Watch Streaming Services in Australia

Welcome to howtowatchinaustralia.com!

We are a team of crazy binge-watchers (and tech nerds!), who help streamers in Australia watch their favourite shows and movies without worrying about region restrictions. 

How do we do that?

By writing comprehensive, detailed guides on every streaming service and TV channel unavailable in the country, reviewing how to unblock them using the best VPNs for Australia, step-by-step.


What can you expect from us?

We post content on how to watch HBO Now, HBO Max, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, American Netflix, and other streaming services in Australia, and many more blue-chip media services from around the world. We also write reviews on the streaming services available in Australia like Netflix Australia, Disney Plus Australia, Amazon Prime Video Australia, and many more.

Each one of us is passionate about sharing their binge experiences with you and helping you out with only factual information. Please feel free to drop us any questions that you may have. 

So no need to go anywhere else, because the next episode of your favourite show is on us… Here, take the popcorns! 


List of Channels that cannot be accessed in Australia

Here is the list of the most famous streaming channels and services you cannot watch due to geo-restrictions while residing in Australia. You’ll need to use the corresponding broadcast regions’ respective IP addresses to watch these streaming services in Australia on your preferred devices:

Click on a channel name to read more.

Blocked Channels in AustraliaBroadcast AreaUnblock in Australia
4oD/All 4UKGet UK IP
American NetflixUSAGet US IP
BBC iPlayerUKGet UK IP
CBCCAGet Canadian IP
HBO (HBO Now) USAGet US IP
HBO MaxUSAGet US IP
HotstarIndiaGet Indian IP
HuluUSAGet US IP
ITV PlayerUKGet UK IP
TV PlayerUKGet UK IP
VootIndiaGet Indian IP
YouTube TVUSAGet US IP
Paramount PlusUSAGet US IP

Netflix

Channel name:  American Netflix

Broadcast region: United States

Netflix is one of the most popular online streaming services that cater to the streaming needs of millions of streamers worldwide. And while it has got dedicated libraries for each of the 190 countries it operates in, including one for Australia(know as Netflix Australia), its US version has got the best line-up of originals and exclusives by far. 

To watch US Netflix outside America, you need to have a US IP address because the service is unavailable outside the country. This means using a VPN is your only reliable solution.

With a VPN, you can swap your Australian IP address with a US one and trick Netflix into thinking that you’re trying to access the service from within the states. This way, you can watch your favourite shows like The Walking Dead without any geo-restrictions.

Be mindful, though, a free VPN for Australia is unlikely to help you much, and you’ll need to use a premium VPN or at least a free trial of a paid VPN service to watch your favorite streaming services in Australia.

Read our detailed guide about how to get American Netflix in Australia


BBC iPlayer

Channel name: BBC iPlayer

Broadcast region:  United Kingdom

BBC iPlayer is a UK-based streaming service that helps you watch all the BBC channels live on your screens. You can watch a variety of shows, movies, and documentaries on your preferred device, while at home or on the go. 

Bring on EastEnders, TopGear, and MasterChef… I’m absolutely up for late-night streamathons!

Bubble burst! Sadly, BBC iPlayer comes with geo-restrictions and is not available to viewers in Australia, or anyone living outside the UK. If you try to access the service, you’ll get a message “BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues.

However, with a VPN, you can mask your real IP address with a UK IP address and watch Rugby League World Cup 2022 in Australia on BBC iPlayer without any issues. BBC is also home to entertaining reality shows like you can watch Strictly Come Dancing Season 20 in Australia.

Not only that, the much anticipated football event of the year FIFA World Cup 2022 is happening in Qatar and you may catch every live action from the ground along with its Opening Ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Australia on BBC iPlayer scheduled to be on 20th of November, 2022. 

Read our detailed guide about how to watch BBC iPlayer in Australia


Channel name: CBC

Broadcast region: Canada

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is an online streaming channel where viewers may watch various shows, including news, sports, the weather, and more. The channel may be accessed on multiple streaming devices, such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and others.

Since CBC is only legally accessible inside Canada, watching the channel from outside Canada is impossible. But there is a way out, and we’ll show you how.

A virtual private network (VPN) allows you to unblock CBC content outside Canada. To get a Canadian IP address, you may use a virtual private network to connect to a server in Canada.

This will make CBC believe you are physically located in Canada, allowing you to access geo-blocked material.

You may tune in to your favorite films, TV shows, and other media. For instance, you can watch Heartland Season 16 in Australia easily.

Read our detailed guide about how to watch CBC in Australia.


paramount-plus

Channel name: Paramount Plus

Broadcast region: USA

Paramount Plus is a popular American VOD service with access to thousands of TV episodes and hundreds of films.

