What To Do If You Can’t Watch Your Favourite Show While Abroad

No one likes to miss out on their favorite show, especially if the previous episode was left on a cliffhanger. If you are traveling abroad, catching up with your favorite show can become quite difficult. Even more so if you watch your show on cable television. It would be quite unlikely that you would find the same cable television channel and on top of that, the same show being aired in a different country. And if you miss out on a show which has no reruns of the episodes, it could ruin the entire season for you. 

While a few years ago catching up with your favourite show while traveling abroad would have been near impossible, today fortunately the internet has made things a lot simpler for us. These days most of the shows are aired online. This means that you are able to access them from wherever you are, whenever you want. Unfortunately, it is not that straightforward. Due to rights issues, a lot of shows are generally geo-locked and are available only in some regions. However, there are a few things you can do to get around that problem. Read on to know more.

Use Global Online Streaming Service

There are a large number of online streaming services that are available globally and can be accessed from anywhere. If you have a paid subscription to one of these, you can easily watch your favourite television show irrespective of where you access them, provided it is hosted on that platform. Unfortunately, in some cases even on such streaming sites, the same content may not be available across all the countries due to rights issues. However, there is a workaround for that. The simplest way of getting around the regional limitations is to download your favorite show so that it is available offline before traveling and then disconnecting your device from the internet once you start traveling. This will let you access the shows that you have downloaded as long as you don’t connect to the internet and update your location.

Use a VPN

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A VPN is a great tool, one that can prove useful for everyone and not just those who are planning on traveling abroad. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It creates a secure connection between you and your server, providing complete anonymity. This protects you from hackers and wipes out your internet footprint. So if you plan to use public wifi, it would be a great idea to use a VPN to protect your identity and data and to prevent anyone from tracking your internet usage. A VPN can not only offer you an additional layer of security, but it can also help you enjoy your favorite show. With a VPN you would be able to easily access platforms and shows. If you want to watch SonyLiv in USA, and it’s not available in the country you are in, VPN can solve this problem for you. At the same time, a VPN would also let you access and enjoy shows that your streaming service offers in other countries but not in your country due to rights issues.

Use Torrents

Torrents are a great way of downloading and sharing content on the internet and it is possible to find any show online for free using torrents. However,  you should keep in mind that while using torrents is not illegal, downloading copyrighted material might be illegal. Furthermore, it is difficult to identify which torrents are illegal and which are not illegal. To add to the confusion, rules regarding torrents vary from one country to the next. So while torrents give you an easy way out, you should be careful while doing so. Make sure that you are well aware of the local rules regarding downloading torrents as you might find yourself on the wrong side of the law and end up paying a hefty fine. Using a Virtual Private Network while accessing torrents can help protect you, but in spite of that, you must check about the local rules regarding torrents.

You don’t have to miss out on your favorite show just because you are traveling abroad. In fact, being able to catch up on your show while traveling abroad, for work or vacation, can make your trip a lot more fun. There are different ways in which you can access shows even if they are not available in that particular country out of which using a Virtual Private Network is clearly the simplest option. By following these tips, you should easily be able to watch your favorite show without any problem or any additional charges.

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