If you are a food fanatic you need to watch the Cooking Chanel. It is the go to place for recipes, inspiration, tip and tricks and everything else food related. Unfortunately the Cooking Channel is not available for viewers outside the US, but I will show you a quick trick that will allow you to watch the Cooking Channel from anywhere in the world.
The problem is that the Cooking Channel website only has the rights to distribute their shows online in the US. So when you try to watch a video from the website from anywhere in the world you will see the message “sorry, the requested video cannot be found”, which is a bit misleading. Actually this is not a technical problem, but a licensing limitation.
Fake Your Location and Watch the Cooking Channel From Anywhere
What you need to do is fake your location so the Cooking Channel believes that you are located in the US. Your location is determined via your computers IP address, which is a dead giveaway of your location. In order to get around this problem you simply have to connect to what is known as a Virtual Private Network (VPN). If you think this sound awfully complicated then fear not – it is actually very simple to setup.
All you need is an account with a VPN provider. I prefer using Unlocator as they have great speeds and pricing. Once you have signed up for the service you simply download and install their application from the website. Once installed open the app and select where in the world you want to hide from a simple menu. Then it is simply a matter of clicking connect and then the application will do its magic for 5-10 seconds and your computer will now remain connected to a server located in the US acting as a middleman when you browse.
Now you can simply reload the Cooking Channel website and start watching all the videos that you want. This trick works for all the other US only websites as well, so a good VPN connection really is a great companion for anywhere interested in watching US TV shows and movies from anywhere in the world.
Anyhow I hope you will get some great inspiration from watching the Cooking Channel and that you will create some magic in the kitchen.