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Unblock Gotham TV Series From Outside US

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Gotham is a popular action and crime-drama series airing on Fox. Although the series is based on an original screenplay, it uses several characters from DC Comics’ Batman franchise. The series made its debut in September’ 2014 and was well received by the critics. The success of the first season prompted Fox to renew the show for its second season which premiered in September’ 2015.

Gotham Storyline

The series portrays how Commissioner James Gordon became the top crime-fighter in Gotham before the arrival of Batman. As a new recruit, Gordon pairs with detective Harvey Bullock to solve the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne; the parents of Bruce Wayne. The series also shows how he battles Gotham’s powerful Mafia families and forges a friendship with young Bruce which ultimately helps him in becoming the Batman.

How To Watch Gotham Online?

Apart from watching the series on TV, you also have the option of streaming it via this link.

Keep in mind that this streaming option is only meant for US residents. All international viewers, which includes US expats, tourists and students based abroad; would see the following message upon clicking on the above link:


Since Fox has tied with up a number of content providers (Nine Network in Australia, CTV in Canada, Channel 5 in UK, TV2 In New Zealand) to distribute the show abroad, it doesn’t allow people having non-US IP addresses to stream the series online. If Fox were to allow international viewers to stream the series, it would be violating content sharing agreements which it has signed with its distribution partners.

How To Unblock Gotham From Any Location?

If you are interested in watching latest episodes of Gotham from a non-US location then you need to rely on technology. It is possible to virtually reside in US and bypass GEO-IP restrictions used by Fox through a VPN or SmartDNS service. Follow the guide given below to watch the series from outside US:

Step 1) Sign-up with a renowned VPN or SmartDNS service provider. In case you don’t have much experience with these services, check out the services of these providers:

Step 2) Check the setup/configuration options available for the service. If you want to stream the series on a Windows/Mac computer, it is a good idea to install the VPN client provided by your service provider. As for the mobile devices, you may have to configure the service manually by navigating to the Network Settings area of your device.

Step 3) Reboot your machine after saving all the changes. This step is usually not needed for mobile devices but you must remember to close and restart the Fox app in order to use the latest network settings.

Step 4) Test the VPN service by clicking on its desktop icon. For manually configured connections and SmartDNS services, you would need to open the Network Settings once again and start the service from there.

Step 5) Once the connection is successfully established, you are ready to unlock geographically restricted On-Demand content. Depending on your service provider and whether or not you configured the service manually, you may have to switch to a US based server in case the default server of the company is located somewhere else.

Step 6) Open the Gotham homepage on your browser. Alternatively, you can use the Fox app to stream the latest episodes of the series.

December 25, 2015

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