How to watch CraveTV outside Canada



Chris has a passion for helping you watch your favourite TV abroad. When he isn't helping you he can be found watching football, browsing Netflix or watching a good documentary.

CraveTV has become ever more popular in Canada but watching it when you travel can be a real pain.

If like me you’ve tried to watch your CraveTV account outside Canada while travelling then you’ll know how frustrating it is that you can’t access it.

So if you’re on vacation, travelling more permanently or an expat then you’ll be left disappointed that you can’t watch CraveTV outside Canada.

Fortunately there is a really simple way to pretend you are in Canada regardless of where you are in the world and watch CraveTV from any country.

In this easy guide I’m going to show you how that’s possible. So let’s find out.

How to watch CraveTV outside Canada

When you visit the CraveTV website outside Canada you’re hit with a block message similar to the one below.

CraveTV Blocked

You pay for a subscription so it’s strange that you can’t use it wherever you want.

So if you’re travelling and you don’t want to waste money on a subscription you can’t access then there is a simple solution.

All you need is a small tool called a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that allows you to disguise your online location and appear as if you’re in another country.

To watch CraveTV a VPN allows you to appear as if you’re in Canada even though you can be in any other country in the world.

Although it sounds like a really technical name the reality is they are extremely easy to use and within just a few clicks you can make it appear as if you are in Canada and watch CraveTV without an issue.

So let’s find out where you can get a VPN and how you can use it. Just keep reading below.

Where to get a VPN for CraveTV

The original purpose of a VPN is to protect your online privacy and with online privacy becoming a big issue in recent years it means there is a huge choice of providers to choose from.

Like anything in the world there are good services and bad ones and it’s almost impossible to distinguish between them without signing up first.

I’ve been testing the various options out there so you don’t have to to find out which is the best for watching CraveTV outside Canada.

My favourite provider was ExpressVPN because they were faster than the others which reduced the chances of buffering especially if you’re extremely far away from Canada. They’ve also got a 30-day money back guarantee making it risk-free.

I found one or two other good providers though so have listed my three favourites below.

  1. ExpressVPNRecommended
  2. IPVanish
  3. NordVPN

All you need to do is click on one of the provider names above to visit their site. Once there sign-up and then read below where I’ll show you exactly how to use the service to watch CraveTV outside Canada.

How to use the VPN service

The good news is the VPN service is extremely easy to use.

All you need to do is download the software for your desktop or laptop or app for your phone or tablet from the provider you signed up to and then click to connect to their Canadian server.

Once connected all you do is visit the CraveTV website and rather than seeing the block message you’ll be able to view from any country in the world.

Below I’ve put together a more detailed step-by-step process using ExpressVPN but it is exactly the same process on a Mac too and with the other providers the process is much the same only the visuals look different.


  1. Visit the ExpressVPN website.
  2. Click the Products section and download the Windows software.
  3. Once downloaded, install the software and run it.
  4. Click Choose Location.
  5. Click All, Americas, Canada.
ExpressVPN Canada

A VPN from ExpressVPN lets you watch CraveTV overseas

The software will now make connection for you which should take around 15-20 seconds.

Once connected all you need to do is visit the CraveTV website and instead of being blocked you’ll be able to watch any show regardless of where you are in the world.

Once you’ve finished watching you simply disconnect. You can connect and disconnect as many times as you wish within your monthly period.

Enjoy streaming CraveTV outside Canada to any country you visit or anywhere you live around the world.


3 Responses

  1. Sarah Ferrera says:

    You have to pay for Express VPN.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Yes, that’s correct. It costs a few dollars but the biggest savings can be made if you subscribe for a year.

  2. saraboulos says:

    I cannot subscribe to Shomi unless I am a Rogers or Shaw television or internet customer. I cannot subscribe to Crave TV unless I am a Bell television or internet customer. Shomi and Crave TV are the only means of legally streaming many television shows; I cannot subscribe to a different service in Canada in order to stream this content. Does anyone know enough about competition law in Canada to opine on whether this is prohibited business practice on the part of Rogers, Shaw and Bell?

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