There are Paramount Pictures films, premieres and box sets from Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Showtime, CBS, Sony Pictures Television, the Smithsonian Channel, and Paramount Network, all available on the site.

Paramount Plus has landed a veritable feast of Australian football to broadcast live in addition to its extensive entertainment catalogue.

While Paramount Plus may be accessed in Australia, its content library from other locations, such as the United States or other countries, is not accessible in Australia owing to geo-restriction.

You should not be disappointed if you are unable to watch Paramount Plus’s US or other than Australian content. Every problem has a workable answer.

The best option for us is to subscribe to a trustworthy VPN service. For example, in Australia, you may watch material from the United States on Paramount Plus by connecting to a virtual private network.

Sign up for a reputable VPN service, and then connect to a server in the United States (or anywhere you wish to access the content collection).

In this manner, the whole Paramount Plus US content library selection will be unlocked for you so you can easily watch Yellowstone Season 5 from Anywhere.

Read our detailed guide about how to watch US Paramount Plus in Australia


Channel name: Voot

Broadcast region:  India

Voot, an over-the-top video service, broadcasts content from networks such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Colors, and other networks owned by Viacom 18.

You can now watch the absolute best of Indian television on your own smartphone or tablet by downloading the Voot app, which is available for free on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

However, Voot is only available in India. Therefore, if you try to connect to Voot outside India, you will not be granted access to the service. The good news is that a solution is available to circumvent this problem.

You can circumvent Voot’s geo-restrictions and gain access to content usually unavailable to you if you connect your virtual private network (VPN) to a server based in India.

As a result, you can watch your preferred movies, television shows, and other types of programs like Bigg Boss Season 16 in Australia.

Read our detailed guide about how to watch Voot in Australia


hbo go

Channel Name: HBO Go

Broadcast region: United States

HBO Go is a US-based video-on-demand service that lets you stream some of the most popular shows, movies, documentaries, and sports programmes aired on the main HBO channel. However, the streaming facility is limited to the local American users only. 

Still, you can watch all episodes of your favourite HBO shows like Game of Thrones while residing in Australia through a VPN that offers a US IP address.

By using a US IP address, you give HBO servers the impression that you’re trying to connect to the service from within America. It’s a reliable and full-proof way to get HBO content without actually living in the states.

Update: HBO has announced that it will be discontinuing HBO Go services from 31 July, 2020.


hbo now

Channel Name: HBO Now

Broadcast region: United States 

Like HBO GO, HBO Now is an on-demand streaming service offered by HBO. The difference between the two is, HBO Go requires you to have an HBO TV license, while HBO Now is a stand-alone offering, available for all users. 

Unfortunately, you can’t access HBO Now outside the US either. If you try to connect to the streaming service, you’ll get a message saying: “HBO Now is only supported in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories.”  

Therefore, you’ll have to use a VPN that offers a US IP address if you want to watch HBO Now in Australia. After subscribing to a VPN service, you’ll connect to a US server and sign-up to HBO Now. Once the sign-up process is complete, you can log in and enjoy your favourite HBO shows and movies.

Read our detailed guide about how to unblock HBO Now in Australia


Hulu

Service name: Hulu

Broadcast region: United States

Hulu houses a captivating mosaic of classic shows, full-of-life dramas, deep-dive documentaries, and escapist comedies to enjoy. Above all, you can use its exclusive live TV feature to access 60+ channels on your preferred devices and watch shows like Hellraiser in Australia.

However, you’ll be facing familiar foes in geo-blocks if you try to stream Hulu from Australia. The service is only available within the US.

To overcome this problem, you will have to get an American IP address through a VPN just like you have to do to access other streaming services in Australia. This will allow you to trick Hulu servers into thinking that you’re trying to connect to the service from the states, and they will let you through.   

Read our detailed guide about how to unblock Hulu in Australia


HBO Max is a newly launched video-on-demand streaming service from HBO, containing the full HBO Now library and a ton of new originals and licensed titles. It even has all the 236 episodes of the popular show, Friends, previously available on US Netflix.

Good luck trying to access HBO Max from outside the US, though, as the service is only for the locals. If you try to stream the service from Australia or anywhere else, you’ll get the error “HBO Max is currently only supported in the U.S and certain U.S. territories.”

However, with a VPN you can easily by-pass this restriction, and stream HBO Max on a remote US server, while residing in Australia. 

Read our detailed guide about how to unblock HBO Max in Australia


Hotstar

Channel name: Hotstar

Broadcast region: India

Hotstar is a famous Indian streaming service that allows you to watch TV shows including Brahmastra in Australia, movies, cricket like ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia and even live news right away. Don’t forget to catch up on the live action of your favorite players between Pakistan and England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Final in Australia on Disney+ Hotstar.

