It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been renewed for a fifteenth season in May 2020 (with another three seasons announced in December of the same year). While we don’t have an official release date for season 15 just yet, you can expect it to drop sometime in Fall 2021. At least if the past two seasons’ release schedule is anything to go by.
Regardless, it’s not a bad time to catch up with all 154 episodes (bar Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth) on Netflix. Of course, you might be wondering how you can do that if the show isn’t available in your area. Well, you can find all the info you need to get started by checking out IASIP on StreamCatcher. No, it’s not a different streaming platform, but a neat little tool that can show you:
- Where Netflix shows are available (i.e. which regional library you can find them in). Licensing agreements expire, unfortunately, leading to shows frequently changing streaming locations
- How many seasons of a show are available at each location (e.g. Arrow only having five to six available seasons in some countries)
- Whether you can stream the show in a different language, or if the show features subtitles
- Which Virtual Private Network (VPN) can unblock the show of your choice
Why You Need a VPN to Watch IASIP on Netflix?
If you’ve already checked the show’s StreamCatcher page, then you already know IASIP is only available to viewers in the United Kingdom. It’s a bummer, but a VPN will let you get around that restriction quite easily:
- Sign up with one of their recommended VPNs.
- Download and install the app on a device of your choice.
- Choose a server from the UK.
- Log into your Netflix account.
And there you have it. IASIP will now be available to stream on Netflix, no matter where you are in the world.
How does that work, you ask? Well, VPNs basically change your online location by assigning you a new IP address based on the server you connect to. In this case, you gain a UK IP address and Netflix will believe you’re actually in the “correct” region. This also allows you to access other region-locked content, like shows on the BBC’s iPlayer platform. Choose a server in a different country and you can check out that area’s shows as well.
Note that Netflix and other streaming sites are very much against using VPNs to get around region locks. VPNs have been banned from Netflix for years due to pressure from movie and TV studios. If you find that a particular server in an area doesn’t work, try connecting to a different server in the same country.
Alternatively, ask your VPN provider’s customer support for a suggestion. They’ll be more than happy to point you towards a server that works on Netflix.
Why Can’t I Watch IASIP with a Free VPN?
As stated above, Netflix will go to great lengths to block VPN traffic from their platform. If by some miracle you stumble across a free VPN that works on Netflix, chances are it won’t last much longer. And if it does work, be prepared for slow performance, data caps, bandwidth throttling, and other nuisances that just make the whole streaming experience unpleasant.
This isn’t even getting into the fact that free VPNs sell your browsing data to cover operational costs. There are some that don’t, but they are few and far between (getting their funding from premium subscriptions or by being part of a larger organization). Worst of all, you may have to deal with your data leaking online. Such was the case of seven free Hong Kong VPNs that managed to expose the private data of 20 million of their users.
Think it’s an uncommon occurrence? Guess again. A team of researchers discovered that nearly half of free Android VPNs contain some form of malicious code, designed to extract data from your device. Meanwhile, many of the top free iOS VPNs directly violate Apple’s data collection guidelines.
Rather than walk through the minefield of free VPNs, try out one of StreamCatcher’s recommended VPNs risk-free for 30 days. Not what you were looking for? You can always ask for your money back without any extra fuss.