3 Ways to Stream Series You Don’t Have Access to
We’re in the age of peak TV, as reviewers love to remind us. Series like ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Mad Men’ changed the face of television, and we’ve been bombarded with high quality series since. Even today’s comedies have substance, like the melancholy depths of the animated ‘Bojack Horseman’, or the stark depictions of depression and PTSD on FXX’s ‘You’re The Worst’.
Television today is more than a distraction. It’s almost at a level of good literature, and therefore unmissable. You don’t want to be the fool who didn’t read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.
Unfortunately, not everyone has access to all the best shows. Some people save money by using their laptop to stream content, rather than buying a TV. Many are choosing streaming services rather than broadcast television.
And while streaming services have lots of content, there is a lot you’ll miss out and tons of spoilers online if you wait it out. Also, if you live outside the US or UK, Netflix and other streaming services have regional restrictions, and the selection may be extremely limited.
If you want access to the best series on TV, here are 3 ways to stream it.
1. Use Netflix with a VPN
If you’re in a country where Netflix has a limited catalogue, you probably want to know how to watch US Netflix. The simple answer is to use a VPN. A VPN routes you through an external server, making it appear as if you are somewhere else. Unfortunately, Netflix has blocked many VPNs, so make sure to do your research and choose one that can get past the Netflix block.
2. Stream Torrents with Popcorn Time
Popcorn Time is one of the most popular streaming services. Instead of downloading a torrent before watching it, Popcorn Time allows you to stream from the torrent as it downloads. It has an attractive interface and works relatively well. However, make sure you’re wary of legal problems. Since you’re also “seeding” as you watch, uploading what you’ve already downloaded so others can stream from you, this puts you in a sticky legal situation. To stay out of the eyes of law enforcement, use a VPN. Of course, going about streaming the illegal way is far from ideal, and should only be an option if you have no other way to access a series. Which is why…
3. Project Free TV is a Last Resort
Project Free TV is a popular website that aggregates content and makes it available in an easy to navigate database. It does not post any content itself, keeping it out of legal troubles. However, the user experience is ruined by ads and possible malware, constantly trying to trick you into downloading malicious software. Even with an adblocker, you’ll struggle to start a video without clicking through a mess of hidden adverts. Also, quality control is not great, so you might end up watching a barely viewable version of your show.