Unblock IPTV on BT Smart Hub – The Best BT VPN

The best BT VPN for BT Broadband customers with BT Smart Hub.

Are you a BT broadband customer? Customers using BT Smart Hub or other BT routers are increasingly finding themselves blocked from popular websites and subject to anti-privacy letters and throttling. The solution is a BT VPN Router from Liberty Shield.

Bes BT VPN to unblock IPYB for BT Smart Hub

What is the BT Smart Hub?

Launched in 2017, the redesigned BT Smart Hub shares the vertical form factor of its predecessors. Existing BT Broadband customers can now get their hands on a brand new router if they want as a paid upgrade (new customers obviously get it as standard).

It is available to all BT Broadband customers for free, the device supports BT Broadband’s maximum download speed. The BT Smart Hub isn’t just a regular router though, with the UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal, the new BT Smart Hub uses the latest technology to help you enjoy wi-fi in more places in your home. The dual-band Smart Hub has seven antennas that give a bigger wireless range – more than any router from a major UK broadband provider. The latest AC wi-fi technology means you can use more than one device – be it a phone, laptop or tablet – on a fast connection simultaneously.

BT Broadband prides itself on being a responsible ISP and will block websites and servers when ordered to do so by the Courts. As BT Broadband customers, you may have the right to apply to the High Court to vary or discharge the Court Orders below if you are affected by the blocks which have been imposed.

Unblock BT Smart Hub Blocked Websites with VPN

Do you ever get this message when loading websites with BT Broadband on the BT Smart Hub or other routers? This is because as a UK ISP they are bound by various legal requirements to help prevent copyright infringement. Whilst Liberty Shield would never condone illegal piracy or accessing copyright videos, music etc; we believe it is your right to use the internet in an unfiltered form and make a personal decision on what content you wish to access.  Please click here for a list of websites commonly blocked by UK ISPs, both directly and indirectly.

Our UK VPN will unblock all content that BT Broadband have blocked, you do not need to select one of our other countries for your VPN – UK VPN will work just fine!

With our BT VPN Router product you will be able to connect all your devices to the UK VPN and bypass any ISP blocks. Adding a VPN to your device is as simple as connecting your Zgemma, MAG Box, Droid Box, FireStick, FireTV, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, Smart TV, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android or iPad to the WiFi zone created by the VPN Router; (or by connecting via ethernet cable to a LAN port on the VPN Router).

Please note that when VPN encryption is added to your network you will never get the same speed as you do directly with your ISP; all sorts of routing factors apply with VPN speed but with our software VPN you can expect roughly 80-100mbps and with the VPN Router 20-30mbps.

So how do I get a BT VPN for my BT Smart Hub?
  • Get a VPN for the country of your choice, our UK VPN does not block anything.
  • If you just want to use services such as Kodi and The Pirate Bay on your PC, Mac or iPad. Then you can get a VPN (FREE for 48 Hours) from Liberty Shield from only £6.99 per month.
  • Prefer to use Kodi, IPTV and other services on supported media streaming devices like Zgemma, MAG Box, Droid Box, Engima, Smart IPTV, FireTV etc? You’ll need a VPN Router, available for only £12.99 with Worldwide Shipping.
  • Once you have a VPN or VPN Router you’ll be able to access Kodi and IPTV content plus blocked websites from anywhere with total privacy on all your devices.

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Of course BT Broadband isn’t the only UK ISP now obliged to log usage of services such as Kodi, P2P, IPTV and The Pirate Bay. Other British ISPs including TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky are also blocking content and sending out letters when they detect that their connection has been used to pirate TV shows through services such as Kodi, IPTV and The Pirate Bay.

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Unblock IPTV on BT Smart Hub – The Best BT VPN

18 thoughts on “Unblock IPTV on BT Smart Hub – The Best BT VPN

  • 12th August 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    I have a BT broadband contract in my UK flat with a Youview box. I get 50 mbps at the moment. I will be in South Africa for a few months and BT will not suspend the contract until I get back. I intend taking my Youview box and BT hub5 with me, although I have a Netgear hub in SA. I have a fibre link in SA although I will need an internet supplier while I am there.
    Would I be able to load your VPN onto the router in order to continue to use the BT contract in SA?
    What speed should I purchase to get a reasonable streaming connection with the VPN?
    Let me know if you need more information to help you answer this.

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    • 13th August 2018 at 10:25 pm
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      Hi Paul, Will your BT Hub work in South Africa? Have they confirmed this? Regardless of your ISP in South Africa you would certainly be able to use one of our VPN Routers from https://www.libertyshield.com/Home/OrderHardware/1 to get a UK internet connection whilst outside the UK.

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  • 16th November 2018 at 1:33 pm
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    Does VPN router reduce WiFi speed. I currently get 52mbps on my BT fibre. If that’s the case, I want to know how much.
    I want to run smart IPTv app on my TV.

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  • 16th December 2018 at 1:45 pm
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    Hi
    I am having issues with my IPTV not connecting via BT internet at certain times. Will a VPN router solve this? Is it a one off fee if 12.99 or do I have to pay monthly on top? Do I need the router and the shield I guess is my question.

