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How to Watch ‘Last Man Standing’ Online Using a VPN

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


Last Man Standing is a situational comedy TV series which debuted on the ABC channel in October’ 2011. The series was created by Jack Burditt and stars Tim Allen and Nancy Travis in the lead roles. Last Man Standing has garnered positive response from the audience (IMDB rating – 6.3) and the series even won the “Top Television Series” award during the 2011 edition of ASCAP awards. ABC renewed the series for a third season in summer 2013 and the show made its season debut in September’ 2013.

Last Man Standing Storyline And Plot

Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) is a marketing director for a famous sporting goods shop in Denver. While Mike is having a pretty successful career at the store, his home life is increasingly being dominated by women – namely his wife and three daughters. When his wife Vanessa (Nancy Travis) starts working after a gap of several years, Mike’s share of home responsibilities increase drastically. Now, Mike must not only deal with demands at home but also prove his mettle in a no man’s land.

Last Man Standing Broadcast Schedule And Availability

During its first season, Last Man Standing was telecast on Tuesday nights at 8 P.M. However, for its second season, ABC decided to move the show to Friday night 8 P.M. slot. The series is even available online through the official ABC portal (abc.go.com/shows/last-man-standing) but the online episodes are not available outside US because of content licensing issues. Even if international visitors or US expats/tourists try to watch the full episodes of the series online, they just see the message – “You appear to be outside the United States or its territories. Due to international rights agreements, we only offer this video to viewers located within the United States and its territories”.

Why ABC Blocks Access To Last Man Standing Online?

ABC has partnered with several international channels to distribute Last Man Standing outside US and in turn transferred the broadcasting rights for the show to its partner channels. Due to the content sharing deals signed between ABC and its partners, the channel is forbidden from broadcasting the show outside US territories. In order to strictly adhere to the content sharing deals, ABC checks the location of each and every visitor who visits its portal and only permits US residents (visitors with US IP addresses) to access the show online.

To unlock Last Man Standing from a different country, you need to switch your IP address to a US IP through an IP changing service such as a proxy or VPN. With the help of your US IP address, you can easily unlock content which is meant only for American people. While choosing an IP changing solution, remember that VPNs offer much better speeds and privacy than the proxies so they are more suitable for unlocking streaming movies and TV shows online.

How To Unlock Last Man Standing From Overseas With A VPN?

Step 1: Evaluate the US VPN plans offered by renowned VPN vendors and subscribe to a service that offers unlimited speed and bandwidth. If you are not aware of a reliable VPN provider, we suggest subscribing to SwitchVPN, Invisible Browsing, StrongVPN or IPVanish. We have recommended these companies because they provide IP addresses from multiple US cities and deliver high speed and bandwidth with every VPN plan

Step 2: Create a new network (VPN) connection on your computer or mobile device and input the connection parameters supplied by your VPN vendor. In case you wish to configure the connection on your Mac or Windows based computer, it may even be possible to setup the service by installing the proprietary VPN solution provided by your vendor.

Step 3: Save and close the VPN connection screen. If you have installed the service through a custom client, you may also need to restart your computer to complete the setup process. In addition, you must close and restart the ABC Player app on your mobile device(s) so that it can make use of the VPN connection to connect to the ABC website.

Step 4: Invoke the service by tapping the Connect option on your mobile device or by double clicking the VPN service icon on the desktop. Even if your VPN company offers ultra-fast speeds, the actual connection time would depend on your internet speed and the distance between your current location and the city where the VPN server is located.

Step 5: Once the connection is successful, test whether your new IP address is from United States. This can be done by visiting an IP checking website or by using the information available within the VPN client. If your new IP address is not from US, browse through the list of available VPN servers and use a US server located near your present city as your VPN server.

Step 6: Visit the Last Man Standing page on the ABC portal again and click on the episode titles to unlock full episodes. Remember to close and restart the ABC Player app after switching your IP to unlock the episodes on your Smartphone or tablet. Congratulations, you have successfully unlocked the full episodes of Last Man Standing from all the countries in the world.


November 19, 2013
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