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How to Unblock NFL in Australia

Want to watch the 20/21 NFL season in Australia? In this guide, we’ll share a few ways to go about it, and most importantly, the most practical and cost-effective ways of unblocking the NFL in Australia.

The Options for Unblocking NFL in Australia

NFL is a huge sport in the US, but watching it outside of the US, isn’t that common.

The 3 great options that allow for watching NFL in Australia come with one big catch.

They are all not available in Australia.

These streaming services?

Oh, and there’s also a fourth option, that’s also not available in Australia.

Hulu Live TV. Although this one, it’s more like a TV subscription, but online, meaning it’s quite expensive which is why we won’t focus on it in this guide, even though, the steps will allow you to unblock it too.

What You Need to Do to Unblock NFL in Australia

Primarily, you need to do 2 things.

  1. Make these platforms think you are either in the US or in the case of DAZN Canada, Canada.
  2. Create an account on either of these platforms, which isn’t as easy as traditionally, due to the fact, these platforms have geo-payment blocks.

When you complete these two steps, you will unblock the NFL in Australia.

Making CBS, DAZN, and ESPN+ Think You Are in A Supported Region

All streaming platforms around the world know your current location.

...And if that location isn’t right, they will either restrict what content you can view, or won’t let you view any content at all.

The solution?

Make these services think you are in the right region, by being there virtually.

...Something you will need a VPN for.

Never heard of VPN services? They allow you to change your location around the world, with just a few clicks. People use them for privacy and staying safe on the internet, or like in this case, for unblocking entertainment platforms.

It’s not quite as simple as connecting to the US and unblocking ESPN+ though.

That’s because while platforms need to take measures to prevent people from watching in the first place, they also need to take measures to prevent people from trying to watch.

All of this goes down to rights to the content.

That’s why these platforms are not available in Australia in the first place.

And this is where PrivateVPN comes in as a solution, being a service that doesn’t offer thousands of servers like some other VPN services, but that focuses on quality, making sure that entertainment services like CBS, DAZN, ESPN+, and even Hulu work.

To unblock these services⬇️:

  1. Sign up for PrivateVPN’s 7-day trial with no need for a card.
  2. Download the PrivateVPN app.
  3. Connect to the right server.

Now, let’s go over how to create an account on any of these platforms so that you can fully unblock NFL in Australia.

Create an Account to Unblock NFL in Australia

Whether it’s CBS, DAZN, or ESPN+, they all have one major issue in common that prevents many from watching.

If you need a payment card issued in the country you are signing up for.

Example? To sign up for ESPN+, you need an American issued card.

We searched for solutions and found that the best and simplest one is to register for an account via the app on your phone.

Why?

As because Apple and Google have their own payment platforms, they don’t have the blocks of either of these platforms.

Provided you change the region of your app store first. 

We’ll go over how to do it so that you can unblock NFL in Australia, right now⬇️.

Changing your App Store Region in Australia on Apple Devices

  1. Sign out of your iCloud account.
  2. Create a new account, with your location being set to either the US or Canada depending on the platform you want to sign up for.
  3. Download the desired streaming service.
  4. Sign up for the desired streaming service.

...And if you wish, after you do that, sign back into your older account, and you will still have your old content and the app of your new streaming service.

IMPORTANT: It’s crucial that you don’t change the region of your current device. If you were to do that on an Apple device, you would lose everything.

Changing your App Store Region in Australia on Android Devices

  1. Connect to either a Canadian or US VPN server depending on which service you want to unblock.
  2. Open the Google Play Store.
  3. Press on the 3 bars on the top-left of the screen.
  4. Click on Account.
  5. You will see an option to change your region. Do it, followed by updating your payment info.
  6. Go back to your Account and confirm the changing of your account.
  7. Restart the app.
  8. Download the desired streaming service.
  9. Sign up for your desired streaming service.

Unblocking the NFL in Australia on a TV

Watching the NFL in Australia on a TV isn’t as simple as it could be.

With the simple reason for that being that both (most) smart TVs and platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku don’t support VPN services, meaning you can’t unblock the streaming services that are crucial for this.

The solutions?

  1. Connect your laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.
  2. Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick as it supports VPN services.

If you choose to get an Amazon Fire TV Stick, select for your region to be in the US or Canada, and you will be able to download either of these apps.

If you already have a Fire TV Stick, here’s how to do change your current region:

  • Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  • Click on Accounts & Lists, and then press on Manage Your Account and Content.
  • There you will see an option to change your region. Change your region to be in a supported region.
  • Go to your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  • Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  • Download the streaming platform you desire to use.

Of course, do all of that, while connected to a VPN.

That’s How to Unblock NFL in Australia

Whether you seek to watch the Premier League, Champions League, or the UFC, these platforms allow this, and they are incredibly easy to unblock, with the right instructions.

...And the same applies to many other services that PrivateVPN supports such as BBC iPlayer, but you can find that out when you sign up for PrivateVPN’s 7-day trial with no need for a card.

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports the services mentioned in this guide, due to the nature of these services having to make efforts against VPN services, PrivateVPN is not able to guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support. No VPN service is able to guarantee that.