How To Watch American TV Shows Abroad


American culture nowadays is widely spread and TV industry is a great part of it. Perhaps it’s hard to find a person in Europe or Asia or somewhere else in the world who never heard about the US iconic TV shows and movies.

But what if you are abroad, in another country, and still don’t want to miss, let say, the new season of ‘Game of Thrones’? Or maybe you live in the countryside of Europe or just want to watch American TV abroad online? As you know, the majority of TV network sites and paid stream services like Hulu (which is able only on the US territory), Netflix, YouTube TV, Sling and DirecTV either completely block the content from being viewed outside of the United States, or the amount of content is limited.

Likely for all of us, there are several things you can do to avoid this annoying sign, that you’re not allowed to watch the new episode of your favourite show as the content is blocked in that location. The best way to bypass the geo-restriction of streaming channels and services is to use VPN.

What is VPN and how does it work?

VPN or Virtual Private Network is an application or service that allows you to ‘fake’ your real location and made sites think you are in USA, for example. VPN encrypts your IP address and your data and then sends it via their servers to your online destination, in other words, websites you visit. You can use them with your phone, computer or tablet if you want and there are tons of such applications available online.

Keep in mind that some of them are free but some require payment and that’s okay because usually free services are not secured enough and could sell your personal information to the third parties.

The perk of using VPN is also an opportunity to change your location to lots of other destinations and have access to the content of almost any country in the world.

By the way, VPN services are not only used by people around the world to watch the content banned in their countries but also in security purposes. Staying anonymous while online is important thing to many people these days and more and more often people don’t want the site to know where are they from, their IP or some other personal information.

How to use VPN?

Well, mostly using Virtual Private Network is easy-peasy but still, it depends on the app you choose. Among the most popular are NordVPN, ExpressVPN, CyberGhost VPN and many other cool services. Despite some differences, almost always you have to perform these quick steps:

  • first of all, you have to download the application if you want to install a VPN on your phone – no matter IOS or Android – or computer.
  • Once it’s done, you should sign up or log in.
  • Then simply choose a location you would like to have – it could be USA, UK, Australia or any other country you want.
  • Then press the ‘connect’ button.

Some apps have additional functions but they also provide 24/7 customer support so they will answer all your questions.

And don’t forget about the high speed as it’s an important thing for watching content via VPN. The speed of streaming TV depends on the amount of services which VPN provider uses.

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