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How to Unlock Brooklyn Nine-Nine From Anywhere Using a VPN or SmartDNS

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Thursday, December 24th, 2015


Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an action-comedy series currently airing on Fox. The series premiered during the 2013-14 TV season and was well received by the critics. Over time, the show has become a part of the popular culture plus the series has even won Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards. The third season of the series premiered in September’ 2015.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Plot

Jake Peralta (played by Andy Samberg) is a talented but immature detective at Brooklyn’s 99th precinct. When Captain Ray Holt (played by Andre Braugher), a strict and serious officer; gets appointed as the captain of the area, conflicts immediately arise between him and his laidback subordinates. The series focuses on the hilarious chemistry between its cast members as they work together and investigate crimes.

How To Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine?

Fox telecasts the show on Sunday nights at 8:30 PM. Additionally, the latest episodes of the series can be streamed on personal devices through the following link.

Fans of online streaming would be disappointed to learn that the above streaming option works only within America. When international viewers (people having non-US IP addresses) click on the above link and try to watch the episodes, they are presented with the following error message:

“The-video-you-are-attempting-to-watch-is-only-available-to-viewers-within-the-US,-US-territories,-and-military-bases.”

While such geographical restrictions may seem unfair to audiences, there are some very good reasons why Fox has implemented these measures. Since the company has partnered with many TV channels (City TV for Canada, E4 for UK, RTÉ Two for Ireland, SBS for Australia and so on) to distribute the show abroad, it is not permitted to telecast the series in those regions. To prevent people from streaming the show online, Fox has implemented a blanket ban on viewers with non-US IP addresses. This also affects US expats and frequent fliers who are unable to stream their favorite shows because their current (non-US) IP addresses are not able to get around the restrictions imposed by content providers.

How To Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine Regardless Of Your Region?

If you liked the first two seasons of the series and would like to stream current season’s episodes from outside United States then you need to make Fox think that you are accessing the show from US mainland. This can be done either by changing IP via a VPN service or switching to Fox approved DNS settings through a SmartDNS service. Here are the necessary steps that can help you to unblock Fox shows from any corner of the planet:

Step 1) To unlock the show, you need access to a VPN or SmartDNS service. There are several reputed VPN and SmartDNS vendors online so you just need to subscribe to one of their plans. Here are some excellent service providers to start with:

Step 2) Check whether there is a pre-configured VPN client available. While installing the client is the easiest way to set up the service, not all companies offer their own VPN software. If a client is not available, simply choose the manual configuration option and set up the service manually by modifying the settings of your network.

Step 3) The final step is to save all the changes (as well as reboot the machine if necessary). If you use Fox app to stream TV shows, it is also important to close and restart it so that it can use the latest network and IP settings.

Step 4) Once the setup is finished, you can test the service. In order to initiate a connection with the VPN server, you just need to click on the VPN’s icon or navigate to the Network Connections area and double-click/tap on the connection name which you created/modified in the above steps.

Step 5) If the connection is successful, you will see a “Connection Successful” message. Before accessing the website of your favorite On-Demand streaming service provider, take a minute to check whether you really have a US IP address now. Since most VPN companies have servers throughout the world, it is very much possible that you might get assigned a non-US IP address. If such a thing happens, simply choose a US based server from the list of available servers.

Step 6) Navigate to the homepage of Brooklyn Nine-Nine through a browser or the Fox app. Since all geographical blocks between you and Fox servers have been removed, you should be able to watch the series from any location.


December 24, 2015
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