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Unlock Marvel’s Agents-of-SHIELD

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Agents-of-SHIELD is an action, adventure, sci-fi and superhero TV series which premiered in September’ 2013. The series was created by the director of Avengers, Joss Whedon, in association with Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon and it shares many elements from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The series debuted to a positive response and its ratings have steadily improved over the last 2 years. As one of the popular TV series on the net, we’ll go over how you can watch the show online whether you are in the USA or elsewhere.

Agents-of-SHIELD Storyline

In the series, Phil Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) stars as a SHIELD agent who looks after the agency’s day-to-day field operations. In seasons one and two, the SHIELD investigated threats posed by Hydra and dealt with the aftermath of the agency’s destruction. In season three, Coulson assembles a team of Inhumans in order to tackle the new threats facing the world.

How To Watch Agents-of-SHIELD?

Agents-of-SHIELD airs on Tuesday nights at 9 PM on the ABC channel. If you would rather stream the series online, here is the link.

Fans of the series would be disappointed to learn that the above link works only inside United States. If you are currently based abroad, you will see the following message when you try to watch an episode of the series:

“You-appear-to-be-outside-the-United-States-or-its-territories. Due-to-international-rights-agreements, we-only-offer-this-video-to-viewers-located-within-the-United-States-and-its-territories”.

While such GEO-IP restrictions may seem unfair, they exist for a reason. Since American content creators (such as ABC) sell overseas distribution rights of their shows for a huge amount of money, they are bound by strict content sharing agreements which forbids them from making their shows available outside America. To ensure that people from outside US (including expats and tourists who are abroad) are not able to stream the episodes of Agents-of-SHIELD, ABC checks the IP address of everyone visiting its website and allows only those having a valid US IP address to stream the content.

How To Watch Agents-of-SHIELD From Any Location?

If you are a big fan of Marvel Cinematic Universe and would like to stream the episodes of Agents-of-SHIELD from a non-US location, here’s some good news for you. Since content locking is dependent on IP addresses, you can beat ABC’s filters simply by switching to a US IP address or changing your device’s DNS settings. These days, networking solutions like VPNs and SmartDNS services allow you to unblock US based streaming services from any part of the world. Follow these steps to watch the show from anywhere:

Step 1) Subscribe to a service provider which provides US IP addresses or ABC approved DNS settings to subscribers. Here is a good list of reliable VPN and SmartDNS service providers:

Step 2) Once your order is confirmed, it is time to set up the service. This usually involves installing a new software (mostly on computers) or altering the existing networking settings of your device (on computers and mobile devices).

Step 3) Save the changes which you made in the above step and reboot the machine if it is necessary. If you use the official app to stream ABC shows, make sure that you stop and then restart it so that it can use the new network settings.

Step 4) Start the VPN/SmartDNS service by clicking/tapping on its icon.

Step 5) Upon successful connection, the service will alter your device’s IP address/DNS setting. If your provider is based in Europe then there are chances that its default server may not be located within United States. Should this be the case, simply switch to a US VPN server and use it to access US based content.

Step 6) Open the ABC app (or your favorite browser) and navigate to the homepage of Agents-of-SHIELD Since you now have a US-based IP address, you can stream the show’s episodes simply by clicking on their names.

February 20, 2016

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