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How To Unlock Castle From Online Outside of the US

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Castle is a police procedural and crime drama television series that premiered in March’ 2009. The series was developed by Andrew Marlowe for the ABC Network and is produced by ABC Studios and Beacon Pictures. Castle has received mostly favorable reviews from the viewers (IMDB rating 8.1) and its past seasons have even won People’s Choice, PRISM and Shorty awards. The series has inspired several novels and ebooks and it has been renewed for a sixth season in 2013.

Castle Storyline And Plot

The story of Castle revolves around its lead characters; Richard Castle (played by Nathan Fillion) and Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic). Richard is a famous writer who is suffering from writer’s block while Kate is a detective at New York Police Department. After Richard is questioned for a homicide that is almost identical to a murder portrayed in one of his novels, he must work with Kate to get to the bottom of the mystery. Initially Kate is not happy with the prospect of working with Richard but as the time passes, the two of them start liking each other.

Castle Availability

Castle is broadcast on Monday nights at 10 PM on the ABC TV channel. The series is also available for online viewing through the official ABC portal (abc.go.com). However, fans of the series cannot watch the online episodes of the series from outside United States due to licensing restrictions. Even if someone tries to watch Castle from outside USA, he/she will merely see the message – “You appear to be outside the United States or its territories. Due to international rights agreements, we only offer this video to viewers located within the United States and its territories”. These type of location based restrictions severely limit the entertainment options available to expats, travelers and fans of the show who are based outside US.

How ABC Restricts Access To Castle And What Can Be Done About It

Due to content sharing agreements signed between ABC and local TV networks, ABC prohibits anyone having a non-US IP address from accessing the show online. While the visitors having a US IP can watch the show’s episodes and access special features related to the show, people with non-US IP addresses are redirected to the Content Unavailable page.

Since it is evident that ABC relies on IP addresses to determine location, it is easy to bypass GEO-IP restrictions by using an IP changing service. You just need to subscribe to a proxy or a VPN service and change your IP address to a US based IP in order to unlock the show’s full episodes from anywhere. VPNs definitely hold the edge as far as streaming speed and privacy is concerned so they should be preferred over proxies for watching ABC’s shows online.

How To Unlock Castle From Abroad With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a high speed VPN service from a vendor that offers US based IP addresses. To unlock Castle, we recommend choosing from ExpressVPN, BolehVPN, SwitchVPN, Overplay or HideMyAss since these companies are well-known for their reliable VPN service and blazing fast speeds.

Step 2: Check if your VPN provider offers its own proprietary VPN solution. If yes, install the client on your machine otherwise configure the service manually by creating a totally new VPN connection.

Step 3: Save the latest configuration and restart your system (essential if you installed the client on your machine). For mobile phones and tablets, remember to close and restart the official ABC app after applying the network updates so that it can connect to the ABC site with the latest network configuration.

Step 4: Next, make a connection to the default VPN server by clicking on the VPN connection name or icon. The connection time would depend on the physical distance between your current location and the city of the server as well as the speed made available to you by your ISP so you may have to wait for few seconds before the connection gets established.

Step 5: Check the new IP address assigned to you by the default VPN server. If you still have a non-US IP address then check the US based server options available to you and use one of the servers as your VPN server. Make sure to choose a server that is located closest to your present address so that you get the best streaming speeds for watching Castle and other TV shows/movies.

Step 6: Visit the ABC website once again and click on Castle episode names in order to unlock them. To view the episodes through your mobile device, make sure to close and restart the ABC app after changing your IP to a US based IP address. Congratulations, you have successfully unlocked full episodes of Castle from all parts of the world.

October 17, 2013

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