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How To Watch Revolution Outside the US

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Monday, August 26th, 2013


If you are based outside of the US, chances are that you cannot watch the latest issues of Revolution, the hit sci-fi drama from NBC. This article will take you step-by-step and show you exactly what you need to do to unlock Revolution shows from any geographical region and firewall environment.

Revolution Plot and Storyline

Revolution is a sci-fi drama TV series that made its debut in September, 2012. The series was developed by Eric Kripke for NBC while J. J. Abrams of Star Trek fame joined as the executive producer. The first season of the series (20 episodes) received good response from the audience as well as critics so NBC renewed the series for a second season in 2013. Revolution won Best Network Television Series award during the 2013 Saturn Awards which has further cemented its place as an enjoyable science fiction drama.

The series is set in a post-apocalyptic world where there is no electricity. The worldwide blackout that happened 15 years ago has turned the world upside down and pushed the world into a dark age. In a small farming community, local militias arrive and kill a man who might be responsible in some way for the blackout thus shattering the life of his daughter. The story focuses on a small group of revolutionaries who dare to confront the authoritarian regime that calls the shots.

Revolution Access Across the Globe

Revolution is telecast exclusively on NBC Network. The series (past and current episodes) is also available for online viewing through the NBC official site. However, since the online version of NBC is not yet accessible outside United States, fans of Revolution cannot watch full episodes of the series from a different country. When people try to watch Revolution n NBC from outside US, they come across the message – “We’resorry, buttheclip youselected isn’tavailablefrom yourlocation. Pleaseselect anotherclip”. These GEO-IP restrictions are especially traumatic for expats and travelers who are cut-off from their favorite shows just because they happen to be in a different country.

How NBC Blocks Access To Revolution And How To Bypass Such Restrictions

NBC cannot allow people to watch Revolution from anywhere because it has signed content sharing agreements with other content providers. To enforce these agreements for its online portal, NBC checks the location of its visitors before they can watch videos and full episodes of shows. The location check is primarily done through the visitor’s IP address and allows NBC to block people from accessing specific shows and videos.

If you want to watch Revolution online from a different country then you need to change your IP address first. There are several proxy changing services like proxies and VPNs available that allow people to change their IP address and get a IP address from the country of their choice. VPNs offer a far better choice as far as IP changing services are concerned simply because they offer blazing fast speeds and top grade privacy that is required for watching streaming shows online.

How To Watch Revolution Online From A Different Country With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a VPN service provider that offers a USA IP address. To unlock Revolution, you can choose unlimited speed plus bandwidth subscription plans from HideMyAss, IPVanish, CactusVPN, SwitchVPN, VPN4ALL, and Kepard. Each of these VPN service providers is well-known for US VPN plans and consequently is capable of offering optimum speeds and anonymity needed to watch NBC shows online.

Step 2: Next you need to configure the network parameters or alternatively install VPN software as per the information provided by your VPN provider. When it comes to mobile devices like tablets/Smartphones, there is generally no software installation necessary but you do need to set up the VPN by adding a totally new VPN connection. Nearly all VPN vendors provide setup guides on their sites so do remember to follow the most appropriate configuration method applicable for your computer/mobile device and operating system.

Step 3: Once the installation or change of network settings is done, save and apply changes. You might also need to reboot your machine for the network setting modifications to take effect. When it comes to smartphones and tablets, you only need to save and then apply the new changes and close and restart the NBC application to make use of the latest network configuration.

Step 4: Run the VPN program by clicking on the VPN icon or just tap on Connect option to get connected to the VPN server.

Step 5: Select US based server in case the default server is from a different country. The vast majority of VPN vendors have servers in several countries so you would need to pick a VPN server from US manually to unblock all NBC shows and videos. In the event that the VPN service provider has more than one VPN server in US, choose a server that is nearest to your actual location so that you can get faster online streaming speeds.

Step 6: Visit the NBC web-site once again and check whether or not you are able to watch full episodes of Revolution. To watch the episodes through tablets or Smartphones, simply close the NBC native app and start it again. You can now watch Revolution full episodes online from pretty much any location in the world.


August 26, 2013
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