How to watch Thai TV in the USA



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

In this guide you’ll learn the easiest way to watch Thai TV in the USA. Below I’ll show you how in just a few steps you can access all your favourite Thai TV networks and shows in America.

If you’re a Thai person living in the USA or you’ve got a Thai spouse then you’ll already know how little Thai TV content there is in America. Like most countries there is next to nothing.

If you, your spouse or other family member has exhausted re-runs of old Thai TV on YouTube then you’re probably looking for a reliable way to watch either new or live Thai TV in the USA.

You’ll be pleased to know this is entirely possible and below I’m going to show you how.

What Thai TV you can watch in the USA

Luckily unlike a few years ago most popular Thai TV networks such as Workpoint, Thairath, CH33 Thailand and others now have online streaming services just like you do in the USA.

Think of them like HBO Now, Netflix and others.

Just like American online streaming services most Thai TV services are restricted to watching from within Thailand only.

If you try to access them directly then you’ll be blocked from watching.

To get around this you’ll need to get yourself a VPN service which will allow you or your family member to pretend they’re in Thailand. This results in you being able to beat the blocks that require you to be in Thailand and watch Thai TV in the USA.

My favourite VPN for watching Thai TV is ExpressVPN although VPN services are offered by hundreds of companies these days. Below I’ll show you a few of the best.

Where to get a VPN for Thai TV

VPN services are intended to protect your privacy online which means they are big business these days. For you that’s a great thing because it means the prices are low and you’ve got plenty of choices.

A good reliable VPN service suitable for watching Thai TV in the USA will cost you just a couple of dollars per month. It’s well worth considering signing up for a year or longer if you’re planning on watching Thai TV for the foreseeable because prices can be over half the price of paying on a monthly basis.

Not all VPN services are suitable for watching Thai TV in the USA but three that I’ve tested and work well are:

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. NordVPN
  3. CyberGhost VPN

You should choose one of the above and follow the instructions below to sign up.

  1. Visit your chosen VPN provider, for example ExpressVPN by clicking here and sign up.
  2. Once you’ve completed sign-up go to ‘Products’ and download the correct app for your device. You can also search your regular app store for ‘ExpressVPN’ and install that way.ExpressVPN Products
  3. Open the installed app and login.
  4. Press Choose Location and then locate Thailand and press on it. It may be under ‘All’ and ‘Asia Pacific’.
  5. The app should connect automatically for you but if not press Connect.

ExpressVPN Thailand

Once you’ve connected any websites or apps you use will think you’re in Thailand and so let you watch Thai TV in the USA.

Read below to find out what networks and apps you can use.

Thai TV Networks and Apps

Now you’re connected to the VPN service you can use any website in the USA that shows Thai TV. A few to try are:

If you’ve got a Netflix account then you’ll also be able to access Thai Netflix with your USA Netflix account. This gives you access to Thai audio and subtitles which aren’t otherwise available.

You can access all of these on Windows or Mac computers or Android or iOS tablets or phones.

Can I watch Thai TV on a Fire TV or Firestick?

If you want to watch Thai TV in the USA on a real TV then the best way to do this is by using an Amazon Fire TV or Firestick.

If you don’t already have an Amazon Fire TV or Firestick then you’ll need to first order one from Amazon. They cost between $35 – $70 so are pretty inexpensive.

Plug the device into your TV and then use the ‘Search’ function to search for ‘ExpressVPN’. You can install the ExpressVPN app directly onto your Fire TV or Firestick.

Now open the ExpressVPN app, press Choose Location, select Thailand and press Connect.

You can then use an Amazon app such as Silk Browser to navigate to the Thai TV networks listed above. You’ll now be able to watch Thai TV in the USA on your TV.

Are VPN services legal?

You might be wondering as VPN services allow you to access websites that are restricted in the USA if they’re legal?

Therefore you’ll be relieved to know that VPN services are 100% legal in the USA and most other countries around the world.

Their intended purpose is to allow you to protect your online privacy so no one knows what you’re doing or watching on the internet.

Part of this privacy protection is by allowing you to disguise your location. It is this feature that lets you tap into Thai TV and watch in the USA.

Recap How to watch Thai TV in the USA

Watching Thai TV in the USA is much easier than you might imagine.

There are no real Thai TV networks in the USA like most other countries across the world. If you’ve got a Thai family member or you’re Thai yourself this can leave you missing TV shows from back home.

Thankfully it’s really easy to watch Thai TV in the USA and to do this all you’ll need is an inexpensive VPN app.

I recommend using ExpressVPN because they’re slightly more reliable and a bit easier to use than others. You can get ExpressVPN by clicking the button below.

Once you’ve signed up and installed their app, connect to Thailand. You’re then free to watch on any of the Thai TV network’s websites such as Thairath, CH3 Thailand, Workpoint and more.

All you need to do is enjoy as much live and catch-up Thai TV in the USA as you want.

I would love to know what your favourite Thai TV network or show is. Why not let me and others know in the comments section below so we can watch too!


2 Responses

  1. J F says:

    Thank you for the info but I don’t think it works with ip vanish. Ip vanish does not have thailand as an option. Although, it does
    have Singapore and Japan and a few other Asian Countries. Could that possibly work? Did not want to get rid of Ip vanish just for that reason?

    • Chris says:

      Hi J F,

      Sadly as you say, IPVanish does not have a Thailand VPN server option so it won’t work. It also wouldn’t work using their Singapore or Japan connection, it would need to be a Thailand server option.

      We’ve tested the recommended providers in this article to ensure they have the correct connections.

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