Could you imagine being stuck overseas during the current pandemic without the current wealth of software apps available to us?

During the current world affairs, namely the global pandemic that will never be forgotten, there have been numerous people in situations where their flights were cancelled which made it impossible to travel back to their home countries.

Luckily for them, there are smartphone and tablet apps that have made their situation much more comfortable than it could have been.

Here are 3 of the most used apps that have been put to the test over the last couple of months:

Netflix Mobile Movie App

If you have Google Chrome cast or if your smartphone or tablet has a min-HDMI port, limited hotel TV is no longer an issue.

You can plug in the HDMI to an HDMI ready TV in your hotel room and then kickstart your mobile Netflix app. Even if you do not have HDMU capabilities, Netflix streaming is still accessible via your tablet or smartphone.

Netflix gives you access to a ton of movies, series, and documentaries with months’ worth of entertainment.

The online movie and series streaming giant always releases new content every week so there is always something different to watch.

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VPN Software

Most countries around the world have national TV channels, podcasts, and radio stations that have moved to the online space.

The only issue for those stuck overseas is that they are unable to access this information because many of these online channels are geo-blocked. That means you have to be connected to the World Wide Web while inside your own country.

However, VPN software cleverly gets around these geo-blocks. You can install this software on your mobile device or a desktop machine. In fact, you can install it on all of your devices and log on using the same username and password. Once you are logged in, all you need to do is find a server in your home country and connect.

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YouTube App to Connect to World News Channels

Most people associate YouTube with somewhere to watch pre-recorded videos and free documentaries.

This is brilliant for someone stuck overseas because much like Netflix, you can usually find movies, series, and documentaries if the producing company has allowed their content to be released on YouTube. Most movies are not allowed on YouTube!

However, another incredibly handy use for YouTube is connecting to news channels around the world.

You can stream the live version of BBC, BBC World, Sky News, Al Jazeera, CNN, Fox News, RT, and numerous other news channels from countries around the world.

It doesn’t matter which language you speak or where you come from, if your local news channel utilizes YouTube as an outlet, then all you need is the YouTube app so you can catch up with the latest news.

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