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Watch Mistresses Online – How To Unlock It From Abroad?

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013


Mistresses is a drama series that made its debut in June, 2013. The series was developed by K.J. Steinberg for ABC TV Network. Mistresses is an adaptation of the TV series of the same name that was broadcast in Britain (BBC One) from 2008-10. The series is noted for its diverse cast and has received mixed to positive reviews from critics. It is currently available mostly in the US. If you are outside of their broadcast region, how can you watch the show? This article will address these issues and how to unblock viewing restrictions in your area.

Mistresses Storyline and Plot

Mistresses tells the story of four friends Savannah (a married lawyer), Josslyn (real estate agent and sister of Savannah), Karen (psychiatrist) and April (widow, mother of one and interior design store owner). The lead characters of the show are dealing with infidelity in their lives and some of them are even mistresses. The show centers around the drama happening in their lives and how they deal with it.

Mistresses Availability

Mistresses is broadcast exclusively on ABC TV Network. The current and past episodes of the series are also available for online viewing through the ABC website. However, since the ABC Player is not accessible outside United States, fans of the series would not be able to watch full episodes online if they try to access the show on ABC Player from outside United States. When you try to access ABC Player from outside United States, you will come across the 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”. As it can be imagined, these GEO-IP restrictions are especially heartbreaking for expats, travelers and students who are studying abroad since they are not able to watch their favorite TV shows and movies from a different country.

How ABC Is Able To Block Access To Mistresses And What Can Be Done About It

Like many other content providers, ABC checks for the location of its visitors before it allows them to watch videos and TV shows available on its network. The location check is done through visitor’s IP address which can transmit a lot of information, including details about current location, to content providers like ABC. ABC has blocked international IP addresses so only American get access to the content available on its network.

In order to access Mistresses from outside of United States, you will have to change your IP address through a IP changing service and get a US based IP address. Proxies and VPNs are considered to be excellent IP changing options since they are easy to use and do their job effectively. However, VPNs offer much better speeds and privacy so they are considered ideal for watching streaming TV shows and movies online.

How To Watch Mistresses From Abroad With A VPN

Step 1: Sign up with a VPN provider which gives a US IP address. To unblock Mistresses (and other shows available on ABC), you can opt for unrestricted speed and bandwidth VPN plans from proXPN, HideMyAss,  ExpressVPNKepard, VyprVPN and IPVanish, etc. All these VPN companies are renowned for their US VPN plans and they are in a position to deliver very high connection speeds and privacy necessary for streaming services like ABC Player.

Step 2: The next step is to setup the VPN service by modifying the network settings or alternatively install the VPN program provided by the VPN company. When it comes to mobile devices like Smartphones and tablets, there is typically no installation necessary but you will have to setup a new connection and adjust its settings. Almost all VPN providers provide detailed setup tutorials on their websites so make sure to follow the installation and configuration plan applicable for your device and operating platform.

Step 3: Save the changes and restart your laptop or computer if necessary. As far as tablets and Smartphones are concerned, you only need to save the changes and close and restart the ABC Player app in order to use the brand new network settings.

Step 4: Launch the VPN service by clicking on the VPN icon or just tap on the Connect button to get connected to the VPN service.

Step 5: Make sure to select a US based VPN server if the default server is not from the country. Just about all VPN providers have servers in multiple countries so you would need to choose a server from US manually to be able to unblock all ABC Player videos.

Step 6: Visit the Mistresses page on ABC website and check whether you are able to watch the videos. To access Mistresses episodes through mobile devices, close the ABC Player app and start it again to unlock the episodes. Congratulations, you are now free to watch Mistresses from any location in the world.


August 22, 2013
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