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How to Watch Sons of Anarchy Outside of the USA

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Thursday, September 12th, 2013


Sons of Anarchy is a crime-drama TV series that made its debut in September, 2008. The series was created by Kurt Sutter for FX TV Channel and it has garnered extremely positive reviews from critics as well as audience (IMDB rating of 8.6 and a score of 72 for season 5 on Metacritic). The past seasons of the show were nominated for Golden Globe, TCA and NAACP Image awards and the series has been renewed for a sixth and possibly a seventh season.

Sons of Anarchy Plot And Storyline

The series revolves around the lives of members of Sons of Anarchy (SAMCRO), a close-knit motorcycle club that is involved in illegal activities in the fictional city of Charming, California. The vice-president of the club, Jackson “Jax” Teller (played by Charlie Hunnam), is struggling to maintain a balance between his responsibilities towards his family and the club. The show also explores the relationship between the club members, their families, town folks, rival gangs and law enforcement agencies.

Sons of Anarchy Availability

The show is telecast on Tuesday nights on FX channel. For those who love to watch TV online, the show is also available through the official FX portal (fxnetworks.com). However, since the FX site is not available outside United States, fans of the show would not be able to watch its latest episodes online if they are located outside America. When expats, travelers, students and fans of the show from other countries try to watch the show online, they would just see the message – “This site is currently only available to viewers living in the United States.”

How FX Blocks Access To Sons of Anarchy And How To Bypass Such Measures

FX cannot broadcast Sons of Anarchy outside United States because it has signed content sharing agreements with other content providers and broadcasting networks (Super Channel in Canada, 5USA in UK, RTE Two in Ireland and Showcase in Australia). To enforce these agreements, FX scans the IP address of its visitors and allows just the people having US IP address to access the show. People having international (non-US) IP addresses are simply redirected to the “Content Unavailable” message page.

To bypass the location based restrictions implemented by FX network, you need to get an American IP address and hide your real IP from the network. IP changing services like proxies and VPNs allow you to change your IP address with ease and these services are usually available at a very affordable price. While both proxies and VPNs can change your IP, VPNs offer high speed and privacy benefits which make them highly suitable for watching streaming services like FX.

How To Unlock Sons of Anarchy From Abroad With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a VPN company that has at least one server inside United States. For unlocking shows like Sons of Anarchy, we recommend subscribing to VPN service from StrongVPNSwitchVPN, VyprVPN, and IPVanish. There vendors offer a top grade VPN service at very affordable rates and can provide US IP addresses from several states.

Step 2: The next step is to create a new VPN connection and configure its parameters or install the custom client provided by your VPN company. If you are interested in unlocking Sons of Anarchy from your mobile devices, you must create a new VPN connection and specify server details and login credentials provided by your VPN provider. Most VPN companies provide step-by-step installation and setup instructions so remember to refer to it while you are configuring the service.

Step 3: Once the configuration is complete, save the changes. For computers, you may even have to reboot your system while for mobile devices you just need to close and restart the official FX app after saving the new configuration.

Step 4: Connect with the newly configured service by simply tapping on the Connect key or clicking on the VPN Connection name that appears in the Start menu (and Desktop). Based on your internet speed and location, it could take few minutes for the service to connect to its default server.

Step 5: Once the service is enabled, check your new IP address by using an IP checking service. If the new IP is not from US, search for US based servers provided by your company and choose a server located nearest to your present address as your new VPN server.

Step 6: Connect to the FX website and check if you are able to watch Sons of Anarchy episodes. To watch the series from your mobile device, simply close and restart the official FX app in case it is not using the latest network settings. Also, make sure to contact your VPN provider if you face connectivity or speed issues. Congratulations, you have successfully unlocked Sons of Anarchy from abroad.


September 12, 2013
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