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How to Watch Grimm Online and Unblock it from Overseas

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013


Grimm is a horror, procedural fantasy and supernatural drama series that made its debut in October, 2011. The series was developed by Stephen Carpenter, David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf for the NBC Network. Grimm has received a fantastic response from audiences as well as critics (IMDB rating of 7.5 and Metacritic score of 73 for season 2). The series has been renewed for the third season which is set to broadcast from October, 2013.

Grimm Storyline And Plot

Grimm tells the story of a homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli), who after experiencing strange visions, discovers that he is a descendent of guardians called “Grimms”. As a Grimm, Nick has to maintain a balance between humans and mythological creatures known as Wesen. To achieve this goal, Nick has to fight evil creatures and take help from his friend Monroe, who also happens to be a reformed creature.

Grimm availability

Grimm is usually telecast on Friday nights on the NBC Network. The latest as well as past episodes are also available for online viewing through the official NBC site. But since the NBC portal is not available outside United States, fans of the series cannot watch the series episodes from a different location. When expats and travelers try to watch Grimm episodes online from outside US, they just see the message – “We’re sorry, but the clip you selected isn’t available from your location. Please select another clip”.

How NBC Blocks Grimm And How To Bypass Location Based Restrictions

NBC blocks access to Grimm episodes since it does not have rights to broadcast the series outside United States. The international broadcasting rights for the show are held by other TV channels and content providers (CTV in Canada, FOX8 in Australia, Watch in UK). To enforce these agreements, NBC checks the IP address of its visitors and permits only viewers having a valid US IP address to watch the episodes. People with a non-US IP address can access the Grimm page on the NBC portal but they cannot watch the videos and full episodes.

In order to unlock Grimm from a different location, you would need to change your IP to a US based IP address so that NBC thinks that you are accessing the show from within United States. There are plenty of IP changing options like proxies and VPNs available online. However, using a VPN is a much better option for unlocking streaming services since VPNs offer better speeds and privacy.

How To Unlock Grimm From Outside US With A VPN

Step 1: The first step is to choose a VPN service that provides US based IP addresses. To unlock Grimm, we highly recommend providers like proXPNHideMyAssIPVanish, and StrongVPN. These companies offer top notch streaming and browsing speeds at a very affordable price.

Step 2: Create a new VPN connection on your computer or mobile device (Smartphone and tablet) and input the correct connection parameters. In case of computers, you can also install a VPN client if your VPN company offers its own software. Do not forget to refer to installation instructions for your device and operating system in order to set up the service correctly.

Step 3: The final part of setup involves saving the changes and restarting the system if necessary. You must also remember to close and restart the NBC app in order to unlock Grimm episodes on your mobile device.

Step 4: Connect to the new service by clicking on its desktop icon or tapping on Connect option on mobile screen.

Step 5: After the connection is established, check your new IP address. In case the default VPN server is outside United States, you would need to search for and select a US based server so that you can unlock all the features of NBC website. Almost all VPN vendors have servers in more than one country so you must change your VPN server manually in order to unlock local content from different countries.

Step 6: Connect to the NBC website once again and click on Grimm episode names in order to unlock them. To watch the episodes through a mobile device, remember to close and restart the NBC app after you have changed IP address. Congratulations, you are now in a position to watch Grimm episodes from any region in the world.


October 3, 2013
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