Pooq Proxy

This is my current setup for watching Pooq in Australia for anyone interested.
With local proxy, below 4k streaming (UHD) seems alright with NBN via AussieBB.
TPG might have better throughput as they have PPC-1 submarine cable.

Architecture Diagram

1. Nginx installed host in Korea – AWS LightSail costs USD 3.5/month~
2. DNS dmasquerading – this can be any dns server running from your router or NAS
3. Pooq subscription – Can be paid via Korean credit card or Apple store credit

Dnsmasq Config

address=/live-su.cdn.pooq.co.kr/vod-su.cdn.pooq.co.kr/_put current IP address of the host here to exclude them from the below_
address=/.cdn.pooq.co.kr/_your Nginx host IP here_

Nginx Config

stream {
  upstream pooq_http {
    server vod-m02.cdn.pooq.co.kr:80 max_fails=3 fail_timeout=1s;
  upstream pooq_https {
    server vod-m02.cdn.pooq.co.kr:443 max_fails=3 fail_timeout=1s;
  server {
    listen    80;
    proxy_pass pooq_http;
    proxy_connect_timeout 1s;
    proxy_timeout 3s;
  server {
    listen     443;
    proxy_pass pooq_https;
    proxy_connect_timeout 1s;
    proxy_timeout 3s;

Note: need libnginx-mod-stream package installed

(Optional) Pooq Local Proxy
Need to reroute *.cdn.pooq.co.kr traffic to the proxy using DNS server.
Don’t forget to set config.js file to point the nginx host.