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How to Watch Blue Bloods Online from Outside of the USA

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Blue Bloods is a police procedural and drama TV series that made its debut in September’ 2010. The series was developed by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess for the CBS TV Network. Blue Bloods has received a fantastic response from the critics as well as viewers (Metacritic score of 70 for season 1 and IMDB rating of 6.9) with most reviewers praising the on-location shooting of the show. The series has also been renewed for its fourth season which is set to premiere in September’ 2013.

Blue Bloods Storyline And Plot

The Blue Bloods series is focused around a family of New York cops. Tom Selleck stars as Frank Reagan, New York police commissioner and a widower, who has lost one of his sons in the line of the duty. He has three more children working for the law enforcement department: Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is a NYPD detective, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is assistant DA in Manhattan while his youngest son Jamie (Will Estes) is a rookie officer and a recent graduate from Harvard Law School. The show revolves around the criminal cases handled by the family and is shot on location in New York.

Blue Bloods Availability

Blue Bloods is telecast on Friday nights at 10 PM on the CBS TV channel. The show’s past seasons and the latest episodes are also available online through the official CBS website and app. However, due to content licensing restrictions, the online version of the series is available only to web users residing in United States. Fans of the show who try to access the latest episodes of the series from abroad will just see the message “The video you have requested is not available for your geographic region”. Naturally, these GEO-IP restrictions severely limit the entertainment options available to US expats, tourists and students who are studying abroad.

Why Does CBS Block Access To Blue Bloods Online

CBS blocks access to Blue Bloods since it needs to honor the content sharing agreements that it has signed with other TV channels and content providers. The agreements involve transfer of international broadcasting rights for the show and prohibit CBS from broadcasting the show outside United States. To implement these agreements, CBS scans the IP address of the viewers visiting its site and redirects people with non-USA IP address to Content Unavailable page.

In order to unblock Blue Bloods from a different country, you need to change your IP address before you access the CBS site. It is extremely easy to change IP and get a US IP address through an IP changing service like a proxy or a VPN. Since most shared proxies leak true IP address and are not able to provide high streaming speeds, a VPN is considered as a far better solution for unlocking streaming websites like CBS.

How To Unlock Blue Bloods From Outside Of USA With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a US VPN plan from a highly reputed VPN provider like HideMyAss, Kepard, VPN4ALL, Overplay or PureVPN.

Step 2: Download the proprietary VPN solution provided by your VPN vendor and install it on your system. For Mac/Linux based computers and Android/iOS based mobile devices, you need to setup the service manually by creating a new connection and configuring its parameters. While setting up the service, ensure that you refer to the correct installation/configuration procedure applicable for your device and operating system.

Step 3: Once the configuration is complete, save the network parameters and restart the system if required. For unlocking Blue Bloods on your mobile device, you must close and restart the CBS app in addition to saving the changes.

Step 4: Connect to newly configured VPN service by clicking on the VPN connection name (or its desktop icon).

Step 5: When the connection is established with the default VPN server, check whether your new IP address is from United States. If your IP is still not from US then you must switch the server manually by locating a US server available with your provider and using it as your VPN server. Also, if your vendor has multiple servers inside United States then you must use a server located close to your location for better streaming speeds.

Step 6: Browse to the CBS site again and click on Blue Bloods episode titles in order to unlock them. You can also watch the episodes on your mobile devices through the CBS app but you must remember to close and restart the app after changing your IP address. Congratulations, you are now in a position to watch the latest episodes of Blue Bloods from any place in the world.

October 18, 2013

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