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Trying To Unlock ‘Supernatural’ TV Show From Abroad? Try These Simple Steps!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Supernatural is a horror, fantasy and adventure thriller TV series that airs on The CW channel. The series made its debut in September’ 2005 on the WB TV Network but moved to The CW Network after its second season. Supernatural was developed by Eric Kripke and produced by Warner Bros. Television along with Wonderland Sound and Vision. The series has garnered an extremely positive response from the audience (IMDB rating of 8.6) and the show has even inspired novels, comics, anime series and spin-off TV shows. The ninth season of the series premiered in October’ 2013 and it is also going to serve as the pilot for a new Supernatural spin-off TV series.

Supernatural Plot And Storyline

Supernatural is about two brothers, Sam and Dean, who hunt supernatural beings of all kinds. Sam and Dean were trained to become “hunters” by their father, John, after their mother was killed by an evil creature. When their father disappears, the brothers set out on a journey to find him and fight the dark creatures that cross their path. In addition, Sam must thwart the plans of the demon that killed their mother who seems to be planning something mysterious and sinister for the elder brother.

Supernatural Broadcast Schedule And Availability

Supernatural is telecast on Tuesday nights at 9 P.M. on the CW channel. The series episodes can even be viewed online through the CWTV portal (cwtv.com/shows/supernatural). Due to content licensing issues, the online episodes are available only to those viewers who access the CWTV website from a US territory. When international visitors try to watch full episodes of Supernatural online, they come across a blank screen. The restrictions are even applicable for US expats and tourists who are currently outside mainland America.

How The CW Blocks Supernatural Online And What Can Be Done About It

The CW channel has tied up with many international channels and content providers to distribute the Supernatural series outside America. The content sharing agreements agreed upon by CWTV and its partners clearly state that the channel is forbidden from broadcasting the show outside US. To enforce the restrictions online, CWTV must check the IP address of its visitors and only allow those who have a US IP address to watch the series episodes.

Since Supernatural is available only within US, you must switch to a US IP address to watch the series episodes from a different location. This can be done by using IP changing solutions such as proxies and Virtual Private Networks. A lot of proxy users face speed and privacy issues so it is advisable to use a VPN to unblock CWTV shows (and other streaming services) from overseas.

How To Unlock Supernatural From Abroad With A VPN

Step 1: Join a US VPN service that offers unrestricted speed and bandwidth. For unblocking Supernatural, we recommend subscribing to one of these providers – PureVPN, HIDEIPVPN, IPVanish or StrongVPN.

Step 2: Download the VPN client from your VPN vendor’s website and install it on your computer. If you wish to use the VPN service on your Smartphone or tablet then you must configure the service manually by following the setup instructions provided by your VPN provider.

Step 3: Save the connection parameters and then restart your system. In case of mobile devices, remember to stop and restart the CWTV app so that it can connect to the web via the VPN connection.

Step 4: Start the service by tapping the Connect option on your mobile device or by double clicking on the desktop icon of the service. The connection time directly depends on the existing internet speed and the distance of the server so be prepared to wait for some time if you are trying to access the service from a far away location or with a slow connection.

Step 5: If you have configured the service manually then you can move to the next step. For those who installed the service through a custom client, you need to ensure that you have a US IP address before you access CWTV portal. This step is necessary because a lot of VPN companies have their default servers outside US so you would be allocated a non-US IP address when you connect to the service. To ensure that you get access to CWTV shows (and other US only content), you must choose a US VPN server and use it as your preferred server.

Step 6: Browse to the CWTV website again and click on Supernatural episode names to unlock them. If you still face location based restrictions (especially on your mobile device), make sure to close and restart the CWTV app after switching to a US IP address. Congratulations, you can now watch the full episodes of Supernatural from any place on the earth.

November 26, 2013

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