It has more than 50,000 hours of pure entertainment to enjoy and binge on.

Unfortunately, you cannot access the live coverage of Hotstar in Australia since the service is only available in India. Australian users will have to use a VPN that offers an Indian IP address which will also allow them to watch India vs New Zealand Series 2022 in Australia.

After getting an Indian IP address, you can start watching your favorite TV shows or movies on your screens without any trouble. You can use the same Indian IP address to unblock other Indian channels like Zee5 and Voot too.

Read our detailed guide about how to watch Hotstar in Australia


channel 4

Channel name: Channel 4/ All 4/ 4oD

Broadcast region: United Kingdom

Channel 4 (also known as All4 and 4oD) is a popular UK on-demand TV streaming service, known for broadcasting famous shows like The Circle, No Offence and First Night Dinner. It also features a wealth of top-class documentaries and sports programmes.

Like most video-on-demand services, Channel 4 follows the concept of geo-restriction, allowing you to watch the content only from the UK. Therefore, you need to use a VPN to stream the service in Australia.

A VPN replaces your Australian IP address with a UK IP address, thus giving the impression that you’re from the UK.

Read our detailed guide about how to watch Channel 4 in Australia


Service Name: ITV Player

Broadcasting region: United Kingdom

ITV Player is another UK-based streaming service, offering a wide range of quality TV shows for your whole family. You can also watch movies and sports on it. The best part is it is absolutely free.

What’s the catch then, you ask?

There are limitations when it comes to signing up on ITV Player, since the service is geo-blocked and unavailable outside the UK. So, unless you have a UK IP address, you cannot stream ITV Player from Australia.

This is where a VPN comes in. It connects you to a remote server in the UK, assigning you a local IP address. With your actual location masked, you can then watch ITV Player without any geo-restrictions and enjoy unlimited events like Women’s Rugby World Cup 2022 Outside Australia. You can also watch exclusive shows like I’m A Celebrity 2022 in Australia.

Read our detailed guide about how to unblock ITV Player in Australia


Service Name: TVPlayer

Broadcasting region: United Kingdom

TVPlayer is a free online streaming service that allows you to watch over 50 British and non-British channels, including the likes of Channel 5, Channel 4, ITV, BBC, Euronews, and Al Jazeera. However, to access the service, you must be living in the UK.

This means a VPN is your only reliable solution to watch TVPlayer from Australia. A VPN will assign you with a UK IP address that will help you stream all the content available under the streaming service. 

Read our detailed guide about how to unblock TV Player in Australia


Service Name: YouTubeTV

Broadcasting region: USA

YouTube TV is a US based cord-cutting live TV service. After subscribing to YouTube TV, you can access 70+ channels on different devices from the US. You can watch news, sports, TV shows and documentaries by accessing popular TV channels like ABC, FOX, NBC and so on.

But there is an obstacle that exists in the form of geo-restriction, which you can easily bypass through a VPN. Once you get an American IP address in Australia using a VPN, you are ready to explore an unlimited dose of entertainment.  

Read our detailed guide about unblocking YouTube TV in Australia


Service Name: Amazon Prime Video

Broadcasting region: USA

Amazon Prime Video is Amazon’s alternative to Netflix and is available in more than 200 countries, including Australia. The streaming service maintains dedicated libraries for each region it operates in, with its US library offering the most content.

If you try to connect to US Amazon Prime Video from anywhere except the states, Amazon will give you an error message saying, “This title is not available in your location.”

So, in order to then access the US version of Amazon Prime, you need a VPN that can offer a US IP address. With a US IP address, you can make it look to Amazon servers that you’re actually in the country, even though you’ll be in Australia. That way, they’ll allow you access to the full American Amazon Prime catalogue.  


Service Name: DC Universe

Broadcasting region: USA

DC Universe is a video-on-demand service dedicated wholly to DC content. It lets you watch new and old DC TV shows, DC movies, and read DC comic books online.

If that has got you all excited, and you’re thinking about spending the weekend binge-watching (reading) your favourite superheroes, sorry to be a party pooper, but DC Universe is only available within the US.

Luckily, there’s a way around this geo-restriction if you use a VPN.

With a VPN by your side, you can make DC servers believe that you are actually based in the US and not Australia. As a result, they let you through the gates and enjoy the content.    


Service Name: BTSport

Broadcasting region: UK

BT Sport is the home of English soccer along with other amazing sporting events like European Rugby Challenge Cup, MotoGP, the FiH Hockey World League, and WWE. That’s a serious line-up for anyone into sports. 

Unfortunately, BT Sport is inaccessible outside the UK due to in-place geo-restrictions. However, you can watch it with the help of a VPN.

A VPN replaces your Australian IP address with a UK IP address, giving the impression that you are based in the UK.    


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