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6 Easy Steps To Unlock ‘Days Of Our Lives’ From Abroad

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Sunday, November 17th, 2013


Days Of Our Lives is one of the longest running daytime soap operas on the American television. The series made its debut way back in November’ 1965 and was developed by Ted Corday and Betty Corday for the NBC network. Days Of Our Lives has won several prestigious awards during its illustrious history and the series remains popular even after almost five decades of broadcast. NBC also decided to reboot the series in 2011 to boost its rating and attract a new generation of fans.

Days Of Our Lives Background And Storyline

Days Of Our Lives explores the lives of several middle-to-upper class families residing in Salem, a medium sized town in America. The series debuted with the storyline of just two families, the Hortons and the Bradys, but over a period of time, back story of several other families were added to the show. During the eighties, the creators introduced the DiMera and Brady families whose intense rivalry with one another made them a permanent fixture to the show. The show deals with popular universal themes like family, love, marriage and divorce and also includes offbeat stories and subplots from time to time.

Days Of Our Lives Broadcast Schedule And Availability

The series is telecast on weekdays at 1 P.M. on the NBC channel (also rebroadcast at 8 P.M. on the SOAPnet channel). The series episodes are also available online through the official NBC portal (nbc.com/days-of-our-lives). Unfortunately, the online episodes are not available outside United States due to content licensing restrictions. If you try to watch the series online from a different location, you’ll come across a “Content Unavailable” page with the following message – “We’re sorry, but the clip you selected isn’t available from your location. Please select another clip”.

Why Is Days Of Our Lives Series Not Available Outside US?

NBC has partnered with several international TV channels and content providers to syndicate Days Of Our Lives outside US. However, due to the content sharing terms agreed upon by NBC and its partner channels, the network cannot broadcast the show outside America. In order to implement these measures online, NBC scans the IP address of its visitors and only permits US residents (people with US IP addresses) to watch the series online. International visitors, including US expats and frequent fliers, are not allowed to access Days Of Our Lives episodes and are automatically redirected to the “Content Unavailable” page every time they try to access the show through the NBC portal.

How To Unlock Days Of Our Lives Outside US?

To unblock Days Of Our Lives series from abroad, you need to change your IP address through an IP changing service. The IP changing services like Proxies and Virtual Private Networks would allow you to switch to a US IP address so that you can fake your location and access US only services from abroad. While a lot of people are not even aware of VPNs, they offer significant speed and privacy advantages over proxies. Here are the essential steps required to unlock Days Of Our Lives series from abroad with a VPN:

Step 1: Join the unlimited speed and bandwidth plan of a VPN provider that provides US IP addresses. To unblock Days Of Our Lives from abroad, it is advisable to subscribe to a well-known VPN vendor such as HideMyAss, ExpressVPN, IPVanish, or LeafyVPN since only reputed providers can deliver ultra fast speeds and unbreachable level of privacy.

Step 2: Install the VPN client made available by your VPN company or configure the service manually by creating a network connection from scratch. For manual configuration, make sure to input correct server details and login credentials so that you don’t have to face connectivity issues while trying to connect to the service.

Step 3: Save the connection details. In case you did install a custom client on your computer, make sure to reboot the system so that the network changes are applied correctly. For mobile devices, it is also necessary to close and restart the NBC application so that the app can use the VPN connection settings to connect to the NBC site.

Step 4: Once the VPN service is configured, it is time to test the service. Click on the desktop icon of the VPN connection or tap the Connect option on your mobile device to connect to the service.

Step 5: When the connection is established, check the location of your new IP address. In case your VPN vendor provides IP addresses from several countries, it is indeed possible that you might be assigned a non-US IP address. In such an event, you just need to search for US VPN servers on your vendor’s site and use one of them as your VPN server to get a US IP address. In order to experience highest possible streaming speeds, it is also advisable to choose a US server that is located closest to your current location.

Step 6: Visit the Days Of Our Lives page on the NBC portal (through browser or app). Click on the latest episode names of the series and verify that you are able to watch the videos without facing any type of GEO-IP restriction. Congratulations, you have successfully unblocked Days Of Our Lives from all corners of the world.


November 17, 2013
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