The X-Files returned to television for two nights this week.
The six episode mini-series aired on the Fox Network television service in the US over two nights this week, but the series will likely be made available on other streaming channels in coming weeks.
X-Files was arguably one of the most popular science fiction television series to ever air, winning both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards back when it originally aired internationally between 1993 and 2002.
The Fox Network come back brought back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as reunited special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The original series inspired two feature films, a spinoff television series The Lone Gunman, a comic book series, and a board game.
But viewing technology has changed a lot since the original series aired. Geographical content restrictions mean outside of the US no one will see the new series until it comes to local broadcast or internet services. It will, no doubt, eventually come to New Zealand but if you can't wait for that you could try joining a virtual private network (VPN).
A VPN service allows you to connect to the internet by circumventing the geographical restrictions.
Such a service links the user's personal computer to a VPN server in a country of their choice via an encrypted tunnel. For example, a New Zealand viewer can appear to be watching in the US, and vice versa, by choosing a different VPN server location. With a VPN, the Internet user can bypass geo-blocking‹ and access television streaming websites that include Fox.
There are many TV shows besides X-Files that are available online, but are limited to the local viewership, as the website identifies your location by looking up your IP address. A VPN service like NordVPN, would allow you to circumvent such a restriction by hiding your real IP address, and substituting it with the local address. So when the streaming site looks at your IP, it will see the IP of the VPN server.
NordVPN believes people should be free to move between countries, and take their favourite shows with them via Internet streaming.
NordVPN describes itself as one of the world¹s most advanced VPN service providers.
VPNs also offer security by encrypting all data shared between the Internet and a user ¹s system, so none of the data can be compromised.
This can all be done using a VPN service such as NordVPN.
If you get NordVPN you can download the NordVPN app to virtually any internet connected device and set up access to overseas television.
From there you can set up your NordVPN connection to the United States, or any other overseas country where you want to watch local television, and the website of the said service where you must log in with your own user information.
NordVPN recently released an Apple Mac app designed to be extremely user friendly. With a click of the ON button a user connects to the fastest server in the country of their choice. With SmartPlay option users can connect to any server and immediately see all available resources ready for streaming. There's no need to connect to different servers for each option.