It’s easy to watch YouTube TV in Australia as long as you know how to do it—that is, use a VPN. But there’s more to using a VPN to access this premium YouTube VOD platform than meets the eye. And that’s why we’re here.
In this YouTube TV Australia ultimate guide, I’ll be discussing YouTube TV, how to watch it, and what VPNs to use. Let’s get going!
YouTube TV & Availability in Australia
YouTube TV is a streaming television network by YouTube, a part of Google LLC. Founded in 2017, YouTube TV offers 85+ TV channels, a VOD (video-on-demand), and a DVR (digital-video-recording) feature.
While it’s promising, YouTube TV isn’t available in Australia at the moment—but you shouldn’t worry about that because you’ve got me.
Here’s how you can access YouTube TV from Australia.
Using a VPN to Watch YouTube TV in Australia
Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is the best, safest, and fastest way to access the fine YouTube TV content.
Subscribe to a VPN Service
The number one thing you’re going to do is subscribe to an excellent VPN service. Follow these steps carefully:
- Get an ExpressVPN subscription.
- Install the app on your phone or PC (not browser extensions/add-ons).
- Connect to the US server and start using YouTube TV.
Yeah, that’s pretty much it. The process is a three-step one, except that the devil is in the detail. To start using YouTube TV and to download it from the Play Store, too—you need a US payment method and a US Play Store account.
Here’s what you can do.
Set up PayPal US
PayPal is the most secure way of paying for a YouTube TV subscription—but it has to be PayPal US. The first billing is a week after you purchase the subscription once your free trial ends. Now, there are two methods to do it.
One, that you go with the ‘proxy payment’ method. For this, you’ll need a friend of yours from the US who’ll pay for your subscription and you can pay him in return. I did this to purchase a Peacock Premium membership—works like a charm.
But what if you don’t have a friend in the US? This situation brings us to method two: do-it-yourself.
- Connect to a US server using a paid/premium/safe VPN service. I strongly recommend ExpressVPN.
- Sign up typically using a new email address, not an existing one.
- Convert your Australian postal code to a US one: if yours is A1B2C3, remove all the letters and add zeros to make it a five-digit code – 12300 – and verify it using USPS tool.
- Check the respective US city address for your verified postal code, enter your local street along with it and complete the process.
Sign Up for US Gmail
You need a US Gmail account for two reasons. Firstly, to log in to the Play Store on your Android (or to create a new Apple ID with a US address) and download the app.
And secondly, to use it with your YouTube TV app. Once you have your US Gmail (by selecting the US as your country), follow these steps:
- Use this account to sign up for YouTube TV.
- Use your new US PayPal account to make the payment.
- Start streaming YouTube TV in Australia.
Fairly straightforward. But not possible without an excellent VPN service.
How to Choose the Best VPN for YouTube TV
Why not any VPN? Because most are guilty—though they would plead ‘not guilty’—of selling your private data (search histories, cookies, buying habits) to advertisers. This reason puts you at the risk of being hacked, which is the last thing you’d want to happen with your privacy.
To get the best performance, you need the best tool. Here’s what your VPN must have to be the best:
- A vast network of VPNs around the globe
- Ability to bypass top US streaming services
- Secure and encrypted data transmission with a no-log policy
- Available on most OS (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS)
- Trust customer support and money-back guarantee.
With the amount of competition in the market, trust me, this isn’t too much to ask for.
Best VPNs to Watch YouTube TV in Australia
With an outline in our minds about what to look for, let’s look at some of the most extensive VPN services to help you watch YouTube TV Australia.
1. ExpressVPN (Recommended)
I repeatedly recommend ExpressVPN due to a variety of reasons other than totally nailing the criteria above.
For instance, it has unbelievably high speeds, it’s got unlimited bandwidth, and it’s compatible with most OS (even Amazon Fire, Smart TV, Xbox, and Playstation).
On top of that, it’s affordable and offers around-the-clock customer service. You’ll be able to stream YouTube TV in high-definition, something that’s missing in most VPNs.
Equally as remarkable, NordVPN is massive. It has over 5000 reliable servers in about 60 countries, with more than 1000 only in the US.
What makes NordVPN unique is their confidence in their service. By offering a 30-day money-back guarantee at a highly affordable price, Nord promises to deliver and make you feel home once you’re connected.
All that you’re paying for here is the sense of safety. Worth every penny.
PrivateVPN has recently played into the industry, immediately becoming the go-to VPN for many US and non-US residents.
One reason for this is how the company has chosen to stand-out:
By offering readily configured apps where you can stream your favourite service directly instead of connecting to the servers, PrivateVPN offers a unique proposition.
How the VPN Works to Unblock YouTube TV
If you’re unaware, it’s crucial to fully understand what a VPN is doing when you’ve connected to a US server.
Essentially, the VPN masks your IP address from an Australian one to an American one. It does this by first redirecting your web surfs to a server in the US (or any other country you’re trying to connect to).
Once there, the server, already with a US IP address, then shows you the US resident’s search results. And that’s how you can stream YouTube TV Australia.
The reason why this is legal is privacy. While the ISPs, advertisers, and hackers are continually trying to evade your privacy, these VPNs make you anonymous on the web, thus keeping you safe.
Best YouTube TV Shows and Movies
Once you’re streaming YouTube TV, here are some must-watch channels:
- Comedy Central
- Disney Channel
Watching Key and Peele on Comedy Central? This perk is big. Also, installing the mobile app will help you carry your TV in your pocket at all times.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Time to answer some specifics; let’s go.
Does YouTube TV work outside the us?
Yes, YouTube TV works outside the US using VPN services like ExressVPN and NordVPN, which mask your local IP as a US IP. Without VPN, at the moment, most US streaming services are only available in the US.
Is it possible to watch YouTube TV in australia using free vpns?
It is, but another way to ask this question would be, ‘can I watch YouTube TV in Australia by giving my private data to advertisers?’ and of course, this doesn’t sound good.
You’re paying the premium VPN services for a reason, and that is that they must not sustain their business by selling user data.
In what countries is YouTube TV available?
In the United States only, at the moment. There is some speculation that Google will be expanding YouTube TV services outside America too in 2022, but nothing is confirmed.
We are all done with the process of watching YouTube TV in Australia as if you were in the US, safely and swiftly. Here’s a quick recap:
Get a VPN, US PayPal, and US Gmail. Pay for YouTube TV, and stream it using a premium VPN service at all times. And the next thing?
Chilling and chilling.