HBO Go Everywhere? – How the Rest of World is Watching Game of Thrones
If you are waiting for the new series of Game of Thrones to air on your network before you watch it, you are probably about 1 of 10 people in the entire world. Fact. Well, not really, but you know what I mean. No one is waiting for it to show legally in their country, they are all watching it as soon as it comes out.
If you aren’t watching the new series using a VPN service provider, then I commend you, because you have some serious will power. Gone are the days where you were jealous of your friends across the water for getting it first.
And gone are the days of having to remove your friends from Facebook in the United Kingdom, while you’re in Australia because they are dishing out major spoilers.
I bet you are now wondering how it’s all done, right? You’re probably thinking it is tough. But, getting your fantasy fix might not be such a fantasy. Say Game of Thrones isn’t available on HBO Go Australia yet, and you are dying to watch the new series. Let me tell you how you might go about it.
All you need to do is download an app on your phone or tablet, or some software on your PC and you can watch the new series right away. It’s that simple. So, let me explain it in some more detail. VPN stands for virtual private network, are you with me so far?
By using a VPN, you can basically pretend you are in a different country. You trick services like HBO and Netflix into thinking this, by re-routing your internet traffic. If you are in Canada, you can use a VPN to act like you are actually in New Zealand.
All you do is log in, select the country you want to be in that day and navigate to your chosen site. It’s that simple. This means, that if you are in a country where the new series of GOT hasn’t aired yet, you can still watch it.
VPN has taken off big time, and there are more VPN services than you can shake a stick at. Some of these services, you don’t even have to pay for.
A couple of years ago, no one even knew what VPN stood for, apart from maybe the class nerd. But now, there are innumerable articles online telling you how to bypass the problem of your location.
This might all sound a bit dodgy to you, but don’t worry, using a VPN isn’t illegal. Although, if you are in a country with very controlling laws, watching banned content might get you in a bit of trouble. Networks like HBO are trying to crack down on the use of VPN’s to access content.
More and more routes in using VPN’s are being blocked. Netflix is getting upset about it and trying to block access. But the industry now thinks that by doing this, they will actually lose subscribers. That’s how mainstream this has become.