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Watch How to Get Away with Murder Online

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Saturday, December 26th, 2015


How to Get Away with Murder is a legal drama and mystery TV series which airs on ABC. The show made its debut in September’ 2014 to mostly positive reviews. For her portrayal of Professor Annalise Keating in the show, Viola Davis won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress thus becoming the first African-American actress do so. The series has won several other accolades as well and was renewed for a second season in 2015. In this article, we’ll go over how you can watch the TV show online.

How to Get Away with Murder Plot

Annalise Keating is a defense attorney and law professor who unwilling gets involved in a murder plot along with her interns. The show alternates between present day and the time when the murder was committed. As the circumstances turn their lives upside down, Annalise and her students try to cover up the case as well as implicate the murder victim in another unresolved murder case.

How To Watch How to Get Away with Murder?

ABC broadcasts the show on Thursdays nights at 10 P.M. If you are a cord cutter or would like to watch the series online, here is the link to the homepage of the series:

The not-so-good news is that the series can be streamed only by American viewers (defined as those having an American IP address). When international viewers (including US expats and business travelers based abroad) try to stream the show, they get redirected to a “Content Unavailable” page showing the following 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”.

Why ABC Blocks The Show Outside US And What Can Be Done To Unlock It?

In order to distribute How to Get Away with Murder outside US, ABC has signed content sharing agreements with numerous satellite channels and international content providers. The list of ABC’s broadcasting partners for the show includes CTV for Canada, Universal Channel for UK and Ireland and TV2 for Australia. The licensing agreements clearly spell out the country/region where a particular provider is allowed to telecast the show. This means that ABC (or CTV, Universal Channel or TV2 for that matter) might get into legal trouble if it allows international viewers to stream the show online.

Since there is no direct way to stream the series outside US, you must use technical solutions to achieve this feat. Since ABC relies on IP addresses to determine one’s location, you can use DNS or IP changing solutions to bypass its filters. If you are looking for a fast streaming solution then subscribe to a SmartDNS service which supports ABC streaming. On the other hand, if you want additional features like total online privacy and protection from hackers then it is a good idea to subscribe to a VPN service that is capable of supplying US IPs. Here are the simple steps which you can use to unblock ABC shows from anywhere:

Step 1) Sign-up with a VPN or SmartDNS service. For unlocking ABC shows, I recommend the following service providers:

Step 2) Install the software/app supplied by your service provider on your laptop/Smartphone/tablet. It is also possible to configure a VPN/SmartDNS service manually by navigating to the Network Connections area and tweaking the existing network settings.

Step 3) Once the installation/configuration is done, save all the changes. For mobile devices, it is equally vital to close and restart the ABC app in order to stream ABC shows correctly.

Step 4) Test drive the new connection by clicking on its Desktop icon.

Step 5) The service will perform its magic behind the scenes and will get connected to its default server (or the server explicitly specified by you). Check the location of your IP address before proceeding to stream ABC shows. If your provider assigns you a non-US IP address by default, you must choose a US based VPN server manually.

Step 6) Visit How to Get Away with Murder’s homepage through browser or ABC app. Now that your IP/DNS settings have been changed, you should have no problem in unlocking the show from your current location.


December 26, 2015
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