We all get nostalgic, right? Perhaps you have moved to New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom or some other country abroad. One of the things that you are likely going to miss is television from home. I know, it doesn’t seem that good while you are here, but go out there, and all those dreary shows will appear to be the best in the world. If you are a DSTV fanatic, you will begin wondering whether or not it’s possible to watch DSTV Now abroad. So, can you use DSTV Now in the United States, in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the U.K or some other country abroad?
Can I Watch DSTV Now Overseas?
DSTV Now is only available in Africa. Multichoice states that the company is only licensed to offer DSTV inside the continent. The good news, however, is that there are workarounds that you can use to get DSTV Now even if you are not in Africa.
How to watch DSTV Now anywhere in the world
To watch DSTV Now from anywhere in the world, you need to trick DSTV into thinking that you are in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia or any other African country where the service is available. Most people are not aware that their internet connections report their locations whenever they are online. That is why so many sites, including Google, seem to know exactly where you are. It’s possible to know where a person is based on their IP address. So, DSTV has a pretty good knowledge of where all those people who are connecting via DSTV Now are located. In order to watch DSTV Now from anywhere in the world, you need to do the following;
- Find, download and install a VPN that covers South Africa.
- Run your internet connection through your VPN.
- Choose the location for your VPN as South Africa, Zimbabwe or any other African country where you have your DSTV subscription.
- Now you can visit DSTV Now and watch your shows.
How does this work?
A VPN is a good way of spoofing DSTV into thinking that you are visiting DSTV Now from an African country. It allows you to circumvent any geo restrictions that may have been placed by a company. There are a few free VPNs out there. However, you may need to pay for access to a good one that covers South Africa. That’s how you can watch DSTV Now from the United States or any other country in the world. You can learn more about VPNs in the article in the provided link.
To be frank, there are some companies out there that are sophisticated enough to deny access through a VPN. PayPal, is an example. Fortunately, DSTV is not one of them. Anyway, that’s how to watch DSTV Now when overseas. If you have a comment, don’t hesitate to leave it in the section below. We love hearing from you.