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Watch The Player Online From Anywhere!

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016


The Player is a crime-drama and thriller TV series currently airing on NBC. The pilot episode of the series premiered on 24th September’ 2015 and the show will end its run after 9 episodes. Although The Player has got mixed review from the critics, it has attracted more than 4 million viewers for most of its episodes. If you’re looking to watch the show online and from any country, keep on reading!

The Player Storyline

The Player stars Philip Winchester as Alex Kane who is a former intelligence officer now working as a security expert. Pit boss Mr. Johnson (plyaed by Wesley Snipes) recruits Alex (aka The Player) to fight criminals and prevent them from carrying out dangerous crimes. Expect plenty of thrills and edge of the seat entertainment from this high octane action thriller.

How To Watch The Player?

Apart from traditional TV broadcast, the latest episodes of The Player are also available On-Demand from the following link.

Keep in mind that the above streaming option works only from within United States. When international viewers (including US expats based abroad) try to stream the latest episodes of the series through the above link, they will just see the following error message:

“We’re-sorry,-but-the-clip-you-selected-isn’t-available-from-your-location.-Please-select-another-clip”.

The use of such geographical restrictions is not unusual in the world of online streaming and VOD. Since content creators like NBC tie-up with foreign channels to distribute their shows abroad, they need to give up their distribution rights outside specific territories (such as United States). These GEO-IP restrictions are usually enforced by checking the IP addresses of viewers and permitting only those with US IPs to actually stream videos.

How To Bypass GEO-IP Restrictions And Stream The Player From Anywhere?

To watch The Player from outside US, you need to hide your real location from NBC. This can be done via a VPN or SmartDNS service since these services can assign you a new IP address or alter your device’s DNS settings. Here is a step-by-step guide that can help you to unlock the show from a non-US location:

Step 1) First, you must subscribe to a VPN or SmartDNS service which can unlock NBC shows for you. If you have never subscribed to such services before, here are some good recommendations for you:

Step 2) Secondly, you must configure the service on a device of your choice. Some of the vendors mentioned above offer their own softwares but for others, you would need to alter the network settings manually. Just follow the setup instructions supplied by your service provider and you should be able to configure the service on any device/OS within no time.

Step 3) Remember to save the changes in order to finish the setup process. While rebooting is not required for mobile devices, you must make sure to close and restart the NBC app.

Step 4) Start the VPN/SmartDNS service by clicking/tapping on its icon.

Step 5) Once the secure VPN connection is established, your IP address would change automatically. If you are using the VPN client supplied by your vendor, just make sure to check the location of your new IP address. In case the IP happens to be from a non-US location, you would need to choose a US server manually in order to get a US IP address.

Step 6) Open the NBC app and try to stream the episodes of The Player now. Alternatively, you can stream the series through your favorite browser. Should you come across any location related error again, remember to close the app/browser, clear the cache/cookies and restart it once again.


January 12, 2016
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