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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Fear The Walking Dead is a horror drama TV series which premiered on AMC in August’ 2015. The hotly anticipated series acts both as a prequel as well as a spin-off series to the hit TV show The Walking Dead. The first season of Fear The Walking Dead will consist of six episodes whereas the second season of fifteen episodes will air in 2016. The 90 minute series opener was watched by 10.1 million viewers which set a new record for the maximum number of viewers for the season premiere of a new show.

What To Expect From Fear The Walking Dead?

Unlike The Walking Dead which focuses on the aftermath of the virus outbreak that turned everyone into zombies, the emphasis of Fear The Walking Dead is on the early days of the outbreak. Additionally, the story of the show is set around Los Angeles which is a big departure from the Atlanta-to-Virginia setting of The Walking Dead. The story revolves around a dysfunctional family of four who are forced to make some difficult choices as the virus spreads and the civilization around them collapses.

How To Watch Fear The Walking Dead

AMC broadcasts the show on TV at 9 PM Eastern Time. However, if you prefer to watch the show online, you can access it through the following link here.

It must be kept in mind that full episodes of Fear The Walking Dead are available only to American audiences. Viewers (including American expats and business travelers based at foreign locations) who try to access the above link from a non-US location will come across the following message:


AMC has imposed geographical restrictions on the show since it has signed broadcasting agreements with several foreign content providers. Due to these agreements, AMC is legally barred from showing the series outside United States. The content provider uses a variety of techniques, including checking IP addresses of all the visitors, to prevent people from accessing the show in an unauthorized manner.

Is It Possible To Watch Fear The Walking Dead From Outside US?

While it may seem that it is literally impossible to access the series episodes from a non-US location, in reality it is quite easy to bypass GEO-IP restrictions set by AMC. Since the provider relies on IP address to enforce restrictions on viewers, it is possible to get around them by using IP changing or SmartDNS solutions. VPNs are the best IP changing solutions available in the market since they provide near ISP speeds as well as hide real IP addresses from the content providers. SmartDNS services, on the other hand, are tailor made for online streaming services but they do not encrypt online connections. Here are the steps which allow you to unlock the Fear The Walking Dead show from anywhere:

Step 1) Subscribe to a SmartDNS solution which supports streaming of AMC shows or a VPN service which allows you to switch to a US IP address. In case you are new to these terms, here are some recommendations from my side:

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Step 2) Once the subscription is confirmed, you need to configure the service on your computer or mobile device as per the instructions supplied by your service provider. This is usually an easy process and may either involve installing a software or modifying the network settings of the device.

Step 3) Save the new configuration settings and restart your computer. For mobile devices, it is usually enough to restart the browser or the AMC app.

Step 4) Connect to the VPN service by clicking on its desktop icon or via the Network Settings area of your computer, Smartphone or tablet.

Step 5) Once the connection is established, you will have a new IP address. However, it is equally important to verify that the new IP address is from United States. A lot of VPN service providers have their default servers located outside US so you may have to switch to a US server manually. Once your new IP address is from US, you can watch AMC shows from any location.

Step 6) Visit the Fear The Walking Dead page on the AMC website and check whether you can watch the episodes. In case you are still getting the content unavailable message, clear the cookies and restart the AMC app to flush out the previous network settings.

November 19, 2015

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