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How to Watch CBS Outside of the US

Want to watch CBS outside of the US whether that’s to access some of the many CBS TV shows or to stay up to date with American news? Unfortunately CBS outside of the US is not currently a thing in many countries, and most likely never will be, which is where this guide on how to watch CBS outside of the US comes in.

And there’s really only two steps to make CBS work outside of the US, or anywhere else for that matter.

What’s Required to Watch CBS outside of the US

CBS can’t see you as someone outside of the US if you ever want to access it. That’s because CBS doesn’t have the rights to show the content it shows, outside of the US, due to the fact it sells the rights to a lot of the content it shows.

Secondly, to get a CBS account in the first place, one needs to create a Paramount+ account 9 (Formerly CBS All-Access) account which isn’t that simple because Paramount+ which we will call CBS for the purpose of this guide, have payment verification methods in place to make sure that customers registering are based in the US. We do have a simple hack for that.

Step 1: Look Like You Are in the US

CBS must see you as someone in the US.

How can you look like someone that’s from the US?

By changing your virtual location to be in the US.

...With the help of VPN services.

VPN services? They allow you to be in a different place, virtually.

In this instance, you can be in the US without being in the US.

..That doesn’t mean it’s as simple as signing up for any VPN service and connecting to a US server.

Services like CBS need to make efforts against VPN services to not break their agreements, thus resulting in a lot of them not working with VPN services.

That’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a service with a focus on entertainment, and making sure services like CBS work. That’s why PrivateVPN offers fewer servers than a lot of other services, but instead, focuses on quality and making sure it is possible to watch the likes of CBS outside of the US.

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  1. Sign up for a PrivateVPN account on the website.
  2. Download the PrivateVPN app on your device of choice.
  3. Connect to a US server.

Already have a CBS/Paramount+ account? Start watching. If you still need one, we’ll go over a super simple method regarding how to do it.

How to Create a CBS Account When outside of the US

Paramount+ has several methods of verification to prevent users from outside the US from signing up.

One of them involves having an American card to sign up.


Sign up via your mobile device.

Why? As while CBS verifies payment methods on their website, on mobile devices it’s both Google and Apple that take care of it. And they don’t make such payment verifications.

...The  catch? You will need to change the region of your app store to be in the US, to first even download the app.

How To Sign up for Paramount+ on Apple Devices

  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 Paramount+ from your phone outside of the US.

Feel free to sign back into your older iCloud account after you have done that. CBS will still be there.

How To Sign up for Paramount+ on Android Devices

  1. Connect to a Paramount+ server with PrivateVPN.
  2. Open up your Google Play Store.
  3. Click on the 3-bars on the top-left of the screen.
  4. Press on Account.
  5. If connected to a VPN, you will be given an option to switch your region to be in the US.
  6. Go back into your Account and confirm the selection of the US as your region.
  7. Download the Paramount+ app and create an account directly from it.

How to Watch CBS on a TV outside of the US

Naturally you might want to watch CBS on a TV.

...Most smart TVs and smart TV platforms such as Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku, don’t support such ideas as they don’t support VPN services.

The simple solution is to connect a laptop with a TV via an HDMI port. A much more comfortable solution in the long term is to get an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

  • 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 Paramount+.

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

That’s How to Watch CBS outside of the US

The best thing about this guide? With these exact steps you can also unblock many other services such as Hulu, ESPN+, or HBO Max.

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.

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