CBC, which stands for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is a free online streaming channel that offers free broadcast of Rio 2016 Olympics, Baroness von Sketch, Still Standing, The Nature of Things, or Murdoch Mysteries. CBC, like every other major streaming channels is geoblocked. That means that you are blocked from watching CBC in Australia. You can use either VPN or Smart DNS proxies to bypass these geographic restrictions. Read on for instructions on how to watch Canadian channels like CBC, Shomi, or CraveTV in Australia.
How to Watch CBC in Australia – Unblock via VPN
“We’re sorry, this content is not available outside of Canada. If you believe you have received this message in error please contact us.” That is the error message you get whenever you try to watch anything on CBC outside Canada. That’s because the streaming channel is able to determine your geographic location by looking at your IP address. This process, however, can also work in your favor.
Simply install a VPN application on your streaming device. VPN apps are compatible with Android, iOS, PC, and Mac.
Launch the VPN app and connect to a Canadian VPN server. Now, you will appear to be browsing the web using a Canadian IP address.
All what is left to do is visit the CBC website or use the CBC TV app and watch whichever video you want.
The same process also unblocks other Canadian streaming channels including Shomi and CraveTV.
Personally, I do use ExpressVPN to bypass regional restrictions and unblock all sorts of geoblocked channels including CBC. You can use any of the VPN providers listed in the table below.
Unblock CBC TV outside Canada with Smart DNS Proxies
While VPN does provide you with an extra layer of online privacy, it can slightly decrease your Internet speed. If you want to avoid this, use Smart DNS proxies instead. In this case, not all of your traffic is redirected. Just a small portion of CBC links are passed through the Smart DNS server. This will allow you to watch CBC in Australia without losing access to Australian streaming channels like TenPlay, SBS, ABC iView, or Channel 7.
Configuring Smart DNS on your streaming devices can be done by entering the DNS server addresses of the Smart DNS proxy service you are subscribed to into your device’s network settings.
All your streaming devices are compatible with Smart DNS. That means you can unblock geoblocked channels like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, or BBC iPlayer on your PS4, PS3, Xbox, Apple TV, Roku, Apple TV, FireTV, iOS, or Android.
Unlike VPN, one Smart DNS setup unblocks geo-restricted channels from different regions simultaneously i.e. there is no need to change your Smart DNS configuration each time you want to watch a channel that is available in a different country.
How to Watch CBC in Australia via VPN or Smart DNS Proxies
If you carefully follow the setup guides, you should not face any major issues when using VPN or Smart DNS to watch CBC outside Canada. In case you get stuck, always contact ExpressVPN or Unlocator‘s support. They can always help you with any potential issues you might face.