Protect Yourself While Streaming (Remember Three Little Letters!) Plus: The Best Shows To Watch!By The DivaGals | September 23, 2017 | Entertainment
Let’s face it Divas, more and more people are watching our favorite TV shows via the Internet than ever, especially now that most TV shows and movies are available online nowadays.
There are millions of people around the world who are hooked on to TV series like Orange Is The New Black, Dear White People and Issa Rae’s Insecure on HBO. And yes, you CAN watch HBO without having a cable provider – HULU offers it for just $14.99 a month!
Now we know ya’ll are hooked to so many shows airing on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video-like services. They have a wide collection of movies and TV shows for you to choose from and you can enjoy all of it from the comfort of your home – or on the road via your tablet or smartphone (we take trips just so we can catch up on our shows!).
Of course, we know that some of you may be concerned that with streaming content, you may be opening yourself up to hackers, and yes, this may be true to a certain extent. So if you’re one of those people who take internet security very seriously and want to protect yourself at all costs, consider getting a VPN.
A VPN will route your connection through a different IP address, which kind of makes you untraceable. Simply visit any VPN website and download one. This will take care of all your hacking related fears so you can stream your favorite shows tension free.
According to Wikipedia, VPN is “a virtual private network (VPN) that extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across the VPN may, therefore, benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.”
Basically, a VPN makes your own IP address, the one that establishes what you’re streaming to your computer, undetectable. It establishes a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption.
We’re not even to the best part yet – when you’re watching TV online, you will never have to worry about ad breaks ever again. You can stream your favorite content 100 percent ad-free.
Now that you’ve got the service, here are some shows you should definitely check out:
NETFLIX: Dear White People, Chewing Gum, The Get Down, Lovesick, Being Mary Jane (originally from BET)
HULU: The Mindy Project, East Los High, several programs from broadcast TV like Brooklyn Nine Nine, Atlanta, This Is Us and more.
You say that software is not your thing? We say why not be on the cutting edge of something so revolutionary it may change the way people watch TV? Go ahead and invest some time and read up about how to set up your own VPN. By the end of your research, there is only one real conclusion you will be able to draw: you need this! And if you haven’t subscribed to one of the top online streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, what are you waiting for? There’s so much multicultural programming you can add to your viewing list! Don’t miss out – get on it today!
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