Bravo TV has a lot of funny shows such as Kathy and Real Housewifes of Atlanta and New Jersey. The only problem is that just like so many American TV stations the content is not available outside the US. However, there is a pretty easy workaround that will allow you to watch Bravo TV wherever in the world you are.
Due to licensing agreements Bravo TV can’t make their content available all over the world. The website uses IPå detection to determine where in the world you are located. If you try to watch a video on the Bravo TV website from outside the US you will hear the following message: This content is currently unavailable. This is actually not true – what has happened is that the Bravo TV website located you via your computers IP-address, and since you are located outside the USA you hear the above message. The trick is very simple – all you have to do is fake your location.
All you need to in order to make Bravo think you are located in the US is to get an American IP-address. For those of your who are not aware of this, an IP-address is a unique number that you automatically have assigned to you via your Internet Provider. You cannot manually change this number, but by connecting to what is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN) you can obtain an IP-address from another country.
Ok time to take a breath – all of this might sound very complicated, but it is very very simply to setup. If you can use Facebook, then you can do this as well. What you need to do is connect to VPN. Personally I prefer using Hide My Ass as they have made a great application for both Mac and PC that makes it very simple to connect to a VPN server. Once you have signed up and installed the application you can simply select a server located in the US and then click connect. After the application has made the new connection you can now browse the web as if you are located in the US. Any website you visit, including Bravo, will think that you are an American and thus allow you to stream US only content.
This is a great trick for non-US viewers or Americans travelling abroad who wants access to sites such as Bravo TV.