Are you having trouble viewing A&E TV from outside the US? Well fear not you are not alone. Videos and playlists wont load and although it might appear as a technical problem is it in fact due to A&E not making their content available outside the US. Luckily it is very easy to get around this problem – read on and I will tell you how.

One could argue that A&E could have made it more clear to the user that their content is for US viewers only. The good thing is that it is fairly easy to get around this problem.

Make A&E Think you are Located in the US

The trick is to make A&E think that you are located in the US instead of your current location outside the US. A&E will determine your location via your computers IP-address, which you have inherited from your ISP (Internet Service Provider). What you need to do is exchange your regular IP-address with an American one – that is all it takes to trick A&E into allowing you to watch all the great content.

This is done by connecting to what is known as a Virtual Private Network (VPN). If the VPN server you are connecting to is located in the US, then you will appear to be as well. Although it might sound a bit daunting, it is actually very simple to do.

Personally I prefer using Unlocator as their application makes it very simple to switch from country to country depending on my needs. Once you have signed up and installed the application you can simply select a city in the US where you want to appear to be located and then you click connect – that is it, done deal.

It is important to note that this method will allow you to not only watch A&E programming outside the US but also tons of other US only websites and services. I could never live without it.


My name is Bradley Andrews. I'm a strong believer in online freedom and unrestricted Internet access. I write about VPN, privacy and website unblocking.

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