Okay! Here’s how to watch Jigs & Wigs no matter what country you’re in!
Step One: Go to this site. Jigs & Wigs airs on Thurs 6th March at 8.30pm irish time. It should be uploaded on that player by the following morning but sometimes it takes a little bit longer. Once it’s uploaded, click the video and watch. If any sort of error message/”video not available in your country” message shows up, go to step two!
Step Two: Open Google Chrome (it’s gotta be Chrome for this). Go to this site and press the blue + Free button to add the “Hola Better Internet” extension to Chrome. A pop up should appear to confirm this - just click add. The extension will download (should only take a few seconds) and add itself to Chrome. It should appear as a smiley face fire symbol beside the URL bar. If it doesn’t appear there, click the button with the 3 horizontal lines on it to the right of the URL bar. Click ‘Settings’. The choose ‘Extensions’. Find ‘Hola Better Internet’ and put a tick in the box beside ‘Enabled’.
Step Three: Click the smiley face fire symbol. The extension should work automatically and should be “on” (i.e. the little power button in the top right hand corner is green). If it isn’t “on” just click that little power button to turn it on. Now go to RTE player and try to watch the video again. It should work this time, yay! If it doesn’t, go to Step Four.
Step Four: If the video still isn’t working, click the smiley face fire symbol again. See the country flags that show up? Well, click on the “more” option. Scroll down till you find Ireland. Click on it then refresh the page and try the video again.
Hopefully that gets it working for y’all! It sounds more complicated than it is, trust me! And remember to check if it works BEFORE you try to install the extension because RTE player is weird and works in some countries but not others and you might be able to save yourself the hassle :P But it’s really easy to do anyway, don’t worry.
So Jigs & Wigs will be airing on Irish television on Thursday evening. Unfortunately, I know many tumblr users don’t live in Ireland so won’t be able to watch it. BUT don’t fear because I’m gonna let you know how you too can get to see the show. Now, someone out there might be nice enough/have to technical ability to record the show and make it available to download on the net but if no one does, here’s another way to see the show.
So, almost all programmes aired on RTE One go up online on a thing called RTE player about 3 hours or so after the show airs. Sometimes it takes a bit longer but things are usually up within 12 hours of airing. So you should all go and check this site (http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/) and see if you can watch any of the programmes (RTE player is weird and works in some countries but not others). If you can yay - just keep checking there until the programme is uploaded. If you can’t, don’t worry. I don’t have time right now but before Thurs I will make a post about how you can install an extension onto Google Chrome to make RTE player work in any country and how to use that. Hopefully this way everyone can get to see the programme!
So yea, let me know if RTE player isn’t working in your country!