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How to Watch Elementary Online and Unlock it from Overseas

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Elementary is a crime drama TV series that premiered in September’ 2012. The series is loosely based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle and was developed by Robert Doherty for the CBS TV Network. The first season of the series has garnered a positive response from the viewers (IMDB Rating of 7.7) and the show was even nominated for Saturn, Primetime Emmy and Teen Choice awards. The popularity of the show led CBS to renew the series for a second season that is scheduled to premiere from September’ 2013.

Elementary Storyline and Plot

Elementary is a modern take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular character, Sherlock Holmes. Jonny Lee Miller stars as detective Holmes, who now lives in New York. Sherlock was a consultant with Scotland Yard and is now battling to recover from a drug problem. The show also features Lucy Liu as Joan Watson, who becomes Sherlock’s companion and ultimately his apprentice. Together, they apply their wit and solve criminal cases in the most unusual fashion.

Elementary Availability

Elementary is telecast on Thursday nights on the CBS TV channel. The show’s latest episodes along with exclusive photos, videos, previews and other features are also available online through the official CBS website and app. But the online episodes of Sherlock are not available to people residing outside United States due to content licensing issues. When fans of the series, including expats and travelers, try to access the show’s episodes from abroad, they merely come across the message – “The video you have requested is not available for your geographic region”.

How Does CBS Block Access To Elementary

CBS does not allow international viewers to watch Elementary show’s episodes online since it does not own rights to broadcast the show outside US. The international broadcasting rights are held by various other networks and content providers such as Global TV Network in Canada, Sky Living in UK and Network Ten in Australia. To honor the content sharing agreements, CBS first checks the IP address of people visiting its site and then allows or blocks them from accessing the show’s episodes depending on whether or not they have a US IP address.

To unlock Elementary from a non-US location, you must hide your real IP address from CBS and switch to a US IP by using an IP changing service. There are plenty of services like proxies and VPNs that can provide US based IPs at very affordable rates. While choosing an IP changing solution to unlock CBS, you must keep in mind that most proxies are prone to slow speeds and privacy issues (such as leaking true IP address) so it makes sense to subscribe to a VPN to unlock the streaming service from overseas.

How To Unlock Elementary From Outside USA With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a US plan from established VPN providers like HideMyAss, PureVPN, IPVanish, Kepard and Overplay. These providers are highly recommended for unlocking US based sites since they are able to deliver extremely fast speeds without compromising on privacy.

Step 2: Download and then install the VPN client provided by your VPN company. If the VPN provider does not offer a custom client then you need to create a VPN connection on your computer or mobile device manually and configure its parameters.

Step 3: The final step in the setup process involves saving the changes. In case you installed a client on your machine, you also need to restart the system. For mobile devices, remember to close and restart the official CBS app after saving the networking changes.

Step 4: Connect to the VPN by invoking the service through Connect button or desktop icon. The time required to connect to the default VPN server depends on the location from which connection request is made plus your internet speed so you may need to wait for few seconds before the connection is established.

Step 5: Verify whether the new IP address provided to you is from United States. If the IP address is still not from US then you must browse through the available server options and choose a US server as your VPN server. This step is not required if you created the connection manually since you would have specified the server address while creating the connection.

Step 6: Visit the CBS website and click on Elementary episode titles to ensure that you can watch them without facing any location based issues. To unlock the show from your mobile screen, remember to restart the CBS app after changing your IP. You can now watch the latest episodes of Elementary from any location in the world.

October 21, 2013

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