How to watch unifi playTV outside Malaysia



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Unifi playTV is one of Malaysia’s most popular streaming services, but the problem is that it is not available to people outside of the country.

For most people, this is fine but Malaysian expats, travelers, and even visitors to the country who have come to love its shows might have an issue with it.

It’s not easy being an expat and having access to your favorite shows from back home can help, and even soften the feelings of missing home.

To help you with that, I will show you how you can keep watching them on unifi playTV from anywhere in the world.

What do you need to watch outside Malaysia?

The easiest way to access unifi playTV from abroad is to use an app known as a ‘VPN‘.

These are simple apps that you can install on most devices that allow you to connect to servers in different countries. By connecting to a server in Malaysia, your IP address will change to a local one that is tied to that server.

An IP Address is a little like a phone number and it’s how websites and apps know where you’re located.

That way, unifi playTV will think that you are in the country, and it will grant you access to its content.

VPNs were originally developed to help people become anonymous online by hiding their real IP address and their online traffic. Still, their potential for accessing geo-restricted and censored content quickly turned them into unblocking tools.

What’s the best VPN to watch unifi playTV?

There are many VPN providers out there which makes choosing the best one pretty tricky for someone who doesn’t have experience and knowledge about all the different services and what to look for in them.

However, after some pretty tiring testing, I recommend using ExpressVPN.

The service has servers in Malaysia, unlike many other VPN providers, and it is extremely fast, both of which are necessary to access and stream unifi playTV and other video content.

ExpressVPN also works on most devices, and it has a 30-day money-back guarantee.

It is not the only one that can let you stream unifi playTV, and you can also turn to NordVPN or Surfshark if you need alternatives, but our tests have shown that ExpressVPN is your best option.

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How to unblock unifi playTV: Step-by-Step guide

In order to unblock unifi playTV, you need to go through a handful of short steps.

By the end of the process, you will have access to it from any country on the planet, as long as you have internet access.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Go to ExpressVPN’s website.
  2. Click the red ‘Get ExpressVPN’ button.
  3. Select a payment plan and enter your payment details and email.
  4. ExpressVPN will provide you with a password or make you set one that you need to write down, as you will need it later.
  5. Next, download the ExpressVPN app on the device you wish to use it on.
  6. Install it, launch it, and log in with your email and the password that the VPN provided you with. Sometimes they might supply an activation code too.
  7. Tap the ‘Selected Location‘ button and from the list of countries, choose Malaysia. Now tap Connect if it doesn’t automatically connect.
  8. Go to unifi playTV and enjoy its content.

ExpressVPN app connecting to Malaysia

The process is mostly the same for every VPN, so you will likely be able to figure it out if you want to use a service other than ExpressVPN.

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What is unifi playTV?

unifi playTV is an app provided by Unifi TV, a Malaysian IPTV service offered by Telekom Malaysia Berhad.

It allows users to access a variety of live TV channels by subscribing to one of its plans, or watch on-demand movies, whether local, Asian, European, or those from Hollywood.

unifi playTV is available on Android mobile, certain certified Android TV devices, iPhone and iPad, as well as for PC.

It offers three premium channels, including a Daily Pack, Weekly Pack, and Monthly pack, allowing users to select which one they want to purchase depending on how long they wish to watch.

What else can I do with the VPN app?

VPN gives you a lot of freedom. You can also unlock Astro Go, TonTon and other Malaysian services.

You can also access other global streaming services and use it for many other things such as such as:

  • Netflix
  • Disney+
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Torrent services
  • Foreign news sites
  • Purchase various tickets and goods at a discount
  • Hide your location from hackers, scammers, the government, and even your internet provider
  • Access and play games that are not available in your area

There are plenty of ways to use a VPN, including its original purpose, which is to protect your privacy and hide your online activities from anyone who might be trying to spy on you and collect your data.


unifi playTV is a very popular streaming service in Malaysia, and it is a shame that it is not available outside of the country.

However, ExpressVPN, or one of the other top VPNs, can help you reach it and unblock it from anywhere in the world with a single click of a button.

This technology, originally meant to offer online safety and anonymity, has become the best way to unblock geo-restricted or censored services and websites.

It is safe, reliable, and available to everyone for a small fee, and if you end up not liking it, there is always a 30-day money-back guarantee that will let you get your refund.

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