For several months now I have been using ThaiExpatTV to watch British TV here in Thailand. At first I was worried that I wouldn’t get my money’s worth as I don’t normally watch much TV. I tried their free trial and was impressed with both the quality and reliability of the streaming. Unlike using iPlayer with a VPN, the servers for ThaiExpatTV are inside Thailand and so there is hardly any dropouts. I use the mobile version which I play on my iPad. I then use Apple TV to send the picture to my 32″ big screen. Perfect picture and sound at that size. The company also do a set-top box if you don’t have Apple TV. They also have PC and Mac versions. I must admit that I am now addicted to watching British TV and have it on most days.
This week came some big news about a major upgrade to their mobile & PC software. You can now watch TV on demand for the last seven days. When you open the software, you can choose to either watch live by clicking on one of the channel icons (above), or click on the programme guide to see what is on offer over the past seven days (below). I like how you can click on a “genre” if there is a particular kind of show that you want to watch. Shows not in bold are the ones that haven’t aired yet, so you can see what is coming up.
The last time that I wrote about this, some people asked if they could watch this outside of Thailand. Well, some good news this week is that you can now watch it in most countries in Asia. These include: Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand & Australia. If you are an expat living outside one of these countries, you can request for your country to be added. Visit ThaiExpatTV for more information and to request a free trial. Click here to read my previous review of this product.