Try to watch a video on the FX networks website from outside the US and you will get a small notice above the video saying: “Geographic Restriction”. The visual message is quite short but the meaning is pretty clear – you are located outside the US and as a result, you are not allowed to watch the content on FX. This is due to restrictions in the licensing agreements preventing FX from making the content available anywhere in the world.
What you need to do is fake your location and make FX think you are located in the US.
The gang we all love to hate are coming back. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 14 will air on FX and FXNOW. IASIP’s latest season comes with a bit of a twist though: Mac has not only come out to his father about his sexuality, but also his secret life as a fabulous dancer!
We should expect even more surprises in the first episode of Season 14. Unless, of course, you don’t happen to live in the US.
The FX network has a lot of great content available for streaming within the US. Outside the US however, it is a different story. Learn how you can access the US content from the FX network anywhere in the world.
How To Access FXNOW Outside US via VPN
You can use a VPN to unlock geoblocked content outside US. A VPN encrypts your re-routed connection to ensure maximum online privacy.
VPNs channel all of your traffic through a VPN server located in a country of your choice. Thereby, your streaming device can access all sites and apps exclusively available in that country. A US VPN server can unblock FXNOW, Netflix, Hulu Plus, CBS All Access, and other US-only streaming services.
Getting a VPN for US content is easy. Find a good VPN provider. Install the VPN on your device. Choose and American VPN server. Now you can access all content that’s not available outside US.
A VPN can be set up on iPhone/iPad, Android, and PC/Mac devices in minutes. Other streaming devices do not generally have VPN clients. For a VPN connection on PS3/PS4, Xbox, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku, you have to setup your VPN on a VPN router. Or simply use Smart DNS.
A VPN works even if an ISP applies DNS Hijacking or Transparent Proxies. A VPN does decrease your internet speed by at least 10%. It is, however, more resilient than Smart DNS. VPN apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, provided by provided free by providers such as ExpressVPN and others, make VPN an easy to use mobile choice.
Here are the best VPNs for streaming It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
ExpressVPN reliably unblocks FXNOW on a desktop browser and the Netflix mobile apps for iOS and Android. Not all servers will work, though, so shoot a quick message to ExpressVPN’s live customer support on the website to ask which servers to use. Both east coast and west coast servers are available for FXNOW unblocking. Its speed is fast and stable, so you should be able to stream content from the US in high quality without buffering. ExpressVPN also unblocks US Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime Video, and BBC iPlayer.
This provider boasts top-of-the-line encryption, a no-logs policy, and robust data leak prevention, including a Kill Switch. You may connect up to three devices at the same time on a single plan.
Apps are available for Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, Amazon Fire TV, and certain Wi-Fi routers. It even works with Apple TV!
PrivateVPN is a relative newcomer in the VPN industry, but that hasn’t held it back from emerging as a top choice for cord-cutters. Despite its relatively small server network, PrivateVPN unblocks just about everything we’ve tested it against. Plus, it’s fast, so you can stream in HD without buffering. PrivateVPN couldn’t make unblocking American Netflix any easier, as the best server locations are clearly labeled.
This provider boasts a no-logs policy and strong encryption. Connections are leak-proof and can optionally be protected with a Kill Switch that cuts off all internet access should the VPN connection drop.
You can connect up to six devices at a time with the basic plan. Apps are available for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.
IPVanish is quite possibly the fastest VPN on the market, and it recently reinstated US Netflix unblocking for both the mobile app and desktop browser. Not all servers unblock FXNOW, but the 24/7 live chat support makes it quick and painless to find out which will. Subscribers should be able to stream in HD without buffering, and maybe even Ultra HD.
You can connect up to 10 devices on a single account, more than with any other provider on this list. You’ll also get top-notch encryption, a no-logs policy, leak protection, and a Kill Switch to keep your connection secure. Apps are available for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.
CyberGhost makes it very easy to unblock FX on both mobile and desktop. Instead of looking up which servers work on a website or asking customer service, you just select the streaming option in the app. From there, you can choose from a list of unblock-able streaming services from all over the world, including FXNOW.
CyberGhost lets you choose a server based on what you want to unblock, not just based on location. It’s one of the faster VPNs we’ve tested, so you should be able to stream buffering-free in high quality. If the server you’re connected to has been blocked by Netflix, a simple “thumbs up, thumbs down” button lets you give instant feedback.
You can connect up to five devices at a time and CyberGhost recently earned the top score in our security and privacy assessment.
NordVPN is a veteran provider that makes it easy to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX or FXNOW. With a global network of more than 4,500 servers, your best bet of finding a server that unblocks FX is to go to the NordVPN knowledge base. There you can search for Netflix (or several other streaming services) to find a support page that lists the Netflix-compatible servers. NordVPN can also access Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and BBC iPlayer from abroad, among others.
NordVPN adheres to a strict no-logs policy and uses strong encryption, so your privacy is ensured. The apps include leak protection and a Kill Switch. Apps are available for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. You may connect up to six devices at one time on a normal plan.
How to unblock FXNOW outside US using Smart DNS Proxy
When you visit the FXNOW website, your IP address is detected by their servers. Non-US IP addresses get geoblocked because the content is US-only. Smart DNS Proxy allows you to hide your real location for websites like FXNOW so it instead gets masked to a US IP address. Once your streaming device is set up with Smart DNS, you can unblock FXNOW outside US.
Smart DNS has other benefits you should know about:
- Smart DNS proxies do not affect your internet speed. This is due to the fact that only a small part of your traffic gets redirected.
- Smart DNS does not encrypt your traffic. Neither does it change your IP address. This is beneficial if you access local websites a lot.
- Smart DNS works on all your streaming platforms. PS3/PS4, Xbox, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, and Android are compatible with Smart DNS.
- Smart DNS allows you to simultaneously stream geoblocked content from different countries. You can unblock FXNOW, Netflix, CBC, Now TV using the same Smart DNS setup.
DNS Hijacking and Transparent Proxies, policies sometimes used by ISPs, can turn Smart DNS useless.
Each Smart DNS Proxy service has an unblocked channels list that differs from others. Unlocator, my preferred Smart DNS Proxy service, does provide DNS codes that unblock FXNOW in addition to 120 other streaming services. Try their 7-day free trial and check out their video and guides for Smart DNS setup.
13 seasons in and we’re still enthralled by the sheer lack of humanity of the gang in IASIP. This season, the dynamics are getting a little shaken, but all in all, it promises to be yet another delightful season about a bunch of sociopaths in a pub.