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How to Watch ‘The Carrie Diaries’ Online Outside of the US

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Friday, November 29th, 2013


The Carrie Diaries is a teen comedy and period drama TV series which debuted on The CW channel in January’ 2012. The show was developed by Amy B. Harris who adapted it from the novel of the same name (penned by Candace Bushnell). The Carrie Diaries has received a mixed to positive response from the viewers and the critics (IMDb rating – 6.1 and Metacritic score – 57). The second season of the series premiered in October’ 2013.

The Carrie Diaries Storyline And Plot

The Carrie Diaries acts as a prequel to the hit HBO series “Sex And The City”. The series stars AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw, a high school student living in Connecticut who is recovering from the loss of her mother. Carrie wants to become a famous writer but when she gets an internship offer from a Manhattan based law firm, she seizes the opportunity as a stepping stone to better things in life. While juggling her high school and internship responsibilities, Carrie discovers the meaning of friendship, love and family.

The Carrie Diaries Broadcast Schedule And Availability

The first season of The Carrie Diaries was broadcast on Monday nights at 8 P.M. on The CW channel. However, for its second season, the channel decided to move the series to Friday night 8 P.M. slot. For those who are unable to watch the show on TV, the latest episodes of the series are even available online at cwtv.com/shows/the-carrie-diaries. But the bad news is that the online episodes are available just to those viewers who access the CWTV website from a US territory. If you try to watch the show online from outside US, you will just see a blank screen. These restrictions prove incredibly frustrating for US citizens who are located abroad, such as US expats and tourists, since they miss the latest episodes of their favorite shows.

Why CWTV Blocks The Carrie Diaries Online

Content providers such as CWTV often tie up with international content providers to distribute their shows outside America. For instance, CWTV has tied up with City TV in Canada, Fox8 in Australia, Boomerang Channel in Latin America and Zee Cafe channel in India to distribute The Carrie Diaries in those territories. Due to the content sharing agreements agreed upon by CWTV and its partners, the channel is barred from broadcasting the show outside US. Also, in order to implement the content sharing deals online, CWTV must check the IP addresses of all the visitors who visit its portal and only allow those with a US IP to watch the show online.

If you are looking for a way to unlock The Carrie Diaries from an overseas location, you are in luck. You just need to get a US IP address through one of the IP changing services and you would be able to unlock the show from just about anywhere. While both proxy and VPN providers deliver IP changing solutions, only VPNs can deliver the speed and privacy needed for unlock streaming TV shows and movies online.

How To Unlock The Carrie Diaries With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a top grade VPN service that provides US IP addresses. To unblock The Carrie Diaries, we recommend signing up with ExpressVPN, StrongVPN, PureVPN, VyprVPN or BolehVPN since these companies offer high streaming speeds and unbreachable privacy through their service.

Step 2: Download and then install the client supplied by the VPN company or configure the service manually by following the setup instructions. Since the proprietary VPN clients are usually not available for mobile operating systems (iOS and Android), you need to setup the service manually on your Smartphone or tablet.

Step 3: After the setup is complete, save the connection details and restart the system. And while the rebooting is not necessary for mobile devices, you must stop and restart the official CWTV app so that it can use the VPN connection settings to connect to its official website.

Step 4: Tap the Connect option located on your mobile device or click on VPN connection name to start using the service. And while your VPN provider may offer a blazing fast service, the actual connection time would depend on your real location as well as the internet speed available to you through your ISP.

Step 5: If your VPN vendor has its default VPN server outside US, you must switch to a US server manually before visiting the CWTV website. This issue doesn’t arise for the connections that were configured manually since the service would connect to the US server that was specified during the setup process. However, if you configured the service through a VPN client, you would get connected to the default server of your VPN provider which may not be located inside United States. In such a scenario, you need to locate the nearest US VPN server available with your VPN vendor and use it as your preferred VPN server.

Step 6: The final step is to visit the CWTV portal and unlock The Carrie Diaries’ full episodes by clicking on the titles of the episodes. If you still cannot access the episodes through your mobile device, make sure to restart the CWTV app after getting a US IP address. Through your VPN connection, you now have the power to unlock the The Carrie Diaries from any country in the world.


November 29, 2013
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