How to Watch CBS Outside the US

Content Verification Date: January 11, 2024

The Quick Guide to Unblock CBS

  1. Create an Unlocator account
  2. Configure your device to use Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN
  3. Go to the website of CBS or use their app if supported.
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CBS is one of the heavyweights of the US entertainment scene and hardly needs an introduction. CBS is a great lifeline for US expats living abroad but in order to unblock CBS outside the US you need to use Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN.

Unblock CBS Outside the US Using Smart DNS

The first option you have if you want to unblock CBS Outside the US is our Smart DNS. Once you configure your device to use our DNS then CBS will see you as located in the US regardless of where in the world you are. Behind the scenes the Smart DNS will redirect data request used to locate you via our US servers. As a result the answer to the request will come from an American IP and thus CBS will think this is where you are located.

In order to get started, you must create an Unlocator account, then follow the setup guides for your device. The guides are very straight-forward and well documented. It normally just takes a couple of minutes for our user to get started.

Smart DNS is great choice for unblocking CBS for several reasons. First of all the technology is made for streaming and second of all it will change your location on a pr. website basis. So the Smart DNS will make sure that you always appear in the right location when using any of the major streaming services. It’s truly a set and forget service.

Keep in mind we can’t remove the restrictions for live streaming on CBS as it uses the location API in your browser. Also, please disable any ad-blocking plugins in your browser. Otherwise you will not be able to watch CBS on your PC/Mac.

Unblock CBS With VPN

Another great option for unblocking and watching CBS abroad is our VPN. It differs a bit from Smart DNS and it adds additional features for security and anonymity.

When using VPN that your data traffic is encrypted and routed via the VPN server of your choice. If you want to unblock CBS then you would select a US server within the app before you access the CBS website or open their app. When connected to VPN your real location is hidden and you will be able to stream from anywhere in the world.

You can download and install one of the apps for Android, iOS, Mac or Windows. Once installed you fire up the app and select a US server before you connect to CBS.

So as you can see both Smart DNS and VPN will allow you to unblock CBS. However, there are instances where you would want to use VPN when watching CBS. Even when located in the US. That is if you are using public WiFi like you find in hotels, airports, cafes, restaurants, conferences and the likes. The reason is that these types of networks are often frequented by criminals who harvest unsecured data flowing trough the network. This happens a lot and is a common method for performing identity theft. So if you ever connect to public WiFi, regardless of the reason, you should use VPN.

If you run into issues with either feel free to contact the support team.

Programs You Can Watch From CBS

CBS has a lot of great content. Here is a small portion of their programming:


  • NCIS
  • Criminal Minds
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Blue Bloods
  • Elementary
  • Madam Secretary
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Bull
  • MacGyver
  • Salvation
  • SEAL Team
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Instinct
  • Magnum P.I.
  • FBI
  • God Friended Me


  • Murphy Brown
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Mom
  • Life in Pieces
  • Man with a Plan
  • Young Sheldon
  • The Neighborhood
  • Happy Together

Reality / non-scripted

  • Survivor
  • Big Brother
  • The Amazing Race
  • Undercover Boss
  • Celebrity Big Brother
  • Celebrity Undercover Boss
  • Whistleblower
  • Pink Collar Crimes
  • Awards shows
  • Grammy Awards
  • Tony Awards
  • Kennedy Center Honors
  • Academy of Country Music Awards

Game shows

  • The Price is Right
  • Let’s Make a Deal
  • TKO: Total Knock Out

Talk shows

  • The Talk
  • Late night shows
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

News and information

  • Main article: CBS News
  • CBS Evening News
  • Face the Nation
  • 60 Minutes
  • CBS News Sunday Morning
  • CBS Morning News
  • 48 Hours
  • CBS This Morning
  • CBS Overnight News
  • CBSN: On Assignment

Soap operas

  • The Young and the Restless
  • The Bold and the Beautiful


  • Main article: CBS Sports
  • NFL on CBS
  • The NFL Today
  • PGA Tour on CBS
  • College Basketball on CBS
  • SEC on CBS
  • NCAA March Madness
  • Premier Boxing Champions
  • The NFL on CBS includes:
  • The NFL Today
  • AFC games
  • The AFC Championship Game
  • The Super Bowl
  • College football coverage, which includes:
  • Southeastern Conference Football, including:
  • Saturday Game of the Week
  • The SEC Championship Game
  • The Sun Bowl
  • The Army-Navy Game
  • The Notre Dame-Navy Game
  • College basketball:
  • Select weekend regular season games
  • CBS Sports Classic
  • Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship
  • Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship
  • Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship
  • Big Ten Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals and Championship
  • Selection Sunday
  • NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament
  • Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Masters Tournament
  • PGA Championship
  • PGA Tour
  • Boxing
  • Premier Boxing Champions

The Following List of Devices Work With Unlocator Smart DNS and CBS

For a full list of compatibility between Unlocator Smart DNS, channels and devices please see our Channels & Devices Page