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How to Watch the Walking Dead Online Outside of the US

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic horror television series which made its debut in November’ 2011. The show is based on a comic series created by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore and was developed by Frank Darabont for the AMC TV channel. The Walking Dead has received an excellent response all over (IMDB rating of 8.7 and Metacritic score of 82 for season 3) and its season three finale even set a record for the most watched episode in the cable TV history. The series has won AFI, Saturn and Primetime Emmy awards for its past seasons and it was renewed for a fourth season in 2013.

The Walking Dead Storyline And Plot

The Walking Dead is set in a post-apocalyptic world which has been overrun by the zombies. The story of the show is focused around a Sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) who went into a coma after being shot and wakes up after several months only to find zombie infestation all around him. When Rick discovers that his wife and son are missing, he sets out to find them and locates several other survivors along the way. Together, they must remain alive and find a safe haven away from the hordes of rampaging zombies and infected human predators.

The Walking Dead Availability

The Walking Dead is telecast on Sunday nights on the AMC TV channel. For those who love to watch their favorite TV shows online, the series is also available for online viewing through the AMC TV’s official site (amctv.com). However, due to content licensing agreements, the online version of the show is not available to people residing outside United States. When the expats, students and frequent fliers try to access the show’s episodes from abroad, they just see the message – “The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location”.

How AMC Blocks The Walking Dead Online

AMC does not allow non-US visitors to access the episodes of The Walking Dead online since it has signed content sharing agreements with other providers (for instance, Fox International Channels) for the international distribution of the series. To enforce these agreements, AMC scans the IP address of people visiting its site and only allow those who have a valid US IP address to watch the full episodes. International visitors (people with non-US IP addresses) can browse through AMC website but they cannot watch full episodes of restricted shows.

In order to unblock The Walking Dead from outside US, you need to use an IP changing service like a proxy or a VPN and get an IP address from United States. This will allow you to fake your location and access the AMC website without facing any GEO-IP restrictions. While both proxies and VPNs are well-known IP changing solutions, VPNs are considered better for unlocking streaming websites since they deliver much faster speeds and protect your actual IP address at all times.

How To Unlock The Walking Dead Outside of USA With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a reliable VPN service offering US based IP addresses. For unblocking AMC TV shows such as The Walking Dead online, we recommend that you check out the high speed and bandwidth offers from ExpressVPN, VPN4ALL, Kepard, BolehVPN and VyprVPN since these providers are famous for their dependable VPN service and offer IP addresses from several US cities.

Step 2: Check if your VPN vendor offers custom VPN software. If yes, download and install the client on your machine. However, if the client is not available then you must set the service manually by creating a new Virtual Private Network connection.

Step 3: Save the updates and restart the computer if necessary. For mobile devices, it is usually sufficient to save the changes but you also need to close and restart the official AMC app so that it can use the latest networking configuration.

Step 4: The next step is to connect to the newly set up service by clicking on the connection name in the start menu.

Step 5: After the service locates and connects to its default server, check your new IP address by using an IP checking service. If your IP address is still from a non-US country, check the US server options available with your provider and switch to a US VPN server manually to get a US IP address. In case the provider offers IP addresses from more than one US city, choose a server that is located near to your current address.

Step 6: Open the AMC TV site in your browser and click on The Walking Dead episodes to unlock them. If you want to watch the episodes on a mobile screen, remember to restart AMC app after you have changed your IP address. Congratulations, you can now watch The Walking Dead episodes from all parts of the world.

October 17, 2013
  1. t7na said on October 21, 2013 1:56 pm:

    But for the episode2 of the new season you need to sign in with the tv provider and thats not possible from abroad i guess??? Or do you know the solution about this?
    best regards

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