The FX network has a lot of great content available for streaming within the US. Outside the US however it is a different story. Learn how you can access the US content from the FX network anywhere in the world.
Try to watch a video on the FX networks website from outside the US and you will get a small notice above the video saying: “Geographic Restriction”. The visual message is quite weak but the meaning is pretty clear – you are located outside the US and as a result you are not allowed to watch the content on FX. This is due to restrictions in the licensing agreements preventing FX from making the content available anywhere in the world.
What you need to do is fake your location and make FX think you are located in the US.
Thankfully this step is very easy. See the problem is that FX can detect your location via your computers IP-address. This is a unique number that your computer inherits from your Internet Provider when you connect to the Internet. This number is a dead give away to your location so it is pivotal that you get an American IP-address if you want to stream FX videos.
By connecting to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with a server in the US you can inherit an American IP-address right away. All you need is an account with a VPN provider of your choice. I prefer using Unlocator as their service works perfectly for this setup. Simply create and account and install their application for Mac or PC. From then on it is simply a matter of selecting a server in the US and connecting to if via the application. After a couple of seconds the app will show that you are connected and you can now reload the FX website and you will be allowed to stream the videos from the FX Networks no matter where in the world you are actually located.
Don’t forget that this method works for any US website you are looking to unblock. This means that you can watch FX, , Hulu, Fox and so forth from anywhere in the world as long as you use a VPN connection to a server located in the US.