MLB.TV Blackout Workaround from Ghost Path

MLB.TV Blackout Workaround

MLB.TV is far and away the best sports streaming service that we’ve tried. The software and product are both great.

Our only complaint is the antiquated blackout policy that prevents us from watching our favorite teams, even though they are hundreds of miles away. The notion of a team’s “home region” is overreaching. For example, I’m a Braves fan. I can’t watch Braves games on MLB.TV anywhere in Georgia, the Carolinas, or North Florida. It’s probably the same for Tennessee and Alabama, but I haven’t personally tried there. The idea is that if you’re in the home region for a team you should be able to see the game on the team’s TV station on cable or satellite. The problem is that you have to have cable, which kind of defeats the purpose for having MLB.TV.

That’s where Ghost Path VPN comes in quite handy. By connecting your computer to our VPN you can make it appear as if you’re located somewhere else. For example, to get around a Braves game blackout I would connect to a VPN endpoint outside the southeast, like Denver. Once you’re on the VPN then you can use MLB.TV as you normally would.

MLB.TV on Mobile Devices

Unfortunately using VPN on iPhone, Android phones, iPad’s etc. won’t work. MLB.TV requires you to use location services (GPS) on your mobile device as a means of determining your location, and Ghost Path can’t help with that.

About Ghost Path

VPN means virtual private network, which is what we do at Ghost Path. Ghost Path VPN allows you to bypass geographic restrictions, like those used in MLB.TV.

We offer a 7-day money back guarantee here at Ghost Path, so it’s risk free to try out our service. VPN accounts start at just $10/month.

MLB and MLB.TV are trademarks of Major League Baseball. The Braves is a trademark of the Atlanta Braves baseball club.


Bypass NBA League Pass Blackouts with Ghost Path

NBA League Pass

Here at Ghost Path we love the NBA – and we love the convenience of NBA League Pass, but we don’t like regional blackouts.

NBA League Pass lets you watch up to 40 NBA games online each week, with the notable exception of nationally televised games. League Pass is a great product, just as its counterparts from the other major sports are. However, the notion of regional blackouts can limit how legitimate, paying customers are able to utilize the service. Blackout restrictions will keep you from being able to watch your local team’s games on League Pass… unless you’re using a VPN like Ghost Path.

VPN is short for virtual private network, which is what we do at Ghost Path. A VPN allows you to bypass various online restrictions, including geographic restrictions. By masking your true location it’s easy to bypass the basic geolocation techniques that League Pass uses.

We offer a 7-day money back guarantee here at Ghost Path, so it’s risk free to try out our service. VPN accounts start at just $10/month.

NBA and NBA League Pass are trademarks of the National Basketball Association.


More New VPN Gateways

Ghost Path is committed to becoming the best VPN provider in the world, and part of that mission is to have servers available all across the globe. We’re continually adding new VPN server gateways. We added several more new countries since our last update, and additional gateways in existing cities.

We have added the following gateways, all in countries where we didn’t have gateways before:

  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dublin, Ireland

We’ve also added additional gateways in Orlando, Los Angeles, and Buffalo NY.

Your Feedback

Are there any cities and countries that you want us to add? Comment below and tell us or send us an email.

How To Avoid Location-Based Restrictions With Ghost Path

Large content providers such as Netflix, Hulu, and the BBC lock their content so that only viewers in their chosen territory can gain access. For example, Netflix streaming is only available to viewers in the United States. That means that a Netflix subscriber on vacation in Europe won’t be able to watch their favorites shows. Read on to learn how to get around geographic restrictions.

About Location Restrictions

Geolocation is the process of determining where an internet user is geographically located. Each device that you use to connect to the internet, even your smartphone, is assigned an internet protocol (IP) address. An IP address is usually tied to a certain ISP, and therefore a certain location. There are large global databases of IP addresses and the location that they are connected to. This makes it fairly easy for a provider such as Netflix to be able to determine where you’re located.

Using a VPN

When you use a VPN such as Ghost Path you are connected to the internet through our servers, and only relayed through your ISP. Ghost Path offers servers in dozens of countries, so you have many options for connecting. If you connect to a server in London then your traffic will appear to be originating from London. The same goes for any other server.

So, for Netflix, you can connect to any of the Ghost Path servers in the United States to gain access (you’ll still need your Netflix account).

Geolocation Defeated

This same process should work to defeat any geolocation attempts provided. Some devices, such as your iPhone, might have alternative location services, such as GPS, that also broadcast your location. You’ll want to turn those off as well.

How To Get Started

You can start getting around location restrictions today by creating your Ghost Path account. Then follow the instructions and enjoy!

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Announcing Our Newest VPN Gateways

We have been busily working to grow our VPN network across the globe by continually adding new VPN gateways in new countries. So far in 2013 we have added gateways in several cities in the US and UK, as well as new gateways in Bucharest, Romania and Riga, Latvia.

Why Keep Adding Gateways

Each new gateway that we add is a new possibility. The most obvious reason for adding new gateways is to bring them geographically closer to users. The closer you are to a gateway that faster your connection should be.

Another reason is that each gateway gives you another option for where you want your traffic to originate from. If you need your traffic to appear to be from San Jose vs Los Angeles or San Diego then you’ll need the server that we have in San Jose. More gateways makes it easier to get around geographically blocked content.