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How to Watch Fargo Online

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016


Fargo is a crime drama, anthology and black comedy series which airs on FX. The show made its debut in April’ 2014 and it is inspired by Academy award winning movie of the same name. The first season of Fargo garnered universal acclaim for its story and casting and the series even won Emmy and Golden Globe awards in multiple categories. Following the success of season 1, FX renewed the show for a second season which premiered in October 2015. In this article, we’ll go over how you can watch the show from anywhere online.

What To Expect From Season 2 of Fargo?

Unlike most other TV shows, every season of Fargo features a different storyline, characters and cast. Season 2 is set in 1979 South Dakota and Minnesota and it centers on law enforcement officer Lou Solverson (played by Patrick Wilson) who is investigating a case involving a big crime syndicate as well as a local gang of criminals. Additionally, the recently returned Vietnam vet is asked to protect presidential candidate Ronald Reagan while he is campaigning in Fargo.

How To Watch Fargo Online?

Like other FX shows, Fargo is available for online streaming via the FX app or the following link.

However, it must be kept in mind that the above streaming option is available only to the residents of United States. Should you try to watch the series episodes from an international location, you would be redirected to a page showing the following error message:

“Thank-you-for-your-interest-in-FX-Networks. The-content-you-are-trying-to-access-is-not-available-in-your-region.”

These kind of geographical restrictions exist because FX has partnered with a number of international satellite channels and content providers (SBS One in Australia, SoHo in New Zealand, M-Net in South Afric, Channel 4 in UK etc.) to distribute the series outside US. The content sharing agreements signed between these companies forbid any channel or content provider from broadcasting the series outside a specific country. Of course, these GEO-IP restrictions also prevent expats and frequent travelers from enjoying their favorite shows since their IP addresses won’t satisfy the location related requirements laid down by FX.

Is It Possible To Unblock Season 2 of Fargo From Outside US?

If you enjoyed season 1 of Fargo and would like to stream season 2 from an international location then you must use a SmartDNS or VPN solution. These services can unlock US based streaming services by either changing your DNS settings (SmartDNS) or by assigning you a US based IP address (VPNs). Here is a brief outline of how you can unlock the series with an IP or DNS changing service:

Step 1) To begin with, you must subscribe to a VPN or SmartDNS service. Here are some notable service providers that fit the bill perfectly:

Step 2) Once the subscription process is complete, you are ready to set up the service on a computer, mobile device, gaming console or Smart TV. Follow the installation/configuration instructions supplied your service provider in order to configure the service. If your provider does not offer a customized client then you would need to navigate to the Network Settings area and configure the service from over there.

Step 3) Save the changes and restart your device if recommended by your service provider. Additionally, you must close and restart the FX app so that it can connect to the FX website with new network settings.

Step 4) Navigate to the Network Connections area once again and double click/tap on the newly configured connection. Alternatively, you can start the VPN service by clicking on its desktop icon.

Step 5) As soon as the connection is established, you would be assigned a new IP address. However, before you proceed to stream Fargo (or other FX shows), it is equally important to verify the location of your new IP address. These days it is not unusual for VPN companies to have servers in dozens of countries so it is entirely possible that by default you might get connected to a server which is not within United States. Should this be the case, you just need to choose a US based server from the list of available servers to get a US IP address.

Step 6) Open the FX app and browse to the homepage of the series. Alternatively, you can navigate to the above link through your browser. Since you have already verified your location in the previous step, you should now be able to stream Fargo episodes from any country.


January 12, 2016
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