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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Kendra

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can't get episodes to play..


I click on the episode but nothing happens. I tapped it again and a small white square appears in the centre of a thumb nail screen.
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Debra Duncan

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how do I get to look at the last ship on line with sidereel I can,t get the show to come up.


I can,t watch the show
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Bruce

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Richard Tadrzynski

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how do I watch an episode of cedar cove on hallmark.


I haven't signed up, is it necessary
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Gabby Comito

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I watch a show on this website?.


This sucks! I tried to watch the first episode of Tokyo Mew Mew Season 2, and it's not even working! Just a black screen with a load circle thingie on it!

Do you only show videos shown on YouTube?
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Leigh Edwards

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


Iv just signed up and searched what i want and tracked it but nothing happens, all i got is a grey with 6 dots in a circle
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Justin Sams

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I'll fly away tv show..


looked for i'll fly away, its a tv show clicked on sidereel since it said I could watch it there then i signed up and its not available. Is this correct or did misread this and where else could i watch this tv show. Thank You for your time.
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Alex

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Hi Justin! Because SideReel does not host any videos itself, the ability to watch shows through the site depends on the availability of third-party links. Unfortunately it looks like no viewing links are available for the show you mentioned.
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I click on the link that says "watch ..." and nothing happens. What do I do to watch the show?
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Alex

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Hi Earl,
Instructions are outlined in the official response at the top of this thread. Unfortunately, I'm not sure which "watch" link you're referring to.
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Wanda Carden

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
can i watch all shows that are currently on starz.
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Johanna Deak Sjoman

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
problems in starting the show.


Hi Sidereel
I just signed in to your website and has confirmed my email: johanna.deak.sjoman@slu.se
I can't however get MadMen season 7 episode 1 or anything else to start - nothing happens. Still it says I have been watching it. But I haven't seen anything. I would really like to. What to do?
Kind Regards
JOhanna
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Nick Cox

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
why won't my show play.


I just signed up for this right now, I had done a search for V TV series 1984 and it lead me to this site. I signed up, and clicked on the link for episode 1 season 1, nothing happened. The thumbnail is just little white circles in a circle, I don't know what that means but I figured that that might have something to do with it. Is there any way that I can watch the series V on this site? Thank you.
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Amy Hoover

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Looking for the IDIOT'S guide on HOW to watch a show..


I've just read a ton of comments trying to figure out how to watch a show. Even when I've followed some of the things other people have suggested, I'm still now able to even GET to a place that I can click on to play. I wish this site was easier to understand. I've jumped through enough hoops already to find a place where I could watch a show I couldn't find anywhere else. and now what? I have to wait for someone to answer and keep checking back, just so I can figure OUT how to watch?? geeeeez
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Alex

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Hi Amy! Sorry to hear you're having a frustrating experience with the site! Keep in mind that the main focus of SideReel is to track your favorite shows — ie: create your own TV calendar, review and rate shows, mark off your show-watching progress, etc. While we don't host any video content, we do provide official viewing options to watch episodes from verified sources like iTunes, Hulu, etc. In the official response above, we've outlined how to browse these options, if available, and hopefully watch the show you're looking for!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can't Play Videos.


Why can't I view videos? I have created my profile but when I click to watch a video, it goes to another page, I reclick and nothing. Please advise.
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Keisha Gallegos

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Trying to watch Outlander episode 2!.


I set up a SideReel account today and I'm trying to watch Outlander episode 2 that aired on Starz last night. I am unable to access even though it is on my tracker. Help!
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Candy Errett

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why can't I watch Medical Center?.


I thought if I signed up for this I could watch old episodes of Medical Center online. EXTREMELY MISLEADING if this is not true! Please answer.
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Alex

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Hi Candy! SideReel doesn't host any videos — we simply provide a place to track your favorite shows and browse any third-party streaming sources that may be available for watching episodes of those shows. 
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A L

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Vid won't play...HELP.


I am desperately trying to use this site but the vid won't play on my laptop, my iPhone nor my iPad. What could be the problem?

Auaja@ymail.com
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Dan Matecki

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Doesn't play Castle just commercials..


I am trying to watch the "Richard" Castle series but the show never comes up. The commercials do and play fine. What's up with that. I.E. doesn't play it at all just commercials. So I opened Chrome. That plays commercials nonstop. ??
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Alex

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Hi Dan,
By "commercials," are you referring to the original Celebified news content? Episode content is not meant to play from this player — in order to watch an episode through SideReel, you must first choose an external streaming source, as illustrated in the screenshots in the official response above.
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Jasmina Mason

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Problem watching shows.


I just signed up because Google search said I could watch free episodes, but when I logged in, I was NOT able to watch anything at all.
I can mark it as watched but why would I do that if I didn't see anything?
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Alex

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Hi Jasmina! Please refer to the instructions in the official response above, which explain how to browse from any watch links that may be available for the episode you're looking for.
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Charlene Lenihan

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
wentworth season 2 just has a blank screen with circles in the middle - cant get it to go.
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Jerry Dixon

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
chelsea lately.


The Chelsea Lately episode blocks are black with 6 grey dots in a circle. Clicking on them or any other links on the page does nothing. Are these shows listed really there? How does this work?
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Alex

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Hi Jerry, those are just placeholders for episode image thumbnails.... videos aren't meant to play there. Please refer to the instructions above regarding how to watch a show through SideReel, if there are any links available!
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Susan Teelon

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Cant watch anything.


I can't seem to get anything to play, I click on episodes etc and nothing happens. I am using google chrome and I have tried on Internet explorer and neither seems to make a difference. Can you tell me what the problem is?
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I can't watch a video either.
I search for the program, clicked the episode I wanted to watch, it comes up and all I get is a black box with a gray flower in the center and it doesn't allow me to click on play.
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Alex

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Hi Janet, video is not meant to play from the episode thumbnails on the show pages. Please refer to the instructions in the official response for this topic, which should clear up any confusion about how to watch a show through SideReel.
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Jason Hall

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
people have been posting my question for 5 years? ripoff?.


can I watch shows on this site or not? I keep trying but nothing is happening, please let me know what the deal is otherwise I don't see a point to this website
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Alex

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Hi Jason, you don't technically watch shows on SideReel — we simply provide a place for users to track their shows and browse from any external watch sources that may be available. Please refer to the instructions in the official response above on how to browse any available links for the episode you're looking for.
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They need to make this more user friendly. I have tried following the directions given to watch an episode, and it is not working. Going to leave this site a
nd find a new one. UGH!!!
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Alex

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Hi Rachelle! Sorry to hear you're having a hard time watching your show through SideReel. Could you elaborate on what doesn't seem to be working the way it should?
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Sarah Uff

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can you watch shows that are on the History channel here for free?.