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How to Watch “Unforgettable” Online Outside of the USA

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Monday, October 28th, 2013


Unforgettable is a crime drama and police procedural series that made its debut in September’ 2011. The series is based on the short story “The Rememberer” by J. Robert Lennon and was developed by Ed Redlich and John Bellucci for the CBS network. Due to mixed reviews earned by the series, CBS decided to cancel the show in 2012 but the channel reversed its decision in 2013. The second season of Unforgettable made its debut in July’ 2013 and the series has also been renewed for a third season which will premiere in 2014.

Unforgettable Plot And Storyline

Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) is a former police detective from Syracuse, New York, who suffers from hyperthymesia, an extremely rare medical condition that allows her to visually remember eveything. When her partner (and former boyfriend), Lt. Al Burns, asks for her help in solving a case, Carrie joins NYPD’s Queens homicide unit. While working on the crime cases, Carrie also tries to solve the mystery of the day when her sister was killed.

Unforgettable Availability

During its first season, Unforgettable was telecast on Tuesday nights at 10 P.M. For its second season, CBS decided to move the show to Sunday 9 P.M. slot. The series is also available online through the CBS portal (cbs.com/shows/unforgettable) but the online availability of the show is restricted just to US residents. Even the US expats and tourists are not able to watch the series from abroad and only see the message – “The video you have requested is not available for your geographic region” whenever they try to access the show from an overseas location.

How CBS Blocks Access To Unforgettable Online

CBS has partnered with several international content providers to distribute Unforgettable outside US (CTV in Canada, Nine Network in Australia, TF1 in France, TV3 in Denmark, RTL4 in Netherlands, TV3 in Sweden etc.). Due to the content sharing agreements signed between the channel and its partners, CBS does not own the broadcasting rights for the show outside United States. To honor the agreements, CBS scans the IP address of its visitors and only allows viewers with a US IP to watch the series episodes online. International visitors can browse through the CBS website but they cannot watch the latest episodes of Unforgettable (and other location restricted shows).

In order to access Unforgettable episodes from a different country, you need to switch to a US IP address by using an IP changing service like a proxy or a VPN. This would allow you to fake your location and access location restricted videos on the CBS website that are available only to US residents. Although proxies are considered easier to use, VPNs deliver unmatched privacy and speeds that would help you to unlock GEO-IP restricted content without ever revealing your true IP address.

How To Watch Unforgettable From Outside Of USA With A VPN

Step 1: Join a VPN service that offers IP addresses from United States. To unlock Unforgettable from abroad, we recommend subscribing to ExpressVPN, Kepard, IPVanish, HIDEIPVPN or VyprVPN since these companies deliver an excellent VPN service and IP addresses from several US cities.

Step 2: Check whether your VPN provider offers a custom client for your device and operating system. A lot of VPN companies offer proprietary VPN client for Windows but other systems would need manual configuration. Before installing or configuring the service, familiarize yourself with the setup process so that you don’t face any problems later on.

Step 3: Save the VPN connection details and restart the system if it is recommended by your VPN provider. In addition, you must close and restart the CBS app on your mobile device so that it can use the VPN connection to connect to the CBS site.

Step 4: Start the service by clicking on VPN Connection’s desktop icon or tapping on the Connect button on your mobile device. Since the connection time depends on internet speed and distance of the server, you may need to wait for few minutes before the connection is established.

Step 5: After the connection is successful, verify that you have a US IP address by visiting an IP checking service. In case you setup the service manually, you would automatically be connected to the server that you specified during the setup process. However, in case of a proprietary VPN solution, you would be connected to the default VPN server of the service. Due to the global nature of the VPN business, it is highly possible that the default server of your VPN provider may not from US so you must switch to a US server manually. To do this, browse through the list of available US VPN servers provided by your VPN vendor and choose a US server located near to your location in order to get the best streaming speeds.

Step 6: Visit the CBS website again or start the CBS app on your mobile device. Next, click on the episode names of the Unforgettable series in order to unlock them. You should now be able to enjoy the latest episodes of Unforgettable series from any location in the world.


October 28, 2013
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