If you’ve got a Shudder account and you’re travelling outside the US we’re going to show you the incredibly easy and quick way you can access your account overseas.
Shudder has been called the Netflix of horror movies and if you’re a horror fan then you’ll no doubt be a massive fan of the Shudder service.
However, if you’re travelling outside the United States you’ll be blocked from accessing your account. It’s a bit of a strange situation because you pay a subscription but you can’t access it.
Thankfully there is a really simple way to access using a service called a VPN and below we’re going to show you how to use it.
How to watch Shudder overseas outside the US
When you try to access the shudder website while outside the US you’re blocked with a message similar to the following.
The reason you’re blocked is because the Shudder website knows your location.
Using an app or piece of software called a VPN you can disguise your location and pretend you’re in the United States.
Rather than be blocked you’ll be able to watch all the Shudder content. A VPN should cost between $5-$10 per month.
Just follow the instructions below to find out how.
How to watch Shudder overseas outside the US:
- Visit the VPN provider IPVanish.
- Click Start Now.
- Choose a package length, enter your personal and payment details and complete the sign up process.
- On the main IPVanish website click Apps.
- Download the correct app for your device.
- Install, run and login when required.
- Select United States.
- Press Connect.
It should take between 15-30 seconds for the IPVanish software or app to connect.
Once it has connected any websites you visit or apps you launch will think you’re in the United States even though you could be in Europe, South America or anywhere else in the world for that matter.
All you need to do now is visit the Shudder website and rather than be blocked from watching you’ll be able to stream any of the movies or shows on the service.
When you’ve finished watching you can simply disconnect but you’re able to reconnect at any point while you have a valid IPVanish subscription.
Are there other VPN services
Yes, there are other VPN services available too. You don’t need to sign up to IPVanish.
You’ll need a VPN service that offers “US Servers” because without them you won’t be able to stream Shudder overseas.
You should also consider the quality of the VPN service because if it’s too slow you’ll end up with buffering and stuttering which will ruin your viewing enjoyment.
If you want to shop around then a few other providers we recommend are:
Shudder is the number 1 streaming service for horror fans.
The service launched in 2015 to an invitation online audience but soon expanded and started allowing regular customers in 2016.
The horror streaming market is much smaller than the general market and users have two main options, Shudder or Screambox. Shudder however is said to have around 500 more titles that Screambox.
Just like Netflix, Shudder has started to offer some exclusive content including early releases, releases of movies that have been restored and more recently the announcement of an exclusively created series for the site.
Users wishing to access the service outside the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom are usually blocked but with a VPN service as described above in this article you can access your subscription anywhere in the world.