How to Watch A&E Outside the US

Content Verification Date: February 13, 2024

The Quick Guide to Unblock A&E

  1. Create an Unlocator account
  2. Configure your device to use Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN
  3. Go to the website of A&E or use their app if supported.
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Unblock A&E

A&E is an American based station, which is a must have for anyone obsessed with dramas and reality TV. Almost 85% of American households have access to A&E to it’s fair to say it’s a really popular channel. Access to A&E is blocked outside the US so you need to use Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN to unblock A&E.

Watch A&E Outside the US With Smart DNS

The first solution was have for unblocking A&E is our Smart DNS. To get started you first subscribe to Unlocator and then follow the setup guides for your device. By changing network settings on your router or device you will be able to stream A&E regardless of where in the world you are located. Behind the scenes our Smart DNS will reroute the data requests that give away your location to A&E. Instead of sending these requests straight back to A&E as expected we instead route the request via our US servers. As a result A&E will think that the response came from a US IP and here by grant you access to stream. Don’t worry if it sounds too complicated. Our Smart DNS is truly smart and will do all of this behind the scenes without you having to deal with any of the complicated stuff.

What is particular smart about this approach is that we can change location on a pr. site basis. This means that our Smart DNS will always make sure that you appear to be located in the right location for any of the major streaming services to work. It truly is a set and forget smart service.

Unblock A&E With VPN

The other solution we have for unblocking A&E is very popular as well. Instead of having tweak configurations you simply need to install our VPN app for either Android, iOS, Mac or Windows.

Once you have installed the app you need to log into the app and select a US server. Press connect and that is all that is needed to watch A&E abroad. When connected to the VPN server your data becomes encrypted and will be routed via the server. Hence all your traffic will appear to come from the US and your real IP is hidden. This is handy for not only unblocking A&E but also if you want to browse anonymously without showing your real IP.

So both Smart DNS and VPN will allow you to watch A&E outside the US. However, please keep in mind that if you are travelling and currently connected to public WiFi then you should be using the VPN approach. The reason is that the public WiFi that you find at hotels, airports, cafes, restaurants, conferences and the likes is often subject to criminals harvesting data from other connected users. If you are one bit concerned about the data that your device sends when connected to public WiFi then you should use VPN.

Depending on where you are located you can select the approach that fits you the best.

Some of the Shows You Can Watch When You Unblock A&E


  • 60 Days In
  • Born This Way
  • Cults and Extreme Belief
  • Cultureshock
  • The First 48 (2004–present)
  • Grace vs. Abrams
  • Hoarders)
  • Intervention
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
  • Live PD
  • Live PD: Police Patrol
  • Live PD Presents: PD Cam
  • Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48
  • Nightwatch
  • Nightwatch Nation
  • Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour
  • Raising Tourette’s
  • Rooster & Butch
  • Storage Wars
  • Storage Wars: Northern Treasures
  • Undercover High
  • Very Superstitious with George Lopez
  • Wahlburgers


  • The Frankenstein Chronicles

Talk shows

  • Black and White
  • The Way Home
  • Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien

The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and A&E

For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page