SHOWTIME is a stand-alone streaming service that allows you to watch amazing videos with a high-speed Internet connection in the U.S. You will not be charged for the SHOWTIME streaming service during the free trial period. With 13 channels of hit original series, movies, sports, comedy specials, it is one of the most popular services for young and old. You can get instant live and on-demand access to award-winning SHOWTIME Original Series, movies and sports etc. without commercial. It automatically adds new episodes of your favorite series to your My List as they premiere. It recommends something great to watch and lets you know what’s currently airing live on both SHOWTIME East and SHOWTIME West, easily switching between channels. You will not miss the latest episodes of critically acclaimed original series. If you are about to go a place where Internet is bad, you can now download full episodes and movies to your mobile devices and watch them offline later. The useful thing is that you can pick up where you left off on any supported device. You can stream thousands of videos with unlimited bandwidth. In addition, there is no need to worry about data logging when using this service.
However, SHOWTIME’s new service has some caveats, restrictions, and other fine-print details. You only can use this service from inside the U.S. The network may take advantage of advanced technology to limit access to the services from outside the U.S. For example, you can’t load SHOWTIME when you are in China. When you are trying to visit the website, the website server will refuse your visit and tell you that this service is only available in the U.S. Besides, we all know that the Internet in China is very strict. The Golden Shield Project which lives up to its name. Its official name is the Great Firewall of China. It has blocked lots of western videos & social media platforms and search engines etc. They do not allow SHOWTIME to affect their people’s thought. However, people always wants to access all these websites because these kinds of streaming websites have a lot of shows streaming, and some of them are the channel’s original shows which are not found anywhere else on the T.V. or on other streaming websites.
The good news is you still can access SHOWTIME in China. In order to watch videos on this platform, you need an ID which proves you are located in US. This is ID is your IP which gives away your location. That means you only need a US-based IP and don’t need to move to US. The problem is how and where you can get such an IP. The key to your problem is the VPN. It provides US-based IP to mask your China-based IP. What is a VPN? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It creates an encrypted and secure connection between you and the website you are visiting. The VPN server plays the role of a middleman between you and the website that you are visiting. Given that the network traffic between you and websites is encrypted like a tunnel, the ISP will have no idea of your traffic emerges without signs of who you are or where you’re connecting from. The VPN server provides US-based IPs to replace your real IP. With the help of VPN, you will be able to watch SHOWTIME any time when traveling in China.
Before you read the steps, let us tell you something important. Some VPN websites are filtered by the Chinese government almost every day, and hence there may be a possibility that some of these websites are not working anymore. So make sure that you have seen the updated VPN list before choosing one.
How to safely access SHOWTIME on iOS in China
Below you can see simple instructions how to access it in China.
1. Click Settings > General > VPN
2. Tap Add VPN Configuration
3. Select L2TP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols).
4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen
How to access SHOWTIME on Samsung S8+ in China
To use it on your Android device you need to make a VPN connection between you and VPN server. You do not need any additional software or applications. All you need is make a few simple steps:
1. Tap Settings
2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
3. Add VPN Network
4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
When you are connected to VPN, you can access SHOWTIME without any restrictions.
For connection to vpn server:
1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
2. Tap Wireless & networks
3. Tap VPN settings
4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect
When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.
1. Always choose the server that is near China so that one can get the fastest possible results.
2. These VPNs are not free of cost hence ready to pay some affordable price to get the access to the Telegram and other blocked websites.
3. Moreover, never search or do something that can be offensive to Chinese authorities something traceable by GFW.
How VPN works while you are trying to access a website?
In order to let you know the functions of VPN, let’s talk about how it works in detail. You run VPN and click on link you want to visit. The browser sends encrypted your account & password and request to your VPN service first. Then, VPN service decrypts the communication and sends it to the targeted website. After the website receives data, it generates session cookie and send it to your VPN service. VPN encrypts the session data it received and then sends it back to your device. In this way, you can view the website you like after your browser received the session cookie. You may think that the process is too complicated and it will take a long time before you can access the targeted website. In fact, everything we mentioned above happens at an amazing and unbelievable speed. In the blink of an eye your request will be sent and everything will respond. Your Internet connection is secure, encrypted and extremely fast with VPN service.
Problems that you may meet while using VPN service
Problem 1: I can connection VPN service via 4G mobile data on my phone, but I can’t connect it via WiFi hotspot? I saw WIFi signal bar there while it still used my mobile data.
The problem may be that WiFi hotspot sets limits on VPN connection. NAT of VPN, namely PPTP/L2TP has been limited. WiFi hotspot refuses to transfer your data to the VPN service.
Problem 2: I failed to visit some regular websites after I turned off VPN. I could access those websites before I first used VPN. I am a Chinese user and I use VPN service to access Google, Tinder, OneDrive,Dropbox, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and watch Youtube. Now, I can’t visit my favorite Chinese websites in a normal way. I have to run VPN so that I can access them.
Firstly, there may be something wrong with your routing tables. Check your default route and VPN gateway.
Secondly, your DNS may have been hijacked. Check your DNS and scan your computer for malicious programs
Thirdly, it may be the mechanism network problem or Internet proxy. Check your Internet settings.
Fourthly, it may be caused by non-normal exit. Next time, remember quit it in a normal way.
Problem 3: I can’t access local area network after I connect to VPN.
It may be caused by IP address conflict. Check your network line and correct the settings. Find your original gateway address via command.
Problems 4: Why I have blue screen after I run VPN?
Probably, your drive is not compatible with the VPN service you use. Besides, some anti-virus programs, game protection drive and bank security controls will bring blue screen when you use VPN.
Video shows how to access SHOWTIME in China
SHOWTIME is a good service which has the hottest original series, sports, and movies. You can enjoy the instant access to their full library of award-winning original programming, including Homeland, The Affair, Ray Donovan, and Masters of Sex as well as exclusive Hollywood blockbusters on your computer, tablet, or phone. However, you need to bypass the geo-restriction first in order to enjoy the wonderful videos in China. The VPNs are a great way to encrypt your data and anonymize your location. It hides your original IP address and uses a fake IP address instead of the real one and makes it look like the user is situated in some other part of the world. You can be anywhere in the world and have a VPN program to hide their original IP address and make it seem like that they are using the Internet from a different part of the world. You can choose to be located in U.S. so that you can access SHOWTIME without restrictions. The VPN also helps you avoid the throttling so as to enjoy the fast and stable Internet speed when watch video on SHOWTIME in China. Get a VPN and you will know how amazing it is.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to safely access SHOWTIME on iPhone 8 in China and how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on November 6, 2017 3:35 pm and last modified on November 14, 2017 12:42 am.