How do I watch a show?

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I'm trying to watch a show on SideReel, but I can't figure out how to get the episodes to play. How do I get to a video to watch?
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Deirdre Williams

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Heartland Video not starting.


When I click on Episode 1 of Season 6 for Heartland the video never starts. What can I do?
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Alex

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Hi Deirdre! In order to watch a show through SideReel, you must first choose an external viewing link, if any are available! Please refer to the official instructions above.
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Marina Walker

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Episodes not playing.


I have just created a new side reel account and I loaded/tracked the series I'd like to watch. When I went to start watching the series, I clicked on the episode I want to watch and all I can see is a black box with 6 grey circles and no play icon? How do I get this to work?
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Elaine Brutosky

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why can't I watch HBO's "Autopsy," the reason I signed up?.


It shows that it is available, but, when I click on, nothing happens.
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Alex

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Hi Elaine! I'm a bit confused about what you might be clicking on in an attempt to get the show to play, but keep in mind that you have to choose a viewing option first — if any are available. In the official response above, you'll see screenshots that illustrate how to browse any available viewing links for the show you're looking for.
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Toni

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why I cannot view Another World (soap) starting with season one as advertised?.


Hello, I signed up to this account because you advertise that you have the soap opera series Another World, but when I try to watch it started with season 1, nothing shows. Why is this? Is it avail for all seasons like you showed??
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Rachel Green

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why?.


My account is validated, I've found the show I want to watch, I click on the correct link/links, but nothing happens. The same page just reloads. What?
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Rachel Green

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why?.


My account is validated, I've found the show I want to watch, I click on the correct link/links, but nothing happens. The same page just reloads. What?
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Alex

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Hi Rachel! Sorry to hear you're having trouble. Could you elaborate more on the exact issue you're having? What page are you on, and what link are you clicking on that makes the page reload?
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Lindsey Bates Gledhill

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why can't I watch hearland.
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Wytonia Yancey

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How can I watch Sons of Anarchy.


I have seen the questions on "how do I watch a show?". When I click on the show, it shows all the episodes for that season. I click on the episode, and the screen loads. After that, I click the box which is still showing the clip from the episode, but it does NOT play. What is the problem? W Yancey
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Alex

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Hi Wytonia,
As explained in the official response, you must first choose a viewing link in order to watch a show — episode content does not play on SideReel.
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Nicholas Russell

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Mighty Max animated series.


Hello,

I signed up in order to watch high quality episodes of the animated series Mighty Max.

However, when I select an episode (any episode), I am still not able to watch anything.

Could you please help me with this issue?
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Alex

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Hi Nicholas,
SideReel actually doesn't host any episode content — please refer to the instructions above regarding how to go about browsing the links that are available for a show.
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Alex

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To watch a show, click on the show from your tracker, SideReel's homepage or relevant genre pages, or search for the show by title in the search box located in the top navigation.

Once you're on the show page, locate the episode you're looking for. The most recently-aired episode will be featured on the page — along with any Featured viewing sources (Hulu Plus, iTunes, ABC, etc.) that may be available for this episode — or you can find a previous episode by scrolling back through the episode selector. You can also click the "Episode Guide" button to view the full list of episodes for that show on its own page.




From the Episode Guide page, click to open the season and episode you want to watch. If there are any streaming links available for this episode, you'll see some Featured sources here, like iTunes, Hulu, HBO Go, etc. To view the full list of streaming links for this episode, click the "View All Links" button.



Keep in mind that some of these external streaming sources may require payment (or a paid membership) in order to view their content. These sources will be labeled with a "$" icon. Some sources may also be limited to streaming in certain regions only — these will be labeled with a flag icon that corresponds to their regional streaming availability.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Is there a specific program needed to open episodes? I have no problems with Netflix or other Video sites..


Won't open to watching episode :Homicide Life on the Street/ 6 5 "Baby its You" . BEEN TRYING TO FIND THIS SPECIFIC EPISODE ONLINE TO NO AVAIL!!!
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Thomas Nessman

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Banacek fan.