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    • 17th December 2018 at 11:30 am
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      Hi Keith,

      We offer 2 models of the VPN Router – the Lite at £12.99 and the Pro at £54.99 – both work will with BT Internet and create a new WiFi network in your home which cannot be logged or blocked by BT for any content. Each VPN Router comes with 1 month FREE VPN usage inside the box and then you get an option to pay £49.99 for 1 year or £6.99 per month.

      Our guide at https://libertyshield.kayako.com/article/52-what-s-the-difference-between-the-pro-and-lite-vpn-routers explains the differences between the 2 models.

      Thanks.

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  • 17th March 2019 at 7:57 pm
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    I have a BT dual router with my BT WiFi, it does not allow VPN. Can I add an additional router or change out my home hub?
    Another option could be to add a VPN to my LG Tv but I’m led to believe that isn’t possible either …..

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    • 18th March 2019 at 10:17 am
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      Hi Callum, One of our VPN Routers is the perfect solution for you, it would connect to your BT Router and create a new VPN-enabled network in your home. Any devices (i.e. your LG TV) that are connected to the VPN network then get an encrypted VPN connection which cannot be logged, blocked or monitored by BT. You can get more info at https://www.libertyshield.com/Home/OrderHardware/1. Thanks.

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  • 19th March 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Hi,
    I just got ipvanish but it seems that my bt home hub is not compatible…i have smart iptv app on my smart tv and kodi on my firestick do i need a new router?

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    • 20th March 2019 at 1:31 pm
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      Hi Paulo, Using a VPN Router will simplify things a lot. It connects to your existing BT Home Hub and creates a new VPN enabled network in your home. Any devices you connect to the VPN network get an IP address which cannot be logged or blocked by BT. Full details at https://www.libertyshield.com/Home/OrderHardware/1, thanks.

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  • 7th April 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    Hi. What’s the difference between the Lite and the Pro and what is the money back guarantee if it doesn’t work?

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  • 27th April 2019 at 10:04 am
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    Will your vpn routers work with a bt smart hub.What settings will i need to change on my bt hub to work with your router.eg will i need to diaable bt wireless, switch on DMZ etc or is it purerly a plug and play device.

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    • 28th April 2019 at 7:39 am
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      Hi David, You won’t have to make any changes to to your BT Router, it will just work in the same way it does now and the VPN Router just creates a new encrypted network in your home that you can connect devices to that you do no want BT to be able to log, monitor or block. I hope this helps.

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  • 18th July 2019 at 11:33 am
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    I am struggling to make sense of this information when set against information available elsewhere.

    I have BT Infinity broadband using a BT Home Hub 5 router. I have an Amazon Prime subscription and two Fire Sticks and one Fire TV box connected to my three televisions. I also have an Apple TV streamer (second generation). I run a number of third party APKs on my Fire streamers as well as a Kodi build.

    Reviews on Amazon’s website indicate that Prime does not work if this VPN is installed. Do you agree with that? No one from your company has posted a denial if it is not true!

    What, if any, is the connection between your company and BT? If none, can BT block your product if it is detected? Assuming that Amazon Prime can detect it, why would BT not be able to detect it, also?

    After buying the device, it is necessary to sign up to a service for twelve months, after an initial trial period of 14 days. Is it possible to use the device with a different VPN provider in future – e.g. you increase your renewal price by 100%?

    You will understand that it involves spending rather a lot of money when there are so many unanswered or unexplained questions!

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    • 18th July 2019 at 2:52 pm
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      Hi Bernard, Quite a few things to get through there; thanks for asking as we hate information to be unclear.

      Firstly all of your devices can be connected to the VPN Router – I have a BT Home Hun 5 at home also, my VPN Router connects to it and then I connect all my devices to the VPN Router WiFi and not the BT WiFi; though I could if I wished – I simply prefer the encryption the VPN provides and it means BT cannot log or block any content.

      Sorry that our staff haven’t been definitive for you on Amazon, the current position is explained at https://libertyshield.kayako.com/article/55-does-your-proxy-and-vpn-work-with-amazon-prime-video – this was last updated 4 months ago and Amazon UK is certainly compatible with our VPN.

      After the 14 day trial you have the option to pay monthly, 3 monthly, 6 monthly or yearly at a discounted rate of £49.99 for 12 months. Our annual price has been £69.99 since 2014 and there are no plans to increase or decrease; the VPN Routers will only work on the Liberty Shield VPN network.

      I hope this helps but if you need to clarify anything further please do email me on helpdesk@libertyshield.com

      Thanks, Eddie Gibbs

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  • 28th October 2019 at 10:34 am
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    I have a poor BT speed of 15 max and no hope that they will ever update thier infrastructure what could I expect is I added your product.

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    • 28th October 2019 at 12:47 pm
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      Hi Mike, We tend to recommend 10mbps or more ISP base speed or more. Approximately 5mbps is needed for an HD video stream, so with 15mbps base speed we would expect you should have around 10mbps approximately via the VPN Router; which would be enough to run 2 x HD video streams simultaneously.

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