Astro Go is one of the best online streaming services in Malaysia but if you try to watch outside the country you’re blocked.
In this guide I’ll show you the quick steps which will allow you to unblock Astro Go and watch outside Malaysia from any country in the world.
If you’ve already visited the Astro Go website or used their app outside Malaysia then you’ll know you can’t watch any of the shows apart from ones you’ve previously downloaded.
However, by using a VPN app you can pretend you’re in Malaysia and watch Astro Go in any country. I’ve been using Surfshark because I find them to work the best but there are others.
Below I’ll show you where to get a VPN and how to use it to watch Astro Go outside Malaysia.
What you’ll need to watch Astro Go overseas
To watch Astro Go outside Malaysia you’ll need to get yourself a VPN app. Otherwise, you’ll see a message like this:
“You seem to be in a location where Astro GO is not available. You can still, however, watch all your downloaded content.”
VPN apps are sold by hundreds of different companies around the world and all do much the same thing. They first protect your privacy but second allow you to disguise your location.
So if you’re in Indonesia, for example, you can use a VPN app to pretend you’re in Malaysia. This will allow you to unblock Astro Go.
The best feature of all is it works in any country. So it doesn’t matter if you’re in Australia, Thailand, America or anywhere else as it’ll still work.
I’ve been using Surfshark to unblock Astro Go because they’re actually the only service that works these days.
There are other providers like ExpressVPN and NordVPN but these no longer work.
They’ve also got a 30-day money back guarantee just in case you can’t get it working and they offer some of the cheapest prices around.
It’s well worth considering the 12-month package if you’re going to be out of Malaysia for over 6 months as you’ll make the largest savings.
When you’ve signed up to one of the above providers follow the steps below to watch Astro Go.
How to watch Astro Go outside Malaysia
By now you should have signed up to one of the three providers above.
Now you’re signed up you’ll need to get their app for your device which will let you watch Astro Go outside Malaysia. Follow the steps below to do just this.
Oh, and if you’ve already signed up, skip step 1.
How to watch Astro Go outside Malaysia:
- Visit Surfshark by clicking here, choose a subscription length and sign up for their service.
- Go to the ‘Apps’ section of their website and download their app for your device. They support Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS and others.
- Open the app and when it requests login or activate it.
- Then press Locations.
- Search for Malaysia.
- Click on Malaysia to get connected.
Now you’re connected to Surfshark all you need to do is visit the Astro Go website or open their app.
Rather than being blocked from watching videos you’ll be able to watch them as if you were in Malaysia.
When you finish watching Astro Go you can disconnect from the VPN app and everything returns to normal. There are no limits or restrictions on how much you can watch or how many times you can connect during your subscription period.
How does the VPN even work?
You may be surprised how easy it is to watch Astro Go outside Malaysia so are wondering how the VPN even works?
It’s actually a really simple process.
A VPN is intended to protect your online privacy and one of the features is by letting you disguise your location. This lets you pretend you’re in another country.
Usually when you visit the Astro Go website or use their app your request goes straight to their service and it’s easy for them to block you for being outside the country.
With a VPN your request is first sent to Malaysia and then on to the Astro Go service. Astro Go see a request from Malaysia only so don’t block you. The VPN then pass the videos and data back to you wherever you are in the world.
All this sounds complicated but the VPN app handles it all and you won’t even notice it happening.
Recap: How to watch Astro Go outside Malaysia
So you want to watch Astro Go outside Malaysia? For this you’ll need 2 things:
1) A VPN from Surfshark.
2) A computer, laptop, tablet or phone to watch on.
You can get Surfshark by clicking the button below and sign up for their service.
Once you’ve signed up download their app and connect to Malaysia as detailed in the steps above. Now you’re connected you can watch Astro Go outside Malaysia from anywhere in the world.
Where have you been watching Astro Go from and what’s your favourite show? I would love to know so why not let me know in the comments section below.
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