Many consider the USA to be the homeland of the Internet and almost all modern forms of technology. It is also the home of amazing TV series and films, but much of this content is blocked with geo-blocks, making them only available if you reside in the USA, meaning that you have a US IP address. So how can you can an IP address in the USA?
How to get an American IP address — by David Masemore on Unsplash
The geo-blocks are there to make sure that copyrights are being kept. To make sure that European do not watch the TV series on CBS before they arrive at their given nation, CBS adds a so-called block or regulation to their online site, meaning that only people with an American IP address can watch the program. The same technology is used by for example NBC and also lots of other American TV channels. Luckily this is a problem that can be bypassed very easily, and once you have done that, you can easily watch your favorite TV programs on NBC, CBS, Fox and I could keep writing forever online, from all over the world.
How to get an IP address in the USA?
If you want to get an IP address in the USA that can most easily be fixed as you sign up to use a VPN subscription. There are of course other methods, but those are much harder to set up, not as reliable and could be summed up in one word: Complicated. A VPN, however, is easy to use, all you need is a VPN subscription, a VPN client and then you are ready to go. I have tried several VPN clients, and when I am in need of an IP address in the USA from my different locations in Europe I almost always use HideMyAss. They have tons of servers in the USA, so you will for sure find a server with good download speeds.
All servers have this in common that once you connect you will get an American IP address and they will encrypt your Internet connection. Once encrypted your privacy will be protected and your personal data will be safe, even if you use an open network in Starbucks somewhere around the world, or maybe in your hotel room.
If you want an IP address in the USA to for example watch CBS or NBC, you can see an example of how easily it can be fixed here.
Watch CBS/NBC with an IP address in USA in a few seconds
- Visit the HideMyAss website and sign up for 1 month, 6 months or 12 months
- Install their client
- Connect to one of their servers in the USA
- Close your browser and start it over again once connected to the server
- Visit CBS or NBC and it should be working now
It is as easy as it sounds, and the total process can be fixed in less than five minutes. I have used this service personally to watch for example Big Bang Theory from Europe, and it works great. You can, of course, use your IP in the USA to much more than watching NBC and CBS, but I have used those as an example in this article just to show how easy it is.
If you have a subscription for some Pay TV in the USA you will still need an American IP as you try to watch it from abroad. HideMyAss will help you with this as well.
Watch American Netflix outside the USA
Netflix is an amazingly popular site for movie and lovers of TV series. They have millions of users worldwide, and of course most of them originate from the USA. If you want to watch American Netflix outside the United States, you will soon discover that almost all VPN providers are blocked. But, if you use HideMyAss, you can still connect to their Liberty Island servers, and once you are connected, visit Netflix and you can stream American Netflix all across the world. Enjoy!
- You can read more about changing your Netflix region right here.
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