Here in Europe and in England, Downton Abbey starts on September 21!!! That is tomorrow night!!! BUT, unless you have an English IP address you can't watch it. Unless.....
Our friends from England stayed at our home and wanted to show us the cutest cook-off show that is from England. So, they hooked up their ipad to our TV and viola we watched British TV. So, I asked how they did that. They shared the APP 'Filmon Free' with us. I downloaded and now I watch HGTV type british shows on TV. I just check the TV channel online and see what is on and then I add an hour and that is the time to start the channel on Filmon Free. It is only live to TV, so you need to just have the channel on and wait for the show to start. For you in the states, check the Brit channel listings for Downton Abbey HERE and then subtract the hour difference that your state is from London.
Tonight we are doing a trial run. To make sure that what is on Downton Abbey's channel ITV1, is in sync with the ipad. It has never failed me yet.
So that is my little trick for watching Downton Abbey when the Brits do!!! I hope it works for you.