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How to Watch Mad Men Online Outside of the US

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


Mad Men is a period drama TV series that made its debut in July, 2007. The series was created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate Television for the AMC cable network. Mad Men has received excellent critical response and most critics have praised the show’s concept, acting, style, historical accuracy and costume design. The show has won 4 Golden Globe and 15 Emmy awards and has been renewed for a seventh (and the final) season.

Mad Men Plot And Storyline

Mad Men is set in New York of the sixties and takes place at Sterling Cooper advertising agency and Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The protagonist of the story, Donald Draper (played by Jon Hamm), is a founding member at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and creative director at Sterling Cooper. The story focuses on the personal lives of its characters, social habits of the 1960s and how the business is carried out at the agencies.

Mad Men Availability

Mad Men airs on Sunday nights at 10 PM on the AMC cable network. The series is also available for online viewing through AMC’s official website (amctv.com). The official page of Mad Men also features exclusive videos, recaps, games and extras that are not available anywhere else. However, the videos and latest episodes of Mad Men are accessible only inside United States of America. If expats, travelers and students studying abroad try to access Mad Men series from outside US, they will only see the message – “The video you are trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current country or location”.

Why AMC Blocks Access To Mad Men And How To Bypass All Restrictions

AMC blocks access to Mad Men outside USA primarily due to licensing issues. The cable network has signed content sharing agreements with other networks due to which it cannot broadcast the show outside specific locations. To enforce these agreements, the network checks the IP address of each and every visitor and only allows people having US IP address to access its shows. The people having non-US IP address are redirected to the “Content Unavailable” error page.

To unblock Mad Men from a different location, it is essential to get an IP address from US before accessing the AMC website. It is extremely easy to change the IP address provided by ISP by using an IP changing service like a proxy or Virtual Private Network. However, since proxies are considered to be slow and may even leak IP addresses, it is much better to use VPNs to access streaming sites like AMC since they deliver extremely fast speeds and encrypt IP address and other personal details.

How To Unlock Mad Men Outside USA With A VPN

Step 1: Check the VPN offers from some reputed VPN providers and choose a VPN plan from a vendor that provides US based IP address. To unlock Mad Men, we highly recommend signing up with HideMyAssIPVanishCactusVPNStrongVPN, and proXPN  since these companies offer high speed US VPN plans.

Step 2: Download and install the VPN client provided by your provider. If your VPN company does not offer a custom VPN client, then follow the instructions provided to setup the service manually on your computer or mobile device.

Step 3: Save the new network settings on your computer or mobile device. In case you installed the client on your machine, you may even have to reboot your system. For Tablets/Smartphones, you also need to close and restart the official AMC app after saving the changes.

Step 4: Connect to the VPN by clicking on the connection name or by tapping on Connect button.

Step 5: After the connection is established, check your new IP address. If your IP address is not from USA, then search for a US based server provided by your vendor and click on it to use it as your VPN server. The providers listed above have servers in several countries so you must change the server manually to unlock AMC videos.

Step 6: Visit the AMC TV site and click on Mad Men episode titles to unlock them. To watch the episode videos through your mobile screen, remember to close and restart AMC TV app after changing IP address. You can now unlock Mad Men episodes from any country in the world.


September 24, 2013
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