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How to Watch the Biggest Loser Online from Outside of the US

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013


The Biggest Loser is a reality television series that debuted on the NBC channel in October’ 2004. The show was developed by Dave Broome and since its original broadcast, the series has evolved into a franchise. The Biggest Loser has garnered a positive response from the viewers and the series has also inspired two spin-off versions. The popularity of the show led NBC to renew the series for its 14th and 15th season in 2013.

The Biggest Loser Premise

The Biggest Loser features a number of obese contestants who try to win the grand prize by losing the maximum amount of weight. The contestants are split into three teams and they work with one or more trainers who design workout and nutrition plans for them. The contestants are also exposed to various challenges and temptations during the show and the winner gets special privileges. Every week, one of the contestants from the team that loses the least amount of weight is voted off. When the number of contestants falls to a predetermined level, the teams are merged into one and the remaining contestants compete against one another for the prize and the title of “The Biggest Loser”.

The Biggest Loser Availability

In America, The Biggest Loser is telecast exclusively on the NBC network. The latest full episodes of the series are also available online through the official NBC website (nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/) but the online version of the show is available only to US viewers. International visitors who try to watch The Biggest Loser episodes online just see the message – “We’re sorry, but the clip you selected isn’t available from your location. Please select another clip”. These restrictions are especially unfair for the US expats and frequent fliers who are not able to watch their favorite shows just because they are outside America.

How NBC Blocks The Biggest Loser Online

Content providers such as NBC often partner with other broadcasters and TV channels to distribute their shows outside a particular region. To distribute The Biggest Loser outside US, NBC has tied up with many channels and transferred the broadcasting rights of the show to its partners. However, the content sharing terms signed between the channel and its partners explicitly forbid NBC from broadcasting the show outside USA. To honor the agreements, NBC checks the location of its visitors through their IP address and only allows viewers with a US IP to access the show’s episodes.

To unblock The Biggest Loser online from a different country, you need to fake your location by using an IP changing service. There are hundreds of proxy and VPN services available online that can provide you with an American IP address and allow you to unblock services meant only from American people. Even though proxies are more affordable, VPNs deliver top notch speeds and unbreakable privacy which is required to unlock streaming services online.

How To Unlock The Biggest Loser From Abroad With A VPN

Step 1: Get a VPN connection from a vendor that offers US based IP addresses. For unlocking The Biggest Loser from anywhere, we recommend subscribing to unlimited bandwidth and speed VPN plans from HideMyAss, Kepard, Invisible Browsing, ExpressVPN or VPN4ALL. These companies are well-known for their VPN service and offer IPs from several US cities.

Step 2: Create a new VPN connection on your mobile device or computer and configure its parameters. In case of Windows based computers, it is often possible to configure the service through the proprietary VPN client supplied by the VPN vendor.

Step 3: After the setup is complete, save and apply the connection details. In addition, you might need to reboot the system if you did install a custom software on your machine. For mobile devices, it is also essential to close and restart the NBC app so that it can connect to the NBC website with the new connection details.

Step 4: Tap the Connect option on your mobile device or double click on the desktop icon of the connection in order to start using the service.

Step 5: Once the connection is successful, check the location of the IP address assigned to you. If your VPN vendor has servers in multiple countries and the default server is located outside US then you would be assigned a non-US IP address as soon as you connect to the service. In such cases, you must search for US based servers on your provider’s site and choose a server from the list as your VPN server. Since the physical distance also affects the speed, make sure to switch to a US server that is closest to your current location in order to experience the best streaming speeds.

Step 6: Connect to the NBC site again and click on The Biggest Loser episode names in order to unlock them. To unlock the episodes on your Smartphone or tablet, close and restart the NBC app after switching to a US IP. You should now be able to watch full episodes of The Biggest Loser from any location in the world.


October 22, 2013
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