisco Linksys E1200 V2 DD-WRT FlashRouter, you simply cannot go wrong with a FlashRouter.

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