The quick answer to your question:
Yes, StreamLocator does unblock The Criterion ChannelOrder StreamLocator
What is The Criterion Channel, and how can I watch it?
That’s a good question. What is The Criterion Channel? Well, it’s a video-on-demand subscription service, but it isn’t quite like any other streaming services you’ve come across.
The Criterion Channel doesn’t compete against the modern services with up-to-the-minute titles and the best binge-worthy box sets, or even the biggest box office pullers. It describes itself as:
“Dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world, in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements.”
These are the movie buff’s movies. These are the foreign and domestic classics, movies of note—and the content is continuously curated by those who know best. To clarify that fact, there are currently only four films on Criterion from IMDb’s top 100 list: Seven Samurai, Harakiri, Modern Times, and City Lights.
The channel features around 2,000 movies in its vast collection—dating back as far as the 1920s. International offerings come from every corner of the globe—over 60 countries so far—including those most respected in film-making you’ll find: France, Germany, India, Japan, US, and the UK.
You can search through their collection by title, director, year, or country. If you need something more specific, you can access filters by genre and decade too.
How can I watch US TV shows with StreamLocator?
Streaming movie and TV content from other countries is regularly blocked because of the licensing agreements between the providers and channels. In such cases, StreamLocator provides a virtual location in the country you need to appear in. That way, the streaming servers think you’re precisely where they need you to be and open their content to you.
Our smart hub communicates directly with those servers, establishing the best methods of connection and prime locations, and then automatically puts them in place for you.
No complicated settings or software installation required
We wanted to make our system as simple as possible for our subscribers. When we looked at how other workarounds managed the job, and one of the main things we decided was that the process was far too long-winded. Users had to download an app or software to their device, sign in, remember to switch it on when needed, and also choose the appropriate country or region for each service.
Then you had to carry the whole process again for every device you wanted to crack. That’s your mobile, tablet, Smart TV, laptop, desktop, TV stick … the list goes on.
Our system is far simpler. StreamLocator is a plug-and-play smart hub that does everything for you. Just connect to your WiFi as you usually would (only through the new network our hub provides), and we take care of the rest. It picks the ideal virtual location and the best method of connection. It’s always on, working in the background, and it connects you automatically. It’s so good; you’ll forget it’s there.
Even better, because you don’t need to download an app or mess about with settings, it automatically covers the closed systems that the VPN and Smart DNS options can’t. That means all of your Internet-enabled devices are automatically included.
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- Smart TVs
- iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
- Games consoles
If that wasn’t enough, we never limit your connections. VPNs and Smart DNS services let you have 2 or 3 connections—5 at the most. With StreamLocator, if you want to connect to a different service in a different country from every room in the house—that’s fine by us. Our hub will manage them all, all at once, without a hitch.
How to watch The Criterion Channel from outside the USA
The Criterion Channel limits its viewers to those in their country. To get around these blocks, viewers use services that provide virtual locations in the correct country. The most popular methods, as mentioned already, are VPN and Smart DNS, but they’re not the only ones.
How to register for The Criterion Channel from outside the USA
You can register for a 14-day free trial before you commit to a subscription, and as long as their servers see a US location, you shouldn’t have too much trouble.
If you don’t have a US credit/debit or payment option for the services that require one—don’t worry! Follow our simple instructions to use a prepaid Statescard for your subscription.
Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch The Criterion Channel from outside the USA?
Not necessarily. There are quite a few methods of navigating the geolocation blocks put in place by the streaming services. As soon as we pinpoint the very best way to add The Criterion Channel to our list of streaming services, we think we’ll be the best way by far.
Will StreamLocator allow me to watch The Criterion Channel for free?
Sadly not. Our system will grant you the access you need to watch all of their movies, but you’ll still have to pay for a monthly or yearly subscription as normal.
Most popular Movies on The Criterion Channel in the USA
According to Vulture.com (the culture experts at New York magazine), these are the mustn’t-miss movies of The Criterion Channel. There are 50 in total, so why not head over and start working your way through what the NYM experts believe are the very best in classic movie magic?
- The 400 Blows (François Truffaut)
- Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
- The Apu Trilogy (Satyajit Ray)
- Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica)
- Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel)
- Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
- Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard)
- Brief Encounter (David Lean)
- Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
- Chimes at Midnight (Orson Wells)
- Cléo From 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda)
- Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)
- The Crazies (George A. Romero)
- Cronos (Guillermo del Toro)
- Don’t Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker)
- The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
- Eraserhead (David Lynch)
- Faces (John Cassavetes)
- Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
- The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin)
- Grey Gardens (Albert & David Maysles)
- Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais)
- Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa)
- In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)
- Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
- L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
- La Promesse (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
- La Strada (Federico Fellini)
- The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock)
- The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies)
- M (Fritz Lang)
- Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader)
- Naked (Mike Leigh)
- Odd Man Out (Carol Reed)
- The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki)
- The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Th. Dreyer)
- The Piano Teach (Michael Haneke)
- The Player (Robert Altman)
- The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
- The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
- The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
- Stagecoach (John Ford)
- Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
- Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
- The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
- Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu)
- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)
- The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
- Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
- Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
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