What do I need to do, to watch a program? What do I need to look for?
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Terri Loftus

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I actually watch the show that I am tracking?.


I click on the show and nothing happens.
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Katelyn Hackey

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
THIS IS A SPAM SIGHT!! BEWARE.


JUST TO LET ALL YOU PEOPLE KNOW--THIS SIGHT APPARENTLY IS JUST GATHERING YOUR INFORMATION---FOR MORE SPAM BS----IT DOES NOT PLAY THE VIDEOS---NON OF THEM WORK---BUT THERE IS LINKS TO 'PAY FOR VIEW' SIGHTS COMMONLY KNOWN---BEWARE ALL---THIS IS A BS SIGHT---DOES NOT WORK----JUST GATHERS YOUR INFO----BEWARE EVERYONE---- REPORT AS SPAM---GATHERS YOUR INFO ON SIGNUP ---AND DOES NOT PLAY THE VIDEOS OR TV SHOW------BEWARE ALL--- YOU ARE NOW SPAMMED----REPORT THIS SIGHT.
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Alex

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Hi Katelyn, I'm not sure where you got your information, but we assure you that it's inaccurate! SideReel does not exist to gather your information, nor is it a "spam" site. If you're trying to watch TV shows online, please refer to the instructions in the Official Response above, which explains how to browse any available links to watch your shows. Keep in mind that SideReel doesn't host any video content itself, and serves primarily for TV fans to keep track of their favorite shows, including creating their own personal TV calendar, marking off their show-watching progress, and rating & reviewing shows. If you have any questions about how to use the site, please feel free to ask, but if you can, try to avoid jumping to conclusions and possibly confusing other users who are here to get answers. If you're concerned about your private information, you can take an in-depth look at our privacy policy here: http://www.sidereel.com/topic/privacy
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
i cannot seem to watch a show. Does this service work in Canada?.
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Alex

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Hi Michelle! You can use SideReel itself from anywhere, but it's possible that the show you're looking for only has streaming sources available for the US (or perhaps has no streaming sources available at all). Please refer to the instructions above on how to browse any available links for the show you're looking for.
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Francesca Palermo

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I'm in the US can I still watch Saving Hope..


I got hooked on Saving Hope then they took it off in the States. I'm trying to find a way to watch it on the web.
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Mary Lewis

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can you watch shows on TV that you want to watch from here?.


Can you watch shows on TV that you want to watch from here?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Is it possible to watch the grand finale of Outlander, if so how could I do this?.


I had been watching it on Stars but I'm in a different town and Stars isn't available to me
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How much dOes it cost?.


Can I watch the outlander series on starz?
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Joe Paul Giles

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how do i watch these tv shows please?.

how do i watch my programes on here . i need help please
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Paula Montgomery

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled What is this?.

I would lke to watch Season 5. I sign to watch that! I am not interested in what others think. I want to see for my self. If you can not provide that delete from you services
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Alex

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Hi Paula! SideReel doesn't host any videos, but depending on the show you're looking for, it's possible that we have links to watch it — please refer to the instructions above, which outline how to find links for the episode you want to watch. While we do provide a place for users to submit their own reviews of shows, you certainly aren't obligated to read them!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why doesn't this site owrk like it should?.

What's up with this site? I signed in using Facebook, then clicked on "The 100" to watch Season 2 Episode 1 and NOTHING happen other than to keep bouncing me back to the same page . . . ???
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Alex

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Hi James! There are lots of different things you can do on The 100 page — ie: track the show, mark episodes as watched, rate and review the show, etc — so if watching is what you came for, make sure you're selecting a viewing option, if any are available. Instructions in the official response above!
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Hilde Nilsen Rist

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I'm living in Norway,how can i watch my favorite shows on here?.
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Angie Daniels Green

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Trapped in your maze.

I've done everything and the show still won't play. If I can't watch anything, I would like to cancel the service but I don't see that option either. What's going on? Why keep me subscribed to something I can't even use?
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Alex

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Hi Angie,
Please refer to the official instructions above, which outline how to browse from the viewing options for the show you're looking for, if any are available!
Keep in mind that you can cancel at any time from your profile preferences!