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Unblock Orange Is The New Black From Anywhere

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Ok, so you’re based overseas (i.e., not in the USA), and you want to check out the third season of Orange Is The New Black. In case you’re not of this planet, the show is “just” the hit comedy-drama series based on the memoirs of Piper Kerman, and it’s now available on Netflix. The first two seasons of the Emmy award winning series were so popular that the streaming giant decided to greenlit its fourth season even before the third season was made available to the public. Like the previous two seasons, all the episodes of the third season were out for streaming simultaneously so you don’t have to wait for a week to watch your favorite jailbirds in action. In this article, we’ll go over some of the season, and more importantly, how to watch the damn show while you’re away from the US!

So What’s Different In Season 3?

The third season of Orange Is The New Black promises to be a lot more funnier and light hearted. Unlike the first two seasons which showed how Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) was forced to deal with the reality of her 15 month prison sentence, the latest season focuses on a variety of themes including changes in the administration of the Litchfield Penitentiary, power struggles within inmates, faith and even motherhood. Fan favorite Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) is also set to return so you can expect plenty of drama in the latest season.

How To Watch Orange Is The New Black?

The third season of the series is available for streaming at https://vpncoupons.com/discount/orange-is-the-new-black-netflix/. However, this link works only for the US audiences (customers with American IP addresses) so if you are trying to watch the show from a different location, you will come across the infamous “Sorry,-Netflix-is-not-available-in-your-country-yet” message instead of the series episodes. Netflix, like most major content providers, restricts access to its content by location due to copyrights and licensing agreements which means sometimes even genuine subscribers (such as expats and business travelers) are unable to access their favorite shows due to their locations.

Unblocking The Series From Anywhere

Since the series is available only to those who have American IPs, you need access to a reliable way of changing IP address. While using proxies is the cheapest way to get to a US IP address, I don’t recommend using them dues to speed and reliability issues. A much better way to watch Orange Is The New Black from anywhere is to change IPs via a VPN or SmartDNS service. SmartDNS is tailor made for streaming while VPNs provide the additional benefit of encryption of traffic thereby allowing you to bypass surveillance and hide your online activities. Here’s how to access the show with a VPN or SmartDNS:

Step 1) Subscribe to a VPN or SmartDNS service that provides access to American IPs or allows you to unblock Netflix. Among the VPN services providers, I would recommend subscribing to HideMyAssIPVanishVyprVPNOverplayStrongVPNExpressVPNPureVPNPrivate Internet AccessVPNSecureVPN.ac, and Unblock-US

Step 2) Follow the setup instructions provided by the service provider to configure the service on your computer or mobile device. A lot of VPN providers provide a custom VPN client which can be configured in few clicks while most SmartDNS services need to configured manually. However, the setup is usually very easy so you can be up and running within minutes. Manual configuration is also needed for mobile devices since most VPN service providers provide proprietary clients only for desktop machines.

Step 3) Save the configuration changes and restart the machine if mentioned in the setup documents. As far as mobile devices are concerned, usually saving the changes is enough but you would need to restart the Netflix app.

Step 4) Connect to the VPN service by clicking on the icon of the service. It may take some time for the service to start so you would need to be patient.

Step 5) Choose an American IP before visiting the Netflix site. This is an important step since the default server of the VPN service may not be located in US. By browsing through the list of server locations, you would also be able to choose a server which is nearest to your current location and offers you optimum speeds. Do not forget to visit an IP checking service to ensure that your IP is indeed changed to a US IP address.

Step 6) Visit the official link of the Orange Is The New Black series on the Netflix site. You should be able to watch the episodes of season 3 without facing any problems.

September 16, 2015

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