Regular Blog readers will be aware that we use android boxes capable of running Kodi and much more. It is a simple way to access global TV via live streaming but it also offers the opportunity to watch series, films, news, sports and plenty more on top.
I make no excuse for using this method, I don't suggest you do so in Europe where authorities are keener to catch you than real crims, but here in Asia it seems things are more relaxed- as it should be.
One thing I will point out. If we had legal access to the UK TV iPlayers (which are for some reason only available to UK residents) I would happily pay the licence fee- as we did for decades when living in the UK and then use that instead.
I can't understand why they put up this barrier to ex-pats and until things change, I will happily carry in using Kodi and our Minix boxes.
Don't forget they also have downsides, such as frequent and irritating glitches, screen freezes, lock outs, blue screens of death and other little tests of patience.