Ray Walsh

Ray Walsh

April 27, 2018

Silicon Valley is about to return to US screens, and fans of the hilarious technology-themed comedy show are already wondering how they can access season 5 from outside the country.

How to Watch Silicon Valley Season 5

Season 5 of Silicon Valley will be geo-restricted when it is released on US cable TV. That means it is technically unavailable in most places around the world. However, the good news is that people all over the globe can unblock Silicon Valley Season 5 by using a VPN.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an online service that allows people to pretend to be in a different country. This allows them to access blocked and censored websites in order to watch Silicon Valley online.

By pretending to be in the US, anybody, anywhere, can make it seem like they are eligible to watch HBO.

How to Set up a VPN for Silicon Valley

Setting up a VPN to watch Silicon Valley abroad is very easy. Just follow these simple steps to get your VPN working:

  1. Select a VPN for Silicon Valley. To unblock HBO Now or NowTV, we recommend ExpressVPN because it is secure, fast, and has excellent servers where you need them.
  2. Click through to the website and subscribe to your favorite Silicon Valley VPN. Here are our best VPNs for streaming.
  3. Download and install the VPN software. Remember to get the right version for your platform.
  4. Run the software and select your preferred settings (OpenVPN encryption is recommended).
  5. Select a US (or UK) server and click Connect.
  6. Navigate to your preferred HBO service and subscribe.
  7. That’s it! Your VPN workaround is set up and you can watch Silicon Valley season 5.

How Can I Watch Silicon Valley Outside The US?

In order to watch Silicon Valley on HBO, you will need a VPN and a valid US cable TV subscription. If you are a US resident that is outside of the US traveling for work, or on vacation, you can use a VPN to access HBO Go as if you were still at home. Simply sign in using your valid US cable TV credentials.

Foreigners who want to watch Silicon Valley will need to get a valid subscription to an online service that shows HBO. HBO Now is available without a US TV package at a cost of $14.99 per month. It also provides users with a 1-month free trial!

Alternatively, you could sign up to HBO on Hulu, Amazon Prime, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, or on Playstation View. HBO is also available on Roku and on Kodi. No matter which service you decide to watch HBO on – you will need to use a VPN to pretend to be in the US in order to watch Silicon Valley when it premieres. If you need a VPN for kodi, take a look at our VPN on Kodi article.

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When is Silicon Valley Released in The UK

Anybody that doesn’t mind waiting until April to watch Season 5 of Silicon Valley can watch it on the UK’s Sky Atlantic.  For some people, this may be a better option, as the time difference might make more sense. The first episode will air on Sky Atlantic on April 5, 2018, at 22:15 GMT.

The good news is that people outside the UK can sign up for a subscription to Now TV to watch Silicon Valley on Sky Atlantic. Now TV is available without a recurring contract and can be purchased either as a day pass, week pass or monthly pass.

Best of all? At the moment Now TV is giving away 3 months for the reduced rate of £7.99 (down from the usual price of £23.97). In addition, viewers can get a 14-day free trial.

Paying for a US or UK Service From Overseas

In order to sign up for most online streaming services, you will need a local payment method. Luckily, you can get virtual payment services to make it seem like you are in the US or the UK. These virtual payment services are available online. Here are some examples:

  • Entropay provides a virtual US/UK credit card service (and virtual payment options for other locations around the world too) that allows people to “Create disposable virtual cards on the fly and pay online like a local.”
  • Money Polo provides a virtual credit card service that will allow you to pay for HBO or Now TV online. This service is said to be a little bit cheaper than Entropay.
  • EcoPayz allows people to make a one-time payment virtual credit card. This is great for people that only want to use it once.

These services are currently untested by our team, but they should work fine. There are also plenty of other virtual card services on the market and any one of them might be a reasonable option –  but please take care to do some research before you use any of them. The three services mentioned have a good reputation.


Season 5 Spoilers

When is Episode 4 of Silicon Valley Season 5 “Tech Evangelist?

The fourth episode of Silicon Valley Season 5 is called Tech Evangelist. It will air on HBO on Sunday, April 15 at 22:00 ET. 

In episode four Richard tries to woo a gaming company to PiperNet. Unfortunately, he accidentally angers a long time business ally in the process. Meanwhile, Dinesh deals with a betrayal of his own – while Gavin leaves his employees a cryptic message that they must struggle to make sense of.

Silicon Valley Season 5 So Far

In the first episode (Grow Fast or Die Slow) Richard got stage fright at the prospect of having to manage a sudden increase of employees. The hilarious skit had him throwing up in a bucket in his office in front of hundreds of new employees at Pied Piper. The aim, of course, is to deliver the firm’s vision of a “new internet.”

The premiere also saw the show taking a jab at Facebook: in the opening credits Facebook is written in Cyrillic font (which looks like Russian text – and is thought to be a subtle stab by the show’s makers for Facebook’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election scandal). In episode 2 of Season 5 of Silicon Valley – Reorientation – fans of the show saw Gavin Belson from Hooli continue to thwart Pied Piper’s attempts.

In episode three, Pied Piper continues to struggle with expanding the business and getting new coders. Richard receives a surprising business proposition, while Gavin at Hooli tries to set up a business deal of his own – one that he hope will damage Pied Piper in the process!

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What to Expect from Silicon Valley S5

At the end of Season 4, things had got pretty chaotic for the Pied Piper boys. Richard had become embroiled in a deep web of lies, Jared had begun planning to leave the startup, and Gavin had managed to get himself reinstated as Hooli CEO.

Still at war with Pied Piper, Gavin had begun threatening to put an end to Richard’s firm. However, Richard still had some fight left in him and promised to hit back at Hooli by making its technology obsolete.

Season 5 will kick off with Pied Piper moving up a notch and taking on more staff, but will Richard be able to control the firm as a new batch of hilarious chaos is unleashed?

Title image credit: Screenshot from official HBO trailer of Silicon Valley Season 5