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How to Watch ‘Breaking Bad’ Online From Anywhere in Just 6 Simple Steps

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013


Breaking Bad was a psychological thriller and crime-drama TV series that aired on AMC TV Channel from January’ 2008 – September’ 2013. The series, which was developed by Vince Gilligan, is considered to be one of the best television series ever created. Breaking Bad has garnered wide critical and public acclaim (IMDB rating of 9.5) and it also holds the Guinness World record for the highest rated television series of all time (owing to its 5th season Metacritic score of 99). The series has won dozens of awards in a variety of categories and by the time it ended, it was among the most watched television series in America.

Breaking Bad Storyline and Plot

Breaking Bad focuses on the life of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school teacher and chemistry genius, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his family. Walter is struggling financially and his teenage son suffers from cerebral palsy. When Walter is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and learns that he only has two years to live, he turns to a life of drugs and crime to secure his family’s future. He teams up his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), and starts manufacturing and selling methamphetamine to make quick money.

Breaking Bad Availability

Breaking Bad was telecast exclusively on the AMC TV channel. The series episodes can still be viewed online through the AMC TV portal (amctv.com/full-episodes/breaking-bad). But the online episodes are only available within US mainland due to content licensing issues. When international visitors or even US expats or tourists try to watch the series online, they come across the message – “The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location”.

Why AMC Blocks Breaking Bad Online?

AMC has partnered with several international channels and content providers to distribute Breaking Bad outside US. Due to the restrictions placed by the content sharing agreements signed by AMC and its partners, the channel is not allowed to broadcast the show outside United States territories. To implement these restrictions online, AMC relies on the IP address of its visitors and only permits those who have a US IP address to watch Breaking Bad’s episodes online.

How To Watch Breaking Bad From Abroad?

If you want to watch Breaking Bad online but cannot do so because of your location then you need to change your IP address to a US IP. There are hundreds of VPN and proxy sellers that can deliver US based IPs to you but you need to remember that only reputed VPNs have the capability to deliver top notch streaming speeds and desired level of privacy that is needed to unlock the show from an overseas location. Here are the simple steps that you can follow to unlock Breaking Bad from outside US with a VPN:

Step 1: Join a US VPN service that offers high streaming speeds and unlimited bandwidth. For unblocking Breaking Bad, we suggest subscribing to ExpressVPN, Kepard, IPVanish, HideMyAss or LeafyVPN since these vendors offer a high quality VPN service that exceeds expectations.

Step 2: Download the VPN client and install it on your computer. As far as mobile devices are concerned, there is usually no custom VPN software available so you need to configure the service manually. The manual setup process is extremely simple and involves creation of a new network connection and modifying its parameters

Step 3: Save the connection settings and then reboot your machine. For Smartphones and tablets, it is essential to close and restart the AMC app so that it can use the new parameters to connect to the AMC website.

Step 4: Start the VPN service by tapping the Connect option on your mobile screen or just by clicking the desktop icon of the service. The overall connection time would depend on your existing internet speed as well as the distance between your location and the city where the server is located. If you have a fast internet connection and are not located in some isolated region, expect the connection time to be negligible.

Step 5: Connecting to the service is not the only step required to unlock Breaking Bad online, you also need to ensure that you have a US IP address before you visit the AMC portal. Due to the fact that most big VPN companies have servers in all major countries, it is essential to verify whether you really get a US IP address after you connect to the service. This issue doesn’t arise for VPN connections that were configured manually but for custom VPN tools, this step is of utmost importance. To learn more about your new IP address and its location, visit an IP checking website or use the IP tool available within your VPN client. If you discover that your IP address is not from US, switch to a US server located closest to your actual location in order to experience the best possible streaming speeds.

Step 6: Visit the Breaking Bad page on AMC portal and click on its episode names in order to unlock them. And remember, you need to close and restart the official AMC app after switching to a US IP address to unlock the episodes on your Smartphone or tablet. Congratulations, you can now enjoy one of the best series ever created from all over the world.


November 12, 2013
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