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How to Watch ‘Hart of Dixie’ Online from Outside of the US

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Friday, November 29th, 2013


Hart of Dixie is a comedy and medical drama TV series that premiered in September’ 2011. The series was developed by Leila Gerstein for The CW TV Network and is produced by Fake Empire Productions in associated with CBS TV Studios and WB Television. Although Hart of Dixie received mixed reviews from the critics, the show has garnered a much more positive response from the audience (IMDB rating of 7.3). CWTV renewed the show for a third season in summer 2013 and the series made its season debut in October’ 2013.

Hart of Dixie Plot And Storyline

In Hart of Dixie, Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) stars a fast talking New Yorker who has recently become a doctor. Zoe wants to become a heart surgeon just like her father but when her dreams don’t materialize, she is forced to look for alternatives. She reluctantly agrees to work with a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, as a general practitioner in the small town of Bluebell, Alabama. However, when she reaches there, she discovers that Dr. Harley is no more and left half of his medical practice to Zoe as a part of his will.

Hart of Dixie Broadcast Schedule And Availability

Hart of Dixie was broadcast on Monday nights during its first season but the show was moved to the Tuesday night slot for the second season. For the 2013-2014 season, the show was moved back to Monday nights 8 P.M. slot on The CW channel. The series episodes can also be enjoyed online through its official page on the CWTV portal (cwtv.com/shows/hart-of-dixie). But due to licensing issues, the online episodes are only available to US residents. Even if someone tries to access the latest episodes of the show from outside USA, he/she will just see a totally blank screen. The expats, tourists and students are hit the hardest by such restrictions since they cannot access the show once they are abroad.

How The CW Blocks Hart of Dixie Online

The CW has tied with more than a dozen international content providers to distribute Hart of Dixie abroad (Fox8 in Australia, CHCH in Canada, Kanal 4 in Denmark, Sixx channel in Germany, TV2 in New Zealand, Really channel in UK and Kanal5 in Sweden). Once CWTV signs content sharing deals with its partner channels, it is forbidden from broadcasting the show outside the American territories. What’s more, the restrictions are even applicable for the online distribution of the series and CWTV is forced to check the IP address of its visitors to block the show online. When a visitor with a US IP tries to watch the show online, he/she is allowed to do so but international visitors are simply redirected to a blank page.

If you wish to watch the latest episodes of Hart of Dixie online from outside US, you must use an IP changing solution to switch to a US IP and mask your real location from CWTV. The IP changing services like proxies and VPNs can help you to change your IP address within few clicks at really affordable rates. And although proxies are cheaper, only VPNs are capable of delivering the ultra fast speeds and top notch privacy needed for unlocking streaming TV shows from overseas.

How To Unblock Hart of Dixie From Abroad With A VPN

Step 1: Before you can unlock Hart of Dixie from abroad, you need to subscribe to a US VPN plan. While there are hundreds of VPN providers out there, we recommend subscribing to HideMyAss, HIDEIPVPN, Private Internet Access, VyprVPN or IPVanish since these vendors are already established in the market and are able to deliver fast and reliable US VPN service.

Step 2: Configure the service on your computer, Smartphone, tablet or router by following the detailed setup instructions made available by your VPN company. Some vendors even offer VPN clients for Windows and Mac but other systems require manual configuration.

Step 3: Save the new connection parameters and reboot the system once you are done. For mobile devices, it is also necessary to stop and restart the CWTV app so that it can connect to the net with a US IP address and bypass the location based restrictions.

Step 4: Start the VPN service when the setup is complete. This can be done by clicking on the VPN connection name in the start menu or by tapping the Connect button on your mobile screen. Even if you have subscribed to a blazing fast VPN service, the actual connection time depends on the distance of the server from your current address as well as the speed made available to you by your ISP.

Step 5: Once the connection is made, check the location of your IP address. This step isn’t necessary for the connections that were configured manually but for custom VPN installations, there is a real chance that you could get connected to a non-US VPN server when you connect to the service. In such an event, you must change your VPN server manually and use the nearest available US VPN server as your server of choice.

Step 6: Browse to the CWTV website again and unlock the latest episodes of Hart of Dixie by clicking on the episode titles. For accessing the videos through a mobile device, remember to close and restart the CWTV app after making the switch to a US IP address. If you face connectivity problems, do not hesitate to contact the support staff of your VPN company. You now have the power to watch the full episodes of Hart of Dixie from anywhere in the world.


November 29, 2013
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