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Watch The Grinder From Any Location

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Friday, May 20th, 2016


The Grinder is a legal comedy TV series currently airing on the Fox channel. The show debuted to extremely positive reviews in September’ 2015 following which Fox ordered a full season of 22 episodes for the series. In this informative article, you will learn how to unblock The Grinder from all parts of the world by using a VPN/SmartDNS service.

What To Expect From The Grinder?

The Grinder focuses on TV actor Dean Sanderson (played by Rob Lowe) who has returned to his home town after playing a lawyer in the hit TV series “The Grinder” for several years. Although Dean is not a lawyer in real life, he believes he can practice law due to the experience gained over the sets of the TV series. When Dean joins his family’s legal firm, chaos and hilarity ensues plus he also runs into opposition from his younger brother who happens to be a real lawyer.

How To Watch The Grinder Online?

If you are interested in watching The Grinder online, you can do so with the help of the following link.

Although Fox’s website is accessible from all over the world, you won’t be able to stream the episodes of The Grinder from a non-US location. If you click on the above link from an overseas location, you would get redirected to an error page which shows the following message:

“The-video-you-are-attempting-to-watch-is-only-available-to-viewers-within-the-US,-US-territories,-and-military-bases.”

These geographical restrictions exist simply because content providers like Fox are trying to honor the licensing agreements which they have signed with overseas content providers. Most US based content providers tie up with overseas channels in order to distribute their shows abroad and Fox is no different. In return, US based providers agree to give up their overseas distribution rights and prevent international viewers from accessing their shows online. Unfortunately, these restrictions are even applicable for expats and tourists who are barred from accessing their favorite shows and streaming services just because of their location.

How Fox Blocks International Viewers And How To Access The Grinder Despite Such Restrictions?

Most content providers (including Fox) rely on IP addresses to determine the location of their viewers. While people having US IPs are allowed to stream the content, others are simply redirected to the “Content Unavailable” page. Since your IP address plays a crucial role in revealing your location to providers like Fox, you can bypass all kinds of location based restrictions just by switching to a US IP address (which can be done with the help of a VPN or SmartDNS service). If you wish to unblock the episodes of The Grinder from outside US, simply follow the steps given below:

Step 1) Subscribe to a VPN/SmartDNS service which offers a way to unblock Fox shows. Here are some really good services which can help you out:

Step 2) Install the software supplied by your service provider on your preferred device. Some providers do not offer their own software clients but they do provide step-by-step instructions for configuring the service on all types of devices.

Step 3) Save the changes and restart the machine if you are asked to do so. For mobile devices, remember to close and restart the Fox app so that it can start using the latest network settings.

Step 4) Run the service by clicking/tapping on its icon. If you have set up the service manually then you would need browse to the Networking section once again and start the service from over there.

Step 5) Upon successful connection, you will notice that your IP address has changed. While changing of IP address is essential to stream content, you also need to ensure that your new IP happens to be from United States. Most VPN companies have servers across the world so it is definitely possible that your VPN provider may have deployed its default server outside US. If this happens to be the case, just browse through the list of available servers and switch to a US VPN server manually.

Step 6) Browse to the homepage of The Grinder once again and try to stream an episode. Since you have already switched to a US IP address, Fox will allow you to stream the series from your current location.


May 20, 2016
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