After mulling over the idea of a VPN for some while now, I took the plunge over the Black Friday weekend and signed up to Surfshark. It was a good deal at under £60 for a 27 month subscription.
I must admit that I didn't realise that using the VPN would be so easy. I've downloaded the app for my Mac and the iOS app for my iPhone and iPad. It's just a matter of logging in and selecting a server in the country of your choice.
My main reason for going down the VPN route was to watch French TV content, which isn't available in the UK because of licensing restrictions. I've already watched a documentary on France 3 TV and it went without a hitch.
Today I explored the capabilities further by watching a series on Amazon.com, connecting to a New York server. This again was straightforward although I had to sign in to US Amazon using my UK account information. I suspected that this might be a problem but in the event, having negotiated a Captcha and validated my email address, I was connected and able to view the programme.
I don't know why I waited so long!