How to watch ViuTV overseas



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If you are a citizen of Hong Kong who’s living overseas, then you will no doubt be looking for a way to access ViuTV and it’s why you’ve ended up here.

Well, you’re in the correct place. In this article, I will be showing you exactly what you need, and the exact steps to take to get access to ViuTV no matter where you are in the world.

The best thing about it is that what I’m about to show you is very easy to set up yourself, but for good measure, I have included a simple step by step to follow that will have you watching ViuTV in a matter of minutes.

But more on that later, first let’s talk about ViuTV.

What is ViuTV?

ViuTV is a TV broadcasting channel that is native to Hong Kong.

As a successor to ATV, ViuTV took over the broadcasting channel in 2016 with a 24-hour broadcasting schedule and a rather extensive online demand service where you can stream all of the best TV shows from across Asia and further afield.

ViuTV now shows hundreds of excellent TV shows from all around the world, several of which I will mention further down the article. Many of you will be familiar with the shows on offer, but unless you are in Hong Kong, you won’t be able to access the channel.

Which brings me to the important part (where I show you how to access it).

What you will need to unblock it

ViuTV is only available if you are in Hong Kong, so to unlock the channel and bypass any geo-restrictions that are in place, you will need to use a VPN app.

You may have heard of these before, but if you haven’t, it doesn’t matter. They’re as simple as using a chat app like Line or your banking app.

By using a VPN, you will be able to connect your internet through a server located in another region.

For example, if you are living in Canada, you would use your VPN to join a server located in Hong Kong therefore tricking the ViuTV site into thinking you are in Hong Kong. This will avoid any regional restrictions and giving you full access to all the shows available.

You can also use your VPN to access other channels that are geo-restricted and to access other region’s Netflix libraries.

Where to get a VPN

There are lots of VPN services to choose from, some good, some bad and some average.

In my opinion, after testing a wide range of them, the best VPN on the market is ExpressVPN.

There are so many VPN services out there, but none of them can compare with ExpressVPN’s connections speeds, connection quality, and ease of use.

With over 3000 servers worldwide, 4 of which are in Hong Kong, you will easily find a server to connect to. Their ultra-fast connections make the VPN perfect for streaming high definition video content from online TV channels and on-demand services.

We’ve also managed to secure 3 months free if you take their 12-month package for you, our readers. Oh, and if you don’t like it, there’s a 30-day money back guarantee so you can get a full refund.

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How to watch ViuTV outside Hong Kong

As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, here is a simple step by step that will have you set up with your VPN and streaming ViuTV in no time:

  1. Visit ExpressVPN and choose what subscription plan you require. Enter your email to set up your account.
  2. Next, select a method that you will use to pay for your VPN, complete the payment and click on Join Now.
  3. Download the ExpressVPN app from your device’s app store and log in using your username and password or the activation code depending on the type of device you’re using.
  4. Click the Selected Location button and select Hong Kong. Then click the Connect button.
  5. Go to ViuTV via their website or app and you will now find that you can watch any of the shows you usually have access to.
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What can I watch on ViuTV?

ViuTV has a large number of TV shows available, ranging from kids TV to dramas. Some of the most popular shows are:

PJ Masks – A children’s programme about a group of kids who are normal children by day and crime-solving superheroes by night. This show is very popular among children all around the world.

Food Factory USA – This show follows the process that all of your favourite American food goes through during its manufacture. From burgers and hotdogs to salsa and beer. This show gives you an insight into the food industry and those who work in it.

ViuTV also shows Puzzle & Dragons, Myth Busters, Psycho Detective, Tonights Menu, Welcome 2 Life, plus many other great shows.

You can also watch other streaming services like TVB and Hong Kong Netflix.

Alternative VPN services

While I hold ExpressVPN as the king of all VPN services, several others are worth a mention. If you are looking to shop around, I strongly recommend that you check out NordVPN.

NordVPN is one of the most well-known VPNs out there, and for good reason.

They have a great reputation and boast very fast speeds which is excellent for streaming video content without running into issues with like buffering or jerky playback.

However, you may also want to check out Surfshark VPN.

Surfshark VPN offers one of the lowest subscription prices around, and while they are cheap, their service is top-notch.

They also allow you to connect an unlimited amount of devices to the VPN simultaneously, so all of your devices can benefit from using a VPN.


ViuTV is a popular TV channel and streaming platform that is available in Hong Kong.

The problem is if you are living outside of Hong Kong due to regional restrictions, you won’t be able to access any of the site’s content, meaning you will miss all of your favourite shows.

To unlock the ViuTV from overseas, you will need to use a VPN.

I recommend that you use ExpressVPN.

ExpressVPN is perfect for streaming video content and will work seamlessly with ViuTV and many other streaming sites such as Netflix.

Get your VPN now and start watching all of the shows you love.

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6 Responses

  1. Hong says:

    By using Nordvpn recently cannot view the ViuTV Hong Kong

  2. SUSAN REYES says:

    I want to subscribe to Viu I’m watching in the YouTube in the tv I live in the us and I watch Tagalog dubbed in YouTube how much is the subscription?I subscribe in I want tfc and I have a roku account

    • Chris says:

      Hi Susan,

      We’re not entirely sure. Have you tried signing up using a credit card from the States?

    • J. Yeung says:

      @Susan: I’m not sure which “Viu” you are referring to. The “ViuTV” that is mentioned in this article is a Cantonese channel from Hong Kong. It is a free over-the-air channel and doesn’t charge subscription fees.

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