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How to Watch ‘Suburgatory’ Online Outside of the USA

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Friday, November 22nd, 2013


Suburgatory is a satire and sitcom TV series which debuted in September’ 2011. The series was created by Emily Kapnek for the ABC Network and is produced by Piece of Pie Productions along with Warner Bros. Television. Suburgatory has garnered an excellent response from the audience as well as the critics (IMDB rating of 7.1 and Metacritic score of 70) and the series was even nominated for Teen Choice, People’s Choice and Critics’ Choice awards for its first two seasons. Due to the popularity of the show, ABC renewed the series for its third season in 2013 which is set to premiere mid-season.

Suburgatory Storyline And Plot

George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) is a New York based architect and a single father who only wants the best things to happen to his teenage daughter, Tessa Altman (Jane Levy). When George finds a box of condoms in Tessa’s room, he decides to move away from the New York City to an apartment in the suburbs. Although Tessa is not happy with the move, the relocation also gives her a chance to get close to her father.

Suburgatory Broadcast Schedule And Availability

Suburgatory is telecast on Wednesday nights at 8:30 P.M. on the ABC channel. The show’s episodes can also be viewed online through the official page of Suburgatory on the ABC portal (abc.go.com/shows/suburgatory). However, the online episodes of the series are not yet available outside USA due to licensing issues. When international viewers or even US expats and frequent fliers try to watch the series online, they only see the error 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”.

How ABC Blocks Suburgatory Online And How To Bypass All Location Based Restrictions?

ABC has partnered with many channels to distribute Suburgatory outside United States (City Channel in Canada, Warner Channel in Latin America, Cosmopolitan TV in Spain, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany and E4 in UK). As per the content sharing agreements signed by ABC and its partners, the channel does not have the rights to broadcast the show outside US. To enforce the agreements online, ABC relies on the IP address of its visitors and only permits visitors with a US IP address to access the show online.

If you wish to unblock Suburgatory from a different country, you must change your default IP address and switch to a US IP through a proxy or a VPN. While both VPNs and proxies can help you to get a US IP address, VPNs hold the speed and privacy advantage so they are preferred by those who love to watch movies and TV shows online.

How To Unlock Suburgatory From Outside of USA With A VPN?

Step 1: Choose a reliable US VPN service and subscribe to its unlimited speed and bandwidth plan. In order to unlock Suburgatory from abroad, we suggest signing up with PureVPN, ExpressVPN, VPN4ALL or HideMyAss since these vendors offer fast speeds and unrestricted bandwidth through their network.

Step 2: Setup the service on a computer, mobile device or router by following the instructions made available by your VPN service provider. For certain operating systems like Windows and Mac, it may even be possible to configure the service by installing a custom VPN client on your machine.

Step 3: Save the new connection settings and reboot the system in case you installed a software on your system. For mobile devices, it is also advisable to close and restart the ABC Player app so that it can use the VPN connection parameters to connect to the ABC portal.

Step 4: Test the service by clicking on the VPN connection name in the start menu or by tapping the Connect button on your mobile screen. Although most reputed VPN providers offer blazing fast connection speeds, the actual connection time depends on your existing internet speed plus the distance of the VPN server from your location.

Step 5: Once the connection has been established, you need to verify that your new IP address is indeed from United States. This problem doesn’t arise for manually setup VPN connections since you would get connected to the server that you specified during the setup process. However, for the custom VPN installations, the service would connect to its default server first which may not be from US. If you do get a non-US IP address upon connecting to the service, you must manually switch to a US VPN server that is a part of your vendor’s server network.

Step 6: Browse to the Suburgatory page on the ABC portal and click on the available episode names in order to unlock them. If you wish to unblock the videos on your mobile device, remember to close and restart the ABC Player app after connecting to the VPN service. You now have the power to watch full episodes of Suburgatory series from any country in the world.


November 22, 2013
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