A Canadian IP address can be useful in a lot of situations. If you are an avid hockey fan, for example, you can easily follow NHL (National Hockey League) games taking place in North America. You can also access other streaming services and media libraries unavailable in your country using this method. A Canadian VPN is even more useful if you live in an authoritarian state and want to access the Internet freely.
There are a variety of situations for using a VPN. The following article explains the step-by-step process of setting up a Canadian IP address, the advantages it offers you and also explains some VPN basics.
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What are the Benefits of a Canadian IP Address?
A Canadian IP address is especially useful if you live in an authoritarian state such as China, Russia, Syria or Iran. In these countries, many websites are limited by geo-blocking and are therefore inaccessible via local IP address. With a Canadian IP address, however, you can access any website that is not usually blocked in Canada.
In some countries, using a Canada IP address makes sense if, for example, you want to access media content that may be blocked where you are. For example, you can’t access a lot of public broadcasters’ media libraries abroad due to the legal issues. The same applies to many other foreign broadcasters, and also to certain content from YouTube, Netflix, or subscription television providers such as Sky or Amazon Prime Video.
Stream Canadian content
A VPN makes sense to stream Canadian content that isn’t freely available in other countries due to legal concerns. Examples of platforms that may be affected include the following:
- CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
- SRC (Société Radio-Canada)
- CBS All Access
- Amazon Prime Video
- Apple TV+
- Crave TV
- YouTube Premium
- Curiosity Stream
- The Criterion Channel
- Acorn tv
Even platforms that are normally not available at all in your country can be accessed with a VPN. For example, in some countries you can usually only watch NHL or MLS (Major League Soccer) games to a very limited extent or via illegal or grey-area streaming sites.
By using a VPN, you can bypass this legal uncertainty, pay for the content, and access it without limits.
Disguise your real location and browse anonymously
A VPN disguises your actual location and movies it to Canada, so to speak. This way, the provider whose content you are accessing thinks your device is really trying to connect from Canada. So far, there is no way for providers to prevent this.
VPNs also provide improved security. Since the data packets that you send and receive a packaged separately on the end of the sender and the receiver during VPN use, your data is better protected.
How to Set Up a Canadian VPN with Shellfire?
Shellfire VPN is currently available for Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS. To set up Shellfire VPN, first download our software for the operating system you are using.
Then, install Shellfire VPN and follow the instructions within the app. This will get your VPN up and running within minutes.
What devices support VPN use?
VPNs are now available for most popular devices. So you no longer have to rely on your PC or smartphone for unrestricted browsing.
Even platforms like Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X and S, Apple TV, Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast, there are unhindered ways of browsing via VPN, allowing you to bypass annoying restrictions like geo-blocking. This is made possible thanks to our plug & play VPN router, the Shellfire Box.
We’ll show you exactly how this works in the following video:
Is it Legal to Simulate a Canadian IP address?
Generally, using a VPN to disguise your own IP address is not illegal. Nevertheless, in come cases it can violate the terms and conditions of your streaming provider.
While being discovered is unlikely, in the worst case scenario it can result in your account being blocked.
As you can see, using a VPN can be very useful in many situations. For example, they can help you access Canadian content online even you are abroad. Besides this, a VPN is ideal for protecting your privacy.
At the same time, thanks to modern technologies such as our Shellfire Box, this is no longer limited to PCs and smartphones, but can also be used with numerous consoles and devices which don’t offer in-built VPN support.
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