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How to Watch “White Collar” Online Outside of the US

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013


White Collar is a police-procedural and comedy-drama series that airs on the USA Network. The series, which made its debut in October’ 2009, was conceptualized by Jeff Eastin and is produced by Fox Television Studios. White Collar has received an extremely positive response from the critics as well as the audiences scoring an IMDB rating of 8.1 and a Metacritic score of 72 for season 3. Due to the popularity of the show, USA Network renewed the series for its fifth season which premiered in October’ 2013.

White Collar Storyline and Plot

Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) is an expert forger, thief and con artist who is captured after eluding FBI for three years. After serving a long sentence, Neal strikes a deal with the FBI and agrees to help the agency to capture other white collar criminals in exchange for his freedom. Neal partners with Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), a hard working FBI agent who captured Neal, and together they try to crack the most difficult white collar crimes.

White Collar Broadcast Schedule And Availability

White Collar is telecast on Tuesday nights on the USA Network channel. To help the people who love to watch their favorite TV shows online, USA Network has also made available the full episodes of the show on its official site (usanetwork.com/whitecollar). However, the online episodes are only available to viewers who access the website from a US location. When international visitors (including US expats and tourists who are overseas) try to access White Collar from outside USA, they come across the unfriendly message – “This content is not available in your location” (and even hear the announcement “This content is currently unavailable”).

How USA Network Blocks Access To White Collar?

In order to distribute White Collar outside America, USA Network has tied up with several international broadcasters and content providers (for example, Bravo Channel in Canada, Alibi Channel in UK, RTL in Germany, Fox Channel in Italy and TV11 in Sweden). The content sharing deals signed between the channel and its partners clearly state that USA Network is no longer eligible to distribute the series outside USA. In order to enforce the sharing agreements online, USA Network needs to check the IP address of people who visit its portal and only allow visitors with a US IP address to watch White Collar’s episodes online.

If you wish to unlock White Collar from a different location then you need to get rid of your default IP address and switch to a US IP. Switching of IP addresses has become extremely simple thanks to the popularity of IP changing services such as proxies and VPNs. While proxies are definitely cheaper and more popular, most proxy providers cannot deliver very high speeds and may even leak real IP addresses. Due to speed and privacy concerns, it is much better to use a VPN service to unlock streaming shows such as White Collar online.

How To Unlock White Collar From Outside Of USA With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a reliable VPN service that offers affordable US VPN plans. To unblock White Collar from anywhere, we suggest choosing from IPVanish, Overplay, Kepard, HideMyAss or SwitchVPN since these vendors deliver fast speeds and unbreachable privacy through their VPN network.

Step 2: If your VPN vendor providers a proprietary VPN solution, download and install it on your system. If the custom tool is not available then you must configure the service manually by creating a new network connection and adding the parameters provided by your VPN company.

Step 3: Save the connection details and reboot the system if you installed the client on your machine. In addition, remember to close and restart the USA Network app in case it is already running so that it can connect to the net with the new connection settings.

Step 4: Double click on the desktop icon of the service or tap the connect option available on your mobile device in order to connect to the service. The connection may not be instantaneous since the connection time varies according to the distance of the server and available internet speed.

Step 5: Once the connection is established, it is time to verify whether your new IP address is really from United States. This can be easily done by visiting an IP checking website or by using the IP check tool available within the VPN software. If your IP address is still not from US then you must switch to a US server manually by selecting a US VPN server from the list of available servers. While changing the server, remember to choose a US server located closest to your current location so that you can enjoy White Collar at extremely fast speeds.

Step 6: Open the White Collar page through your browser or app and verify whether you can watch the episodes by clicking on episode names. If you can view the videos without coming across any error message, you are ready to watch full episodes of White Collar from any corner of the world.


November 5, 2013
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