Missing Your Favorite Telenovelas? Watch Globo from Anywhere!Last Updated by Gray Williams on June 28, 2019
Rede Globo (Globo) has been entertaining Brazilian television watchers since 1965. It’s the biggest commercial TV network in South America and the second-largest in the entire world. It is also the largest producer of telenovelas (soap operas) in the world.
Some of its programming is available in Portugal and others programming available on paid subscription broadcasts in the United States, but the only place to watch Globo for free is in Brazil or on its website.
This is a type of control known as geoblocking and is common among large multimedia conglomerates that wish only specific audiences to have free access to their content.
That can be a big problem for the more than 3.1 million Brazilians who live abroad but still like viewing their favorite Globo shows; ditto citizens of the country who are in a foreign country for vacation or business.
How does a VPN work?
VPNs are decided to provide extra layers of security and privacy for individual and business Internet connections. They are particularly useful when you are using a less-than-trustworthy Internet connection, such as one at a hotel, coffee shop, or airport. The VPN client, once installed on your computer, opens up a virtual network to a secured remote server in a different location.
This network is heavily encrypted so that any information passing from your computer to the remote server cannot be viewed. This keeps hackers, cyber-criminals, and even your own Internet Service Provider (ISP) from being able to see what requests you are making and websites you are visiting. When your information reaches the remote server, it is decrypted and assigned a new IP address before being sent on to the website of your choice.
The reverse happens as you request pages, objects, and multimedia files. The websites send this info in data packets to the remote server. It then encrypts the information and sends it through the secured network to your computer. There it is decrypted. In the case of accessing Globo programming, the remote server is located in Brazil, so that when your requests are sent to its website, they come from a Brazilian IP address, which causes Globo’s security protocol to allow you access.
What is the step-by-step process for using a VPN to watch Globo?
What are the best VPNs for streaming Globo content?
Based out of Israel, SaferVPN has impressive security measure in place, including a no-logs policy, a kill switch, and great success with content unblocking. It boasts 760 servers in more than 35 countries and allows you to sync as many as three devices to one license.
You can also take advantage of a 24-hour free trial and a 30-day money-back guarantee period.
PrivateVPN is another security powerhouse. Its 2,048-bit encryption is tops in the industry, it doesn’t keep logs, and it has a kill switch to boot. It also possesses built-in leak protection.
It can support up to six different connections at once and has a 30-day money-back guarantee in place.
IPVanish VPN has experienced a big overhaul, growing from 60 servers in 2012 to more than 1,000 as of 2018. It’s an excellent choice for streaming Globo content because it offers unlimited bandwidth even in its most simple package.
You can empower five devices on a single license and there is unlimited server switching available.