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How to Get CBS All-Access in the UK

Want to get CBS ALL-Access in the UK, whether that’s to access more affordable Champions League or whether to watch one of the many shows CBS All-Access offers at an incredible price? In this guide, we go over all the 3 steps to doing so, and that also involves creating a CBS All-Access account.




Step 1 to Getting CBS All-Access in the UK

Right now, CBS knows that you are in the UK.


...Due to rights issues, it’s thus not able to give you access to CBS All-Access.


...If it did, it would get in trouble.


The result? CBS All-Access has to be blocked in the UK.


To solve that problem, you need to make it look like you are in a supported CBS All-Access region. That currently being the US, Canada, and Australia (under a different name.)


For the purposes of this guide, let’s just make it look like we are in the US.


To do that, you are going to need to change your location virtually.


That’s where VPN services come in.


If you already clicked on a different guide in the past and are now still on this guide, then that guide probably didn’t tell you that it’s not enough to just use a VPN and that just because you connect to an American server, that it doesn't mean that CBS will see you as someone that’s in the US.


A few reasons for that:


  1. VPN services almost always advertise how many servers they have. Quantity matters in certain aspects, but when it comes to entertainment services, quality, and being able to unblock entertainment services like CBS is much more important.
  2. Services like CBS need to make efforts to prevent VPN services from working due to rights issues. If they don’t, they can get in trouble. The result? A lot of VPN services don’t work with CBS.


...And this is where PrivateVPN comes in as a service that doesn’t break any records for the number of servers, but is there for you as far as unblocking entertainment platforms like CBS, like Hulu, like DAZN, and much more.


Sign up for the 7-day trial with no need for a card, download the app, and connect to the CBS server, and that’s how to unblock CBS All-Access in the UK.



...But that’s just how to get CBS All-Access to think you are in the US. You also need an account, and that’s much harder to get. Let’s walk over it now. ⬇️



Getting a CBS All-Access Account Outside of the US

One thing that 99% of guides don’t mention is how to create accounts on restricted platforms. And that’s the much harder part.


If you right now go to CBS All-Access while using the right VPN server, it won’t work. That’s because CBS also has payment geo-blocks where if your card is not issued in the US, you won’t be able to register for CBS, even if just signing up for a trial.


The solution?


It’s to sign-up for CBS via your phone, as both Apple and Google have their own payment platforms for subscriptions from apps on their platforms, meaning that there are no geo-blocks of any kind to deal with.


...Provided you first change the location of your app store to be in the US so that you can download the CBS app in the first place.


We’ll walk through how to do it both on Android and iOS devices right now.⬇️



How To Sign up for CBS All-Access via the iPhone & iPad

  1. Sign out of your iCloud account.
  2. Create a new account with your location-based in the US.
  3. Download the CBS app.
  4. Before turning on the app, make sure to be connected to the right VPN server.
  5. Sign up for CBS All-Access from your phone.


Of course, after you do that, if you wish, you can sign out of your new iCloud account and connect to your older one.


PRO TIP: Make sure not to just change the region of your current account. If you were to do that, you would lose everything.



How to Sign up for CBS All-Access on Android Devices

On Android devices, this works slightly differently. Instead of having to create a new account, you need to change the region of your current account.


  1. Connect to a CBS server with PrivateVPN.
  2. Open up your Google Play Store.
  3. Press on the 3-bars on the top-left of the screen.
  4. Click on Account.
  5. If connected to a VPN, you will be given an option to switch your region to be in the US.
  6. You’ll need to insert your payment method again to do so.
  7. When you do that, go back into your Account and select the US as your region.
  8. Download the CBS app and create an account within it.


Due to the fact Google has its own payment platform, just like on Apple devices, you will be able to create an account, regardless of what card you use.



How to Get CBS All-Access on the Big Screen

Watching on the go on the phone is great, but of course, entertainment is best enjoyed in front of a big screen, with friends and family. 


The options, in this case, are limited, mainly because of the fact that most smart TV platforms, as well as platforms like the Apple TV, Roku, or Chromecast, don’t support VPN services.


Nevertheless, there are options.


THE EASIEST = Connect your laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.


BEST?


To get the Amazon Fire TV Stick as it supports VPN services.


Already have an Amazon Fire TV Stick? You then need to change the region of your current account.


  • Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  • Press on Accounts & Lists, followed by Manage Your Account and Content.
  • Change your region to be in the US.
  • Now go to your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  • Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  • Download CBS.


If you only ordered an Amazon Fire TV Stick, then simply select for your region to be the US.



That’s How to Get CBS All-Access in the UK

The best thing about this guide? That this exact method will also unblock many other services that PrivateVPN supports, such as Hulu, DAZN, Disney Plus, and much more, which you can find out about when you sign up for our 7-day free trial.


Written by Michael Smolski.


Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports CBS and has done so for a long time, due to the nature of streaming services having to take efforts against VPN services, it cannot guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support, at all given times.