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Old 10-03-2018, 03:18 PM   #1
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Hello there

The story: here in Slovakia, Orange bought rights for streaming the UEFA Champions League. There are some solutions how to watch it and one is of course watching on PC. So, I went to that Orange page and wanted to buy an access code for watching. But, the popup message appeared to tell me the streaming is only available for Windows 7+ and Mac with only Google Chrome 52+. Oh, damn. What to do now? After some thinking I realized I want somehow pretend I am an Windows user The google led me to nice browser addon for Firefox, Chrome or Opera called user-agent switcher. After installing it, I can set up mobile OS, Desktop OS and Web browser which I want. Watching TV is possible now under Linux.

The reason why I posted this info is, I never needed sth like that and maybe it would help somebody of you in future

Stefan

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...tcher-revived/
 
Old 10-03-2018, 03:48 PM   #2
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good work stefan....
 
Old 10-04-2018, 01:04 AM   #3
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addon not strictly required:
about:config?filter=useragent.override
 
Old 10-04-2018, 02:24 AM   #4
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unfortunately(?) it is not so extraordinary... That's why this addon was created.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 02:59 AM   #5
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addon not strictly required:
about:config?filter=useragent.override
Probably indeed but an add-on offers more flexibility/rapidity in switching from one another user-agents.

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After some thinking I realized I want somehow pretend I am an Windows user The google led me to nice browser addon for Firefox, Chrome or Opera called user-agent switcher. After installing it, I can set up mobile OS, Desktop OS and Web browser which I want. Watching TV is possible now under Linux.
Well done Stefan
Please note that sometimes browser restrictions are a matter of technical compatibility so it could be of no-use to try to circumvent the prerequesites.
But I think you've made your tests so if you do not have any problem while watching the Champions League then that's good for you
 
Old 10-04-2018, 10:44 AM   #6
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On my slow computer I sometimes set my user agent to android, a lot of sites mobile versions are faster.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 11:56 AM   #7
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Great to know
 
  


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