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Watch Sleepy Hollow Online From Anywhere

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Monday, January 25th, 2016


Sleepy Hollow is a drama, horror and procedural TV series which currently airs on Fox. The show is a modern take on Washington Irving’s “The-Legend-of-Sleepy-Hollow” with the added elements from Rip Van Vinkle. It surrounds the story of Ichabod Crane, the soldier who killed the Headless Horseman in 1781, is resurrected after more than 230 years when the Horseman is summoned from his grave. The Horseman is revealed to be one of the Horsemen From Apocalypse who is determined to unleash forces of hell on the earth. When the killing spree starts in the town of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod must team up with Lt. Abbie Mills to stop the forces from the dark side. The series made its debut in September’ 2013 to mostly favorable reviews and was renewed for a second season in 2014. In March’ 2015, the series was renewed for its third season which premiered on 1st October’ 2015. If you’re a fan of the show and want to watch online, you’re in luck. This article will go into detail on how you can watch the show even if you are not in the USA.

Where To Watch Sleepy Hollow Online?

The series is telecast on Thursday nights at 9 PM on Fox. In addition, cord cutters can stream the series through the following link.

It must be pointed out that here that Fox has decided to restrict the show’s availability only within United States. If you happen to be an expat or a tourist who wants to stream the series from overseas, you will be presented with the following “Content Unavailable” message upon visiting the above link:

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

These types of restrictions exist because Fox has tied up with many content providers (Global TV in Canada, Network Ten in Australia Universal Channel in UK and Ireland) to distribute the series abroad. While selling broadcasting rights to its partners, Fox signed a content sharing agreement which forbids the channel from broadcasting the show in territories other than United States. To enforce these restrictions online, Fox checks the IP address of its viewers and only allows them to stream its shows if the IP happens to be from within United States.

How To Unlock Sleepy Hollow From Anywhere?

Since Fox uses sophisticated algorithms to detect your location, you need to use an equally advanced technology to beat its filters. These days, technologies like VPN and SmartDNS allow you to change your IP address or DNS settings with the click of a button and beat the location blocks deployed by major content providers. Here is a step-by-step guide for accessing Sleepy Hollow from outside United States:

Step 1) Subscribe to an ultra-fast VPN or SmartDNS service which can unlock Fox’s shows. Since there are hundreds of service providers in the market, I have taken the liberty of picking up some of the top service providers from the lot:

Step 2) Once your order has been verified, you will receive a welcome email that will outline how you can set up the service. Most providers listed above offer their own VPN clients but some of them require you to set up the service on a manual basis by changing the existing network settings of your device.

Step 3) The final configuration step often requires saving all the changes as well as rebooting your machine. Please remember to close and restart the Fox app as well so that it can start using the new network settings.

Step 4) Connect to the VPN/SmartDNS service by clicking on the service icon. Alternatively, you can navigate to the Network Settings area of your computer/mobile device and launch the service from over there.

Step 5) Once the connection is established successfully, you can go ahead and start streaming your favorite shows. However, before you do so, I would recommend checking the location of your new IP since it could be from outside US. Most VPN providers now have infrastructure spanning across the globe so it should not come as a surprise if you get assigned a non-US IP address upon connecting to the service. In case you do get a non-US IP, simply choose the nearest available US server and use it as your primary VPN server.

Step 6) Launch your favorite browser or the Fox app and navigate to the Sleepy Hollow homepage once again. Since you have removed all the location roadblocks, you should be able to stream the series regardless of your current location.


January 25, 2016
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