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How to Watch Dexter Online and Unblock from Overseas

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Dexter is a suspense and crime drama series that made its debut in December, 2006. The series was created by James Manos for the Showtime television network. The first season of the series was loosely based on “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” (the first novel in Dexter series) by Jeff Lindsay though the later seasons are not necessarily connected to Lindsay’s works. Dexter has won wide acclaim from critics as well as audiences (IMDB rating of 9.1 and a Metacritic score of 81 for season 7). The series has won several Golden Globe, Emmy and Satellite awards and has been renewed for an eighth (and the final season).

Dexter Storyline And Plot

Dexter tells the story of Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C Hall), a blood-spatter pattern analyst at Miami Metro Police Department who also happens to be a serial killer. Dexter was orphaned at the age of 3 and was adopted by police officer Harry Morgan. When Harry discovers that Dexter is behind the killing of neighborhood pets, he teaches him “The Code” which prevents Dexter from killing innocent people. As he grows up, Dexter only kills criminals who escaped the long arms of justice and who are likely to repeat their crimes.

Dexter Availability

Dexter is telecast exclusively on Showtime TV network. The series is also available online through Showtime’s official site (sho.com). But since the Showtime’s portal is not available outside United States, fans of Dexter cannot watch it online once they are out of the country. People who try to access Dexter’s episodes from a different country come across the message – “An error has occurred while attempting to play your video: The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location”.

How Showtime Blocks Access To Dexter

Showtime scans the IP address of its visitors to determine their location. As you might be aware, your IP address can instantly transmit your country, city and ISP details to content providers. Showtime uses this information for filtering and allows people having a US IP address to access the episodes while the international visitors see an error message.

Since the whole location determination part centers around IP address, it is vital to get a US IP to watch Dexter from a different country. To change your IP address, you just need to subscribe to an IP changing service like a proxy or a VPN. VPN do a much better job of providing speed and privacy and hence should be preferred to access streaming services like Showtime online.

How To Unlock Dexter From Outside United States With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a VPN plan from a provider that can deliver a US IP address. For unblocking Dexter, we recommend subscribing to unrestricted bandwidth and speed VPN offers from HideMyAss,  ExpressVPNKepard, VyprVPN or IPVanish simply because these companies deliver ultra fast speeds and are renowned for their US IP VPN plans.

Step 2: Create a new VPN connection and input the connection parameters (server IP address, userid, password) supplied by your VPN vendor. In case your provider offers a custom VPN client, download and install the software and input your login credentials. The custom VPN clients are usually not available for handheld mobile devices so you need to configure the service on your tablet or Smartphone manually.

Step 3: Save the network configuration and restart your system if necessary (not needed for mobiles and tablets). For mobile devices, it is usually sufficient to save the changes but you must remember to close and restart Showtime app in order to unlock Dexter episodes.

Step 4: Once the connection is created, connect to the service by tapping on Connect button or clicking on the VPN icon. The connection time to the service is directly proportional to your distance from the server and ISP speed so you must be patient while the service connects to the server.

Step 5: Once the connection is established, check the IP address assigned to you. If the IP is not from US then you must change it manually by searching for US based VPN servers provided by your VPN vendor. A lot of VPN companies have presence in multiple countries so it is essential to select a US based server located closest to your geographical location to get the best streaming speeds.

Step 6: Browse to the Showtime website and click on Dexter’s episode names to unlock them. For accessing the show from mobile devices, you would also have to close and restart the Showtime app after changing your IP address. You should now be able to watch the latest episodes of Dexter from any region in the world.

September 25, 2013

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