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Six Simple Steps to Watch “Covert Affairs” Online from Outside of the USA

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013


Covert Affairs is an action and drama TV series which premiered in July’ 2010. The series was created by Matt Corman and Chris Ord for the USA Network channel. Covert Affairs has received a positive response from the viewers (IMDB rating of 6.6) and the show’s lead actress, Piper Perabo, was even nominated for the Best Actress Golden Globe award in the year 2011. The show’s fourth season went on air in July’ 2013 and the series has already been renewed for a fifth season.

Covert Affairs Storyline And Plot

The story of Covert Affairs revolves around Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), a young CIA trainee who is suddenly promoted to work as a field agent at the Domestic Protection Division (DPD). In her new role, Annie must help the agency to capture her ex-boyfriend Ben Mercer (Eion Bailey). August “Auggie” Anderson (Christopher Gorham), a special ops member who lost his vision during an Iraq mission, guides Annie in the new role and helps her to deal with her new found responsibilities. Annie also takes different covers, including that of a well-connected Importer/Exporter and working for the Acquisitions Department of the Smithsonian Museum, to carry out her work in secrecy.

Covert Affairs Broadcast Schedule And Availability

Covert Affairs is telecast on Tuesday or Thursday nights on the USA Network channel. The show’s episodes are also available online at usanetwork.com/covertaffairs but the availability of these episodes is restricted just within US territories. Even if international visitors, including US tourists and expats, try to watch the show online, they just see the message – “This content is not available in your location” as well as hear the announcement – “This content is currently unavailable”.

How Does USA Network Block Access To Covert Affairs?

USA Network has partnered with many international content providers to distribute Covert Affairs outside America. The partnership agreements clearly state that USA Network does not have the rights to broadcast the show outside US mainland. In order to enforce these rules online, USA Network needs to check the IP address of people who try to access Covert Affairs online and only allow visitors with a US IP to access the show’s episodes. International visitors are not able to watch the series online since their IP address fails the location check.

In order to unblock Covert Affairs from abroad, you must change your default IP address to a US IP by using an IP changing service. There are plenty of IP changing solutions such as proxies and VPNs available online which provide US IP addresses at extremely affordable rates. However, VPNs deliver a higher level of privacy and much better speeds so they are more suited for unlocking streaming shows online.

How To Unlock Covert Affairs From Anywhere With A VPN

Step 1: Choose a fast and unlimited US IP plan from a renowned VPN provider. For unblocking Covert Affairs episodes, we suggest that you subscribe to an unlimited VPN plan from HideMyAss, Kepard, IPVanish, PureVPN or ExpressVPN since these vendors offer great speeds and a highly dependable US VPN service.

Step 2: After you receive the welcome email from the provider, configure the service on your computer or mobile device. You can also check whether your VPN company offers a custom software for your device and operating system and install the client if it is available. A lot of VPN providers offer a custom VPN tool for Mac and Windows but mobile devices like iPads, iPhones and Android based Smartphones and tablets often require manual configuration.

Step 3: Save the new connection details and reboot the system if necessary. For mobile devices, it is also essential to close and restart the USA Network app so that it can use the latest connection parameters.

Step 4: Test the connection by clicking on the Connect option on your mobile screen or the desktop icon of the service. While most connections are instantaneous, the actual connection time would also depend on your current location and internet speed.

Step 5: As soon as the connection is established, verify that your new IP address is from United States. This step is optional for manually configured VPNs but for custom installations, there is a real possibility that the IP address allocated to you is not from United States. In such a case, just go to the server list section of your vendor’s website and switch to a US server manually. In the event that your VPN provider has multiple servers within US, remember to pick a server that is geographically close to your current location.

Step 6: Visit the Covert Affairs page on USA Network’s site again and click on the show’s episode names in order to unlock them. Congratulations, you have successfully unlocked the full episodes of Covert Affairs from all the countries in the world.


November 9, 2013
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