Trying to watch BritBox in Canada? Without a doubt, you were told that BritBox is not currently available. And this is the case everywhere outside of the UK right now.
Why? We will explain it below, and then we’ll provide you with a solution that allows you to watch BritBox in Canada, but that also allows you to unblock many other services in Canada while showing you how to also create a BritBox account.
BritBox? As the name suggests, is a streaming service consisting of British content.
It was formed by ITV and BBC, but consists of BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and 4 Film content.
The content on these platforms? Most of it is created by the platforms.
Except, these platforms all sell rights to that content so that other platforms can show it in other countries.
...In many cases exclusively.
Thus then preventing platforms like BBC or, in this case, BritBox, from showing that content in the likes of Canada.
Of course, the same applies in the other direction.
Platforms part of BritBox pay for 3rd party content that they often can’t show outside of the UK as they only paid for the rights to show that content in the UK.
That results in you not being able to watch BritBox in Canada.
...Now, let’s unblock it!
This is a universal step for unblocking streaming services.
BritBox must think you are in the UK, and the same applies to Hulu thinking you are in the US.
And that’s where VPN services come in as a means to virtually change your location so that you can appear to be in the UK.
Is it that simple in reality?
No. BritBox also makes efforts against VPN services, and that makes life much harder for you.
That means it’s not as simple to watch BritBox in Canada because a lot of VPN services simply do not support it.
And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a streaming service with a focus on unblocking blocked streaming services by focusing on the quality of servers rather than the quantity of them.
As far as making BritBox think you are in Canada, that’s it. But you also need to have an account, and that requires an extra step because it’s not as simple as it tends to be, well, unless you have a UK issued card.
The standard steps are simple. Put in your details as you tend to do.
Where it gets hard is at payment options.
You need a UK-issued card.
If you try to use G Pay, it won’t work if the right card is not there.
If you use your card and it’s not from the UK, you will be told that it’s not right.
Solution? To sign up for a BritBox account directly from your phone device, via the app.
Why? As neither Google nor Apple has card obstacles, and they handle payments on mobile devices.
The catch? You need to change the location of your app store to be in the UK to first download BritBox.
Entertainment will always be best watched on a big screen.
...But when it comes to things that require VPN services, it’s not always as simple.
That’s as most smart TV platforms and platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, and even Roku, don’t support VPN services.
...But there are 2 solutions to this issue.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is great as it supports VPN services like PrivateVPN.
You will need to get the BritBox app.
If you just ordered an Amazon Fire TV Stick, create an Amazon account based in the UK.
...But if you already have one, here’s how to change your region to get the app:
BritBox is the most exciting British Streaming service that has come out recently.
...With PrivateVPN, you can unblock much more than that, though, like the likes of the Canadian Hulu.
And the steps are almost identical.
Written by Michael Smolski.
Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports BritBox, it cannot guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support at all given times. Since BritBox has to take measures to prevent people outside of the UK from watching, no VPN service can make guarantees like that.