How to Watch TVB Hong Kong Overseas

By | November 28, 2015

If you want to know how to watch TVB Overseas then you’ve come to the right place. In this article I’m going to show you the quickest and easiest method to watch the Hong Kong online streaming website from anywhere in the world.

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If you’re looking for a good Cantonese online TV service then TVB is certainly one of the go to locations. If you’re outside Hong Kong then it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with Cantonese language TV because it either isn’t available or only select TV shows are available on expensive pay for TV.

So keep reading and I’ll show you how to watch TVB overseas.

Why TVB is blocked outside Hong Kong

No doubt you’ve already tried to watch TVB from overseas only to find it blocked which is what has brought you to this article. You’re likely to have seen a message similar to the following.

TVB Blocked

When you visit the TVB website it takes a look at your internet connection to determine your location and when it sees that you’re not in Hong Kong it blocks you with the above message.

It does this by looking at something known as your IP Address which is a set of numbers in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx eg; 108.127.98.81. From this it can determine your location.

So to watch TVB from overseas you need to assume the identity of a Hong Kong internet connection and get a Hong Kong IP Address. This sounds really complicated but luckily it isn’t. With a small software service called a VPN or Virtual Private Network you can appear as if you’re in Hong Kong regardless of where you are in the world.

Keep reading below and I’ll show you where to get a VPN and how easy it is to use.

How to Watch TVB Overseas

VPN services are offered by many different companies across the world and to watch TVB overseas you need to ensure that the VPN provider you sign up to has a “server” in Hong Kong.

The next consideration is speed. The further you are away from Hong Kong the bigger the distance the video has to travel. For the best result it’s important to use a VPN service with fast speeds. Finding a VPN with good speeds can be difficult because you don’t know how good they are until you’ve signed up which is then often too late.

To save you the trouble of searching around I’ve tested three of the best VPN providers with TVB and so can confirm they’re working. I personally use IPVanish but feel free to check out any of the three below and sign up.

  1. IPVanish
  2. StrongVPN
  3. ExpressVPN

What you do once you’ve signed up

Once you’ve signed up to a VPN provider of your choice you simply need to connect to their Hong Kong option. All three providers listed above provide both software and apps so regardless of what device or system you’re using you’ll be able to get connected easily.

Mobile and Tablet apps are extremely easy to use but I’ve put together a small walkthrough for IPVanish on a Windows computer which will be the same process on Mac. If you signed up to one of the other providers the process is the same only their software will look slightly different.

  1. Firstly download the IPVanish software from their website.
  2. Install it and then double click the desktop icon to run it.
  3. Login when required.
  4. Select Hong Kong (1.) (in the example image below where we selected United Kingdom).
  5. Press Connect (2.).IPVanish UK v3
  6. When the software has connected that’s it.
  7. All you need to do is visit the TVB website.

You can now watch any show on the TVB website as if you were in Hong Kong regardless of where you actually are in the world.

Sometimes it pays to try the different servers in the list as you may get better results. For example the top one should be generally the best but I could only watch in Medium quality. When I switched to the second I could watch in High quality all the way in the UK. So it’s worth trying the different options to get the best results.

When you’ve finished watching TVB overseas just disconnect and then reconnect at a later date when you want to watch something else.