Shameless US season 11 will premiere on Sunday, December 6 at 9 PM EST/PT on Showtime. Showtime is region-locked and only available in the US. In fact, if you try to live stream Showtime content outside the US, you’ll encounter the following message:
“Showtime is accessible for viewing solely in the United States and its territories and possessions.
The good news is that you can watch it abroad by connecting to an American VPN server.
Please keep in mind that we’re only recommending official sources for watching Shameless season 11 online. Unauthorized streams are common but tend to offer poor video quality. Furthermore, such live streams are prone to excessive lag and buffering, plus they can be taken offline without warning for copyright infringement. With several ways to watch Showtime, there’s no need to risk missing out on Shameless season 11 due to dodgy unlicensed sources.
Shameless US season 11 will premiere exclusively on Showtime which is a region-locked platform. In order to live stream Shameless on your home service while traveling abroad (outside the US), you’ll need a VPN.
How to live stream Shameless US season 11 online
Using a VPN to watch Shameless season 11 from abroad (outside the US) is easier than you might think, even if you’ve never used a VPN before.
Here’s how to watch Shameless US season 11 online abroad:
- First, sign up with a VPN that unblocks Showtime. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are equally reliable alternatives.
- Next, download and install the VPN app for the device from which you want to watch Shameless season 11. There’s also the option of using a browser extension.
- Open your VPN app or browser extension and connect to a server in the US to get a US IP address. This will trick Showtime into allowing you to watch from abroad.
- Sign in to the Showtime website or app using your cable TV provider or streaming service details.
- Select a Showtime live stream which should now play without interruption. If it’s still blocked, clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Alternatively, try another US server in case the one you’re using has been blacklisted.
We recommend you try out your VPN with Showtime in advance. This gives you the chance to contact your VPN’s customer support for further assistance if there are any problems.
How to watch Shameless season 11 online on US TV
There are several ways in which you can watch Shameless US on Showtime. If you have cable, you can add the channel to your pay-TV subscription. Then simply sign in using the same login details that you use with your cable TV provider (usually an email address or username and password).
However, you can also watch Showtime without cable. A digital-only Showtime subscription costs $8.99 USD per month and includes a 30-day free trial. There’s also the option to watch Showtime as an add-on via the following streaming services: AT&T TV, FuboTV, Hulu, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
All of the above services are region-locked and only available in the US. However, you can watch them abroad with a VPN. NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can try it out risk-free and receive a full refund if you claim within the 30-day period.
Where else can I watch Shameless US online?
Amazon Prime members can subscribe to Showtime through Prime Video Channels. A monthly Amazon Prime subscription costs $12.99 USD (it includes a 30-day free trial) while Showtime is a further $10.99 per month.
Seasons 1–10 of Shameless are available on Netflix US. However, all of these seasons came to Netflix well after premiering on Showtime. As Netflix has not yet announced when Shameless season 11 will be available, it’s unlikely we’ll see season 11 on Netflix until mid-to-late 2021.
Can I use a free VPN to watch Shameless season 11?
The likes of Showtime, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix are all geo-restricted and as a result, many free VPNs (and even some paid VPNs) struggle to unblock them abroad. However, that’s not the only reason we recommend avoiding free VPNs; they also tend to struggle when it comes to speed; too many users and too few servers lead to long periods of buffering and choppy, low-resolution playback.
Security is another area where free VPNs are all too often lacking. Some don’t even protect you from data leaks or keep your data secure using encryption. Further, very few free VPNs have a true no-logs policy. This means there’s a possibility that your personal information and browsing history is being tracked and sold to third parties. In summary, the difference between free VPNs and the best-paid VPNs are night and day.
What can we expect from Shameless season 11?
Shameless is Showtime’s longest-running scripted show but is sadly coming to its conclusion. In its eleventh and final season, Shameless will reference the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as evidenced by the photos of various Gallagher members wearing masks. Based on the season 11 trailer, we can expect to see changes caused by more than just the pandemic. Gentrification is threatening to push the Gallagher family out of their home but they’re not going without a fight.
Which cast members are returning for Shameless season 11?
Most cast members are returning for Shameless season 11. This includes Frank (William H. Macy), Carl (Ethan Cutkosky), Lip (Jeremy Allen White), Veronica (Shanola Hampton), Kevin (Steve Howey), and Debbie (Emma Kenney). As yet, there’s no word as to whether Fiona (Emmy Rossum) will return for a cameo appearance.