Based on the real life experiences of co-creator Mike Judge in the 1980s ‘Silicon Valley’ depicts the story of two of tech magicians trying to make their way in the tech industry. Winner of two Emmy Awards, one AFI Award, one Critics Choice TV Award, one Art Directors Guild Award plus dozens of other nominations, the show is now in its 4th season and is rated a majestic 8.5 out of 10 on IMDB.
HBO’s original comedy is available to stream online through the official HBO Go & HBO Now apps in addition to the HBO catch-up player on the official website. The only problem with HBO apps is their unavailability outside USA. HBO original entertainment is geo-restricted to viewers residing outside US and can only be unblocked using a VPN, as you will learn below.
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Unblock Silicon Valley outside US on HBO
When you try to watch Silicon Valley outside the US a geo-restriction message will greet you:
Unblock Silicon Valley on HBO Go
Streaming online using HBO Go requires you to have a HBO cable TV subscription. It is meant primarily for expats or travelling American’s who already have a HBO cable subscription. The app must be downloaded through the Google Play Store, iTunes app store or through the ROKU box.
To unblock the HBO Go app simply connect your VPN service to a US VPN server and then access Google Play with a US IP, the app should appear in your searches.
Apple devices Users will need to connect to the US VPN server, and then create a new App Store ID. This is the simplest way to go around the geo-restrictions using a VPN service.
Unblock Silicon Valley on HBO Now
HBO Now is HBO’s standalone online streaming service, and requires no cable TV subscriptions. HBO Now allows streaming on mobile devices, tablets, Smart TV, PC, Mac and ROKU boxes. You can also watch simultaneously on 2 devices with one HBO Now subscription.
You will be required to sign up to HBO Now using either:
- HBO Now Google Play App
- HBO Now iTunes App
- HBO Now ROKU App
- Through Verizon or Optimum
I signed up using Google Play and can now access the service on my smartphone, Samsung Tab, PC and SmartTV, all you need is an internet connection. The subscription costs $14.99/month and the best thing is you can cancel anytime without any additional fees.
Do remember that you will require a US Zip Code from the same region your US VPN server is based in. For example, my VPN was connected to a New York Server so I used a Princeton, New Jersey ZipCode.
Unblock Silicon Valley outside United Kingdom on NowTV
Viewers in the United Kingdom can stream all the latest episodes of Silicon Valley on Now TV, a standalone online streaming service for Britons only. The service is geo-restricted to users outside the UK, so in case you try to sign up without a VPN, a geo-restriction message will greet you:
NowTV subscriptions cost a very pocket friendly £6.99/ month ($10/month). To unblock NowTV outside UK, simply connect your VPN to a UK server and signup using your credit card as shown below:
Once I connected my VPN service to a UK VPN server, the NowTV website allowed me access to the registration page. All I had to do was fill out my personal details, address and payment details to subscriber. I used my old postcode and address from University and to my amazement it worked.
So remember that you will need to subscribe to the NowTV service using a UK Postcode and Address. In case you cannot find one no worries, we have more unblocking options for you to watch Silicon Valley with.
Unblock Silicon Valley outside India on HotStar
India’s premium online streaming service for HBO entertainment including Silicon Valley and Game of Thrones amongst other highly rated TV Shows. The subscription costs a magical $2.99/month. The subscription gives you access to Silicon Valley, Game of Thrones, other latest TV shows from HBO, movies and unlimited Bollywood entertainment.
The only problem is that HotStar is not available to viewers outside India. You can unblock the service with a VPN, I tested Ivacy VPN and the server was available with full throttle.
To learn how to unblock HotStar app & website streaming outside India, visit our blog here.
In a Nutshell
Watch Silicon Valley from anywhere in the world through one of the official live broadcasters. Unblock HBO outside US, NowTV outside UK and HotStar outside India depending on your geographical location. Subscribe to a high speed streaming VPN today and sign up to your closest provider to unblock top shows including Silicon Valley, Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight and many others.