Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Don't close the tab, this is important. I mentioned in the very first post I made on this blog that I use the service StreamLocator to enable me to watch things from across the pond. I also mentioned that they didn't sponsor me... yet.
What I didn't mention is that I've worked closely with them over the past month to give them weekly recommendations to post to their blog, as well as that; I've also got 3 StreamLocators in my life: mine, my parents', and my sister's. I am a transparent individual, so I approached them asking if there was a way I could both promote the service and expand our working relationship; they kindly showed me to their partner programme.
This is the deal with the StreamLocator, it costs $6.99/month with no obligations - it's really a great service. What that $6.99/month does is give you access to a wealth of different services such as local regions of Netflix, Disney+ and Prime Video. If you've ever used a VPN, the frustrating thing can be having to switch between different locations because for instance you want to access Netflix US but you want to use the UK version of Disney+. With the StreamLocator, you'll be able to have granular control over which service routes through which location.
That's not even the best part. VPNs can be slow, unreliable and detectable. Because the StreamLocator is itself a router, if you plug it directly into your home wi-fi you can get the exact same speeds you're used to at home. That itself means it’s usable on multiple devices too, such as smart TVs - which VPNs do not play nice with!
But wait, that's still not even the best part. Let's say there's a service that only exists in the US, such as HBO Max or Hulu. Instead of having to manually switch the route on or off, the StreamLocator takes care of that for you and intelligently routes you through the US like it's nothing. It also works the same with those free UK services like BBC iPlayer or All4.
I'm an honest guy and, honestly speaking, I've used this product for months before even starting to think about working with them. I've been a customer of theirs since June and they made my lockdown go by so much better.
If you'd like to find out more, visit their website - it's an affiliate link so you'll be supporting the blog if you decide to get one!
If you've got any questions, reach out to me on Twitter (@StreamingBuffer).
Until then, happy streaming!